Acer Notebook Computer Memory & Windows Vista Class Action Settlement – Wolph v. Acer America Class Action Lawsuit

April 27, 2013

If you bought an Acer Notebook Computer pre-installed with Microsoft® Windows Vista, you could get benefits from the Acer Notebook Computer Memory & Windows Vista class action settlement.

Acer America Corporation (“Acer” or “Defendant”) reportedly has agreed to a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit against Acer in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (styled Wolph v. Acer America Corp., Case No. 3:09cv1314) (Judge Jeffrey S. White) alleging, among other things, that Acer Notebooks didn’t contain sufficient memory (i.e., more than 1 gigabyte  or “GB” of RAM) to properly run the pre-installed operating system, such as Microsoft® Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, and/or Ultimate operating systems (“Vista Premium OS”) and as a result the Acer Notebook computers suffered from freezing, crashes, lock-ups, and other poor performance, according to the Acer Notebook computer memory and Windows Vista class action settlement notice.

Who Is Included In The Proposed Acer Notebook Computer Memory and Windows Vista Class Action Settlement?

The proposed Acer Notebook Computer Memory and Windows Vista settlement class reportedly includes, subject to certain exceptions,  United States residents who bought a new Notebook from Acer or an Acer Authorized Retailer, that came preinstalled with a Microsoft® Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, or Ultimate operating system, which contained 1 GB of RAM or less as shared memory for both the system and graphics; and have not returned the Notebook for a refund.

Acer Notebooks included under the settlement may include the following Acer Notebook computer model numbers: Aspire 3050, Aspire 4720Z, Aspire 5570, Aspire 5630, Aspire 9410, Aspire 3100, Aspire 5050, Aspire 5570Z, Aspire 5720Z, Aspire 9410Z, Aspire 4220, Aspire 5100, Aspire 5580, Aspire 7520, Aspire 9420, Aspire 4315, Aspire 5315, Aspire 5610, Aspire 7720Z, Extensa 5520, Aspire 4520, Aspire 5520, Aspire 5610Z, Aspire 9300, Extensa 5620Z, and Aspire 4710Z.

What Settlement Benefits Does The Proposed Acer Notebook Computer Memory and Windows Vista Class Action Settlement Provide?

Under the proposed Acer Notebook Computer Memory and Windows Vista class action settlement, eligible Class Members who file a valid claim can get one of the following: (a) A 16 GB USB Flash Drive with ReadyBoost technology; (b) A check for $10; (c) A check for up to $100 as reimbursement for Class Members who, before April 25, 2013, paid for Notebook performance repairs in an effort to resolve performance problems due to RAM; or (d) A compatible 1 GB or 2 GB laptop memory DIMM for Class Members.

To apply for a payment under the Acer Notebook computer memory class action settlement, you  must complete and submit a Claim Form postmarked no later than July 24, 2013.  Claim forms can be submitted online at www.acerlawsuit.com.

How To Obtain More Information About the Acer Notebook Computer Memory and Windows Vista Class Action Settlement?

For more information about the Acer Notebook Computer Memory and Windows Vista class action settlement,  write to Wolph v. Acer America Corp. Settlement Administrator, c/o KCC Class Action Services, P.O. Box 43169, Providence, RI 02940-3169, or call the Settlement Administrator at 1-877-761-0698 or visit the settlement website at www.acerlawsuit.com.

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