Dell computers store an event log in the BIOS due to the following.1. Booting to windows issue2. Thermal Alerts3. Memory changes4. Fan failure5. Video card related alertsSystem can provide an option to run diagnostics / ePSA, detecting these failures / getting info from Event Log of BIOSGive an error - "We have detected a system crash, Would you like to run a diagnostics on your PC" after Dell LogoPress Enter to say Yes and Press Escape to say No. Benefits: Users can run diagnostics on the computer on their own before they call Tech Support. Can focus only Hardware or Software issue when they post their queries on Community forum / call Tech Support. Best Regards, VeejDeej
As a Dell partner being able to provide your clients with a consistent product build is key to being able to deliver a solution. This not only applies to partners, but to all customers as a whole. If Dell is going to change up.. say models within the Optiplex line, then I think they need to keep the partners up to speed on those product changes so that the buyers know that product will be reaching EOL or certain options may no longer be available or a replacement model is rolling out....etc. They should also consider not replacing fully configurable models with pre-configured units. Out of all the Dell units I have order over the past years I cannot think of one instance that I have ordered a preconfigured unit. The reason is that they are configured with options that do not fit the client requirements.
Hello fellows,I've been thinking why two, among many, prominent technologies in touchscreen interaction haven't been adapted by anyone as of yet and to my knowledge. The two in question is: Stantum.com touchscreen IVSM technology. I know for a fact that Dell has worked with them on the Inspirion model, but for some reason it doesn't seem like the partnership continued? The other technology is developed by a finnish company called Senseg(http://senseg.com/technology/senseg-technology). They have a technology which allows the user to feel textures on the touchscreen, combined with stantum's pressure -sensitive technology, one could develop a new depth of immersion, pun intended. This will make Dell able to meet new segments such as the sightimpaired and children with curiosity. Adopting these technologies open up doors for new game and software development as well. This is one idea, I'll try to keep them coming.Kind regards,Klode
Recently I had a need to get a client a range of CAT5E patch cables so he could color code his switch connections.Searching through the CAT5 cables section is horrible. After spending a reasonable amount of time I gave up and emailed my Dell corporate sales team. They send me back 92% of what I needed and then said the other cables I needed were out of stock so they were left out. I decided to double check the stock numbers I received and noticed:1) The price I was quoted was full retail. (As a corporate customer the sales rep should have discounted; the same method and prices I received when I punched in the Dell stock # on the premier site)2) Some items were not available on the site; the site said to contact my sales rep.I don't get it. If I can order a 5ft Red CAT5E cable, why can't I order a 2ft CAT5E cable without having to contact my sales rep?Why doesn't dell setup their cable ordering site simular to "Cables to Go" - http://www.cablestogo.com/category/cat-x/cat5e/cat5e-patch-cablesI was able to configure my cart with everything I needed in about 5 minutes vs over 30 minutes of unsat availability on the Dell site.
I have a Dell corporate account and to my understanding, due to the amount my company purchases we should be getting a discount for continuing our purchases with Dell. I had a client ask about a Color Laser printer and when I compare prices from the home user section vs. my premier page, the cost of the toner is higher. I don't want to hear a lame excuse of "that's because one area is home while the other is business", its all DELL. Why do I have to continually keep checking all the prices for everything I buy from Dell to ensure I am getting a fair handshake? My Suggestion: Fix the prices for those who have corporate accounts. There shouldn't be any reason why a one time home buyer should have a lower price then a corporation who spends (purchases) 10 times more.
Two things regarding construction of the Vostro with the 21 inch screen --First, the mouse pad is distinctly left of center. This is very inconvenient for those of us who are right handed. Could the mouse pad be either centered on the screen, or moved to the right?Second, when the tech changed out my motherboard and heat sink yesterday, I say that the processor chip which is being cooled is a fair distance from the finned heat sink and connected with a copper bar about 4-6 inches long. (I didn't measure it.) Why not put the processor nearer the heat sink and fan to minimize the distance the heat needs to be conducted. Alternatively, howabout a heat pump where a liquid is evaporated at the chip and condensed in the heat sink with the liquid returning by gravity to the chip. These are very efficient.Another thought about the fan and heat sink. Dust builds up on the heat sink with the fan always blowing the same directon over the heat sink (actually dead ending into it). Why not periodically reverse the direction of the fan to get rid of the dust?
In a virtualized environment, where you have to license for peak capacity, SMB customers like to keep the amount of virtualized Microsoft servers to a strict minimum. It would be nice to have openmanage essentials run on Linux. It already runs on Linux on our poweredge servers, so it can't be that hard I suppose. Thanks for taking this into consideration.
I had suggested the Latitude 6220 style laptop with AMD Kabini. If it is difficult to offer a good product at a price point of ~$600, then I would consider a Vostro 12.1-12.5" laptop form-factor with Kabini processors (A4-5000, A6-5200). Some features I would like to see; Bright IPS display only (resolution equivalent to/above 1280x800 or 1366x768). Large capacity battery. Optional backlit keyboard. Single DIMM slot as the memory controller on the chipset is single channel. Minimum 4GB on the base model. User-replaceable battery, HDD and RAM. Ubuntu option on the base version. Will save a ton for students who have access to Windows through MSDN programs. Priced from $500 onwards. I am not really a fan of AMD. The Kabini is a good product and the reviews have been decent. The processors are affordable and should be able to satisfy the requirements of most people. The lower cost should help the OEM add premium features to the device with minimal overhead.
We could visualize auch and ultimate laptops with infine battery and highest speed we tend ourself to limit with word that there couldn't be any of such devices. Indeed when I started to think about it I do had the many problems to complete the hypothetical device without any theoretical fault. Back almost half a year ago: I was preparing for the exam when I had my eye over Seebeck engine. It was intresting that while other devices waste their energy over heat it do use the heat to produce energy: but as with second law of thermodynamics we have that no machine is ideal, neither does the Seebeck engine, it do conduct some heat then only producing electricity. But since the engine have the same form of energy in exhaust and input hence we can use multiple engine simultaniously to attain the required efficiency > 50% now in our sytem the cores of laptop or mobile is in the sink inside cover of Seebeck engine. Now the cores are maintained at vero low temperature than environ where we could have superconductor. Now with conducted energy will be less then converted hence some part of the energy produced will be used for maintaining the same internal energy and another fraction to the calculations, and all computer stuffs.
I would like to see a multitouch display option available for the top line m6700 covet edition workstation. I think that every option available for lower spec models of the m6700 should also be available for the covet edition.