Sandy Bridge PCs Take A Hit With Intel Cougar Point Design Flaw


10 PCs Affected By Intel's Cougar Point Design Error

After months of anticipation, Intel's Sandy Bridge processors launched at CES 2011 and were featured in a number of devices unveiled at the event. Everything seemed to be moving along for the integrated CPU-GPU chip platform, which Intel CEO Paul Otellini called the "best product" Intel has ever brought to market.

Then, in a conference call on Monday, Intel said it had identified a circuit design error in its Intel 6 series chipset, code-named Cougar Point. Fixing the entirety of the problem will likely take more than the few days Intel says it took to figure out the design error.

As a result, several OEMs partnering with Intel have suspended production of systems running Intel 's Sandy Bridge platform and offered to compensate customers affected by the Cougar Point design flaw.

Here are ten of those systems, and the strategy each manufacturer intends to use to handle the fallout.