Seeing those distorted videos and blank screens on your MacBook Pro? It’s not your fault. Rather, it appears to be because of a problem with the NVIDIA GeForce 8600M graphics chip that is embedded on the notebook. Following a class action lawsuit filed against NVIDIA, the company has agreed to offer free repair to any user that has an 8600M embedded notebook and is facing these issues. The litigation website is here and you may check if your notebook model is covered on this website. Basically, the list includes the MacBook Pro, Inspiron, Latitude, Precision, XPS, Vostro, Presario and Pavilion notebooks.
Do note that the replacement does not start immediately. The website notes,
“The Court will hold a hearing on December 20, 2010 at 9:00 a.m., to decide whether to approve the settlement. If Judge Ware approves the settlement, the processing of replacements is expected to begin shortly afterwards. Reimbursements will be paid after all claims are filed.
Please be patient.”
Yet another Studio desktop is out from the stables of Dell and it looks much better than the impressive device we had discussed just over a couple of months ago. Back in May, I had written about the new Dell Studio XPS 7100 that came with a Hexa-core/Quad-Core AMD Phenom II processor, up to 16GB RAM and 1,5TB of storage.
With the new Dell Studio XPS 9100, you will get a computer powered by Intel Core i7 processor, internal memory of up to 24GB of RAM, storage space of up to 4TB and a Radeon HD 5970 graphics card. The device is set to come installed with Windows 7 OS and will also feature Blu-Ray/DVD burner, ethernet, Wi-Fi and a built-in card reader.
One thing that you may be disappointed is the price. At $945, it is not exactly ultra-expensive. But if you were to compare this with the $499 price tag on the Dell Studio XPS 7100, you can’t help but think how long before this one drops to a price closer to the 7100.
Dell has announced the launch of its new line of desktop computers, the Dell Studio XPS 7100. It comes with an interesting set of hardware specs including a quad-core Phenom II X4 or hexa-core Phenom II X6 processor and a 1.5 terabyte storage space. Here is a list of tech specs you may want to know
Processor : AMD Hexa-Core Phenom II X6 or Quad-Core Phenom II X4
OS : Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Professional 64-bit or Ultimate 64-bit
Memory : 2GB RAM – Upgradable up to 16GB
GPU : Integrated ATI HD4200 graphics, or HD5450, 5770 or 5870 graphic cards
Storage : SATA HDD up to 1.5TB
Optional Blu-ray drive
Optional Wi-Fi b/g/n
Pricing is set to begin at $499