Things I primarily need a laptop for:
- word processor
- internet browsing / tor / vpn
- downloading and watching/listening to video/music files
- Mendeley / dropbox / other cloud apps
- printing / scanning
Ideally it'd also have the processing power to run something like InDesign so I can make zines/books. I don't play games so no worries there.
I need two things. (1) a Linux distro to run and (2) a laptop or similar thing to buy.
I am not used to Linux and not super tech savvy and have historically had trouble with things like getting my mac wifi hardware to work with the distro. So basically I need it to be a relatively easy distro to use that is compatible with a lot of software and hardware.
Regarding (2) Relatively affordable with replaceable parts (compared to my macbook situation now), decent hard drive size ideally (let's say at least more than 250Gigs?), ideally a bit hardy, good battery life, and whatever other shit is normally good for a laptop.
Any definitive help would be ideal. I probably don't have the capacity to do a lot of research myself, so if there's some kind of consensus that somehow comes from posting this that might be the direction I go. Thanks!