I'm about to buy a new laptop. What is the optimum laptop configuration for the Creative Cloud? It probably needs to be Windows as that's what I have at work.
There is no single perfect configuration.
It depends on which apps you'll be using and how you'll be using them.
Most new laptops on the market will run most Cloud apps just fine. But if you have special requirements then some tweaking may be required.
Minimum System Requirements for the various apps are listed here:
Focus on the intensive apps such as Premiere Pro and After Effects (if relevant) and Photoshop (if relevant).