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New run of 15C LE
Message #1 Posted by Chuck PNW on 29 Mar 2012, 7:29 p.m.

I just received my 15C LE backordered from HP Small and Medium Biz. This one is CNA21100XT, so they must have decided to roll on with the 15C LE. Makes a welcome addition to the product line for sure, right next to the 12C.

They are also now in stock at HP Home I noticed. With coupon code comes to $85 with free shipping. Finally an end to speculator pricing on these I hope!

Edited: 29 Mar 2012, 7:39 p.m.

      
Re: New run of 15C LE
Message #2 Posted by Michael de Estrada on 29 Mar 2012, 8:26 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Chuck PNW

What is its limited edition number ?

            
Re: New run of 15C LE
Message #3 Posted by Chuck PNW on 29 Mar 2012, 8:58 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by Michael de Estrada

Limited Edition Number on back is 18928. Is that indicative of a later production run?

                  
Re: New run of 15C LE
Message #4 Posted by Ethan Conner on 29 Mar 2012, 9:12 p.m.,
in response to message #3 by Chuck PNW

The CNA number tells the build date. Originally there was speculation that only 10,000 would be built. With your LE number it looks like that would be 20,000 at least so far. When someone shows up with an LE number above 20,000 we can revise the production number estimate.

                        
Re: New run of 15C LE
Message #5 Posted by Ethan Conner on 29 Mar 2012, 9:15 p.m.,
in response to message #4 by Ethan Conner

What firmware do you have?

                              
Re: New run of 15C LE
Message #6 Posted by Chuck PNW on 29 Mar 2012, 9:42 p.m.,
in response to message #5 by Ethan Conner

Same firmware. It surprises me they didn't update it.

                                    
Re: New run of 15C LE
Message #7 Posted by Marcus von Cube, Germany on 30 Mar 2012, 2:36 a.m.,
in response to message #6 by Chuck PNW

There is just no time left for those who were able to fix the issues.

                                    
Re: New run of 15C LE
Message #8 Posted by Namir on 30 Mar 2012, 3:12 a.m.,
in response to message #6 by Chuck PNW

The firmware version is far more relevant than the serial number in this case, as we all await fixes to the machine.

                        
Re: New run of 15C LE
Message #9 Posted by William L. Drylie on 31 Mar 2012, 2:02 p.m.,
in response to message #4 by Ethan Conner

Got mine yesterday and the limited edition number is 20158. It's perfect. I actually did some hard grind statistics with it right out of the box. Glad to have a 15 in my hand again, finally. Well done hp, well done.

                              
Re: New run of 15C LE
Message #10 Posted by Michael de Estrada on 31 Mar 2012, 2:43 p.m.,
in response to message #9 by William L. Drylie

Very interesting. Now it appears that more than 20000 will be produced. It's still in stock at HP H&HO, so maybe the price gouging will subside a bit on that auction site.

                              
Re: New run of 15C LE
Message #11 Posted by Rich Messeder (US) on 5 Apr 2012, 8:12 a.m.,
in response to message #9 by William L. Drylie

When I saw that they were out, I set a daily reminder on my Palm Pilot to remind me to check the site, which I had bookmarked. Sure enough, one day, they were back in stock. I got mine with a coupon and free shipping. I own an original 15C, but I wanted one to "run around" with, as I am concerned about "losing" my original. I had an original in pristine condition in a burgundy leather case that I "lost" back in the late 1990s in MI, so I am cautious with my replacement.

            
Re: New run of 15C LE
Message #12 Posted by Reth on 30 Mar 2012, 4:44 a.m.,
in response to message #2 by Michael de Estrada

Quote:
What is its limited edition number ?

Limited edition as per Jerry Seinfeld - limited by the number of potential buyers.

                  
Re: New run of 15C LE
Message #13 Posted by Andrés C. Rodríguez (Argentina) on 30 Mar 2012, 8:39 a.m.,
in response to message #12 by Reth

... or "limited" (should I say "crippled"?) because of power management issues and PAUSE bug.

                        
Re: New run of 15C LE
Message #14 Posted by Mike Morrow on 30 Mar 2012, 12:14 p.m.,
in response to message #13 by Andrés C. Rodríguez (Argentina)

Exactly! Plus contradictory reference to the original self-tests on the back-plate...by which I'm also implying that the original 15C self-tests should have been made to work correctly on the 15C-LE, just as they do for the SAM7L HP 12C. It doesn't make much sense that these two SAM7L machines differ so markedly when the original self-tests are executed.

BTW, I've read no reports here on how well the original self-tests work on the new DM-15CC.

                              
Re: New run of 15C LE
Message #15 Posted by Harald on 30 Mar 2012, 1:24 p.m.,
in response to message #14 by Mike Morrow

The keyboard test "ON" + "/" does work. You just have to be quick before it times out. I suppose it will do that on the original one too, just not after a few seconds, but after a few minutes instead.

                                    
Re: New run of 15C LE
Message #16 Posted by Mike Morrow on 30 Mar 2012, 10:03 p.m.,
in response to message #15 by Harald

But the 15C-LE back plate cites Error 9, in conjunction with ON plus X self-test. That self-test, and Error 9, are not supposed to be used or seen, according to HP's revised instruction in the manual to only use the new SAM7L version self-tests.

                                    
Re: New run of 15C LE
Message #17 Posted by Katie Wasserman on 31 Mar 2012, 12:30 a.m.,
in response to message #15 by Harald

Indeed it will time out on all the original voyagers and at least some of the pioneers. See this thread from some time ago, among others discussing this.


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