You could be eligible for a $15 settlement if you bought a Pentium 4 PC 14 years ago

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Do not adjust your screen - the title of this article is correct. If you purchased a new computer equipped with an Intel Pentium 4 processor some 14 years ago, you could be in for a cash windfall of fifteen bucks! The class action lawsuit resulted in this proposed settlement, but you'll have to read the fine print as well; it applies only to residents of the United States, excluding those residing in Illinois.

The bulk of the claim eligibility can be read below:

All residents of the United States, other than those residing in Illinois, who (i) purchased a new computer equipped with a Pentium 4 processor, (ii) purchased the computer between November 20, 2000 and December 31, 2001, and (iii) purchased the computer for personal, family, or household use;

and

All residents of the United States, other than those residing in Illinois, who (i) purchased a new computer equipped with a first-generation (Willamette) Pentium 4 processor or a Pentium 4 processor at speeds below 2.0 GHz, (ii) purchased the computer between January 1, 2002 and June 30, 2002, and (iii) purchased the computer for personal, family, or household use.

You are probably also wondering if you still have that receipt for something you may have bought twelve to fourteen years ago, but that won't be needed. You will however, have to certify that your claim is truthful.

So why the cashback? The lawsuit contends that Intel and HP manipulated benchmark scores to give the first generation Pentium 4 processor favorable results over its rivals AMD Athlon offering back in the day. Intel and HP deny these claims, but have decided to reach settlement all the same.

So if you think you're eligible, head over to the claims page to file your preferred method of settlement.

Source: Intel Pentium 4 settlement via Ubergizmo

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