Dell's Exploding Laptops Under Investigation

Dell is investigating reports that one of its laptops exploded during a conference in Osaka recently. A series of photographs of the portable pyromaniac's delight appeared online within hours of the incident, a Reuters report says.

You can see these images in a report detailing the incident that's available on the Inquirer website. "It's only a matter of time until an incident like this breaks out on a plane," the report warns. In December 2005 the company recalled some of its laptop batteries in response to overheating problems.

Dell spokeswoman Anne Camden said it was too early to draw conclusions, but stressed that it appeared unconnected to a battery overheating problem.

News source: Macworld UK

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