I can't afford to pay the full payment and would like to use the 12 months interest free option available though Dell Home Sales. Heres what happened when I tried to buy it.http://setdosa.blogspot.com/2013/03/i-want-to-make-it-clear-that-this-post.html
I am using a Dell Dimension 5150 as my secondary computer from 2006, and it still works despite not having Linux drivers because it predates 2008 machines by two years, so it has no Linux drivers from DellI have no hardware in it that can cause major issues to truly need drivers because it's a Intel variant of the machine with the Pentium 4HT processor, and the only thing that causes minor issues I have solved in Linux was the nVidia card it has, but is solvedI also have RAID1 on this, but in Linux, this is lost due to needing a special driver I cannot get for Linux, but I can solve this with a RAID card known to work in Linux if anythingOthers may not have lucked out as I did when I got this and have a AMD variant with a nVidia nForce chipset, which is known to have compatibility issues in Linux because nVidia refuses to support Linux with the level of support Windows users get with these chipsets, but the reason for the lack of major chipset support for all nVidia nForce chipsets is unknown at this pointTheir video cards are just as bad due to their prefrence to support DirectX over OpenGL graphics, which causes a issue with their video cards that hinder their performance in Linux due to this issue, tough most cards work(with the exception of a few that just won't), you lose a lot of performace without a proper nVidia driver, even with the proprietary nVidia driver, it still loses performace, but not as much performance as the open source driver takes awayMaybe writing Ubuntu Linux drivers for some older machines is in line for people who use them to run linux and have nVidia graphics or nFoorce chipsets to help them get as much performance as they can get back
I would like a low heat/ low power computer that I can type on without looking at a flickering screen as that is a factor in my insomnia. (flickering screen as in a regular moniter flickers at 60-70 hertz which hyperactives a part of your brain which can but doesn't always make it harder to fall asleep).I want to be able to go to bed and write for a while before going to sleep. I could write with a pen/pencil and paper but I'm simply not fast enough. I'm don't even type fast enough.inIt could be either a duel mode screen with e-ink and a regular screen or just have an e-ink screen. You would have to develop an OS but seeing as how it wouldn't do much and would be very simple that should be about as easy as developing a program or maybe even easier. Just start with a linux or android core and make the gui into a simple e-ink interface. Remember it's e-ink so you should make it simple and minimalist.
First, you need to fix the rotatable screen on the Dell XT3. You can rotate to the left or right 90 degrees, but you cannot rotate it 180 degrees. Rotating it 180 degrees is inportant because putting the XT3 on a podium requires that you have the power and video cables in front of you, which always get in the way. Having a VGA output enables us to connect it to any sandard video presentation system. Otherwise, this machine excels for presenting interactive presentations in a classroom environment.Second, there are only a handful of touchscreen PC's that are Intel i7 capable, of which we went with a Dell XT3. We use the Dell XT3 to run Microsoft Office and create presentations using Camtasia Studio. The XT3 performs well and thanks to the Intel i7, it can render large presentations made in Camtasia in a matter of minutes! It also runs large Microsoft Office files with no problem. These presenations are uploaded for students to view online, but this would be impractical to do on a lesser machine.However Dell no longer offers any portable tablet PC that even compares to your XT3! Stepping from Windows 7 64-bit on a Dell XT3 with an Intel i7 with 8GB RAM to any of your notebooks or tablets is a large step backwards! None have the power of the XT3! You can't carry around an Optiplex 9010 All-In-One either.At the least, make drivers available for the XT3 for Windows 8! We understand that the screen won't support '5-point' touch drivers, but anything past four is probably overkill anyways.Some of us actually do serious work on a serious machine and the XT3 gets the job done. Fix the drivers, update it for Windows 8, and you'll be one of the few vendors that actually have a hot machine to run 8.
I have bought my Dell XPS Laptop last year and I must say, I am a satisfied user. I bought it with Windows 7 pre installed and it worked fine. I upgraded to Windows 8 when it was available last year and that was dissapointing till the moment when I decided to do a complete new, blanc install, no settings whatsoever saved. Which then becomes also an install without additional software supplied by Dell like diagnostic tools, a McAfee virus scanner, an offering for online data storage, Roxio burning software,backup software, lots of firmware drivers and so on. Since then my laptop runs PERFECT! It is fast (much faster than before), reliable and fully functional. Ok, I must admit that one driver Windows 8 was not able to find. So that one I installed from the Dell driver download page. That was all. So then what is the idea? The simple statement that adding lot's of pre - installed software to the operating system is unneccesary and can even be confusing for the consumer as well. It is best to let the consumer choose afterwards if - for example - an additional diagnostic tool or some utility like a virus scanner or backup software is nessecary. Also if you download the "latest firmware drivers" they come with a lot of software to manage (sometimes advanced) settings I think are not needed for most users. So keep it simple and make additional software explicitely a commercial offer, which a consumer can then later on decide to try and buy or not.
