hi, I'm dell latitude user since e6400(2010). I have an idea and strongly recommend DELL to implement this idea as soon as possible. Put the latitude e6440 and e6540's keyboard in a case, not necessarily to be too slim, adding volume control, power control, and must preserve the pointing stick on it. Since it's gonna be a standalone keyboard, dedicated/combined function keys are the more the better. Must have more than one receiver and a big, handy switch(knob, dial, or buttons are all good) on the right side or up right corner. Many people are using more than one computer at the same time nowdays. Using one set of keyboard mouse at your comfortable keyboard shelf of your desk, controlling them by just switching from a single keyboard like car shift stick, without moving your hand one to another keyboard is so comfortable and productive. the 5th generation(e6540 e6440 e7240 e7440) latitude E series keyboard is the best keyboard I've ever used. It is good to using latitude as standalone keyboard is because: soft comfortable keystroke, clear keyup feedback, and latitude keyboards are preserving the pointing sticks. It is very handy when writing documents and correcting some typos just have typed, without moving your hand to mouse. compared to the market mainstream keyboard styles, latitude E series keyboard is the only keyboard still keep the keycap remain concave, preserving the excellent Distinguished finger feeling between adjacent keys. the Fn combined function keys, Numpad is the so useful that hard to go back to any other keyboards once get used to it. especially when it comes to typing validation code or passwords or phone numbers. dell latitude's Numpad is whole better than competetion products in this case. older thinkpad keyboard do have such feature (newer thinkpads abandoned combined numpad), but need to switch the Numlock on and off. on latitude simply typing the combined Numpad with your right hand along with left ring finger pressing Fn key. dell keep the page up/down, arrow keys remain normal size. latitude keyboard support many usefull tricks like, zero emission mode with Fn+b, turning off screen with Fn+d.
Most business that have Dell laptops have the older models that use a wired dock. Moving to a new wireless dock for the new Ultrabooks is great, but why have two docks onthe boardroom table when you can have one wireless dock with a "wireled port" addon that is used by the older Latitude laptops.The addon would attach to the "addon port" on the wireless dock. This allows for new ultrabooks and tablets to connect wirelessly and older laptops to also conenct, making the transition to new technology a lot easier.
I would like to propose that Dell open Showcase store in cities of importance around the world. So people could go and look at all the Dell products that they have to offer. Reasons to do it: Give Dell users better/controlled interaction with Dell. Let consumers have a more informed choose of what their buying. Cost saving - Centralise some repair work (not next day service). Have Centralised national B2B sales team in the most important city to build cloud services. Have a server in each country for SEO purposes. What your thoughs?
Can we move to all DC (220V/380V) power supply for servers?There are couple of advantages:1. Power supply module of servers works better with DC supplies; Less stress on filter capacitor, no stress of PFC (active filter)2. DC power supply with Battery hanging on the power supply BUS contains less psophometric noise which makes the servers work better in signal detection meaning less probability of glitches.3. All DC power supplies are more energy efficient than the traditional UPS solution.4. DC power distribution units can be built with transient (short circuit current) limiting function which eliminates the need of keeping big holding time of the devices (servers) power supply module.
I just found out about two significant differences when deploying SonicPoints depending if you own a 215 or 215W. Based upon the Sonicwall rep I just spoke to at Dell, he stated: 215: (recommended) If you plan on having a SonicPoint device or multiples, then get a firewall without wireless. 215W: Since this firewall comes with wireless built-in, you will have gaps (or temporary delays) in coverage as device(s) move between a SonicPoint and the wireless within the firewall. Does anyone find this kind of odd? Yet, does anyone see any type of information stating that if you deploy SonicPoints that its not recommened to get a SonicWall with built in wireless? So here hence is the question and the issue. If you have coverage everywhere except where your firewall is at (usually in the basement or comm closet where the rest of your gear is at) it appears Sonicwall wants you to deploy another SonicPoint right next to the firewall. The person with commonsence would normally think -- no, I won't have to spend more money with a SonicPoint, I'll just get a SonicWall 215W that way I have a internet presesnce in my comm closet and with my SonicPoints. This according to Dell is wrong. So for any of you who think that you will have a seemless integration for SonicPoints with your existing SonicWall that has integrated wireless, your in for some surprises. (IDEA --->) Now why didn't Sonicwall integrate the same technology within their firewalls as they do the SonicPoints? (Internal SonicPoint in otherwords) Then IF I had a TZ215W and I wanted to deploy or extend my range with more SonicPoints, then I wouldn't have a gap or transfer of coverage between devices. There is nothing more frustrated than committing to a model and then you find out later, "Well, that's not exactly going to work well. If you wanted to go wireless, you should have just bought a standard firewall and then installed SonicPoints." What is says to me is -- if you out grow your existing TZ215W, Sonicwall will want to you purchase another model and then deploy your SonicPoints. What?? I already have wireless, why would I want to move to a standard TZ215 just because I have a need to now deploy SonicPoints? What does everyone else know, hear or see about this? Was this Dell rep right on or are there flaws in what he said? This paints a dark picture which makes people begin to think this was a deliberate move by Sonicwall to generate more profit, rather than put together a well integrated solution. Yes, that's an assumption, but in either case the Dell customer ends up holding the bag. --LANMAN
Would it be worth considering positioning a chrome based desktop for countries that still need desktops such as call centers and such that primarily are always connect to the internet anyway.
