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Two MacBook Pro models included in class-action lawsuit against Nvidia

A newly announced settlement in a class-action lawsuit against graphics maker Nvidia has entitled owners of a number of notebook computers, including two of Apple’s MacBook Pro models, to repairs or monetary compensation, reports “AppleInsider” (http://www.appleinsider.com)

Case No. 08-cv-04312-JW relates to Nvidia chips found in some Dell, HP and Apple notebooks sold between 2005 and 2010. For Mac owners, the suit relates to 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro models sold between May 2007 and September 2008.

Owners of an affected Mac system could experience distorted or scrambled video on the screen, or the display may not work when the notebook is turned on, notes “AppleInsider.” Some Dell and HP systems also reportedly have additional issues, such as random characters, lines or garbled images appearing on the screen.

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