I got an Asus X53 (X53SK-SX028V), nothing to brag about.- but it’s okay. When I bought it as a student it was the best I could afford, since I wanted to invest in an SSD as well and a good mouse. Anyways, this laptop has a very annoying problem, the HDMI port and the VGA port are too close to each other so you can’t fit both cables, at least not with a standard VGA cable.
And I want to use two external screens! A dockingstation was out of the question (I would need two = way too expensive!), and I tried a pricey (400kr/ 60USD – for a cable) VGA to usb cable. It worked, but the quality of the image on the second monitor was horrible and I could only use the screen fo static reading.
So What I did was to use a thin blade and cut away the bits where the screws are on the VGA cable,- it’s plastic only. Once I hit the metal I carefully tore away the plastic and used a hammed to bend the metal. ANd now both cable fit! Yey!
I got the same problem with the USB ports, but I just use a cable instead or skinny usb’s. Back to programming now, Metro app in the making 😀