nimche
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XPS 8100 general, delivery, delays, hardware questions and discussions

Hello everyone,

I was in the backlog of the XPS 8000 for over a month and finally after three delays cancelled it and just purchased a XPS 8100. It would be nice to post questions and comments about the whole process.

Has anyone ordered one yet?

EDD of 1/29/2010

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stargazer424
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Re: XPS 8100 general, delivery, delays, hardware questions and discussions

Ordered mine today! I was looking to buy the 8000 but was waiting until after the holidays. I was a bit upset when it was removed from the website, but now I'm happy that they released the 8100, which seems to be nearly identical, but has more options for processor and graphics card.

Specs:
Studio XPS 8100, Intel Core i7-860 processor(8MB Cache, 2.80GHz)
4GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz
Dell Consumer Multimedia Keyboard
No Monitor
ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB GDDR5
500GB Serial ATA 2 Hard Drive 7200 RPM
16X DVD+/-RW

Estimated Delivery Date: 02/03/2010

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nimche
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Re: XPS 8100 general, delivery, delays, hardware questions and discussions

My 8000 order is officially cancelled. I am all for the XPS 8100. I put my specs in the first post.

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willseke
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Re: XPS 8100 general, delivery, delays, hardware questions and discussions

Yeah Just Purchased my Xps 8100 on the 08/01/10

StudioXPS 8100 : Intel Core i7 Processor 860 (2.80GHz, 8MB)

Memory : 8192MB (4x2GB) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel

Hard Drive : 2TB (2x1TB) Serial ATA Non Raid (7200RPM)Dual HDD

Optical Drive : 16X DVD+/-RW Drive & DVD Rom Drive (Win 7 Only)

Graphics Card - Single 1.8GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 260

Wireless : Network 1525 (802.11 n) PCIe Card

Operating System : English Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate (64 BIT)

Display : 21.5in SX2210 (1920x1080) with TrueLife HDMI Webcam

Est time of delivery 12th Feb 2010 emoticon.Surprise.title  I think the guy i was speaking to on the phone was saying something about the 1.8 Nvidia graphic card not being in stock hence the delay. I'm also a bit worried now cos the same guy also said that if you upgrade to 2TB then there isn't enough space for dual dvd drives.

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nimche
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Re: XPS 8100 general, delivery, delays, hardware questions and discussions

I hope you are kidding for the Nvidia 1.8

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willseke
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Re: XPS 8100 general, delivery, delays, hardware questions and discussions

Nope that's what i was told, but im from the UK so this might not apply in the States

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nimche
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Re: XPS 8100 general, delivery, delays, hardware questions and discussions

That might be the case. I don't see any delay on the US yet.

In the UK site, when you order online and while you are choosing your system's componant doesn't it tell you your estimated shipping date?

I couldn't see anything. it might be slightly different from the US website.

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willseke
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Re: XPS 8100 general, delivery, delays, hardware questions and discussions

nah, once you place the order you get an auto email saying that once your payment processed via your bank you will get a confirmation email with the estimated date of delivery and order number.

I placed the order bout 6pm last night and the confirmation email came in today bout 6pm saying that the estimated date is 12 feb 09.

I called to complain but their customer services is closed over the weekend. Will try again on Mon.

This is my 2nd dell, 1st one was in 2005 that one took bout 12 days to arrive

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nimche
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Re: XPS 8100 general, delivery, delays, hardware questions and discussions

right! XPS is relativley a popular computer. I ordered an XPS 8000 before this which was discountinued and I was tired of waiting. I thought I should cancel and order somthing new at least I know I may get it one day. as i have mentioned before my EDD is 1/29 but who knows what is behind the whole thing. you should keep an eye on the order from the very begining if you want to recieve your order one day.

Do you have better option in the UK?

 

Good luck,

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willseke
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Re: XPS 8100 general, delivery, delays, hardware questions and discussions

I actually placed an order for the Xps 8000 2 nights ago then called up a sales rep to place it for me.

She told me to save in the basket and would call me back tomorrow to place the order as there was something wrong with their system. Next morning Xps 8000 was gone and replaced with Xps 8100.

Had to start from from the beginning but don't seem to have missed out much. We don't seem to have other options in terms of delivery but i will call up tomorrow.

My main concern now is that i Have an Iphone which from what i'm reading on here and online generally don't play nice with Windows 7 64bit with Intel 55 chipsets.

 

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