The Alienware 13 R2 has since been redesigned since the R1 came out, now with an HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.1 Type C port. However there is now no longer a second digital video-out port. This is not too helpful for people who would like to hook up two monitors to their 13 R2 without using the Amplifier. Also the USB 3.0 port with PowerShare is gone. That one was very useful for high-power external devices and charging things while the laptop is off. My suggestions would be to include two digital video-outs (possible Mini DisplayPort like before) and make one of the USB 3.0 ports PowerSharing. Also it would be helpful if there were 4 total USB ports included because sometimes it's hard to get by with only 3.
Hi everybody,I'm a (very) proud proprietary of an Alienware laptop (17 r2), and I would love to have the perfect companion: An alien in my pocket! But not any alien, one that comes with Cortana.(Alienware 17 + Alienware smartphone) ^ Cortana = Something REALLY amazing!Regards,V.
This idea is similar to (http://www.ideastorm.com/Idea2ReadIdea?id=087700000009tkx), except it has to do with the software side of things. You know how windows 10 has this new feature that changes the desktop theme based on your background. Imagine if alienware's lights changed....but in game or in a movie etc....based on what was happening.,,,,- just a simple idea what do you think ?
I used to love the fact that Alienware used to have different colours for their laptops (black/grey and red) and I was thinking about suggesting that they make a black, silver and white laptop but then thought - what would really allow users to customise their gaming machine to the extent where it's really personal. Now that the backplate (with the 2 angled leds) is metallic on all their systems...it presents the opportunity to create interchangable lids or back plates or whatever you want to call it. - you could have game specific lids - limited edition - custom ? .... etc ---remember the nvidia shield (original) and its interchangable lid ......kinda like that....I know there are vinyls on the market...but I've never been a big fan of sticking a sticky sticker on any of my electronics (other than a screen protector) below are a couple of examples I would love to hear your thoughts : )Image Credits: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41DPpXE40bL._SY300_.jpghttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51m3uukm1oL._SY300_.jpghttp://www.decalrus.com/1181237-349084-thickbox/2013-alienware-17-173-screen-skin-set-2013alienware17-13.jpg
Dear Dell, There are a few forums on the Internet about this topic and it has even been mentioned here on IdeaStorm a few months ago http://www.ideastorm.com/idea2ReadIdea?v=1398262327163&Id=0877000000091OKAAY I know that the industry has shifted to 16:9 1080p and I am not here on a one-man crusade to change this, but I think you should consider offering the choice of a 16:10 screen for high-end laptops. There are a lot of benefits of 16:10 resolution. I just graduated in Engineering and there are many students all over the place who would have bought 16:10 laptops if they had the choice. The same applies to the general public. There are many people studying or working in Engineering, CAM/CAD, Graphic Design, Business etc. that would absolutely love a 16:10 screen. 16:9 just doesn't work here. Even some gamers buy 16:10 monitors. Games with Hor+ scaling are better in 16:9 and with Ver- are better in 16:10 - it's a matter of personal preference. I currently have a 2008 Dell XPS M1730 16:10 Laptop and I am was thinking to upgrade to an Alienware 17. But I would NEVER EVER downgrade from 1920x1200 to 1920x1080 SEVEN YEARS LATER while paying so much money. I guess I will be left to buy newer parts for my current laptop. As Ralphpeters said in his thread, not everyone buys laptops for watching movies, or playing games for that matter. MS Office and many other software that I regularly use are eating more and more in to the screen space. And yes, people are willing to pay a small premium for 16:10. But I would like to add that most people would look at the price while choosing and they need to be educated and aware of the differences between the aspect ratios in the form of photo/video explanation and examples. I want to buy an Alienware 17 and I am not a massive gamer. There are people like me. I just need a portable good looking beast (with lights - haha) that I can take with me all over the place. I use a lot of CAD software (SolidWorks), Business, Photo Editing, Trade and Charting software and you can't imagine how much difference the 120 extra lines make. I also play RTS and FPS games occasionally. Would you please comment on my post? WIll there be any Alienware 17 or 18 with 16:10 screens in the future? Regards,RR
Hello Guys, I just wanted to share my idea of an "Alien Phone". I'm sure everybody knows what is an Alien Ware and what is it capable of, now imagine an "Alien Phone".. Something that is very reliable and fast, something that is ahead of its time, able to manipulate complex applications for example "Autocad, Illustrator or even the latest Adobe Photoshop" with ease. Knowing the quality of Dell I'm sure this will be a game changer. Not only it is good for gaming :-)
I don't know about you but I'm a big fan of Alienware's lights and their Alien FX software. I love it's intergration into [a few] game titles, the cool music synchronisation etc. So my idea is for alienware light strips. Initially I thought of an Alienware desk, that had certain lighting zones that could sync up with Alien FX for a more immersive experience, but then though why limit it to just the desk. Imagine Alienware light stips (needs a much better name) all around the room that would sync up to Alien FX. Imagine the immersion you could create! or when a movie is playing, have intelligent lighting that way or watch the lights in your room dance to the music. And technically, you would'nt even need an Alienware computer to run these lights...simply the software. What do you think ?
I love the idea of a powerful gaming system and I love Alienware's distinctive and rather innovative design philsophy. If they could nail the mobility form factor as well as they do the other areas, why would you choose anything else! Anyone remember the M11x ? That thing was amazing, great performance (for that form factor), reasonable price point and ultra mobile. Imagine that as a tablet!So my proposal is for (as the title suggests) an Alienware tablet!- something thats affordable (i.e. at a lower price point that their other mobile offerings- distinctive Innovative designs - preferably android....but that kind of pushes the gaming side of it to one side (with steam etc...) - maybe even an Alienware stream/cloud- Most importantly: allows for on the go gaming power ! I'd love to hear your thoughts : )
Dell, can you revive Intel's WTX motherboard in your Alienware dektops? Intel's specification: http://www.casereview.org/wtx/WTX-Spec-11.pdfAlienware desktops look very compact. By using WTX form factor, users can enforce more hardware control on their systems. Airflow will be better and there'll be more voids.They can install liquid radiators, additional full-lenght GPUs and more hard drives. Currently, installing a liquid-cooled GPU in an Alienware dektop is difficult to achieve.Dell, you can re-design the mainboards of Alienware, can't you? Think of the possibilities. WTX mainboards mean: less-crowded mainboard, more PCIe lanes (and PCIe electrical lanes), more RAM slots or even Dual CPU Alienwares.Respawn the WTX mainboards, Dell?
Dell, can you release a C/C++ SDK that allows users to build Alienware apps?Currently, AlienFX is limited to Command Center and some games that support it. Unfortunately, the other "alien aspects" (fan table and BIOS, for instance) are locked.Allowing users to build their own Alienware app will enable them to have greater control of their systems.This can even be expanded to an Alienware app center.