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Dell Inspiron 7459 AIO: help avoiding unexpected shutowns by visualizing power state better

Jan 17, 2017

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

Several unexpected shutdowns happen because I cannot, without peering around the corner, see the power-sleep-state button on the right side of the Dell 7459 AIO monitor.   Could this problem be avoided by putting a visible power state notice on the screen? Apart from this disadvantage the Dell Inspiron 7459 AIO computer works perfectly and is more than sufficient for my needs.AAXMAN

2 Votes | 1 Comment

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), Desktops and Laptops, IdeaStorm,

Programmable keys on keyboard

Jan 4, 2017

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

With a job where I'm constantly writing letters and correspondences all day, it would be extremely handy to have 3 or 4 keys that you could program on your keyboard to type a specific thing, i.e. my email, our company name, "thank you", etc.  I find myself constantly writing these things on misc. correspondences all day and with a very long company name and email, having a shortcut with a click of a button would come in handy.

2 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), IdeaStorm, Small Business,

Coloured laptops

Dec 27, 2016

3 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

I am sending this message from my much-loved pink Inspiron 1545. Sadly, this is not a well laptop and is nearing the end of its useful life. I am not a technically-minded person so my key laptop requirement was: "Another pretty one, preferably pink or lilac."I have had to settle for a humdrum metal Dell laptop, allegedly Jingle Gold, but not particularly golden. My beautiful pink laptop has always been a talking point, why can't we still have lovely-looking laptops?

3 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), Desktops and Laptops,

Flat Mouse

Dec 15, 2016

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

Hace poco en mi trabajo leyendo un buen material note que cada vez que leia una hoja debia acercarme para usar el mouse y pasar a la siguiente pagina cuando note esto es incomodo el mouse no ha cambiado nada su diseño orginal sigue siendo el mismo mouse.  Y me pregunte porque no podemos sacar el mousepad de una portatil en una version mas grande para usarlo como Mouse en las desktop, que fuese incluso inhalambrico y me permita moverlo de mi escritorio para usarlo como una tableta y haci poder navegar comodamente desde mi silla reclinable en un monitor grande sin necesidad de cada vez estar usando el mouse tradicional. Incluso me parece que la el mouse actual produce el tunel carpiano y algo plano ayudaria mas a las manos a no usar esa posicion incomoda actual ya es tiempo que el Mouse evolucione,Atte: Marco FonsecaCel 504-98001453Recently in my work reading a good material note that every time I read a sheet should approach me to use the mouse and move to the next page when I notice this is uncomfortable the mouse has not changed anything its original design is still the same mouse. And I wondered why we can not take the mousepad from a laptop in a larger version to use as a mouse on the desktop, which was even wireless and allow me to move it from my desk to use it as a tablet and made it convenient to navigate from my reclining chair On a large monitor without ever having to use the traditional mouse. It even seems to me that the current mouse produces the carpal tunnel and something flat would help the hands not to use that current uncomfortable position and it is time for the Mouse to evolve,

1 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), IdeaStorm, Healthcare and Life Sciences,

Monitor with integrated docking station (next-gen)