To me, I have a desktop which use two system as ubuntu and windows so I do not need the laptop have to have windows again. In fact, I always do my coding under Ubuntu now, it is more efficiency than windows. Recently, XPS 13 FHD comes out. I am so happy and interested in it but why Dell does not provide a option that is non-windows or Ubuntu installed for me to choose? That even can save Dell's money which need to pay to Microsoft.By the way, I also heard that if I install ubuntu on a new XPS 13, it will void my warranty.. How ridiculous!To sum up, I hope dell can provide the options as non-windows or ubuntu installed soon. If I see that option, I will buy it immediately. Hope can hear the good news from Dell.
Hi I have installed windows 8 on my xps l401x laptop. but i got little problem for driver then i called to the dell helpline then asked for the driver (or relative driver of windows 7 driver) of UNKNOWN DEVICE ON DEVICE MANAGER ACPI\VEN_SMO&DEV_8800 ACPI\SMO8800 *SMO8800. but the dell representive gave the replay that you will not find this driver anywhare as this system does not support windows 8. and he also told that they have got the list of supported model of dell laptop by microsoft which driver was already uploaded in the dell website. But from facebook of dell india Rupa replied on my driver request post on facebook that dell has tested this model with windows 8 and it does not support. But I am using windows 8 from november without having any problem and driver problem was solved from the dell wiki. so thanks dell wiki.
Many people (including me) are disappointed because Dell aren't providing drivers for their system for Windows 8. We have paid much for purchasing Dell Laptop just 21month a go. But Dell are not giving support for providing the windows 8 driver.Dell representative agree with me that XPS L401X hardware is more than capable to run Windows 8.Then I asked them for the driver but they only say that "The XPS L401x system is not tested with windows 8 and Ubuntu operating system. So there are no drivers available for this system. " . This has disappointed the end user.Though we have alreapy paid a much for their service but they ferused to give it. They are not providing the required driver because they know verywell that windows 8 lover will buy new laptop if they are unable to use windows 8 In there laptop or pc And this may increase the sale of dell product.
This is a revisited idea: http://www.ideastorm.com/idea2ReadIdea?v=1359716928871&Id=087700000008lKJAAY However Microsoft have cleverly stepped up their game with regards to product activation of OEM media. The Windows COA is done away with and a product key is hidden within the systems BIOS. Reinstallation media will detect the product key, select the correct version of Windows 8 and activate online once installed. For systems that don't have a product key the media will ask for a product key or tell the user their system doesn't have a valid product key. The problem is that Microsoft are implementing insane OEM media policies. Dell and Microsoft are extremely reluctant to ship media out to customers. Reworded Dell because of Microsoft re extremely reluctant to ship media out to customers. The reinstallation DVD is mandatory to fix an an assortment of problems. These are all documented in my Windows Reinstallation Guide and Related Wikies: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3524/t/19480753.aspx The situation in Europe or outside the US is in particular bad and is mentioned in great detail here: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/4677/t/19476992.aspx These insane OEM Media Reduction/Anti-Piracy/Green policies are completely insane and will only serve to increase piracy. If users cannot get media to install many will look to piracy, period. Dell DataSafe media must be created by the user and many users only look for media when they run into an issue. Often users have troubles making media and often the created media doesn't work. The media created by DataSafe cannot be used for clean installation or a StartUp repair. Even those customers that are successful in requesting reinstallation media must wait for a few days to have it shipped out meaning several days of wait and of unecessary system downtime. A service like My Dell Downloads cannot be used as the system must be registered and a valid OS must be installed in order to register. An infinite loop will occur for one with a broken hard drive.... A direct download option must be made available and one that must be available directly on another system alongside with an easy means of making a botoable USB stick or DVD. Users can be prompted to get it from Microsoft and to fill in a form with their email or alternatively from Dell. If its a blank image from Microsoft, it would be good if Dell included a System utility on the Drivers and Downloads page to restore the OEM customisation/branding/themes.
Many Dell branded applications are found on My Dell Downloads opposed to the Drivers and Downloads Page. In particular this includes.Dell Webcam Central.Dell Stage.Dell Digita Persona Fingerprint.Registering with My Dell Downloads is often problematic and there is an annoying download limit. These installers will not install on any system that is not a qualifying Dell system. i.e. they check what the model is before allowing installation. So there is no sense putting them on My Dell Downloads and should belong in the application category under Drivers and Downloads/Dell FTP Website.Total 3rd party i.e. non-Dell branded software which Dell haven't modified to install only on a qualiftying Dell Model such as Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office, Roxio Creator Starter/Nero, Adobe Products should remain in My Dell Downloads for piracy reasons but installers that are locked to only qualifying systems should be found on Drivers and Downloads directly