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Alienware 18 Inch laptops discontinued

Jan 7, 2015

28 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

I've just found out that Dell in it's wisdom have discontinued the 18 inch models in their laptop range.I think this is a VERY short sighted decision.Alienware are marketed as and I quote "The most powerful laptop in the universe" end quote.Dell have released a second rate device called an "AMP" which is "supposed" to increase the 17,15 nd 13 inch's video power, long story short - It doesn't.So this being the case, why would Dell remove what is known worldwide to be one of the best and most powerful laptops available from a range dedicated to gaming that is not only marketed as "All powerful" but also the best in the world.Not a happy camper.IMO - A very bad decision.Bring back the king of laptops........

28 Votes | 48 Comments

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, Retail, Alienware,

Strengthen laptop ribbon clips

Jan 5, 2015

4 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

Had a technician out to replace the LCD on my Alienware M14x-R2 and he said that the optical drive clip was broken, which requires the motherboard be replaced.  2 problems1) The motherboard should not have to be replaced just to replace that stupid little plastic clip that is really removable.2) Can't Dell come up with a better way than that stupid flimsy clip to hold a ribbon cable in?  Dell used to do it better.

4 Votes | 9 Comments

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, Alienware,

Why 16:9 aspect ratio for monitors? Why not 12:9 (4:3)?

Jan 4, 2015

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

Who decided that computer monitors had to match television format?My gripe with tablets and many monitors with the 16x9 format is that they are often too narrow when using portait mode and too short when using widescreen mode.  The browsers use so much title bar, menu bar and toolbar real estate that there is little left for content.... also often true on websites.  On a small screen, making the text and graphic size large enough to be legible gives a very small window on the content.I understand the association with video screen format, but I rarely use my computer to watch videos.  I want to be productive.  Why not make monitors in 4:3 format to make a natural fit to a typical document page?  This would be especially helpful for tablets.

1 Votes | 3 Comments

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, New Product Ideas, Mobile Devices,