I will make an assumption that your machine is 2011/2012. vintage and has the i5-1135G7 processor
this machine is more than capable of running any GNU-Linux distribution you choose .
You will need to disable both windows quick-start [fast-boot] and secure boot in the BIOS prior to installation.
some popular distributions are ..
Debian with additional driver pack [occasionally causes install problems]
Pop [another that can cause install problems on non system 76 equipment]
and there are others
Welcome to Linux.org forum. With the specs you listed it would run most any linux distro.
But best way to tell is to try several live usbs and see which ones fit your needs, work with your hardware and is pleasing for you to use.
This page maybe of help in choosing.
As a new user, start with one of the "big" and most "popular" distros to get acquainted with Linux and receive the most help from their respective communities.
Also either Linux Mint and Ubuntu will run well OOTB so that will get you familiar with it.
Once you've gotten used to those and you'd 'need' more (or less, lol) or whatever you can always explore other distros either in a virtual machine or on a USB drive to see what's what.