Hi, I just ask this question although it is too late for me already: I bought a new computer for my wife without looking around to see if it will play nice with Linux. The one I bought for her is a:
GIGABYTE BRIX GB-BKi3A-7100, Barebone SLIG78
Crucial MX300, 525 GB SSD IMKMCS2
Corsair 8 GB DDR4-2133 Kit,
The box is just 11.3 x 11.9 x 4.6cm ( 4.44" x 4.68" x 1.8" for those of you not being able to use the metric system), it has an i3-7100 processor with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU. I added 8GB of DDR4 ram and a 525GB m2.SSD. This combination makes it lightning fast. The SSD is a 2 x 5 cm PCB, compared to the old 3.5: disk it is nothing, still caries the same amount of data and is much, much faster.
Temperatures internally are great, no heat is being produced at all, or is softly blown out by the small fan which rotates at very low speed.
To top it off I installed Manjaro KDE 17.01 on it. My wife used to use Mint 17.3 but on her old PC it was getting slower so i thought why not go all the way: a fast computer deserves a fast OS.
To return to the original question: does anyone of you have any problems when starting to use a new computer? Is there still some hardware around which does not like Linux?