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Originally Posted by SyncMaster753 View Post
What's the brand of laptops they're replacing......not Nvidia

Nvidia's piece of hardware in these computers was certainly not worth $300, but they're giving you a full laptop as a replacement?

Not bad IMO.

PS: A minority of these laptops were actually top-of-the-line.
Regardless, the graphics in the replacement laptop should at least be equal to the majority of the GPUs in question. A replacement that performs significantly less is not really a replacement. At the very least there should be a 8600m GT/8700m GT equivalent, since that was a lot of the issues. That would currently be a notebook with a 310m or 325m [520m is in between] respectively. The trial was over graphics and equivalent graphics should of been the focus of the compensation.
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Aaah... I have another reason to keep buying AMD. Thanks nVIDIA and Intel from detracting me buying your products.
What did Intel do? I must have missed it.
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no, the cobalt is actually to nice i have seen a couple more like "here have a ford pinto instead.".
But a Cobalt doesn't come with 600+ horsepower stock. You buy a Corvette for performance, generally not a Cobalt.
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WOW.
I wish nVidia would get hacked like Sony did.. That will show em!
YEAH, so millions consumers of their products get their CC numbers stolen...YEAH!!!! Great idea........
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I wish people bringing their Laptops in for repair would realize this. Cant tell you how many HP DV5's with bad GPU chips I've had to replace, only to have them break again down the road.
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Ouch is right, WTH, not right to get away with that steaming pile.
Yeah - just what I'd want, a cheezy low end Compaq that isn't even half the machine this netbook is, with a cheezy Celerystick processor that can probably only handle Win7Starter...

But NVidia is not the only company to get away with this schlock move - Apple has been all pro with it, ever since they shilled their customers that had GPUs falling off the logic boards, or defective screens that "passed" whatever fake standard they devised. Companies in general have been good at this, and can afford the payola to cash in the judges. However, at least other companies pretended that their "offering" was somehow comparable in some regards, while replacing a laptop with some weak Compaq, that's a farce.

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Intel fixed the SB chipset, it cost a bomb but they made it right.
Even then, Intel has never been able to get all of the defective parts back, and there are lots of defective chips remaining in the grey market - where consumers are prone to being ripped off by discounted, defective chips. At least this time, Intel tried - unlike the last times when Intel made bombs and did nothing except blame comsumers for wanting to actually use the entire instruction set.
post #66 of 115
My officemate just paid almost 550 USD for his laptop repair. HP denying his laptop was one of the affected models, which IS really under the affected chipsets.
This wouldn't happen if only the users knew about these things.. -including that judge
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But a Cobalt doesn't come with 600+ horsepower stock. You buy a Corvette for performance, generally not a Cobalt.
I think the analogy is being made that a company has a defect, and instead of fixing the problem or replacing it with something comparable, the company is replacing something expensive with something somewhat shoddier than even the low end stuff that is available. Someone who purchased a $2000 laptop has their reasons fort the machine, and a cheezy, sub-low end Compaq will not cut the mustard. Like, for instance, maybe someone has a laptop to use with AutoCAD, or one of the high end Adobe products - it is obvious that a $200 Compaq will simply be massive FAIL for those tasks. It would be like someone buys a high end Corvette, fully loaded - finds defect, and GM replaces it with some old Vega they scrounged at a scrapyard.

Not that it is so outrageous, because corporates always try to find the cheap and easy way out - but in this case, the judge was so blatantly dumb in rendering a decision that will turn out badly for so many people. It's not like the customers did something that caused the defect - it's a defect, and NVidia (or any corporate) should have to make it right.
post #68 of 115
Well, I have a MBP with the "defective" 8600M GT, but all they do is replace the GPU. Nvidia gives you the option. I'm not really sure why anyone would want to trade in their laptop instead of accepting the fix.
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The judge is an idiot. Nvidia manipulated him because the last paragraph was complete BS.
This x10000.

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The judge is an idiot. Nvidia manipulated him because the last paragraph was complete BS.
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