5 weeks and counting was told im going to have to wait further 2 months and would only provide me with 8700m replacemt machine .
Either option is not acceptable IMO, time to call Dell and escalate the issue.
and 8700 for a 8800 is an absolute joke.
Tell them you want a replacement 17 inch gaming laptop - and since the only one dell has now is a m17x that should be it. three months for repair of a laptop is not acceptable.