Originally Posted by G_T_S
Bottom line...if Clevo/Eurocomm/Sager had kept their mouths shut, I'd have already bought a Sager and be happily ignorant of the 8790. But now...who knows...maybe a Sager, maybe not.
So is the general consensus that you all would rather not know that a new product is coming?
If you look at the release thread, it says:
ESTIMATED RELEASE DATE: JAN. 2004
Honestly, how have they strayed from this? How can you guys be *angry* that it isn't out yet? Forums members did their duty and scoured the internet for info and got dates from other sources, but that doesn't mean that any of that was true. We ONLY release info we get directly from the source. Please also notice the *estimated* in there. This means that it could be February. It also means they are shooting for January. Since you guys are all very educated on electronics and computers, you likely know that release dates are never an exact thing. Anyone who was around for the 8890 and 5680 release knows this. The 4780, on the other hand, was right on time.
So please, don't be mad at PC Torque or Sager for trying to give you all the info we had on what the next latest and greatest thing was. You all were given the same info, and that hasn't changed a bit. Anyone who was misled by their own research can't be angry because they did that to themselves. You all knew it was estimated to be released in Jan. 04, and it is STILL Jan. 04. Even if it pushes into February, you knew that could happen since the date was an estimate. I know that there are lots of people on a timeline, but we gave you all the information we had on a date, and you all knew that your timeline was really tight to start out with.
The people at Sager read these forums. If they see you are unhappy getting advance information, perhaps next time we won't be able to get Sager to give us any info and we will all be in the dark.