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Dell Hit with False Marketing Class Action Complaint

Dell Hit with False Marketing Class Action Complaint

- Gamers Nexus
If you’ve been keeping up with our YouTube channel and Twitter, you’ve seen that we’ve detailed our own frustrations with Dell in recent months. These frustrations range from scummy business tactics, to exceedingly low-quality pre-built gaming PCs. Dell’s pre-built G5 5000 isn’t worth considering even if all you wanted was the GPU.
All that said, we now bring you news of consumer frustrations with Dell, in case you got tired of hearing ours. We received an...

Dell said one of its gaming laptops were easy to upgrade – they’re not and now Dell is being sued for it

Dell said one of its gaming laptops were easy to upgrade – they’re not and now Dell is being sued for it

The suit claims Dell lied about the laptop’s upgradeability.

- KnowTechie
Computer manufacturer Dell has found itself the target of a recently filed class-action lawsuit. A California man has filed a suit claiming that the company falsely advertised the capabilities of its Alienware 51M R1 gaming laptop. Alienware is the gaming division of Dell.
In an email to KnowTechie, a representative for Robert Felter, the Dell customer who has filed the suit, highlighted the complaint that was filed earlier this week in California. According to the complaint, Dell falsely...

Dell hit with class-action lawsuit over Alienware Area 51-m R1 component upgrades

Dell Strikes With Class Action Lawsuit Over Alienware Area 51-m R1 Component Upgrades

Dell Strikes With Class Action Lawsuit Over Alienware Area 51-m R1 Component Upgrades

- News Block
In one word: Dell is facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that its Alienware Area 51-m R1 ads “intentionally misled and misled” buyers. The laptop is touted with unprecedented upgradability, but San Francisco plaintiff Robert Felter denies that claim.
The Alienware Area 51-m R1 received many rave reviews upon its launch after the CES 2019 announcement. Many praised its desktop-like ability to allow users to upgrade components; Intel’s core desktop CPU resides...

Alienware Sued For False Advertising Over Upgradeable Laptop That Wasn’t

Alienware Sued For False Advertising Over Upgradeable Laptop That Wasn’t

- ExtremeTech
At CES 2019, Alienware made a surprising announcement. The company’s then-new Area-51m gaming laptop wouldn’t just be a typical boutique refresh. The new system could be upgraded in the future, in a manner and degree different than typical laptops.
Then, about 16 months later, Alienware backtracked. Suddenly we were told that the Area-51m could only be upgraded with components available when the system was ordered. The Area-51m, in other words, wasn’t really upgradeable...

Class Action Contends that Dell Gamed Consumers via Upgradeable Laptop

Class Action Contends that Dell Gamed Consumers via Upgradeable Laptop

- Law Street
A complaint filed on Wednesday seeks to “redress the greed” of Dell Technologies in connection with representations it made about its flagship gaming laptop, the Alienware Area 51M R1 (Area 51M R1). According to the plaintiff, Dell caused unsuspecting customers to overpay for the laptop based on the promise that certain core hardware components were fully upgradeable, when, in reality, they were not.
The Northern District of California filing explained that prior to the...

Class action lawsuit filed against Dell for false advertising over Alienware laptop's upgradeability

Class action lawsuit filed against Dell for false advertising over Alienware laptop's upgradeability

Lawsuit claims Dell misled customers on the Alienware Area 51M R1's key selling point.

- PC Gamer
In a class action lawsuit filed in the US district court of Northern California, the owner of an Alienware Area 51M R1 gaming laptop alleges that Dell knowingly misled him with advertisements over the laptop's "unprecedented upgradeability."
The 20-page complaint claims that Alienware was "falsely misrepresenting characteristics and qualities of the Area 51M that it knew did not exist," alleging breach of contract and warranty, false advertising and unlawful business practices under the...

Dell hit with class-action lawsuit over Alienware Area 51-m R1 component upgrades

Dell hit with class-action lawsuit over Alienware Area 51-m R1 component upgrades

Be careful how you use the word "unprecedented"

- Techspot
In a nutshell: Dell is facing a class-action lawsuit over allegations that ads for its Alienware Area 51-m R1 "intentionally misled and deceived" buyers. The laptop is promoted as featuring unprecedented upgradeability, but San Francisco-based plaintiff Robert Felter disputes that claim.
The Alienware Area 51-m R1 received plenty of glowing reviews following its release after the CES 2019 announcement. Many praised its desktop-like ability that allows users to upgrade the components; the...

Dell Hit With Fraud Case Over Alienware Area-51m Upgrade Claims

Dell Hit With Fraud Case Over Alienware Area-51m Upgrade Claims

Focuses on "unprecedented upgradeability"

- Tom's Hardware
A California man has filed for a class action lawsuit against PC manufacturer Dell, claiming that the company "intentionally misled and deceived" buyers of its Alienware Area 51-m R1 gaming laptop, which was advertised to be more upgradeable than other gaming notebooks.
The plaintiff, Robert Felter, who is based in San Francisco, alleges that Dell misleads customers to believe that the laptop would be upgradeable, possibly into future generations of components. The case, Felter v. Dell...

More than a dozen paper companies and mills named in class action lawsuit

More than a dozen paper companies and mills named in class action lawsuit

The lawsuit alleges dangerous PFAS chemicals were allowed to leach into private wells and land

- News Center Maine
More than a dozen paper mills and paper companies were named in an amended class-action lawsuit filed this week in Somerset County Superior Court.
The lawsuit was first filed against Sappi North America in March on behalf of a Somerset County resident, Nathan Saunders. The lawsuit alleged Sappi's Somerset Mill in Skowhegan is the source of the PFAS contamination. Tests by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection showed very high levels of the chemicals, which have been linked to...