using pop out electrostatic drivers for a laptop diplay or high end display monitor and leave the blue tooth speakers or external powered monitors on the shelf . sourcing loudspeaker drivers from any of the electrostaic speaker manufactures or electrostaic head phone manufacturers . you could make a thickened laptop display that would / could house a left right and center channel pop out ( hidden away inside the display body similiar to a pocket door ) after being pressed on i guess the size of the driver ( on my 15 " inspiron ) would / could be 6 - 8" long + width allowed by the size of the interior amplification and possible battery inside of the display 5 x 3 or 6 x 2.5 inches for area . the frame should be like a cage for strnght an rigidity when pushing it back in for storage .and maybe extra battery in the base of the unit to prevent from tipping . i think it would be slick on a gaming machine and a display monitor and eliminate the blue tooth speaker in my bag or powered monitor's on my desk . i would put the amplification circuitry at tehbase of the display if that worked out better in reducing tipping and a bigger battery in the base ti and adi have the tech needed for the amp nmartin logan , magnepan or some of the electrostatic headphone manufacturers have the tech for the loudpeaker drivers . and tey have a way to tune and tweek them for the size alloted as long as the amplification has hte power and is clean . maybe just a subwoofer out just for the sake of it . i wod use a small bazooka tube that would be mor portable for a gamer and not look like an idol in a box . so you could have just a stereo option or a 5.1 option to offer on a laptop .standalone monitor you could have faux 5.1 with subwoofer out just l - r - c or just l-r. i would just go for the l-r-c just to get the manufacturing cost down . so nomore bluetooth pairing no more lost desktop to a pair of powered monitors if the sound is good enoough .. a half decent pair of nearfied powered monitors cost 5-600 usd so you have that to play with for added cost " if its deserved by the sound quality " . oucould pick the best sellers of powered near field to judge it by audio engine , mackie or focal and do a a, b comparison to see how close you can get instead of putting together some small speakers with a name behind them that sound like insects buzzing . back to work and improvement and critisiscim is welcomed and appreciated
I'm Hazem Essam, a computer science student at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AAST) Abuqir campus in Egypt/Alexandria.I am one from the biggest fans of alienware and i would like to make something big with alienware in my country and to be more specific i want to make it in my college, I loved this idea when i saw many clubs and student ambassadors in my college like google student ambassador or firefox club and student ambassador and it's really great and gives great population for these students and what they represent and so i get a new idea to make it different not with google or firefox or anything like this i want to make it about gaming and laptops and alienware products that would be different because we are talking about different technologies and products not only web technologies but hardware and gaming so it will be great specially i love alienware so i will work hard for it and make a great population for it and the idea will be as the following to make student ambassadors represent alienware in many places not only my college and alienware club which make many things like sessions about products or technologies or gaming sessions and i will be the alienware club chairman in my college and to get the students by interview and organizing sessions and all of this.
I think there should be a way for gamers to play for long periods of times without charging. This would make it similar to a desktop in a way. What if the power supply had a switch or some kind of mechanism to switch from charging to stationery? It would have to do this in a efficient manor and not be faulty. I'm not sure if this is possible and I don't know if it could charge and power the system simultaneously. I think that is a fire hazard but with the right parts it could be possible and safe. Thank you
I like to request for Dell to consider bringing back its ultraportable 11.6" gaming line; a true sequel to the legendary M11x.The market availability of unique 11.6" gaming laptops is now void since Dell discontinued the M11x a few years ago, and I am sure there are gamers out there who are hoping for a return of such portable gaming device that truly suits the need of "work and play".Perhaps you can name it Alienware 11. Give it an option to be equipped with Intel Core i5 or i7. Equip it with latest capable mid range graphics chip such as Nvidia Gtx 950M / 960M. For 11.6" device, I believe 1080p screen is unnecessary, but perhaps you can provide an option of 1600x900 screen. Due to being a true portable gaming device, emphasis should be given on the battery life. Give it a high capacity battery, and an option of adding an external sheet battery to keep the laptop going strong. Make the laptop a bit thinner & lighter than its predecessor. Keep the price at an affordable level so this laptop can compete with the larger gaming laptops, and I am sure this new device will be a new legend among gaming laptops.
I think it would be awesome if Alienware sell smartphones or tablets for gaming, Android is not a big deal, but i like the idea of keeping your games and social in your pocket, also i like Alienware design for products.
Hi, I was recently looking at Razer's blade stealth and to be honest I'm quite impressed.....by the keyboard ligthing. I was also looking at lenovos upcomming y900...and I was quite impressed.....by the keyboard lighting...Both these laptops have implemented rgb customisable lighting that's never been seen on a laptop...with waves, raibows, touch and ripple effects...both have extremely customisable options. Alienware's lighting system is a trademark of their systems....it's quintessential! However other manufactures have taken, what once was a unique selling point and made it even better. So my idea would be to implement more lighting configurability, (not sure if per key lighting is feasable but it'd be a welcome addition)...but the basics (like the one stated above would be adequate. Lenovo have also implemented a mechanical keyboard into their y900 without the extra bulk, that'd be another welcome feature on alienware's machines. So how do they go about doing this ? well, they could either do it in house....or (what I was hoping they'd do) was partner with Roccat (who they are currently partnering with when it comes to periferals)...You could work with Roccat to design a great customisable (hopefully mechanical) rbg backlit keyboard.That's the ideawhat do you think ? Thanks :)
I know the bashing among many Alienware Alpha/Steam owners and non buyers hate the non removal of the GPU graphics card to upgrade in the future. How about this idea for newer models and another idea for first gen Dell Alpha/Steam. Instead of soldering the GPU onto the board, how about design the GPU harness just the same way the CPU is made with the locking pin style. Then when it's time to upgrade the GPU, it can be ordered and an easy upgrade like replacing the CPU. This would be great keeping the size of the Alpha/Steam Unique and being able to upgrade. Now, as for an idea for current owners, design some adaptor that plugs into the hidden USB port and overrides the older GPU. Use a smaller harness that holds the new GPU to snap over the older GPU now the main graphics. A modified Heat sink and newer fan included for the GPU upgrade all comes included with upgrade kit. Seems far fetch but owners now will feel future proof for a long time.
