In August 2020, a class-action lawsuit
was filed against Lenovo for allegedly misleading consumers about the quality and functionality of its Flex 5, Yoga 520, and Yoga 730 laptop computers. Specifically, the complaint claims that the company markets the laptops as “2-1” devices that have “360° flexibility” (meaning that the touchscreen monitors on the laptops can be folded back to the base to be used like a tablet computer) when, according to plaintiffs, folding the monitor causes stress on a cable that transmits visual information from the motherboard to the screen and leads to problems with the visuals displayed on the monitor. (MacKay et al v. Lenovo (United States) Inc.
, Case No. 20-cv-1149, D. Del.)
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