The Sony VGN-SZ240 claims it has a T2300 processor, but in fact ships with a T2300E
Dell might not be the only company bitten by the T2300E bug

It looks as though Sony and Dell's paths are crossing once again. It was Sony's batteries that were caught exploding in Dell laptops forcing a massive recall that could cost up to $430 million USD. Now it appears that Sony may have been caught with its hands in the cookie jar concerning Intel Core Duo T2300E processors – just like Dell.

The folks at Engadget took note of a NotebookReview forum post of a user claiming the Sony is using the T2300E processor in the VAIO SZ in place of the T2300 without notifying customers of the change. One user in the thread confirmed that his VAIO SZ which was advertised as having a T2300 processor indeed was equipped with the T2300E which lacks Intel’s Virtualization Technology. The T2300E has replaced the T2300 Intel’s mobile processor lineup; but that still doesn’t excuse manufacturers from not informing customers of the change.

Dell admitted to its error after 19 Chinese customers filed a lawsuit claiming that Dell had replaced T2300 processors in Inspiron 640m notebooks with the lower-spec T2300E without proper customer notification. Dell formally apologized for the mix-up and offered refunds to affected customers.

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