What DE to get for my needs?
I'm doing my research to migrate to Linux (yes, I'm still a Windows user) and, as you know, there is a lot of research you have to do before choosing the right distro to start the journey.
With the help of the web I have a somewhat clear picture about the distros, but still don't decide myself with the DE.
I have a fairly new Laptop (not a year old yet) with very good resources (for a person who only needs to surf the web, watch movies and write some tex files): 3 GB in ram, intel i3 processor, and 300 GB of storage. The thing is that I don't want to abuse my machine. I don't want to use a 3d desktop with all the graphic effects available and all that. I want my machine to run fast and smooth, and don't mind sacrificing some good looks in my desktop.
So the question is, being undecided between KDE, XFCE and LXDE what I want to know is:
I have heard some pretty good things about KDE, but will it be more resource-hungry than the Windows Desktop? should I choose instead one of the lightweight DE? or KDE should be fine with my machine and my expectations?
Again, thanks for the help guys!