No HD this was Aser's original mini, only the 8G ssd so it does on have much space. 1.6 Celeron, 1G ram the usage will be very light, browsing, on system time killer games.
OldPhil, do you know about distrowatch, here is the link to the article on LXLE in case you are interested: http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20130909#feature
I love LXLE but it's all about what your needs are with this pc I guess, and how much space will be available after it's installed, which I don't know. That would be a good question, how much space for more programs and documents can be stored once LXLE is in place? Even though there are other options for storage it's nice to have it on the pc imo.
Please take Al000's advice over mine, he is way more knowledgeable that I, and there are many other options as Al said like puppy, especially Tahrpup 6.0.
Maybe this is another option though, as I am a big fan of Mint. Here is their 13 version list, and it only requires 5gb of drive space. http://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=18 And this one would be my favorite as the graphics and configurability is good: KDE 13
I'm curious as to weather you could run some of these Live via. usb to see which one you like before you install, do you know about this option-running Live?
I am sure you don't have a Optical drive, can you boot from usb port on that laptop?
PS I don't know anything about SSD's but I remember someone stating that you don't want to fill up the whole drive to prolong the drive life, but, I guess as cheap as they are and as small as that one is perhaps it's not to worry about. Also, if you install linux I don't think you need to Format the drive, that will be done during the linux install, with the installer.
Edited by pcpunk, 04 May 2015 - 04:16 PM.