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Old 09-25-2011, 09:45 AM   #1
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I'm considering buying this laptop:
Newegg.com - Recertified: ASUS G73 Gaming Series G73SW-BST6 Refurbished Notebook Intel Core i7 2630QM(2.00GHz) 17.3" 8GB Memory 750GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M

I've been trying to find all the details I can about Intel's sandy bridge product recall due to a 'SATA degradation' issue, and I want to know if this laptop will have that issue or not.

Anybody know the answer?

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Old 09-25-2011, 05:24 PM   #2
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The SATA issues were handled by a recall a while back. Anything on the market now should have the needed changes to prevent that from happening.

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Old 09-26-2011, 12:34 PM   #3
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Laptops are an interesting animal, it depends on when that system was sent back to Newegg, and which stepping the chip has. You can buy the system and then run diagnostics with Intel to determine which stepping it is, and just send it back if it's one of those affected, but celegorm's right, it probably won't be a B2 stepping, the one affected by the recall.
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