From those specs - pretty much anything should run well on it!
If you are a noob to Linux, you might want to consider one of the Ubuntu family of distros (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu etc.), or Mint - which is Ubuntu derived. They are typically the most user-friendly distros for noobs.
Kali Linux is not really recommended for day to day usage - it is a specialised distro aimed at professional penetration testers, but is often used by script kiddies, crackers, cyber-criminals and wannabe's.
It's possible that your apt sources needs to be updated before it will fetch the actual updates you need. If the case is just that it is saying "already up to date" then you will need to update your /etc/apt/sources.list file. Delete what is in there, and replace it with the line on here that matches your version.
Welcome to this website. I think you will find it very interesting and helpful.
I did a little study on my own a while back with this idea in mind - to see which distro would be the easiest for a windows user to use. For my two cents worth, I suggest that you give Linux Mint 19.2 Mate a try. I think it is the easiest one to transition to from Microsoft. Most everything in it has some resemblance to Win 7.
Some, Kali included, are just too hard for Linux beginners.
Like you, I am still quite a newbie in many areas.