Just to add to that (I live in Alberta)...
I placed my order Nov. 10 with an expected delivery date of Dec. 3. Today (Nov. 25) I received an e-mail saying that it has been shipped. Purolator confirms that it is in transit in the U.S. After some of the horror stories I've been reading, I really feel fortunate (or I will when I have it in my paws).
Wow you're very lucky, mine still hasn't shipped.
I ordered mine on the 22nd of Nov. and it says it'll be shipped by 21st of dec. It is a dell xps 9000 w/ similar specs as the posters here. Also coming w/o a monitor.
Btw off topic, I noticed a lot of you guys are purchasing gtx 260 as your graphic cards and I was wondering if its either core 196 or 216? I've heard that gtx 260 core 196 in 1.8gb are not in production anymore and that gives me the assumption that the gtx 260 I've upgraded to is actually 216 since they still do make 1.8gb 216 cores. Is this nVidia's way of competing with the ATI cards like 4870? Someone clear up some confusion for me, thanks!
I did some research when I ordered mine and I believe it is a 216 core. However, I don't remember where I read it or how reliable the source is, because it wasn't really a deal breaker for me.
If my courier company delivered my system today like they were supposed to I'd check for you, but it won't be here until Monday now.
Not much of an answer but I hope it helps. I can let you know Monday.
Off Topic but SAME PROBLEM
STUDIO XPS 16 1645 i7
Ordered 09/27 - EDD 10/19 - Cancelled by Dell ( Wireless card Compatible)
Reorder 10/22 - EDD 11/13 - Delay to 11/20 - Cancelled by Dell ( ATI Graphic Card out of stock + i7 back-order)
Reorder 11/19 - EDD 12/15 - Already Expedited
Today, I have received an e-mail saying that my order is built and in transit to the shipping facility.
Normal time in this routing position is 48-96 hours.
Waiting to see what will happen..after MORE THAN 2 MONTHS OF WAITING with PROMISES and PROMISES
A little longer than I expected but not too bad:
Order Date: 11/13
Ship Date: 11/27
Here is my config:
|1||224-4399||Studio XPS 9000|
|1||317-0067||Studio XPS 9000, Intel Core i7-920 processor (8MB L3 Cache 2.66GHz)|
|1||317-0079||9GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz|
|1||330-0915||Dell Consumer Multimedia Keyboard|
|1||320-8271||1024MB nVidia GeForce GT220|
|1||341-8516||500GB Serial ATA 2 Hard Drive 7200 RPM|
|1||421-1603||Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English|
|1||420-7938||Dell Connect 2.1|
|1||421-0530||Dell Support Center 2.0 64bit|
|1||420-8873||Dell Dock Consumer|
|1||421-1183||Download Store Links|
|1||420-6576||DELL WELCOME,Software Dimension/Inspiron|
|1||420-9691||DataSafe Local BackUp 2.0 Basic|
|1||421-0323||Windows Live Search,Multiple User Interface|
|1||330-6097||You have chosen a Windows 7 System|
|1||330-3826||Dell Studio USB Optical Mouse|
|1||313-3607||No modem requested for Dell Dimension|
|1||410-1867||ADOBE READER 9.0 MULTI- LANGUAGE|
|1||313-8757||Roxio 10.3, Easy CD & DVD|
|1||421-1412||Cyberlink Power DVD 8.3 Playback|
|1||313-8916||16X DVD+/-RW Drive|
|1||313-7186||Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio|
|1||313-4514||No Speaker Requested|
|1||430-3347||Integrated 10/1000 Ethernet|
|1||461-8389||No Virus Protection Requested|
|1||412-1397||No Productivity Software requested|
|1||988-7347||No Warranty beyond 1 year|
|1||993-5477||Dell Limited Hardware Warranty Plus In-Home Service [after Remote Diagnosis], Initial Year|
|1||990-8029||1 Year Limited Warranty and Next Business Day,Desktop|
|1||992-6110||Next Business Day In-home Service after Remote Diagnosis, Initial Year|
|1||960-8700||Dell Limited Hardware Warranty 7X24 Technical Support, Initial Year|
|1||988-7707||2GB DATASAFE ONLINE 1.1 FOR SDO/DIM/INS/XPS|
|1||988-0099||To activate your online backupaccount, go to Start, Programs, DataSafe Online|
|1||420-9518||DATASAFE ONLINE 1.1 2GB|
|1||330-0172||S and P Drop-in-Box Marcom forDHS Desktops|
My XPS 8000 was ordered Nov 4th and went through several delays. I checked my email to see if there was any new word on the 26th and I saw that they had sent me an email on the 24th telling me I had 24 hours to respond or my order would be canceled. Obviously I was too late so they canceled it. I am glad actually. I will never do business with Dell again. I'll build my own comp this time and atleast it will have a good mobo and PSU and actually be upgradeable.
An update for my order:
Order date 11/7
First EDD 11/25
Second EDD (Delayed) 12/4
Third EDD 12/5
This was the build for those intersted:
Studio XPS 8000
Studio XPS 8000, Intel® Core™ i7-870 processor(8MB Cache, 2.93GHz)
12GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz - 4 DIMMs
Dell Studio Consumer Multimedia Keyboard
20" Dell ST2010-Black High Definition Monitor
nVidia GeForce GTX260 1792MB GDDR3
1.5TB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate, 64bit, English
Dell Studio Optical Mouse
Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 9.0 Multi-Language
Blu-ray Disc (BD) Burner (Writes to DVD/CD/BD)
Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007
McAfee SecurityCenter, 15-Months
2Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis
|1||Adobe® Photoshop® Elements + Adobe® Premiere® Elements|
Zerostick, what state do you live in if you dont mind me asking? I placed an order for my studio xps 8000 on 10/21, it has been delayed 5 times to 12/10. I have almost the exact same order as you, minus .5TB and 4 gigs of ram..
Update: My order for the XPS9000 was just delayed again and I decided to cancel my order - I just have no more confidence that Dell will ever deliver my PC and I cannot wait any longer. I ordered on 10/18 and it was delayed three times. I tried to find out what particular part was delaying the order, but nobody at HP can tell me - so I asked them how they could even begin to give me an estimated date when they have no clue what parts are causing the delay.
I am done with Dell for good.