Just received the following email from HP:
“Due to high demand on the portable system you have selected we will not be able to fulfill the order from on hand stock, therefore we have routed your order to manufacturing for your product to be built. The average lead time to get these portables ready to ship may vary from 10 to 15 business days.”
Must not have been much “on hand stock” as I ordered the device the very first day (October 25) it became available. So this delay presumably impacted all, or almost all, orders.
10 to 15 business days indicates a 2 to 3 week delay. But I’m not sure that will be the delay. Here’s why. The email directs me to a link to check order status. That order status page indicates a ship date of November 14 and a delivery date of November 15. The original ship date was November 12. So only a 2 day delay … at least per the order status page … as of today.
Not sure what to make of this. I’ll keep you posted.