Linked by David Adams on Mon 5th Jul 2010 17:21 UTC, submitted by Mr.Manatane
Hardware, Embedded Systems The story was first reported by The New York Times, which stated that Dell employees were aware that the approximately 11.8 million affected computers might break or cause fires, but were instructed to downplay the problems when talking to customers.
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RE: This is pretty sad
by sukru on Mon 5th Jul 2010 22:10 UTC in reply to "This is pretty sad"
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This was long time ago (10 years is long time in computer history), and Dell is more trustable now (except for the nVidia chips issue which happened a few years ago).

But if you're not sure, you can still buy the machine with the longest warranty, with quick replacement options. I believe it costs ~$300 for 5 years of service.

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