> Most distros should work on your hardware, because they share the
> same kernel. Some require you to do a little more or a little less
> fiddling and configuration, though.
I cannot confirm that.
Distributors tend to tweak the kernel in various ways, and this
influences if it will run on your hardware.
Furthermore - especially on laptops - often not all hardware is
supported. And instead of a desktop you cannot change it.
OTOH: I did never care about suspend, I do not need it necessarily, I
did try to use the internal modem, but meanwhile I use DSL/network for
connectivity, my internal audio chip works but I have an additional USB
card for audio work so I wouldn't care about it if it wouldn't work.
This means: it depends what you want to do and what you need if a
particular distribution fulfills your needs or not.