made in Malaysia" vs. "assembled in Texas"
I just received a i600M (1 GB RAM, SXGA+, 80 GB HD) - I'm very happy with it so far!
I ordered my computer on 10/18, and it shipped 4 days later. Shipping took *one* day! There is no way it was shipped on a boat from Malaysia in that time frame. I'm assuming that the cases, screens, motherboards, etc. are built in Malaysia and shipped (boat or plane?) to Texas, where they are assembled. So why don't they have a sticker that says "Assembled in the US, parts from Malaysia"? They didn't mention anything about Malaysia in the CNET article.
Another question: The UPS tracker says it was originated from Vernon, CA, which is in the middle of LA, with no evidence whatsoever that it came from Texas. How do they do this? How do the shipments get to the West coast? Does Dell deliver them to California first (how?), then hand them off to UPS at that point?
Thanks for any response!
(my first Dell, and my first post to this forum)