Here it is! I received it!
It’s a Thinkpad 480S i7-8550U 16GB RAM
So I’ll take your advice from the beginning…
Currently, I’m working on an equivalent computer (except for the RAM which is only 8 MB) under Windows 10, and I’m quite satisfied with it: it’s not “ultra fast”, but it’s not too slow either; it’s OK.
Basically, all the following applications are running in parallel: Thunderbird, WhatsApp, Telegram, Chrome and Firefox (with many tabs open), Tradingview, Excel, Skype, Google drive stream, libreOffice, Boxcryptor, Dragon (speech recognition).
The processor is used at 60% and the RAM at 95%. But I imagine that the machine adapts according to its capacity: i.e. if I increase its RAM, it will obviously benefit from it!
I will have to continue, for a while, to work with Windows 10 for my professional activities. On the other hand, for my private life, I will use more reassuring systems.
So I will do the same (pro) work on the same machine … but with 16 GB of RAM instead of 8 GB.
Should I add another 8 GB of RAM to the 16 GB already present? Would there really be a significant difference if I only use a qube with Win 10?
Another question is about the SIM card reader on the back of the computer: I’d like to use it with Qubes because I’m more of a nomad… Will it be possible? No problem ?