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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#91 Post by whitelabel » Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:16 pm

Any news on this one? March comes to an end and there're no updates from our chinese folks.

Just spotted a deal on eBay where they sell a complete X61 packed with this mobo.
I hope they will eventually come up with the "mobo-only" deal here or on eBay, because 3000$ for a complete laptop is too much (at least for me).

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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#92 Post by jaspen-meyer » Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:40 pm

I was trying to read the 51nb site recently and it seemed they were fixing some display issues.
So, I assume the March date is delayed.
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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#93 Post by FryPpy » Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:01 am

2nd april is here and no news:(

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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#94 Post by murak » Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:12 pm

Second batch seem to be up for pre-order:

http://www.51nb.com/xinwen/benzhanshiye ... 77457.html

I dont know Chinese, so I use Google translate.

"The second board mass production improvements:

1, replace the wireless LAN switch, fixed to achieve better results.

2, the correction screen cable port screw holes left and right side.

3, adjust the position of the motherboard CMOS battery to the right, to facilitate placement into the space between the motherboard and small plates.

4, some other minor adjustments to optimize"
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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#95 Post by xiphmont » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:05 am

murak wrote:Second batch seem to be up for pre-order:
http://www.51nb.com/xinwen/benzhanshiye ... 77457.html
Sweet!

Any Chinese speakers willing to order me a pair (I'll paypal the cash)? Google translate isn't hacking it with the javascript purchasing page.

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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#96 Post by mdancer » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:33 am

If somebody can help me to order this board for a small reward please PM me or reply in this topic. Thanks

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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#97 Post by fatpolomanjr » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:03 am

xiphmont wrote:Any Chinese speakers willing to order me a pair (I'll paypal the cash)? Google translate isn't hacking it with the javascript purchasing page.
Same. Maybe RMSMajestic can charge a finder's fee. ;p
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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#98 Post by xiphmont » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:07 am

fatpolomanjr wrote:
xiphmont wrote:Any Chinese speakers willing to order me a pair (I'll paypal the cash)? Google translate isn't hacking it with the javascript purchasing page.
Same. Maybe RMSMajestic can charge a finder's fee. ;p
Good idea. I'd be down with that.

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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#99 Post by flyingfishfinger » Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:27 pm

Ooh! Availability PLUS mods and add-ons?

Can I get in on this?

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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#100 Post by andykrej » Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:11 pm

I got a little further, and the shop did an sms validation of my danish phonenumber, but delivery adress has to be in China.

Has anybody got an idea how to order one?

I'm very much up for one.
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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#101 Post by xiphmont » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:04 pm

flyingfishfinger wrote:Ooh! Availability PLUS mods and add-ons?

Can I get in on this?

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If we can manage to get a board.

Hm, there has to be a forwarding service that can handle the 'ships only to China' part. But does anyone read enough Chinese to make sure we place the order correctly..

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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#102 Post by jaspen-meyer » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:20 pm

xiphmont wrote:
Hm, there has to be a forwarding service that can handle the 'ships only to China' part. But does anyone read enough Chinese to make sure we place the order correctly..
There must be a service which places the order for you (us).

I'm flying out monday and don't have time to find the service. But, I'd like a board.

I could fly to China and buy 20 boards if I knew my 51nb login and could write Hope and set it up.

didn't look at this closely, but they charge 8% and seem to handle orders with china
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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#103 Post by fatpolomanjr » Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:34 am

I've used yoybuy before for an alibaba purchase that was not available on aliexpress, and it worked pretty well. I don't know how or if it would work for a purchase on a forum like 51nb.
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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#104 Post by jaspen-meyer » Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:04 am

The purchase page is, I think, http://weidian.com/item.html?itemID=1905816197&p=-1
Which is something like a chinese ebay.
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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#105 Post by xiphmont » Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:02 am

fatpolomanjr wrote:I've used yoybuy before for an alibaba purchase that was not available on aliexpress, and it worked pretty well. I don't know how or if it would work for a purchase on a forum like 51nb.
That sounds like a recommendation to me! I'm going to try placing an order now.
[edit: the yoybuy website fails out in the middle of an attempt to purchase. I'll try other agents and report back..]

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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#106 Post by andykrej » Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:40 pm

Xiphmont:
I just succeeded with yoybuy. Maybe you should try again.

A little nervous wether they can handle the 6 week delivery from 51NB.

