Speaking of laptops, back in June I bought an on sale Dell which had 8GB and an I7-7500U, SSD in it. After bringing up Windoze to make sure it booted ok, I laid down the latest Linux Mint right over the top (felt good doing that BTW
) and ... everything worked. I can't find one think that isn't working (and is still working great). Wifi works much better than my older laptop. I was pleasantly surprised. As for the touchpad, we dislike it intensely. Finally I said enough is enough and I found a way to disable that, and now just use a wireless mouse with it. Not sure what brand Dell uses as the mainboard, but it sure is Linux friendly!