I'm french; so, my English can be sometimes difficult to understand… I use Slackware since 1992 on various machines (the last one: Laptop Toshiba P473);
I bought recently an HP 2133: the SLED is certainly the worst Linux thing than I ever saw (The keyboard which turns without warning to Korean characters … Unusable !)
I tested thus many distributions (with several problems...). I finally chose the VL 6 and I' am very satisfied of it (Of course, I impatiently await the VL 7 to improve the display management… But it is certainly the best distribution for this machine and, moreover, I can preserve my practices (I hope)).
I register for better knowing this distribution… and perhaps poster easy ways if can to discover some!