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Built-in firewall

Dec 10, 2017

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

It strikes me that today's routers provide pretty good protection against a lot of non-user-initiated attacks against the OS.  They're also very inexpensive.  That sparked an idea:How about building the firewall portion right onto the motherboard of today's laptops and desktops.It should be possible to bundle that into a single chip.  It should sit between the motherboard and any built-in network connection, like wired Ethernet and Wi-Fi cards.  (3rd party devices, like a USB Wi-Fi dongle would have to fend for itself.)  It could be configured to act almost like a separate component.  Most of the configuration could be done through a browser, just like today's routers.  There should be an option to bypass the firewall on some of the connections, for maximum performance when necessary.This would provide the ability to plug in/log in to any network without exposing the OS to potential attack.  Say, a laptop being used on a poorly-configured coffee shop Wi-Fi that exposes the customers' computers to each other.  Or, attending a LAN party and plugging your desktop into a new network.This would also give Dell an opportunity, for a while, to advertise that their computers are better protected than the competition.

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Categories: Desktops and Laptops, IdeaStorm, New Product Ideas,

Easy access to laptop filter

Dec 10, 2017

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

One of the most frustrating parts of owning a laptop is, after a coupla years, the filter to the cooling has gotten so clogged with dust that the laptop starts shutting down randomly.The frustating part isn't that it happens.  What's frustrating is that simply cleaning the filter involves nearly breaking down the entire laptop.  Usually from 20-40 screws, often removing the keyboard, and once, I had to remove the monitor.  One time, I had to go get some thermal paste because there was no way to get at the filter without removing the entire radiator assembly, including the heat sink on the CPU.So, my request is, please provide very simple one- or two-screw access to the filter in front of the radiator.  No special tools required.

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Categories: Desktops and Laptops, IdeaStorm, New Product Ideas,

Better keyboard

Nov 28, 2017

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

Hello,Since 2003 I am professionaly working with Dell Latitude Laptops (D600)May I suggest that the keyboard which is used on the E5550 and my current E5570 is not the most comfortable one.Never made I so much typo's as in the last years I used this new style.The best keyboard yet was on it's predecessor, the Latitude E6540. The amount of typo's is way less as in use of the current keyboard.This I want to share with you and I'll be happy to help you testing new developed Latitude products.

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