Linux Lite 2.0, based on the latest LTS Ubuntu version (what ever number that is now).
I've been running Mint 17 with Mate on the little Philips laptop, and it's simply too demanding to run well on an old 1.6GHz dual core with 2Gb RAM. Which is crazy really, but hey ho (tempted to pop, say, windows XP on there). Mint also behaved a little odd with some of the hardware, whereas LLOS always did well.
Installed. Twice as quick as Mint/Mate - it's fluid & doesn't keep pausing - and prints OK. bound to be some teething somewhere, but all seems good thus far.