I currently own an LX200GPS 10" and sold an CPC1100 last year. The LX90 is akin to the CPC1100 XLT, but with better optics. Both house all connections on the swivelling mount. The LX200 seperates the connections at the base for power and control so cord wrap(power & control box) isn't an issue.
The ACF has nice round stars and though people claim it isn't a flat field like the Edge the reality in visual use you couldn't tell the difference and even in a photograph unless you did some fancy imaging you wouldn't be particularly issue. At your level there is no valid reason to pay for an Edge in my opinion.
Mount wise the LX200 has better precision motor system and stronger fork arm, though at the 8" and 10" size it's really a toss-up whether it's an issue. (At 12" it definitely can be). The database for the LX200 is more extensive if you're only using the mount, but hooked up to a computer/tablet via WIFI/cable it really wouldn't matter. Speaking of which, if you go with the LX90 or CPC1100 go for WIFI dongle, you'll enjoy using it immensely on a tablet.
The advantages of the CPC1100 are the built in micro-USB connector on the bottom of the hand control, Meade never filtered USB into it's mounts (Had it on the RCX400 line which got axed many years ago). Also Celestron has Starsense module for alignment accuracty (overpriced accessory really but a neat piece of kit if price were no object). They also have an electronic focus motor which is nice for automating focusing with AP, not really needed for visual IMHO.
Personally in your case I think the best fit would be an LX90 10" w/Wifi dongle. It's actually reasonable weight, bit better optically.
Bad things to know - LX90/CPC do experience issues with cord wrap, it's the nature of having everything connect to a fully rotating assembly. CPC switches and power connectors are notorious for long term having issues. The switch they use is garbage (replaced mine and the old one fell apart!) and uses a non-standard 4-pole connector unlike any standard 4 pole switch you can buy at electronics stores. The power port is prone to the center pin collapsing leaving you wondering why the mount all the sudden turns off during a slew. While the LX90/CPC1100 have onboard battery compartments, they are gimicky and useless if you're always having to replace batteries... not sure why neither company has made a lithium battery pack to simply go in this location with good capacity.
The LX200 is made for AP, but you have to buy a wedge to really take advantage of EQ imaging. And these days most people simply buy an EQ mount for AP rather than fork mounts.