Keyboards are quickly becoming more of a nuisance than a tool for gamers and high performance users. There are many "custom" keyboards on the market, and Alienware and Dell often have their own novelty about light up and color changing keyboards, but in the end it is all primarily novelty. One of the reasons that I specifically purchased my m17x r 3 was for the numb pad. I needed it in order to do financial planning and many other things. I have used kayboards and laptops without the numb pad and it has always been a source of annoyance. However, I do not always need the number page, and many times find it going unused, primarily in certain applications. That is why Razer caught my attention with their additional of a touch deiplay and changing and adapting keys for their numb pads and other systems. This allow things like a minimap to be displayed right on the keyboard, and made macro keys much easier. However, even this was limited as it substituted the numb pad entirely and was still more of a novelty than anything else. I propose a modular design that would allow insertion and removal of different "PADs" (Personalized Accessory Devices" or some similar whimsical name. The numb pad location can be isolated from the main keyboard, and can become removeable and repalceable. You can add a framework around the numb pad section that can be removed in a variety of ways, and then the "module" can be lifted out and removed. It would also be rather simple to integrate. You would only need to put in a PCI Express Port (Very similar to how the GPU is inserted and removed in the m17x r3 system) and the user would tilt the module up and pull it out, and put in a different module and repalce the covering and put the unused modules away. Dell could accessorize with "PAD" storage cases, and more. The modules could be many things: numb pads, custom gaming keys with game specific inputs, touch pad, secondary display with touch capabilities, quick launch and easy functionality keys for applications, music and video playback controls, actual physical controls for audio junkies, system monitoring tools/task manager (I would like this one because I like seeing the system performance info frequently), a display to show any sort of info touch input capable or not, and more. In fact you can even evolve the idea into completely modular keyboards, so that users can add "ergonomic" keyboards, and more. After all, customization seems to be a big factor in choosing Dell/Alienware over competitor models.
Hello World!My Idea might not work well but I was think of a laptop with a touchscreen as its keyboard AND its screen so if you want the keyboard to pop up on the FingerPad then you just draw a rectangle. The FIngerPad is a mouse and a keyboard the screen is used for secondary uses in gaming.It has to be a laptop just like an IPad, but there are two parts the FingerTop and the FIngerPad.Im saying a giant Nintedo DS or 3DS that also has voice commands and neat details.You can run any iOS and Android games on the GamerTop and you can have 32GB of storage.I allow Dell© to make any changes.
Solid screen protector ,not a annoying film that gets bubbles but a Solid Piece of platic with a stiff solid side and a soft clingy side.
We can buy keyboard protector for the Alienware 18 m 2 from Amerzon.com but not from Dell.com. Why?
The UI to configure the Alps touchpad are quite limited.E.g. I realize that pressing Ctrl or Shift while moving the mouse causes increased pointer speed.I would lik to disable that feature as it makes multi selecting files in Windows Explorer (and other apps that use Ctrl+Left-Click to multi select) more diffcult. Typicallly you need less speed when you try to position the mouse over a file name. But with Alps touchpad the mouse cursor moves faster with Ctrl.Please add more/all options which Alps touchpads provides in the Dell config UI.
I suffer from Reynauds Syndrome, arthritis and fibromyalgia. I do, however, need to type almost every day at work. How nice would it be to have a heated mouse that would provide comfort to all of these ailments? My hand literally "freezes" from lack of movement and warmth. I think this idea would be a hit to people with or without muscular problems. Thank you.
the main problem in video chat is that if we talk to the other person by looking on the screen it appears to him\her as if we are looking downwards,to prevent this if we look into the webcam we are not making eye contact.webcams on all four corners of the screen(both mobile phones and laptops or even tablets)all pointed towards the centre point infront of the screen will hel establish eye contact and will enhance our experience .
a glow in the dark keyboard will help the users to type in the dark.a thin layer of neon below the keyboard will do it.another small battery can be placed so that the required current can be passed.the keybosrd will start glowing whenever the user wants.
Please let the community know why the Menu key was removed from your laptops (M6700 and many other models)? There is still room for the Menu key at the bottom, near the arrow keys. The menu key is incredibly useful. I used this hundreds of times a day and now you've handicapped my productivity. I'm forced to use this dell at work but this is a reason to not buy your products for my personal life. Please use this mantra when making decisions "add features, don't remove them" REFERENCE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menu_key Thank you for listening.
I would like to have a device that works as an apple TV. A device that allows me to see the tablet or cellphone content in the laptop screen. Also that allow to other dell computers to share their screen being in the same room (for example during a meeting)