Dell should produce a smartphone for professionals, with snapdragon cpu and 3gb of ram and big battery and android os.
I'm not sure what Dell has done with the newer Dell Precision 7500 or 7600s, but the heatsink clamp for the chipset needs to be changed. (Including the other headsinks configured in this manner) This is a steel wire that is held across the heatsink and then fastened down via a soldered staple affixed to the motherboard. We're talking to dabs of solder about the size of a pencil tip. The wire is bent around a 45 degree angle, but not near enough to prevent it or strengthen it from exiting the board. What happens is over time or long time exposure to increased CPU heat, the solder holding this U shaped piece will eventually pop off the motherboard. These heatsink pressure points are under a considerable amount of stress on these very small connections and should not be used. End result is the customer will usually have it pop off without warning (resulting in a pre-boot error) and require a motherboard replacement. The usual feedback I get from my customers is this would be a text book example of a way for Dell to sell high prices warranties on their high end machines, because if the computer is used on advanced applications, there is no doubt you will increase the heat on the CPUs and eventually break this junction point. (Engineered to break when the warranty expires) Precision workstations are the work horse for demanding environments. There is no doubt that 99.5 of the components in these systems are true to their word, but Foxx Conn missed the boat on this one. --LANMAN
Dear Dell:I am CEO of a small company and what you would consider a "power user". We have been buying Dell Latitudes for our company for many years. They were reliable professional no-frills laptops. I am sad to say I am forced to buy legacy 2010 Latitudes from Ebay because Dell NO LONGER MAKES a business version of their flagship business laptop! I'm not kidding.A Real business laptop should have:-a 4:3 or 16:10 screen-Be thin and light. Yes, this is possible now.-Have a real keyboard with real arrow keys and real function keys-Have good battery life/removable battery-Be dockableRead on:1.) Power users need REAL screens with vertical height. 16:9 screens are painfully short and make it hard to do real work. Work = Reading, Scrolling, Coding. Think about the new Microsoft Office that wastes the top 1/5 of the screen with an even bigger space-wasting ribbon. Do we really need LESS vertical space? This [redacted by moderator] everyone even harder that are using toy laptops with 16:9 screens. Say goodbye to productivity in the American workplace.16:9 screens are a joke and are only being made so manufacturers can save $$ by making a smaller screen.Business users are not buying a laptop to watch movies! We would HAPPILY pay a premium to get a real business laptop with a REAL 16:10 (or 4:3) screen.NO- please don't tell me 16:9 screens are wider and that I should get with the times. A 16:10 screen can do everything a 16:9 screen can do - except that it can do MORE because the top hasn't been chopped off. Why on earth should people think a smaller screen is better? It's not!2.) Business users prefer REAL keyboards. The Latitude is the LAST computer on the planet that has a real keyboard (not these toy chicklet keys). Look at the beautiful keyboard from the Dell Latitude E6500/6400. A real business keyboard also has REAL FULL SIZE arrow keys and practically-sized function keys. Power users are using these keys constantly! Stop making them smaller!!!A new line of Latitudes came out this year (7000 series I think?). I was excited to see if Dell was smart enough to give it a REAL keyboard and a real 16:10 screen. Nope. Fake screen, fake keyboard, fake arrow keys. I guess these laptops are being designed for kids getting their first college dorm laptop. Or for people who play "Farm Ville" all day.Lenovo's new thin/light computers are beautiful.. but they FAIL on the keyboard, FAIL on the screen, and now some models even require a special button to make the F keys function normally. Who is buying these things? Farmville players!Apple, believe it or not, is the only manufacturer smart enough to retain the 16:10 screen on their laptops. Too bad they have the most ridiculously useless keyboards ever made. The F keys and arrow keys are almost non existent. If they were smart enough to include a real latitude-style keyboard, I would buy Macbooks running Windows 7. A no-brainer!Please, Dell, think about it. If you don't start doing it someone else will and you'll lose a considerable base of business customers. Copying the "trends" of HP, Lenovo, etc is just making your laptops are bad as theirs. The "Average" users won't know the difference one way or another. They will buy whatever's at Best Buy so that Facebook works. BUT... the power users will see that there's ONE CLEAR FLAGSHIP CHOICE and you'll have a monopoly on this market.Please comment on this. We need a movement to bring back the REAL BUSINESS LAPTOP.My company already stopped buying new Latitudes.Dell, I am available for consulting if your Laptop Design teams need some inspiration and guidance. I also give seminars and speak publicly to thousands of people a year at Fortune 500 companies. I would happily endorse the Latitude to these people if you were making a proper machine.Until then, we will be buying Legacy Latitudes on Ebay and paying engineering firms BIG BUCKS to modify the motherboards if the future requires us to do so.Sincerely,RP.
My company has long been selling OptiPlex machines to our business customers with a great deal of satisfaction and success. We have determined the SSD to be the biggest noticable improvement in the responsiveness of a new PC and thus have been pushing sales in that direction. Unfortunately, there is currently no option for a SSD on the 3010 or 3020 models, only the 9020. Our customers do not need or want vPro, they just want new computers at the lowest possible price. Will Dell be offering SSDs on the lower models anytime soon? We are right now torn between ordering them in and imaging over to aftermarket SSDs or trying to find a suitable alternative from a different manufacturer.