ASUS K53E-BBR5 / Laptop / Acquired 24 Jan 2020
My mom ended up upgrading to a new laptop, and gave me her old one. This was at a point where I already had a staggering number of computers, so I didn't have too much of a use for it. That is, until 2022, when I found out it's my only computer capable of outputting bizarre resolutions over VGA without crashing. As a result, I currently have it connected to my Amdek 310A monitor by simply hooking the VGA signals up to the appropriate MDA ones. After adding in a PS/2-to-USB adapter and my Model M keyboard, I now have a pretty convincing "fake IBM PC" setup.
This laptop was previously named "NoteBlock".
- CPU: Intel Core i3-2310M
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics 3000
- RAM: 4 GB DDR3
- OS: Debian 11
- [May 2022] The laptop in its current state.
- [Oct 2020] Running Haiku.
- [Jun 2020] Failing to boot macOS.
- [Jun 2020] Booting macOS.