Dec 11, 2016

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

Now that traditional snap-in docking stations are becoming less relevant with ultrabooks (e.g. XPS 13), and since a docking station usually only makes sense next to a monitor, why not integrate the two devices?In my head, such a monitor would feature at least the following: A Thunderbolt port capable of: DP 1.2PCIe 3.0USB 3.0compatible with USB Power Delivery Thunderbolt's DP signal should be routed internally to the panel's electronics. Please don't provide a DP-out and expect us to use a jumper cable to connect it with the monitor's DP-in.A speaker/headphone out analogue port and a mic-in/line-in analogue port.A gigabit Ethernet port (with MAC Pass-through)Integrated speaker OR compatibility with a Dell SoundbarMonitor made compatible with arm mounts (i.e. the dock should be part of the monitor, and not part of the monitor base: this already kind of exists in the form of MKS14)Everything (monitor and dock features) should be powered from a single AC input. Taking the idea a little further, a few optional features come to mind: Introduce an ultra-wide version of above monitor (to cater for two-monitor setup use cases)Introduce a version of the above monitor without the dock features if it doesn't already exists (for visual consistency among desktop and laptop users in the same office space)Instead of providing a thunderbolt-in port, include a retractable thunderbolt cable of, say 20-40 cm on either the left or right side of the monitor. The cable's plug should attach securely onto the monitor's body when the cable is fully retracted (e.g. in a partially exposed pocket in the monitor's body, so that is is flush with the monitor's edge when in place and so that it can be easily extended the next time it is to be attached to a laptop). This mechanism should be robust enough that it can sustain daily extensions/retractions of the cable. Since this is likely to be hidden out of view when sitting in front of the device, it would be necessary for this feature to be ergonomically accessible by the sense of touch alone (we wouldn't want the user to have to lean over her desk and behind the monitor to locate the thunderbolt port, unlatch it and extend the cord by pulling in order to attach it to her laptop).Integrate a Dell Wireless mouse and keyboard receiver with the monitorCamera add-on which can be attached on the top edge of the displayA keyboard with special-purpose power-on button, which can be used to turn on a connected laptop. When a laptop is connected and this button is pressed, it should ignore lid state (function as a desktop from a power management perspective). It would also be great if this could also be used for hardware-enforced ACPI shutdown (long-press for 4 seconds, not sure if this can be implemented over thunderbolt though).Include a DP-out port for dual monitor setup using MST.Include some diagnostic LEDs for the laptop when connected (HDD Activity/Power). My goal with the idea for such a product is a desk which is uncluttered as much as possible, and which is functional without dangling cables or cables kept (and often lost) in briefcases or drawers. For example: Only power and cat6 cabling need to be routed to the deskThese two cables can be attached to the monitor at all times, so cable management isn't left to the userIf a wired keyboard and mouse are required, these can be permanently attached directly to the monitor's USB hub, thus making sure their respective cables aren't moved around (and unavoidably out of the monitor's cable management pathways) by the user.A connected laptop is connected to all peripherals and power via the thunderbolt port. When no laptop is attached, there are no extra cables on the desk, nor does the user need to carry cables and peripherals in their backpack or briefcase. Regarding product placement and pricing, I would expect something along the following lines: For a panel already found in Dell's range, monitor with integrated dock should be priced competitively against buying the monitor and a compatible dock seperatelyI think an ultra-wide monitor at a lower price point than the current curved offerings (perhaps with a cheaper panel?) and an integrated dock would be appealing to some roaming users (if priced competitively against a dual monitor + dock setup). Unfortunately ultra-wide seems to be carrying a hefty premium at Dell currently compared to other brands.If the following dillema arises: feature parity with existing dock or lower price point, go with lower pricing, provided you have checked all the boxes in the first bulleted list of this idea.If you're an engineer working on this and feel tempted to move dock functionality into the monitor stand to achieve feature parity with current docks, thus making the monitor incompatible with arm mounts, please don't. Hope there's others out there who think this caters to their needs, after all this isn't very revolutionary, but I think it does make sense for docking station users.

2 Votes | 5 Comments

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), Desktops and Laptops, New Product Ideas,

XPS 13, 15: Non-Glare, Non-Touch Version?

Dec 1, 2016

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

People are increasingly choosing high-resolution displays. The XPS screens are just great. Unfortunately, all XPS versions with resolutions higher than Full-HD are only offered with reflective touch displays. This is actually the main reason why we still tend to buy Thinkpads.Some years ago, Full HD was the maximum limit you could find. Luckily, this has drastically changed. For people using notebooks outdoors, and for developers, it would be just marvellous if you could also offer non-glare, non-touch versions of the QHD+ and 4K displays!

1 Votes | 1 Comment

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), Desktops and Laptops,

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