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16:10 1920x1200 or higher resolution screen for high-end laptops

Aug 30, 2015

1 Vote

Status: New

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

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Categories: Desktops and Laptops, Gaming, Alienware,

I would love to receive a Dell Chromebook 13 for review on my Youtube Channel and Site: Chrome Unboxed

Aug 27, 2015

1 Vote

Status: New

After a brief discussion with customer service, I was directed here to make a suggestion about providing Chrome Unboxed with a review unit of the upcoming Dell Chromebook 13.  For almost 2 years, I have been reviewing exclusively Chrome OS equipment.  My channel has 7000 subscribers and almost 1,000,000 views. As a very affordable advertising method, allowing me to review one of the Chromebook 13's would give you tons of exposure for very little investment.  My viewers are all very, very interested in Chrombooks and the interest in this device is very high. I hope this request makes it into the right hands and I hope to hear back soon!  Thanks for your consideration!

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Categories: Advertising and Marketing, Desktops and Laptops,

Laptop touchpads on the right rather than center

Aug 26, 2015

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

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.

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

Study hardware failures and modify products to reduce long term failures.

Aug 24, 2015

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

Dell is known for making poor quality computers. Dell should try to rectify this. One way to do that is to offer people money for failed out-of-warranty equipment so that your engineers can study why it failed and hopefully prevent failures in new models. If failures in the field go down, people will be more inclined to purchase Dell computers.

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Categories: Desktops and Laptops, IdeaStorm,

Use CoreBoot for system firmware

Aug 24, 2015

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

Dell should put together a team of developers to implement support for its hardware in CoreBoot so that it can be shipped on all of Dell's new hardware. If Dell could make it blob-free and updateable from a Linux-based USB key (such that regular distributions could update it), that would be even better. It would be a good idea to install a physical hardware jumper to allow/disallow flashes for security. If Dell does this, it could offer people s product no other major OEM offers (one whose security could be audited at the firmware level). It would be a significant differentiator at a time when people are particularly privacy conscious.

1 Votes | 5 Comments

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, Operating Systems, Servers and Storage,

Illuminating keyboard

Aug 23, 2015

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

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. 

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

Bitlocker detection for all Dell firmware/BIOS updates

Aug 14, 2015

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

When updating og changing/upgrading any hardware that has bitlocker enabled especially the hardware and firmwares you are most likely to be locked out of your computer, forcing you to enter the recovery key that was created when enabling bitlocker for the first time.The only option is to temporary suspend the bitlocker  and enabling again after the updateMy idea is to add bitlocker detection to all new BIOS and other hardware firmwares. It is just a simple command and a Continue/Exit messagebox :)

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Categories: Desktops and Laptops, Service and Support, Software,

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