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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-29, 14:49 PM
Count me as another satisfied user (thus far) over the weekend.

Used it constantly researching tech stuff on the web. It never got uncomfortably hot.

I did however instal TP Fan Control. Sunday night the fans started making a slight "rattling" sound.

After TPFC install, seems to be working fine.

I have the 36984SU model (no WWAN)
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2013-04-29, 15:19 PM

Hi All,

 

Had the i7 over the weekend, and its mostly good.  The screen doesn't sit flush with the keyboard but I can live with that.

 

What irritates is that the pen input, after repeated attempts at calibration, doesn't let me go to the bottom of the screen or to the right of it.

 

Is there a trick to this?

 

Cheers,

Chris

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2013-04-29, 19:05 PM

Completely envious of all of you with the new toys.  I just tried to pre-order from CDW only to be told they are on backorder until August!

 

Had to talk to a Sales rep in order to validate since it sounded so outrageous.  Unfortunately, he confirmed.

 

Is anyone having better luck in the US with more realistic shipping dates?

 

Thanks very much.

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-29, 19:12 PM

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Completely envious of all of you with the new toys.  I just tried to pre-order from CDW only to be told they are on backorder until August!

 

Had to talk to a Sales rep in order to validate since it sounded so outrageous.  Unfortunately, he confirmed.

 

Is anyone having better luck in the US with more realistic shipping dates?

 

Thanks very much.


Check with Provantage.com periodically, they had 40 of the 36984SU last week.

I'm sure they're all gone now (I got one from them)

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2013-04-29, 19:16 PM
I will check with them. Thank you!
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2013-04-29, 19:43 PM

The bad news is that yes they are all gone at Provantage.  The good news is that they have reduced their backorder price.  If you can confirm that their next shipment will be in reasonably soon, might be a good idea to order now.  Mine from Provantage should show up this afternoon, but I preordered 3 weeks ago.

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-29, 19:57 PM

wrote:

The bad news is that yes they are all gone at Provantage.  The good news is that they have reduced their backorder price.  If you can confirm that their next shipment will be in reasonably soon, might be a good idea to order now.  Mine from Provantage should show up this afternoon, but I preordered 3 weeks ago.


That's strange.

You pre-ordered yours 3 weeks ago and it has not arrived.

 

I ordered mine (36984SU) from Provantage last Wednesday and got it the next day.

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2013-04-29, 20:00 PM

You paid extra for overnight shipping.  I'm a cheep **bleep** and went with the basic 3 day shipping.  If you remember, I am the guy who put you on to Provantage. 

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-29, 20:04 PM

August, this is crazy. I don't understand how Lenovo can deliver several hundreds/thousands units since a few days, but cannot manage to provide sustainable stocks or even a finite and firm release date. August, and still not an official word from Lenovo by the way? I know parts manufactured by other brands may be out of stock and out of their control, but since February, the initial announcement, it seems reasonable to think it should be fixed already.

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Re: When is the Helix release date?

2013-04-29, 20:36 PM

An interesting little snippet, but my Helix was built on 9th April and in my hands on 27th, which is 18 days from build to delivery. So that's just about 2 weeks for the supply chain to deliver from China.

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