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Blade 2016 Preorder Shipment Delay

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by xstefanx, Mar 28, 2016.

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  1. akapterian

    akapterian Member

    March 18th. When was this even announced? Haha

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  2. Tiny_Dinosaur

    Tiny_Dinosaur Member

    Do you order 512 version?
     
  3. akapterian

    akapterian Member

    256

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  4. akapterian

    akapterian Member

    It does have an extra slot for expansion correct?

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  5. Tiny_Dinosaur

    Tiny_Dinosaur Member

    May be only 512 got free gift? Just my guess. And sorry I don't know if it can be upgraded or expended.Cannot provide more useful information on that one.
     
  6. Derek712

    Derek712 Active Member

    The last two models only had one slot. And their 3d render video only shows one as well. Don't count on it.
     
  7. akapterian

    akapterian Member

    Oh crap... Idk what video I saw that had 2. Maybe the pro.. Oh well I'll upgrade someday.

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  8. Derek712

    Derek712 Active Member

    The pro has a 2.5" drive + m.2. The older razer blade with the 765m had two msata slots. Maybe that's what you were looking at?
     
  9. akapterian

    akapterian Member

    Probably the old blade. It was 2 msata slots that were pretty much on opposite ends if the computer.

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  10. akapterian

    akapterian Member

    I could also be mixing up stuff. I was going this computer research at work so lots of interruption. Nbd regardless. I have too many external to keep track of if need be.

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  11. IceStorm_III

    IceStorm_III Member

    Got the e-mail today about the delay and a free armor case. Cool. I have an armor case for each of my 14" Blades and hadn't ordered a new one for the new Blade, so that works out for me.

    As to storage, the 2013 14" had two mSATA slots. 2014 had a single m.2 slot. I don't see a reason to believe the 2015 and 2016 would be any different, but I won't be opening the bottom of my 2016 to find out. :)
     
  12. akapterian

    akapterian Member

    I'm just going to have to solder in a Gtx 1080 and another M.2 slot. Maybe throw in some liquid cooking... Ah geez why don't I stick to desktops... [emoji28]

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  13. harule

    harule New Member

    I ordered the 512 and I didn't get the gift.
    Maybe its only for people who ordered on the first day or something.
     
  14. Tiny_Dinosaur

    Tiny_Dinosaur Member

    It seems that they gift people based on order data bot on the size of the SSD. My initial guess (they only gift 512) was horribly wrong.
     
  15. mynfel

    mynfel New Member

    I suspect so - I ordered my on the second day and I also got the email with the gift as well. Maybe it has to do with initial shipping dates - e.g. if your ship date was already going to be mid April, no gift?
     
  16. TotesMaGoats

    TotesMaGoats Member

    I would not expect it to be any kind of firmware or software update they are waiting for unless it is a highly critical issue. I assume it is more hardware related to the Blade there is a lot of intel content on the laptop (processor, chipset, TB3, and possibly the m.2 card I am not sure who is the manufacturer for that is).

    Software/firmware can be updated OTA and generally does not delay shipments.

    when they first released the Nabu there was already a firmware update by the time I got mine and I was in the first preorder.
     
  17. Mr_Fancypants

    Mr_Fancypants New Member

    I asked customer service via email about the case gift and got an email back that it was only for the 512GB models [up to a certain order date I assume]. Not that I feel entitled to compensation for a small delay on a pre-order but this is really bad form, why does SSD size have anything to do with inconvenience?
     
  18. Tiny_Dinosaur

    Tiny_Dinosaur Member

    It means that they make more profit out of 512 model than 256. So they have a little bit extra money to gift the 512 model customers.

    You guys may not get a free case but you get better performance/price ratio. :)
     
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  19. I ordered the 512GB model and I'm not getting the free gift.
     
  20. Ditto for me. Although my original ship date was mid-April instead of EOM March. Placed my order on Day Two (3/16) of availability, so apparently that one day makes a difference? Hmm...
     
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