Is it still covered by the warranty?
Apologies for delay in replying.
No, the beast is just out of warranty...naturally!
I expected a Rolls Royce product as it had a Rolls Royce price tag. I don't think that a 14 month lifecycle is acceptable, especially as I am convinced that Sony are walking away from what is, afterall, a Nvidia design fault. If the problem exists on other AR series of their laptops and other manufacturers laptops using the same chips, then it is logical to assume that the AR41S will also fail. The Nvidia chip has to undergo a number of heat cycles before the failure occurs, so it obvious that the AR41S will exhibit this failure mechanism later than previous models which have undergone more cycles!