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Re: Helix Release Date discussion

2013-05-23, 21:16 PM

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Also, I asked if I buy one of the "3G models with GPS ... available tomorrow, Friday, May 24" will I be able to purchase a 4g/LTE simcard when the new models become available in "late July" ?May 23, 2013

 
Response:  "Staff: Hi, I'm sorry but that will not be possible."

what do you mean by "simcard"?

 

do you mean the actual wwan card that operates on frequency supported by 4G?  or you mean just the Sim ( subscriber identification module) Card from the servce provider?

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Re: Helix Release Date discussion

2013-05-24, 17:20 PM

Yeah, that was a badly worded and technically ignorant question I posed.  I combined the two concepts.  So the response is probably accurate, although not that helpful.

 

The Lenovo.com website does indeed have the 3g mobile broadband models now so 4 customizable configuration with an estimated 6/19 delivery date. 

 

I went ahead and ordered, following a tip I found here and asked for a 10% discount to get it all on my credit card.  The sales guy had such trouble on his end (system restart, etc., that he ended up giving me a 15% discount!  Saved $380. 

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Re: Helix Release Date discussion

2013-05-24, 20:56 PM

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Yeah, that was a badly worded and technically ignorant question I posed.  I combined the two concepts.  So the response is probably accurate, although not that helpful.

 

The Lenovo.com website does indeed have the 3g mobile broadband models now so 4 customizable configuration with an estimated 6/19 delivery date. 

 

I went ahead and ordered, following a tip I found here and asked for a 10% discount to get it all on my credit card.  The sales guy had such trouble on his end (system restart, etc., that he ended up giving me a 15% discount!  Saved $380. 


 

Thanks for the information ... and good to know you ordered it already.

 

two question though, 

1- do you know if the wwan card is locked to AT&T only? can I use it internationally with any 3G service provider?

2- how did you get the discount? I mean, is there any coupon or code to use?

 

As per Erriscon data sheet. it supports quad band HSPA

HSPA - 2100/1900/900/850MHz
GPRS/EDGE - 850/900/1800/1900MHz

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Re: Helix Release Date discussion

2013-05-26, 14:43 PM

As to the technical aspects, I don't k now, but it lists Ericsson C5621.

 

As to the discount, I just asked during the chat session that came up.  The representative had some technical problems on his end and gave the larger discount.  Also, I was ordering top of the line with most expensive warranty, MS Office etc., so maybe that helped.

 

It's also an indication that they're really starting to ramp up production and they want units sold.

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Re: Helix Release Date discussion

2013-05-26, 20:55 PM

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As to the technical aspects, I don't k now, but it lists Ericsson C5621.

 

As to the discount, I just asked during the chat session that came up.  The representative had some technical problems on his end and gave the larger discount.  Also, I was ordering top of the line with most expensive warranty, MS Office etc., so maybe that helped.

 

It's also an indication that they're really starting to ramp up production and they want units sold.


Thanks for the relpy.

yes, I'm also getting the top of the line model, but rep was not willing to offer me 15% discount :(

 

anyhow, happy to hear that you got it. 

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Re: Helix Release Date discussion

2013-05-30, 14:55 PM

It does appear they're ramping up production.  They just moved up my delivery date to June 9 where it was originally the 19th or 20th.

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Re: Helix Release Date discussion

2013-06-04, 14:11 PM

Just picked up my ThinkPad Helix. Am I the first ohne in Austria?

ThinkPad W520, i7-2820 CPU, 32GB RAM, NVidia Quadro 2000M 2GB GPU , mSATA Samsung Evo 840 1TB + 2x Samsung SSD EVO 840 1TB & Lenovo Helix i7 8GB RAM & ThinkPad W540, i7-4800MQ, 32 GB RAM, NVidia Quadro K1100M, OS on M.2 2242 Transcend MTS400 256GB + 2x Samsung SSD EVO 840 1TB
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Re: Helix Release Date discussion

2013-06-06, 1:25 AM

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It does appear they're ramping up production.  They just moved up my delivery date to June 9 where it was originally the 19th or 20th.


They were just teasing me; now scheduled for June 23.

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Re: Helix Release Date discussion

2013-06-19, 22:54 PM

6/17 delivery.  And for those of you curious, here is the UPS shipping log.  Learned all about UPS and FedEx shipping through AK from China. A little frustrating to see that it flew right over me to Louisville, Kentucky.  Then sat at my airport for the weekend.  Then on the truck all day Monday, arriving exactly as ups had promised once they got the package, and a lot earlier than most of the Lenovo estimates.

 

Maple Grove, MN, United States06/17/20136:15 P.M.Delivered
 06/17/20136:38 A.M.Out For Delivery
 06/17/201312:08 A.M.Arrival Scan
Minneapolis, MN, United States06/16/201311:42 P.M.Departure Scan
 06/16/201312:52 P.M.Arrival Scan
Louisville, KY, United States06/15/20133:00 A.M.Departure Scan
Louisville, KY, United States06/14/201312:00 P.M.Import Scan
Louisville, KY, United States06/13/20131:59 A.M.Arrival Scan
Anchorage, AK, United States06/12/20134:01 P.M.Departure Scan
 06/12/20131:40 P.M.Arrival Scan
Shanghai, China06/12/20138:50 P.M.Departure Scan
 06/12/20136:45 P.M.Export Scan
 06/12/20136:45 P.M.Origin Scan
China06/11/20135:34 A.M.Order Processed: Ready for UPS
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