I've seen this before. One day they are missing some of their models and the next day their back with no apparent explanation why? The R50p is relatively new and IBM's policy is to make very few changes to models for at least a year after release just to ensure your investment. Good logic that may fly in the face of being cutting edge - which is not what IBM is all about.
I have an R50p (since last December) and couldn't think of any laptop that can replace it. Not in terms of power, but in terms of ergonomics, keyboard layout, touchpad/trackpoint, LCD, and support.
Still not available on USA website after 3 days and no reply from IBM for any clarification.Seems like IBM is brewing something - can anyone enlighten me on this conspiracy?
Maybe they're upgrading the video card specifically on the R50 as the T41's can still be configured online with the FireGL cards.
Any wisdom would be most appreciated.
No, I think they just take them off when they are low in stock. I really don't see them changing anything on the R50p. Any drastic additions they'd probably hold out on for the next revolution of the R-p series