HP EliteDesk 805 G8 Mini Order #2
Again here is the timeline. Let me also just say that this unit is now my favorite 1L PC in our Project TinyMiniMicro series. This HP EliteDesk 805 G8 Mini with the NVIDIA GPU is a step ahead of Lenovo’s AMD offerings (especially with PSB locking) and Dell’s 1L OptiPlex lineup.
While we were waiting on the first order, still not knowing that the estimated ship dates were untrue, the second unit was ordered on 2022-01-10. The ship date was 2022-01-31 making it around 21 days between order and estimated shipping, or three longer than the first. I did not think anything of this at the time because we had yet to experience any delays so I was still relying upon the estimated dates to be able to get these units and review them for Project TinyMiniMicro.
On 2022-02-01 we received another 405 G8 unit component issue and confirmed this one as well taking the $40 for the 2.5GbE NIC trade that was offered. This was the day after the estimated ship date.
Two days after agreeing to swap out the part to make it easier for HP to build the system, the system was delayed until 2022-03-31.
In the meantime, we checked the HP.com website, and the estimated ship dates were still only ~3weeks out, so we ordered the third unit just to document that HP was not updating those ship dates. On 2022-02-28, this second unit shipped before the first one we ordered.
We received a credit a few days into the next month even though this unit had the 2.5GbE NIC.
Since we had this unit, it prompted us to request to cancel the first order that HP denied.
Still, we had order 3 pending, so let us get to that one.