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Kinda doubt this will get anywhere, but who knows... look at App... tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by Oedipus View Post

This is the same company that may not know how many transistors are in their Bulldozers. If they do know, at the very least they were dishonest and/or negligent when they allowed the press to continue saying "2 billion" ad nauseum. If they can bungle that one, they can bungle something like this. AMD can be just as underhanded and conniving as intel.

It's not that they didn't know, they screwed up somewhere along the lines and had a misprint. If anyone buys their cpu on transistor count..... :facepalm:
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Instead of taking the hit, they are instead throwing the blame at AMD and hoping it will stick long enough to recover some of their lost revenue.

How would this recover some of their lost revenue? I doubt AMD is going to just roll over and cough up money to Quanta. Quanta stands to lose more money on this case since they have to hire lawyers. They wouldn't just file a case against AMD if they didn't have some kind of evidence. I'm very curious to see what Quanta's arguments.
    
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How would this recover some of their lost revenue? I doubt AMD is going to just roll over and cough up money to Quanta. Quanta stands to lose more money on this case since they have to hire lawyers. They wouldn't just file a case against AMD if they didn't have some kind of evidence. I'm very curious to see what Quanta's arguments.

From a monetary standpoint, you are right. However, you can't buy this type of press. It makes AMD look like the bad guy, and Quanta is just a "victim of the system." Therefore, if it goes to trial, it makes Quanta look like the good guy, regardless of whether their accusations have any merit.

In other words, even if this fails, it should give Quanta a nudge in the sales department. If nothing else, it will let people know who they are and what they do.
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Am I the only one who never heard of a quanta laptop before?
    
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Am I the only one who never heard of a quanta laptop before?

I haven't.
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post #16 of 44

^ this.

 

Who is Quanta?

 

All I can think of is a certain grape soda commercial.

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I haven't.

I have been around computers for more than 10 years, and i have also never heard of "Quanta."
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Originally Posted by Abs.exe View Post

File rejected.
Quanta is the one who choosed to use AMD product.
They are the one who came up with the layout of the laptop, they should be aware that GPU's create heat which has do be dumped somewhere.
You completely missed the point.

Quanta engineers followed the specifications provided by AMD and still had issue. rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by robwadeson View Post

Am I the only one who never heard of a quanta laptop before?
...because they are a contract maker. They make products for other companies (like what Foxconn does).
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I have been around computers for more than 10 years, and i have also never heard of "Quanta."
Have you heard of Hon Hai? They probably manufactured/assembled at least one part of any PC you ever used.
Edited by DuckieHo - 1/4/12 at 1:01pm
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Am I the only one who never heard of a quanta laptop before?

I believe Quanta designed the first OLPC machine and being a Taiwanese company I wouldn't be surprised if lots of other companies slap their name on Quanta designed products.

Looking at their wiki page Quanta makes the servers used in Facebook's new datacenters.
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Bulldozer isn't defective, it's just slow. Someone should tell them this so they drop the suit.
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