How long does alienware building take?

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  1. Zunexxx

    Zunexxx Notebook Guru

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    Hi guys,

    I ordered an Alienware 18 with dual gtx 880m from dell, I placed the order on june 20th, I am currently in the US. Usually, how long does it take dell to build the laptop. I mean, one week to assemble should be reasonable but taking more than 2 weeks, it's showing the estimation date in july 10th, which is 20 DAYS. I find it too long. Anyone out there had the same experience?
     
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    MrDJ Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    depends how long it takes funds to clear and then you start counting the days.
    also depending on if all the stock/hardware you configured is sitting on the shelves waiting to be used or on back order.

    took 3 months to beild my m15x 7 years ago but that was before it was dellienware.
     
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    What caused such a big delay? 3 months is absurd.
     
  4. Zunexxx

    Zunexxx Notebook Guru

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    Three months is insanely long, wow. I guess I should be praying that it doesn't happen to me.
     
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    Had my AW 18 for a month or so now and it came a day before the ETA.
     
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    i did try and cancel and all i got in return was a friggin tee shirt.

    and mine only lasted a nightmare 19 days.every single day onto tech with a different problem. fried motherboard, fried gpu, fried cmos. sent in for repair and 2 weeks later i got someone elses laptop returned with all there stuff still on the drive.
    they then had the cheek to ask for the tee shirt back before they would give me a refund.

    then this forum pointed me in the direction of clevo and i havnt looked back ever since.
     
  7. Zunexxx

    Zunexxx Notebook Guru

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    Cool, hope I get mine before the ETA. I bought two SSDs for it already. Gonna try a raid 0 on it.
     
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    Hope nothing is wrong with my AW when it gets here. Now this is making me really worry. Hope this situation doesn't happen with majority of us.
     
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    as theve now been taken over by dell i think you should be safe not to worry but i will never buy another one.
     
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    Just got email form DELL saying my order is shipped. I guess I am really lucky. 10 Days for production only.
     
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