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Why not make webcams and mics optional again in laptops?

Thu Aug 21 19:28:56 GMT 2014 - 7:28 PM

Thank you for sharing the feedback Quovadis. Here are my personal thoughts on optional vs standard.

I think there are a few reasons things become standard in a system, the most important being demand. Other factors must be considered such as cost to the consumer and industry trends to determine if their are enough benefits to warrant the inclusion. Microphones and webcams are pretty standard across the industry with people using them to stay connected with family, attend virtual business meetings and for the creation of video for example.  All that being said, I can also understand your concern and desire for a system that do not have them and that is where IdeaStorm comes into play.

Now that your idea has been posted, the community will get to vote and comment on it. This helps us determine the popularity of your request. If it becomes popular enough it will undergo a formal review by the appropriate Dell team. In the meantime I do have a couple of questions that will help clarify your idea a little more.
  • Are you requesting that the webcams and microphones become options for all systems where they are currently standard, a new line or specific models?
  • Would added security features such as a manual way to disable the items suffice?

Incorporate web cams in monitors

Wed Aug 20 23:54:54 GMT 2014 - Yesterday

Well it`s a good idea for people who don`t care about being hacked or their privacy BUT for people who DO CARE about these issues make that silly webcam with mic an option so everybody can decide if he or she wants such a silly thing build in.

Another tip: start reading George Orwell`s book 1984.

When done with it, you might start thinking otherwise about integrated webcams and mics.


Wed Aug 20 23:40:01 GMT 2014 - Yesterday

Why is the integrated webcam so important these days?

Why can it be an option again like Dell did before, is that really so much to ask these days?

When Dell says it can offer laptops custom made then it shoud be CUSTOM MADE and nothing else so it`s up to the customer if he or she wants an integrated webcam with mic if he or she doesn`t care about his or her privacy anymore but it is up to Dell to respect the privacy of his customers so GIVE BACK the webcam option like it use to be.

Can Dell explain why the integrated webcam with mic is so mandatory these days?

What is the reason of this or does Dell live in a total different universe? I suppose Dell can`t have missed the privacy and hacking issues lately?

Dell venue thunder update

Wed Aug 20 18:19:04 GMT 2014 - Yesterday

Thank you for the feedback. Are you still using the phone as your primary mobile device?

Alienware M9X Gaming Tablet

Sun Aug 17 00:09:04 GMT 2014 - Aug 17, 2014

ok now.... the Alienware 13 inch touch screen laptop is ready to launch for xmas.  Just under 1 inch thick, the Tablet can not be far behind.  ohhhhh yeah ... its true its true

m11xr2/m18xr2/pre ordered aw Alpha/m9x tablet in waiting 


Fri Aug 15 00:52:54 GMT 2014 - Aug 15, 2014

i just don't know the design is exist 
the different is little is about the stick 
thank you

Tactix keyboard application .

Thu Aug 14 19:22:50 GMT 2014 - Aug 14, 2014

Thnak you for the idea. Let us know if you think of anything else to improve them. :)

Driver Validation

Thu Aug 14 19:18:21 GMT 2014 - Aug 14, 2014

Thank you for the feedback Jeffa1b23. I'll pass this along to my contacts who work on the drivers and download pages. 


Thu Aug 14 19:02:21 GMT 2014 - Aug 14, 2014

Thank you for sharing the idea. Can you explain how this design would compare to that of the XPS 12?

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