Hi everyone,Just a bunch of ideas for the Alienware Laptops line of computers...1/ Bringing back the 11 inches model would be cool ! (almost every 11 inches laptops on the market available are ultrabooks that are not made for gaming or render intensive work experiences which is really sad to me because the Alienware m11x R3 was a killer machine !)2/ Bringing back the nebula red color option for all the laptops because that was AWESOME !...3/ ... And why not offer a bit more color options for the chassis ?4/ Adding (at least) one Thunderbolt Port on the machines could be awesome (and I would personnaly use that).5/ What about IGZO based screens ?That's all I have for now but I think it would be AWESOME !Take care,Bast'6
I believe that Alienware systems should come default with a TPM.If your going to pay $4k for a laptop, you should secure it just the same.Precision laptops come with them and Alienware should be no exception.--LANMAN
I don't mean to be hypocritical of what seems to be an overall nice piece of equipment but I passed up a purchase on the AW 18 laptop for something as minute as a keyboard design..I do like the whole back light idea but the keyboard to me seems to be set up for WASD fans..now maybe there are people who still use this keyboard stroke set, but I myself don't and won't....WASD is something i thought I had left back in the 90's only to have it forceably shoved back down my throat...I think DELL's design team can learn a thing or 2 from Failhard northwest's(Falcon Northwest) design team. I do consider myself a hardcore gamer and I think it's pretty sad that i would have to purchase/carry a keyboard just because a $5,200.00 piece of equipment couldn't accomodate my personal preference. p.s ^ < > fans unite!!!! v
It seems that we'll leave 2013 and enter 2014. So many new technologies were being developed in early 2013 and are going to be released in 2014. So, here are my ideas for 2014 Alienware laptops:1. SATA Express: Instead of using too many SSD for the 1 Tb option, why don't Dell use a single 1 TB SSD or 2 500 Gb SSDs with SATA Express interface? Using too many SSDs on a RAID 0 array can give you a big surprise as RAID 0 has got no fault tolerance. Why don't Dell fit Samsung's 1 TB 840 EVO SSD?2. HDMI 2.0: I like HDMI a lot more than standard VGA connector as HDMI delivers both audio and graphic in a single cable. HDMI 2.0 was released on the 4th of Sepetember and offers more feature.3. PCI-Express 4.0: This interfaces has got 16 GT/s bandwith. A 100% increase from the previous PCI-Express. Games and other GPU-depenedent apps will work faster.4. DDR4: Many sources say that DDR4 would be released in the middle 2014 (hopefully). If it's true, then why don't Dell fit DDR4 into their Alienware laptops? Even though it'll initially be a premium RAM module, Dell can at least make it as an optional upgrade.5. Premium 3rd Party soundcards: I really hope that 2014 Alienware will use a premium 3rd party soundcard (for example: Creative's Sound Blaster ZxR). The fact that 2013 Alienware uses Realtek soundcard surprised me.6. nVidia Maxwell: If Dell continues to use nVidia-based GPUs, I think they should fit future nVidia Maxwell which is going to be released in 2014. nVidia has got an interesting pattern: new architecture - refresh -new architecture - refresh.7. Dell's Privacy Display: So far, Dell has got 2 choices: TrueLife and Anti Glare. Why don't Dell add a 3rd option: Priavacy Display? A privacy display will be a good feature in public and we can install a 3rd party screen protector instead of privacy filter.8. SIM-card based Modem: This'll be a good idea if we can't find any wi-fi access points. I know the fact that we can use our smartphones as modem, but won't be very convenient if we can connect to internet directly from our Alienware without additonal modem? Perhaps Apple's SIM-card tray will be a good feature. Aslo, should Dell add an optional SIM-card modem, they need to create their own modem program (Name suggestion: Alien Telephaty).9. Water-resisitant keyboard (optional): This might not be an important feature, but this kind of accident can always happen. Water will short your laptop out once it seeps even though water's conductivity is only 0.055 µS/cm at 25 °C.10. Dell's GPS tracking feature: Installing a GPS-based locator module will be a good idea. So, if we can't find our Alienware laptop, we just need to use a program to track our Alienware laptop provided that it still has got access to internet. Also, if our laptop is out-of-reach, at least we can lock or wipe its data remotely and command it to show a message. Dell should create their own program (similar to "Find My iPhone) from Apple ; name suggestion: Alien Locate-and-rescue).11. Built-in Surge Protector: I haven't seen a laptop which has got its own integrated surge protector. Installing a built-in surge proector will be practical. We don't need to use a separate surge protector.12. Exotic Casing: I like Aluminium's character: inert, light and resistant to chemical attack. However, I'd be very grateful if Dell provide exotic choices choices such as Titanium, Scandium-Alumium or even an Iridium-plated casing.13. Upgraded battery : I hope Dell can fit a battery which has got a bigger capacity and more cells. I really hope Alienware will be the first lithium–sulfur battery-equipped laptop instead of normal Li-ion battery.13 ideas are enough, I think. I hope Alienware will still be the best gaming laptop.Good luck Dell!
