Yes, Ubuntu is the most popular linux distribution for laptop/desktop usage.
Almost all popular apps (Spotify, Skype, VLC, Telegram, Chrome) are available from Ubuntu App store and do not require the command line to install them anymore.
There are several Ubuntu Flavors, with alternative desktop environnements like Budgie, KDE or XFCE.
My laptop is running with Ubuntu Budgie, and it's one of the best desktop environnement I have used, and not only on linux systems.
I had been using Ubuntu for years in my laptop and really liked it. I liked it with XFCE especially though I had to stop using it during its initial stages. Now I am using Windows 8/10 because my work environment changed and Windows is essential to work. If you like to switch the OS,Ubuntu is a great choice as it can work hassle-free with great tools.