I am trying LMDE, though I still like Linux Mint.
It is working well. Sound is there. NVidia driver is installed. Compiz is working.
One small hitch, not a problem as such, but it is there...the time goes back, every time I come back to LMDE. It adds up 5.5 hours. Well, I deduct the 5.5 hours whenever I remember about the time, but someone might feel it annoying, if it is persistent in other laptops. So, I am reporting it.
The laptop is Acer Aspire 4741G, Intel i3-330M, NVidia Geforce 310M