John, I can appreciate "New Laptop Heaven"!
I just got a new "Toy" from the Company, they upgraded my 5 yr old Dell E6410 laptop to a Dell Precision 7730 "Engineering Laptop". This thing is a monster, 17.5" 1080p screen, Lighted keyboard with number pad, Core i7 2.6 GHz processor (6 cores, 12 threads) 32GB RAM(!!), 500GB m2 SSD, ethernet, Mini DisplayPort, 4x USB-3 and 2x USB-C jacks. Docking adapter connects via USB-C, has ethernet, 4 USB-3 ports, 2 USB-2 ports, Audio in/out, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, VGA... I can run three monitors on this thing in addition to it's own 17.5" Screen.
Of course, it has the Corporate Windoze 10 image on it, and being a work machine I won't be putting any Linux in it. But what a pleasure to use! TOY!
I bet your new machine just screams when you boot the Linux image! Prolly do very well on the Windoze, too.