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It all depends on what you want to do with your laptop. If you only want to do the things you mention, you could go for Peppermint Ice, which is pretty fast, shiny, and comes with what you need. You could also have a look at this distro chooser to limit your choices a bit.
What I don't understand however, is your statement:
Simply i just want a good OS for when im not using windows (i would like to use windows for just burning cds)
You can burn CDs with Linux too you know If that's your only reason then throw Windows out the window and just install Linux.
What was the problem exactly in Ubuntu?
If you want to change from Ubuntu but like something similar, I would say go to Linux Mint (and definitely throw Windows, that terrible memoryhog, out of the window!).
I've had many problems before burning cds with ubuntu :l
all my burns would end in error, but i've never had a problem burning a cd on windows.
You have nothing to worry. Brasero (gnome) is good and K3B (kde) too. There are many CD/DVD applications in the free software community. Most Linux users Create and Burn media using free software. We do.
Take their advice above and be confident. You can always post any problem here and we are eager to help everyone. The choice of distro depends on your intention and purpose. I use Slackware for my laptop, workstations and server.
With your specifications you have nothing to worry.