Meh, what difference does it really make? If anything, I'm glad. Having high quality hardware allowed a lot of shops to try to justify buying something that was fundamentally wrong for an unrelated reason.
I had a similar problem with a Lenovo laptop (again purchased before SuperFish). The user finally agreed to have me send it for service, no issues reported since then. It clearly had a hardware problem as I rebuild the OS at least twice before sending in for service.
I had to laugh about it. Last year I got dinged for not blocking github and the similar sites. This time they tell me I can go on github and get a piece of software that will compare my firewall config and detect any changes. The logic makes ZERO sense.
audiors are allowed to make up any damned rules they want. it's just nutz.
But companies are alllowed to hire any auditors that they want.
I'm curious, what percentage is sold in first world countries versus the rest of the world.
Yes, very good question. The percentages that I have seen are judged on "units shipped" not the amount of money spent on them. As Lenovo completely dominates the Chinese market, I am assuming that a major percentage of those units are sold there. I am also guessing that at least a fair percentage of their sales are very low cost devices. I know that they make Chromebooks and some entry level stuff even for the US market. They might be selling a fraction of the PCs by cost, even if leading in per unit volume.
SuperMicro is beginning to make the lines between Tier 1 and Tier 2 blurry as they increase their level of engineering on their products and begin to offer more and more enterprise class support for their products.