Nvidia offers dosh for faulty GPUs in Macs, others

Nvidia has reached a settlement in the US class action lawsuit against it over faulty GPUs and MCPs in Apple, Dell and HP laptops, agreeing to offer reimbursements and replacements.

The affected laptops were sold between 2006 and 2008 in the US and include Dell Inspiron, Latitude, Precision, Vostro, and XPS models, HP Pavilion and Compaq Presario models, and the Apple MacBook Pro. Consumers can check here for a full list of affected models.

A claim may now be made to have the defective laptop repaired or replaced, or, in the case of those who have had them replaced at their own cost, Nvidia will offer reimbursements of these costs. Both a replacement and reimbursement can be awarded, but separate claims must be made.

Nvidia continued to deny that it did anything wrong and said that the settlement does not constitute an admission of wrongdoing, but those affected will mostly be pleased with the decision.

Consumers have until March 14 to send in their claim. So long as the claim is postmarked by that date it will be accepted. An FAQ about making a claim, along with sample forms, is available on the official settlement website.