How about making laptop docks so that the laptop site vertically? When at my primary office I always use dual monitors, USB keyboard and mouse, external speaker and mic. If my laptop could be docked vertically I could stash it behind my monitors. Since my monitors are in the corner I have wasted desk space that would be perfect for a vertical laptop dock.
I have a laptop that I travel with for work, on the occasion that I am going to be in one place all day it would be great to have a single unit that can be unfolded that has a docking station for the laptop, 2 wide-screen monitors, integrated power strip so I only need 1 outlet for the whole thing, and if it could also have storage between the two monitors for the laptop as well as a full size keyboard and mouse/trackball/other-pointer of the user's choosing (not requiring a single model of keyboard). Add wheels and a handle for moving it around more easily, and a weatherproof exterior to keep it safe from the rain while going from the metro to the client office and it would be all set.
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.
With an additional 'eye button' key on the keyboard, pressing the new button will move/click the cursor on what part of the screen you are looking. Using an additional button ensures the mouse doesn’t move around when you look at other parts of the screen Using the button enables you to move quickly between areas of the screen more efficiently then a mouse of keyboard shortcuts. It would be very handy when using a spreadsheet or most data entry type task. This is especially usefully if you use multiple screens. All you need to do is look at the new screen, press a button on your keyboard and type away on a different application. This would be very useful to businesses.
I have a XPS 18 and the usb ports are limited so i would sugest some usb ports to the stand to make the s tand into a dock
The feet of the monitor are often very large and should be easily incorporated a wireless charger for mobile device (Qi technology or other).
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.
It would be nice to use our Venue Pros as both a desktop and a tablet at the same time. I often do WebEx where I need my machine docked yet I want to take notes. With the tablet in the dock you really cannot use the stylus.Idea is to offer a dock cable. One end plugs into the 40pin connector on the dock, the other to the connector on the bottom of the tablet. This allows us to be docked and use the stylus at the same time. Alternative idea is a dock that allow you to lay the tablet flat for writing or upright as a monitor.
It would make the Dell XPS 18 ultra versatile if instead of having a special dock connector, QI charging was integrated. This would the mean that the tablet could be positioned in the dock portrait and still recieve a charge.
I like alienware very much and I think it would be pretty cool if they came out with a cool T.V. that can hook up to their game systems and possibly their desktop or laptop computers