Faulty Apple MacBooks Become 'Useless,' Suit Says

By Brandon Lowrey (November 4, 2014, 4:56 PM EST) -- Apple Inc. was hit with a putative class action Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging 2011 MacBook Pro laptops have faulty graphics processing units that causes the laptops, which cost up to $3,000 each, to crash, break and become "completely useless."

Plaintiff Armen Soudjian says he bought a 2011 MacBook Pro in 2013 and experienced continuous screen malfunctions, freezes and crashes that increased in frequency over time.

The suit names nine models of 2011 MacBook Pro computers — including 13-, 15- and 17-inch varieties with several different types of processors — which Apple allegedly advertised as capable of handling professional-level...

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