Also I put in my 51NB forum id in note to seller. I think that is required.
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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#107 Post by xiphmont » Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:39 pm

andykrej wrote:Xiphmont:
I just succeeded with yoybuy. Maybe you should try again.
I apparently tried enough times earlier that AliPay has flagged me and now won't approve any transactions at all. OTOH, I found a different service that uses DHPay instead, and placed an order. We'll see if it works!
[ah, good: the agent has already written back "We can't guarantee this item will arrive functional since we can't test it here before sending. Is that OK?" Excellent sign.]

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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#108 Post by andykrej » Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:41 am

which one did you use?
My order was declined by yoypay. They don't support the payment channel.
xiphmont wrote:I found a different service that uses DHPay instead, and placed an order.

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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#109 Post by xiphmont » Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:58 am

andykrej wrote:which one did you use?
My order was declined by yoypay. They don't support the payment channel.
xiphmont wrote:I found a different service that uses DHPay instead, and placed an order.
I'm trying 'FreeShoppingChina'. So far, my order is still 'pending'.
[edit: now it's processing! Which supposedly means they've placed the order.]

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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#110 Post by RealBlackStuff » Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:46 am

At ¥2800 = $420 you guys must dearly love your X6x, not to mention being risk takers!
That fan looks rather grotty.
But if it works...
Best of Irish with your purchases! 8)

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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#111 Post by andykrej » Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:09 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:At ¥2800 = $420 you guys must dearly love your X6x, not to mention being risk takers!
That fan looks rather grotty.
check and check. And my current fan needs a replacement anyway :-)

I went with tiptrans.com. Very good service, but looks like the board is sold out now...

edit: it's back for sale again
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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#112 Post by xiphmont » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:00 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:At ¥2800 = $420 you guys must dearly love your X6x, not to mention being risk takers!
Yes, crazy and crazy. Both of the above.
OTOH, I just bought a house last week. This *barely even registers* as an expense. I hope that feeling wears off soon, because it will come back to bite me (I just bought a house, don't actually have any money anymore ;-).
That fan looks rather grotty.
But if it works...
Best of Irish with your purchases! 8)
I've been making my own custon X61T heatsinks, so no big deal.
And yes, I hope to have time to report back if and when it comes in. Fingers crossed!

BTW, Andrzej: My agent reported that the seller wanted cash up front, not a credit transfer, so the agent asked for the same. You might get the same surprise.
[edit: I now have confirmation from the agent my order was accepted by the seller and paid for! Let's see how this goes....]

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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#113 Post by andykrej » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:44 am

xiphmont wrote:BTW, Andrzej: My agent reported that the seller wanted cash up front, not a credit transfer, so the agent asked for the same. You might get the same surprise.
[edit: I now have confirmation from the agent my order was accepted by the seller and paid for! Let's see how this goes....]
Congrats!! I also got final confirmation 30 mins before deadline. Enough to make me nervous.

btw: I know exactly what you mean. I bought my house a year ago. I have recovered mentally but not financially :-D
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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#114 Post by flyingfishfinger » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:50 am

Did I miss the deadline? :eek: :eek: :eek:

[I couldn't actually quite figure out how to get it done, I was just going to ask for advice]

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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#115 Post by xiphmont » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:55 am

flyingfishfinger wrote:Did I miss the deadline? :eek: :eek: :eek:

[I couldn't actually quite figure out how to get it done, I was just going to ask for advice]

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Not quite--- I think you have until tonight.

I used a Chinese buying service (FreeShoppingChina), and the only 'gotcha' was that the 51nb seller wanted cash transfers only, so the service also wanted a cash transfer, not credit. So, I had to visit a Western Union in person...

Assuming these guys are on the up-and-up, it went reasonably smoothly. My contact was fluent in English and pretty quick to respond.

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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#116 Post by andykrej » Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:08 am

apparently it's still for sale.

xiphmonts agent sounds good. I used tiptrans.com and also succeeded in the end. I paid with PayPal.
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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#117 Post by flyingfishfinger » Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:06 pm

Price went up, 2900? Trying TipTrans.

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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#118 Post by andykrej » Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:36 pm

flyingfishfinger wrote:Trying TipTrans.
My agent was Xie Fei. He/she should know the drill.
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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#119 Post by flyingfishfinger » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:11 pm

Ah, they didn't like my shipping address. "We'll contact you within 24 hours" :evil:

EDIT: Managed to place the order at TipTrans, I hope it's not too late. Fingers crossed ><

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Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

#120 Post by andykrej » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:43 am

flyingfishfinger wrote: I hope it's not too late. Fingers crossed ><
It's still for sale, so no worries.

Does anyone know what is the minimum batch they can do? Now is 119 sold, and I think they are aiming for 200.
So there's a big chance it will be cancelled.
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