The suit against Nvidia has finally wrapped up and they are now taking claims in regards to the settlement agreed upon. It arrives just as we learned that Nvidia recently settled with Intel out of court for a cool $1.5 billion.
As many Dell and HP owners may be familiar with, a few years ago there was a huge failure of GPUs on their computers.
Many of these people attributed these problems directly to their laptop manufacturers and as a result both Dell's and HP's images were severely hurt.
Nvidia, though, took little actual blame for the problem from consumers and settled with the manufacturers to make sure that any costs incurred by the manufacturers were resolved.
The settlement does not include laptops from manufacturers like ASUS, MSI, Toshiba or even Sony. While we don't have a full list of manufacturers that used these GPUs, we're sure that a lot of people are still left out of the settlement. The primary reason for this was because the bulk of these chips were sold to HP and Dell and the majority of failures also occurred with them.
Now, the settlement includes the actual owners of laptops with this problem and still does not admit any wrong doing but will still pay for or replace your laptop. The actual claim period begins tomorrow, January 13, and goes through March 14 so you need to get on that as soon as possible. The list of affected models is primarily computers made between 2005 and 2008 with a few exceptions. There are also some Apple Macbook Pros affected in this class action settlement as well.
This issue has been a thorn in Nvidia's side for quite some time now and has eaten away at their profits for a few quarters in the past few years. Hopefully, with this settlement finally going through all of the bad memories and experiences that people had with Nvidia and the associated manufacturers will disappear. That's what everyone is banking on.