I'm not quite sure about the process fabrication on Dell Keyboards, but since there are plenty of companies who are reutilizing plastic bags and turning them into "wood"-like material wich are really resistant and beautiful I thought that it is a good idea to make Dell Keyboards of the same material. Here in Brasil there is a company who is actually going to build a pier with this material, since is plastic and its way more resistant to the salt water than wood. Even the Nails are made of reutilized plastic and are as strong as the common metal ones, and since this material is completely moldable it wouldn't be a problem to actually produce thos keyboards. I coul'd even reduce the costs of material to Dell, and create a new income. I'll show you an example of this material below. And I would apreciate some feedback of the Idea. Here's a trash-can made with the plastic "wood" as well as the pots at the back.Thanks for your time reading this idea!
Dear Dell, There are a few forums on the Internet about this topic and it has even been mentioned here on IdeaStorm a few months ago http://www.ideastorm.com/idea2ReadIdea?v=1398262327163&Id=0877000000091OKAAY I know that the industry has shifted to 16:9 1080p and I am not here on a one-man crusade to change this, but I think you should consider offering the choice of a 16:10 screen for high-end laptops. There are a lot of benefits of 16:10 resolution. I just graduated in Engineering and there are many students all over the place who would have bought 16:10 laptops if they had the choice. The same applies to the general public. There are many people studying or working in Engineering, CAM/CAD, Graphic Design, Business etc. that would absolutely love a 16:10 screen. 16:9 just doesn't work here. Even some gamers buy 16:10 monitors. Games with Hor+ scaling are better in 16:9 and with Ver- are better in 16:10 - it's a matter of personal preference. I currently have a 2008 Dell XPS M1730 16:10 Laptop and I am was thinking to upgrade to an Alienware 17. But I would NEVER EVER downgrade from 1920x1200 to 1920x1080 SEVEN YEARS LATER while paying so much money. I guess I will be left to buy newer parts for my current laptop. As Ralphpeters said in his thread, not everyone buys laptops for watching movies, or playing games for that matter. MS Office and many other software that I regularly use are eating more and more in to the screen space. And yes, people are willing to pay a small premium for 16:10. But I would like to add that most people would look at the price while choosing and they need to be educated and aware of the differences between the aspect ratios in the form of photo/video explanation and examples. I want to buy an Alienware 17 and I am not a massive gamer. There are people like me. I just need a portable good looking beast (with lights - haha) that I can take with me all over the place. I use a lot of CAD software (SolidWorks), Business, Photo Editing, Trade and Charting software and you can't imagine how much difference the 120 extra lines make. I also play RTS and FPS games occasionally. Would you please comment on my post? WIll there be any Alienware 17 or 18 with 16:10 screens in the future? Regards,RR
Using an external mouse places the cursor control on the right side of the laptop. Using a touchpad places the cursor at the centre of the laptop.Why not have the touchpad move to the right side of the laptop, beneath the direction keys, rather than centered beneath the space bar?Pros of right touchpad: functional; palm wouldn't accidentally touched it when using keyboard; shortcut keys are mostly located on the left side of the keyboard; a cursor-keyboard collaboration is easier i.e. after selecting things using cursor and needed to followed by an "enter" or such commands, user just have to slide the hand up.This idea is mainly for laptop with no need for CD-rom. I am using a Dell 5447 and thought it would be nice to see the touchpad on the right side of laptop, which with that, I would probably omit bringing an external mouse altogether, and am sure it applies to lots of similar users, and probably high functionality for designers, etc.
Illuminating keyboards:Using LED's under keys will help users to use it in the absence of light along with the option of keyboard lights on or off. Or Luminescent materials such as phosphors can be used to print the letters on the keys, any way this has its own advantage and disadvantage. (OR) Laptops can be built-in with flash lights that would help to find the keys in absence of light.
what if mouse doesn't swtich off for a while . the battery gets discharge .. so, It would be great to have sensors on the wireless mouse instead of button at the bottom. sensors which detect human temperature and gets activated. be this we won't worry about there turing off the button...So my idea is to have sensor which turn-on the mouse with human temperature..thank you
As in XBOX Kinect to include the API's and camera in the laptop and the user is the keyboard or mouse .
It is a lot easier to move the desktop towers with handles.I used to have an IBM tower and it had a handle. It was so much easier to move. It feels a lot safer moving such a fragile peiece of equipment. Although I don't move my desktop alot, it is really nice when I do move it.I have a Dell Small form factor desktop and wished it had a handle.
I don't know about you but I'm a big fan of Alienware's lights and their Alien FX software. I love it's intergration into [a few] game titles, the cool music synchronisation etc. So my idea is for alienware light strips. Initially I thought of an Alienware desk, that had certain lighting zones that could sync up with Alien FX for a more immersive experience, but then though why limit it to just the desk. Imagine Alienware light stips (needs a much better name) all around the room that would sync up to Alien FX. Imagine the immersion you could create! or when a movie is playing, have intelligent lighting that way or watch the lights in your room dance to the music. And technically, you would'nt even need an Alienware computer to run these lights...simply the software. What do you think ?
Every time when i book a conf, i have to look for a projector facility, for presenataion session. Think about a presenation where you dont depend on a projector any time and at any place. All we need to do Switch on your laptop press fn with swith projector key .. zoom, you get an option to project from your laptop.Hope this can be achievanle, as i see small pocket projectors in the market. The projector can be fixed at the rear side where the ports are located. or at the rear side of the screen. so tat we canhave a flexiblity to adjust and also presenter can use the screen, if duplicate option is selected. Does it sound good ?
Developing a virtual machine on pluggable accessories which would act as a operating system, is a good idea. By that Virtual machine, you will have a great framework to run a huge computer in a small device as a software. So then, that virtual machine will be flexible and running between heterogenous operating systems by developing in common library, for example, java.