this is not currently supported on india and i think it must be shipped although these graphic cards are availableto buy seperately so please make this available as ithink as of now only alienware laptops have 4gb graphic memory
I have been thinking about the hinge issue with Alienware laptops and have talked to a couple repair people. The Alienware laptops do not have a latch, this allows opening from the edges putting uneven torque on the hinges. A simple fix may be a center latch that would encourage opening from the center rather than the corners or edges.
Why would engineers design such a versatile piece of equipment, but drop the ball on the touchpad back light?
· Wow I just got the AW M14 and the only thing I don't like about it is the touchpad back light can't be turned off. I got the AW M14 to edit photos, videos, and run AutoCAD. Why would engineers design such a versatile piece of equipment, but drop the ball on the touchpad back light? This beacon is very distracting!!!!!!!!!!! how can you guys game with this light taking your attention off the field of play??
The idea is a system based on the upcoming AMD A10 Kaveri APU. It is powerful enough to push Battlefield 4 in FullHD with beta drivers and unfinished arcitechture, so it is quite promissing. It will make it easier to slim the system down as no dedicated GPU is needed. I suggest two configurations: Alienware X1 - Steambox: - SteamOS - AMD A10 Kaveri APU - 128-512GB SSD or 1TB 7200 RPM HDD - 8-16 GB RAM - No optical drive, Blu-ray reader as an option Alienware X1 - Windows version: - Windows 8.1 - AMD A10 Kaveri APU - 128-512GB SSD or 1TB 7200 RPM HDD - 8-16GB RAM - No optical drive, Blu-ray reader as an option Main concern: keeping it slim while offering silent and good enough cooling The style should be as minimalistic as possible, but at the same time keep the Alienware characteristics. Think Apple TV meets Alienware X51. No shiny plastic allowed!
Hello All , Just seen the new Alienware design. Many of the fans & Gamers are disappointed with the design. There is lot of discussion and controversy over the new design.According to me , the new design is not the best AW has come out with. But lets check what can be done better by alienware.Firstly, the good move by AW was to swtich to a a more premium looking aluminium shell of silver rather than sticking to plastic. I have to admit that with that design, the new laptop looks way better when closed than the earlier M18x r2 and similar series. But, as soon as you open the laptop, the ordinary looking speakers and the ugly keyboard along with a screen having a large amount of bezel just poke you in the eye. Man that looks UGLY. Really VERY UGLY. In those ways, the M18x r2 was much better, having speaker grills unique only to AW and also were very good looking. The shape of the keys and the beautiful writing on the keyboard along with alien-shaped shortcut keys on top right were just the trademark of the older beast.Now, for the future ( and i mean 6-10 months from now ) what is needed is a design which takes the best of both versions. The exterior should be aluminium, same as that of the new AW. Looks super awesome. But the keyboard, should be of the older AW. Plus the shorcut keys on the top-right ( alien shaped as in the older version ) should be back. Along with that , plz plz plz bring back the spaker grills and outline them with an aluminium edge ( instead of the glossy plastic rim edge in the older AW )Also, one of the most important things: PLEASE INCREASE THE DISPLAY RESOLUTION TO 3200*1800. Also increase the sharpness, brightness etc of the picture qualityAnything less is just unacceptable. At least to 17 and 18 inch models. ( it a gaming laptop, and whats a gaming laptop without a great display )Along with that , I also like some recommendation already made in this website like : Introducing a secondary small screen on the side of the touch-pad indicating the CPU/GPU temperature and the limit would be a great turn-onPlease also put in a higher capacity battery, like 12 cell Li-ion or Li-polymer 108 WHr or More. (anyways thickness is not a consideration with AW )Anything which I am missing can be mentioned by anyone in the comments section. Come on alienware. We know you can do it !! And these are no personal views. These are a consolidation of what I have found among different users & gamers diplaying their disappointment & needs for the system
My idea for displaying new case designs and componants would not only be useful to sell the new products, as it would enable the product to be seen from anywhere connected to the internet, but also in the display after purchase for reference and diagramatical purposes.