Currently I have a Mac that I have had for 6 years, no problems with it thankfully other than it is getting slow and I don't have the ram capabilities to model efficiently. I am looking to buy a new laptop and am currently messing around with the idea of a few different models. Think I need to get away from the Mac for microsoft capabilities. Looking at Lenovo X1 Carbon, Lenovo X1 Yoga, Microsoft Surface book 2 &XPS 15. I have went through the forums and know that I need at least 16 GB ram and 512 GB SSD, but have any of you all had any experience with these models? Any insight is helpful. Beyond that, I figure I will tell you what I plan to do with it. Some , some stock research, some academic research with Stata and bigger excel files, and selfishly a little online streaming.
Which model would you go with, what recommendations would you have for configurations and why?