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[Slashdot]Nvidia gets away with bait and switch laptop replacements

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http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/05/...ait-and-Switch

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"As part of a December 2010 settlement agreement, NVIDIA agreed to provide all owners of laptops containing a defective NVIDIA GPU with a laptop of similar kind and value. In February, NVIDIA announced that a $279 single-core Compaq CQ56 would be provided as a replacement to all laptops — from $2500 dual-core tablet PCs to $2000 17" entertainment notebooks. Ted Frank, from the Center for Class Action Fairness, filed an objection to the court, which was overruled by Judge Ware today. Once again, the consumers of a class action lawsuit lose."
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&p...g0ZDQ1NTY1YjBh

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Upon review of the Objections and the expert reports submitted by the parties, the Court finds that the Objections are without merit. In particular, the Court finds that the CQ-56 replacement computer is a reasonable replacement for the original computers at issue in this case. Although there are differences between the CQ-56 and various computers for which it is offered as a replacement, the CQ-56 meets or exceeds nearly all of the specifications of the original computers. In addition, it comes with an advanced operating system, new warranty and other programs.
post #2 of 115
"Hi, I bought this supercharged Corvette but it blew a headgasket once I drove it off the lot..."

"Here, have this Chevrolet Cobalt instead. It's comparable, I promise."

Maybe these are terms the judge can understand?
post #3 of 115
Wow. It's like they're not even trying to be discreet when ripping customers off. I don't understand how the lawsuit was repealed...

Btw OP, you need to put the source in [ ] brackets in the title and put a meaningful quote in your post.
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Originally Posted by Flying Toilet View Post
"Hi, I bought this supercharged Corvette but it blew a headgasket once I drove it off the lot..."

"Here, have this Chevrolet Cobalt instead. It's comparable, I promise."

Maybe these are terms the judge can understand?
I can see the thinking in that...

I mean, looking from a corporate standpoint, you need to take into consideration all the idiotic customers
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The judge is an idiot. Nvidia manipulated him because the last paragraph was complete BS.
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post #6 of 115
Ridiculous.
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Damn, that sucks.

I'd still buy nvidia though
post #8 of 115
Ouch is right, WTH, not right to get away with that steaming pile.
These companies need to be taken to task on fixing the real problem, cost cutting isn't smart business it's short sighted and stupid.
Intel fixed the SB chipset, it cost a bomb but they made it right.
Nivdia?, cost cuts the QC on lappys, shafts the complanants and then sends the first 570s out shy 2 VRMs.
Not good.
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You should be ashamed, nVidia.
 
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post #10 of 115
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Originally Posted by aznofazns View Post
Wow. It's like they're not even trying to be discreet when ripping customers off. I don't understand how the lawsuit was repealed...

Btw OP, you need to put the source in [ ] brackets in the title and put a meaningful quote in your post.
done.
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