Originally Posted by CLC
You should read the forums more carefully.
The irony of the above statement was far, far too blatant not to point out (hint: no "i" exists in my username).
|But you are correct, a rigorous quantitative analysis has not been carried out. However, sometimes the weight of anecdotal evidence amounts to clear empirical data strongly suggesting a particular trend. Such is the case here.
Anyone who's read through this forum in some detail can see that there are serious problems with the 8790 and the business response from the seller is to abdicate responsibility.
Will respectfully and wholeheartedly disagree. It is absolutely impossible for strictly an end-user to make such a claim with any degree of statistical credibility.
The truth of the above statement can be shown evident with a simple question: how many NP8790 (or equivalent) units have been sold worldwide? While the answer to such may be difficult to attain, an answer does exists somewhere, and in fact the precise figure is not required to illustrate the following point. Though it is likely a tired example, let us assume a reasonable number of total D870P units sold: 25,000. We'll also make a few more reasonable assumptions: the total number of complaints related to hardware issues due to a design flaw (casting aside failures due solely to an alternate manufacturer's product, such as an optical drive, memory, etc) in any forum or portal to be 375, and that number represents only 15% of all users experiencing an issue - or that a total of 2,500 units actually experience a true hardware failure issue. That would translate to a failure rate of 10%, which is actually VERY low in comparison to the entire consumer-grade mobile machine market (feel free to look up the market statistics should there be any doubt).
As to address the original point in my prior post, a total of one user in this thread posted any kind of thermal readings (khu, and that was to mention when the fans turned off, and not an under-load temperature). As far as other threads are concerned (again, irony here, as it is rather likely I've read a few more than you), a majority of users simply do not include enough data to ascertain any sort of conclusion as to the state of their machine experiencing a problem (and instead offer complaints more along the lines of, "I was playing Game X for two hours, and my machine simply turned off. Why?").
I will however say there are undoubtedly NP8790 units that DO have outright hardware failures. All products have a failure rate, and unfortunately no DTR line of this nature is an exception. In fact, hopefully an end-user is educated enough to know that is precisely one of the tradeoffs for squeezing so much high end (typically desktop grade) technology into such a small package.