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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-17, 17:16 PM
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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-17, 18:11 PM

Why would you pre-order at what's likely hundreds of dollars over the regular price? If you need it immediately it seems to be available a couple of sites. Pre-ordering at the ridiculous prices on CDW makes no sense, even with a $250 coupon.

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-17, 18:26 PM
Also, I've asked Lenovo sales reps about the release date on their site a few times and they're all over the place. One said end of April, one said May, another said it's been pushed back to June. So I'd take anything they say with a grain of salt. Seems like they're just randomly making up answers.
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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-17, 18:30 PM

Could be right, but I'm not sure it is as yet.  There are some ridiculously overpriced resellers (e.g. Amazon has some resellers posting the i5 model for $2300+), but the ones posted here don't seem to be among those.  They just have only the higher end models available, which very well may actually run $2000 when Lenovo sells them.  There was an i5 for ~$1700, but that also may be the actual cost.

 

I guess we'll find out soon enough.  I'm in a position to pay the impatience tax, but if the resellers are inflating then I can't imagine it'd be a good idea for most folks to bother.

 

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-17, 18:31 PM

FreedCandy

 

Didn't notice anything like that this morning when I last used my Helix but I will say that the temp was at 62-63 for some reason at the start screen--hadn't seen that before.  Just noticed the fans were kicked in and checked the temp.  Believe it was probably a scheduled malware scan though.  That was about 0500.  I'll post back if I find anything like that this evening.

 

Yes this is excatly what I noticed last nite.  I had it in sleep mode at 6 pm to go to a meeting and then when I picked it up around 10 the fans were on and it was not in sleep mode and I noticed all the things I reported earlier.

 

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-17, 18:33 PM

Checking again, that Xcaliber model posted for $1750 is an i5/4GB/180GB.  Lenovo was saying the base model would run $1500ish at CES, IIRC.  So it's *plausible* to me that if the base is 128GB then the 180GB might bump it to $1750, but I'm leaning toward a bit of reseller price inflation as you suggested.  Maybe not by very much for these latest ones posted, though.

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-17, 18:33 PM

The prices are different for the 3968,3701,3702.  Even with the same specs.  Not sure what is different.

 

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-17, 18:35 PM

The 3698 is listed as a "TopSeller" (reseller/SMB line? but with no apparent differences apart from warranty) in one of the documents, the tabook.pdf, posted ten pages or so back.  That has a 3-yr warranty.  The 3701 and 3702 might be intended for different distribution channels?  Consider me confused as well.

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-17, 21:26 PM

haven't run through all our usual tests yet.  casual ran of Datacolor Spyder4PRO 4.5.4 shows the gamut of that AUO VibrantView panel's gamut about

70% sRGB

50% NTSC

53% AdobeRGB

 

scroll half way down

http://www.wfu.edu/~yipcw/lenovo/2013/helix/review/

for the graphs

 

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-17, 22:43 PM

Review videos are expected to be uploaded today on this channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TorchonFire/videos

(Well, here in Europe it's already 4/18, but he said the first videos would be up on 4/17 so I expect it's coming in a few hours.)

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