Hello Manjaro forums!
I received a new laptop and at first I found moving my previous HDD from the old laptop to this new one worked well enough. My previous laptop is a Lenovo built in 2010, and the new laptop is an Acer built in 2018.
There's noting actually wrong with the Lenovo, its just becoming a senior citizen. That 8lb, 10-year-old behemoth was running fine with MX-Linux and my original thought was that I'd simply backup my data and continue to use MX. However, I ultimately decided to try out several higher-end Linux distros that the poor ol' Lenovo couldn't handle.
I'll admit I went a little nuts when I decided to give quite a few distros a test using several dozen LiveUSBs. But... I ended up learnig a lot! I throughly testing many different Manjaro flavors, Gnome, KDE, Cinnamon, Xfce, Budgie and Game. I've also spent quite a large amount of time testing several other distros in the Arch-family, such as ArchMan, Namib, Condres, Antergos; and still more liveUSB testing with a handful of other powerful, wellknown, and run-of-the-mill distros as well, like, Sabayon, Feren, Linux-Mint, Kali, Fedora, and so on.
Eventually, I came to realize that Manjaro XFCE is the best of the best in terms of my person asthetic, ease of use, app functionality and avaialbility, and so on. So, thanks, Manjaro XFCE! I'm pretty happy to have you on my HDD now!
There's definitely others that I've tested, but I think you get the message. When picking the distro for my new Acer, I wanted to be absolutely certain that what I ended up with would be chose by merit, and Manjaro XFCE passed with flying colors!