My daughter uses Lubuntu on her eeepc700 (only 2gb ssd, but with an added 8Gb SDHC). In order to fit that, I put / on the 2GB and /var and /home on the flash card. Works fine. Even enough room to install angry birds with wine.
i5 4440 3.1Ghz, Asus H87M-E motherboard, 8GB DDR3, 2GB DDR5 nVidia card, 2x500GB Seagate hd, Coolermaster 750W PSU running Mint 16 MATE and Win7
eeepc 1015PX, 1.66 Ghz Intel atom processor, 2 GB DDR3, 320 GB hd, Mint 14 MATE. Fan needs fixing.