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Wireless dock addon support

Nov 25, 2014

1 Vote

Status: New

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.

1 Votes | 0 Comment

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

Venue 11 Pro Dock Cable

Nov 20, 2014

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

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.  

2 Votes | 1 Comment

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

Incorporate printer inside laptop screen

Nov 15, 2014

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

Revolutionize the industry and corner the market by incorporating a printer in the laptop screen. Patent it and every other competitor would owe you a royalty when they build theirs. There is no such device currently on the market and if you had a choice wouldn't you rather have a printer built in to your laptop instead of having to hook up to a seperate printer unit or download document to a jumpdrive and go find a printer? Of course you would and so would everyone else!

2 Votes | 0 Comment

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

Dell Venue Pro 11 docking station

Nov 14, 2014

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

I am currently trialing a loaded up Dell Venue Pro 11. I have purchased many of the accessories for this product. I really like the "Mobile Tablet Keyboard". It transforms the tablet to a true keyboard. However, I would like to see a passthrough Latitude E class docking port on the bottom of this tablet keyboard. My reasoning is two fold.1. If this tablet is going to be used like a notebook at times, I would like to walk in my office, pull the device out of my laptop bag and dock it right away. I don't want to remove this "Mobile Tablet Keyboard" to then dock to the Dell Venue Pro 11's "Tablet Dock".2. The "Mobile Tablet Keyboard" has a secondary battery in it. If it had a Dell Latitude E class docking port where I could dock the tablet and the keyboard together, both batteries (in the keyboard and the tablet) could be charged either together or one after the other. Right now, to charge the "Mobile Tablet Keyboard" I must have the tablet connected and plugged in. As long as the tablet is over 80% charged, the keyboard will then charge to 100%, and then continue charging the tablet after that.Dell, please implement this idea. Especially if you wan to usurp the iPads in my enterprise!!!!!Thank you,Eric

2 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, IdeaStorm, Mobile Devices,

Secure Mobile Media Studio For Attorneys And Legal Field

Nov 13, 2014

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

We think there would be tremendous application for a touchpad designed to produce dynamic photos, videos and audio recordings on the go — think mobile media studio. As a leading auto injury attorney law firm, we’re constantly presented with the unique challenge of gathering all of these materials from the field to better serve our clients.Some of the greatest challenges we face as accident attorneys include photographing damages, managing recorded interview material and even preparing our clients for court. It’s a cumbersome procedure that often involves many different rotating devices. Why not store and edit these files from a single device?We have yet to really experience a touchpad device capable of manipulating high-quality audio/video on the fly. What would make such a device particularly useful to us is compatibility with external recording equipment — such as a wireless USB microphone — adding to its recording capabilities.Conducting interviews with our clients and cutting quality pieces of audio is essential for our own record keeping, but also something we feel would majorly benefit a variety of other industries. Imagine what that kind of resourcefulness could add to everyday operations for stenographers, journalists and therapists.  

1 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, IdeaStorm, Mobile Devices,

National/State Capitals Dell Centre

Nov 12, 2014

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

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? 

1 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, Enterprise, Retail,

Smart Desk Concept Issues.

Nov 11, 2014

4 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

I recently came across the blog link for the Smart Desk and Ultrasharp Monitor concept located here and while I like the design I am sure that there are a number of issues with it. I personally have a triple monitor setup with a touchscreen mounted in front (in a similar vein to the concept design) which you can see here. As you can see it is not too dissimilar from the proposed  workstation setup in the post. My issues are thus:1: The touchscreen must be able to tilt to at least a 20 degree angle from the desk. After about 3 months of using this set up I have had the touchscreen in a number of positions (from completely flat to around a 40 degree angle). For me 20 degrees is the optimum. I fail to see how a configuration that requires you to look directly down at the touch screen for controls and then up to the display monitor mounted at a 90 degree angle will lead to anything other than back pain and frustration. The current configuration also precludes a user from seeing all available information across the two screens at a glance. I'm sure this has already been considered by the R&D team, but if not it certainly needs rasing. 2: Auxilary input devices (mouse and keyboard) are required in my opnion. More than this, I feel they need to be integrated into the design rather than 'optional extras' as they will be practically compulsory. Again speaking from personal experience I used only the Windows 8 on-screen keyboard for about a week before it became completely untenable. The typing position will never be comfortable, the lack of feedback from the creen feels odd and wpm drops for me personally by about 40%. I realise the intention of the touchsreen is to replace traditional input devices (given that the demo video includes a lot of controls and user interface design that appears to be bespoke), however I strongly feel that this is untenable. Regardless of how ambitious the project becomes, and how much collaboration is garnered from third parties (Adobe springs to mind given the demo), it will be virtually impossible to create enough tailored interfaces to replace a single users entire workplace stack, at which point a mouse and keyboard likely become a necessity. Excluding these items within the design concept also effectively limits the hardwares use to audio visual professionals. I for example as a software developer am in a largely typed industry, and will rarely use any of the features presented in the demonstration. I strongly feel that such a concept however still has merit for such industries (I for example use mine as a content consumption device while not working, and as a control panel and application launcher using rainmeter when I am). I beleieve strongly that there is no need to pidgeonhole this purely into a design marketplace and thus limit potential adopters, which to me is what the demo video clearly does. Thanks. Chris. 

4 Votes | 1 Comment

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

Sound Card option on Mobile Alienware

Nov 9, 2014

3 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

Dell has to restore the sound card option on their Alienware laptops. Currently, users can alter several components such as GPU, CPU and Memory.However, why won't Dell add a sound card option? It'd be very nice if users could choose different sound cards.Each user has got their own sound card preference. Hence, Dell should consider restoring the sound card option. 

3 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, Gaming, Alienware,

Relocate the Alienware Card Reader

Nov 9, 2014

4 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

Alienware card reader is located directly above the DVD drive. Unfortunately, this is very problematic as users can accidentally put memory cards in the DVD drive since the drive itself is a slot-loading variant. Once it's there, rescuing it can be very difficult. Dell should relocate the card reader to another location. For example, the empty space between the right-side USB 3.0 ports and DVD drive is vacant. Dell can also relocate the card reader to the empty space next to the audio ports on the left side of Alienware.

4 Votes | 3 Comments

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, Gaming, Alienware,

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