Sorry for not responding in time to be of use on Amazon Prime Day. Hope you got a laptop you are happy with.
Here is a link to our thoughts in general on good systems for Skyline use:
https://skyline.ms/wiki/home/software/Skyline/page.view?name=Skyline System Requirements
It mostly focuses on desktops, though, because they are faster and generally now come with monitors that offer more screen real estate than most laptops. Though, of course, you can connect your laptop to a 28-inch monitor.