So if your like me you fell for the $500 rebate from hp think you'd have a nice new tablet some time soon, then came the despair of reading these forums. Noone has gotten a confirmation email... Someone brought up that it's the Chinese new year and this could mean delays... how convenient HP gives out big discounts when they know they wont be able to meet demand only worsening the problem catch 22 if I ever heard one. anyway, after hours of pouring over forum I just decided to talk to the HP people and waste their time and money since I was most likely not going to see my tablet for a couple weeks. heres a mutilated version of the transcript.. Welcome to HP Total Care for Pavilion Notebooks. My name is Raven. How may I assist you today? The estimated shipping date is your HP Notebook PC will be built by February 15, 2008. I know that HP notebooks are made in a factory in china, I also know that we are in the middle of the chinese new year and many factories have shut down from the 7th to the 15th, is this going to delay my computer? I suspect that your Notebook may be delayed for 2-3 days. But we try our best to ship as early as possible. When I made my order, the HP website said, "the estimated build date is February 15, 2008" Does this mean that I will receive the notebook on the 15th? or does it mean the notebook will be shipped from the factory on the 15th? Yes, you will receive it on 15th of February only. Dont worry! haha thankyou that is all I wanted to knwo You are welcome. So there you have it straight from the horses mouth, all you fretters and worriers, while valentines day might be a stretch, the HP rep while level headed about possible delays had nothing official or any bad backups to report. Hope you get your tablet as soon as possible!