I was looking at what made alienware laptops more desirable than its competitors. If you had asked me that question 5 years ago, I would have said...unrivaled performance, super configurable/customisable, has cool lighting and looks amazing and is premium. Just a warning, this is half a discussion and half a left field idea. : ) Let's look at those USPs (unique selling points), it's what made Alienware unique. 1) Unrivaled performance: Now that the market for gaming laptops has grown, we've seen new entrants and level a of innovation and commitment by brands like lenovo and other mainstream manufacturers that was previously negligable. Alienware can no longer market themselves as the most powerful machines...cos they're not : ( 2) super configurable/customisable: Dell had been famed for allowing users to configure their own machines, with the specs the user wanted. And thankfully, that has translated into Alienware doing the same (good job alienware!) ...and it's great! However, they've lost the custamisablility. Previous itterations allowed users to change the color of their laptop and the engravement plate on the bottom. I'm sure there are logistical and design reasons for why this is the case and it's not too big of a deal..but it is a lost USP. 3) Has cool lighting:Let's be honest, lighting is a huge deal in Alienware laptops, its the pièce de résistance! It's what makes Alienware unmistakably Alienware. 5 years ago, no body built laptops that came close to the functionality and configurability of Alienware's lighting. That's changed. We see manufacturers like Razer, Msi, Origin and even lenovo joining the partyIn fact, Lenovo's new Y900 features a mechanical rgb backlit keyboard with even more customisability than Alienware! 4) Looks amazing: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, yes. Alienware's notebooks do look good, no doubt about it. What I would like to know (if anyone is reading this)...what would you prefer...sleek and slim? or aggressive? I know those are extremes and the middle is a good place to be...I'm just curious to see what other people prefer : ) 5) Premium Alienware has never been an everyperson laptop. What I mean by that is that typically they've been acused of being over priced. And I think, currently they are doing a great job of being competitively priced. However, I've been reading a lot of articles on the current gen of Alienware notebooks and there's one word I find running thorugh all of them 'Plastic'. Asus's new lineup have mostly a metal construction with premium dust filtering technology and even anti ghosting on their keyboards, etc. I know Alienware have used premium material too, Aluminium and mangnesium (in the past) and currently a carbon fibre composite. But from what I've read, that premium feel is almost lost. Don't get me wrong, it's still a premium laptop....Maybe have a visible carbon fibre thread running on the outside...I know most of this has been relatively negative and I apologise for that. I really like this brand and I want to see it dominate its competition. Currently, other brands seem to be innovating and taking things to a whole new level...I'm sure alienware have their own skunkworks busy at work..but I just wanted to share this (if anyone's interested :P ) Now for the left field idea. Just thought I'd throw it out there... wait for it...active cooling vents : ) ....on a laptop. Basically having a ventilation hole (meshed up of course) that is covered by a small piece of aluminium, and when things get a little too hot...it slides open...it's a little impractical...but kinda cool : ) Love to hear what your thoughts are : ) Thanks for reading
Dust is a pretty big deal in a laptop...simply because, in most cases, the laptop moves. So why not implment a dust filtration system, or removable dust pad that can be cleaned. Basically to make cleaning alot easier and to increase the overall lifespan of components. And it's an additional feature to market ;P
The laptop market is evolving and the obviously the gap between desktop and laptop performance is getting narrower by the miniute. So I thought I'd pitch this idea for a, not so much, new lineup of gaming laptops. For Screen sizes: stick with the Alienware 13:- Focus on portability, batterlife, thermals and performanceAlienware 15: - Focus on performance, battery life and thermals and portabillity. Alienware 17 :- Focus on performance, thermals, battery life and portability. Alienware 18:- Focus on Performance, Thermals, potability and battery life. ---That's their existing line up and I think it works relatively well - we have the entry level 13...the more popular 15 and 17 and the desktop 18 However, I think some changes could be made in terms of what's inside these systems.These changes are mainly in the Alienware 17 and 18 Alienware 17:- For the 17, perhaps allow optional sli/crossfire configurations. Alienware were known to have the 'Most Powerful Notebooks in the Universe'. That changed, thanks to brands like aorus implementing dual GPU's into a 17 inch form factor.....that's not new...in the past Alienware have done that. By making it optional, you allow customers to prioritse....performance or portabillity (in the form of battery life). Alienware 18:- If dual GPU's are in the 17...where would that leave the 18? Glad you asked : ) Currently it seems like alienware are simply offloading excess inventory ie the 18...with outdated processors and hardware (albeit with the new 970M). Currently, theres this "thing" going on where manufacturers are starting to place desktop grade hardware into laptops....a prime example is Asus's new GX700. Ok this idea is not that new...but it's becoming more and more mainstream...so why not capitalise on this and use it to refresh your 18 ? fill the 18 with desktop grade hardware, the 18's size should allow for decent cooling...or adequate cooling at least. This allows for 4k or higher displays to be driven...and it allows games to be played at decent settings at that resolution. -------------------You still have your graphics amp...so your 13 and 15 will still combine portability with desktop grade performance. That's the idea....love to hear what you think : )