- Jul 14, 2013
Hi. I ordered a new Alienware 17 last week and specified it with the 256GB boot drive + 750GB hard drive option. I also opted for Windows 8 Pro because I've been using it on a daily basis since April at work and quite like it so I thought the time was right to take the plunge with it at home. However, I have now been hearing some strong rumours on the internet that vendors have been having issues installing 8 onto SSD drives, including Dell and Alienware. Some people have reported that Alienware do not even have an SSD image with Windows 8 yet and that orders are still stuck at pre-production weeks after they've been placed. My order has been "in production" since Wednesday and has an EDD of 7/31 but obviously, I'm worried that a computer I'm paying over £2000 for cannot yet be built. So I'm wondering if anyone else on here has heard any truth in these rumours or if anyone has ordered Windows 8 on the SSD boot drive option and actually received their machine yet. I will be mightily peed off if this laptop takes months to be delivered because Dell has screwed up...