HP, Dell computers delayed because of Intel flaw

Hewlett-Packard Co. and Dell Inc. are warning that some of their new computers are affected by a technical flaw in an Intel Corp. chip, the Washington Post reports. The problems were expected when Intel revealed the design error in one of its support chips on Monday. HP, the biggest personal computer maker, says only a “small fraction” of its PCs sold since early January are affected, mostly consumer notebooks and desktops. One desktop computer model sold to businesses in Europe, the Middle East and Africa was also affected. HP has stopped making computers with the faulty Intel chip, and customers who bought the problem machines can get a refund or exchange…

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