Samsung to Offer Refunds on PCs With Flawed Intel Chip

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Samsung Electronics is planning to offer full refunds or exchanges to customers who purchased its computers with a flawed Intel chipset. The Korean electronics maker Tuesday said the chips were used in five PC lines it sells in Korea and one in the U.S., according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Samsung doesn't expect the refunds to lead to a financial hit on its business, as Intel has said it will make good on any refunds or maintenance support costs that its computer maker customers must bear as a result of its flawed chipset.

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For Intel (INTC), however, revenue from the sales of its recently released Intel 6 Series chipset, code named Cougar Point, was expected to fall by $300 million in the first quarter, as it halts shipments and faces a lag time before the new and improved 6 Series chipsets reach full production in April.

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