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Asus Eee PC: RAM upgrade will not void warranty

PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:31 am
by Nutty-Slack
Article : http://www.dailytech.com/ASUS+Calms+the ... le9956.htm

Although most Eee PC owners are satisfied with their $350 to $399 USD purchases, they have been faced with the prospect of voiding their warranty by simply removing two screws from the bottom access panel to upgrade the memory.

ASUS covered one of the screws holding the access panel with a yellow "WARRANTY VOID IF REMOVED" warranty sticker. As pointed out by Cliff Biffle, this action [url]violated the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act[/url] with regards to "unacceptable tie-ins."

Many Eee PC users simply ignored the sticker and went ahead with the simple procedure of upgrading the memory, but others have been afraid to void the two-year warranty of the device.

In a press release posted on its website, ASUS provides the following clarification with regards to the warranty:

ASUS Computer International (ASUS) recently received feedback from one of its valued customers with questions concerning the purpose of a seal stating, "Warranty Void If Removed" over the access door to the single SODIMM slot on some models of the ASUS Eee PC. ASUS wishes to assure its customers that merely breaking or removing this kind of seal will not void the ASUS Limited Warranty...

Ah, there's nothing quite like the reassurance of an ASUS warranty. :|


Also : 8GB Asus Eee PC Priced and Quasi-Dated

Listed for $US499 as expected, the tiny laptop featuring 8GB of flash storage and 1GB of RAM will be shipping Stateside in mid to late December. So yes, it's still in Christmas gift territory for those interested.

It's also confirmed here that, as Asus debunked already, the 8GB model will not feature a larger screen than its predecessors. So is the 8GB model still enticing? If you don't want to void your warranty by adding extra RAM, then yes. But with its abundance of USB ports, the possibilities of extra storage aren't quite as tempting as some extra horsepower under the hood. Is it worth saving $100 on the 4GB model?

Confused?
You should be....