You guys are lucky. It takes 30 business
days to get a Dell down here in Manila (approx 40 days total). A local distributor places an order with Dell Singapore and then the order's forwarded to Malaysia. The unit's then sent back to Singapore, before being sent here.
I was pretty happy when I got my D600, but one of my colleagues got a D600 which turned out to have some logic board issues, so the distro had to send it back a week after the notebook was delivered to him. It took another month before he finally got a working notebook. Unlucky guy...
We also couldn't get the WiFi mini-PCI cards due to some odd export restriction. Pity, since I'm guessing a Dell TrueMobile 1300 just might consume less power than the Linksys WPC54Gs we use.
Anyway, you guys are really lucky with your relatively short waiting periods, maybe Dell Singapore will eventually allow us to order direct.