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Last week, we discussed new documents that had been unsealed in Advanced Internet Technologies' ongoing lawsuit against Dell. The newly public evidence was fairly damning, as it showed Dell was aware that the Nichicon capacitors used in 2003-2005 OptiPlex machines had an astonishing 97 percent failure rate according to the company's own internal study. When Dell hired an indepedent contractor to evaluate the situation, the company reported 10x more failures than the OEM had previously estimated. Lionel Menchaca, a spokesperson for Dell, has since written a rebuttal to the various negative conclusions this new evidence supports. In it, he makes five specific points, which we'll address in turn.... Read more...