I am currently the happy owner of an XPS13 that came with Ubuntu preinstalled, but one thing irks me about it: the Windows key. I understand why it's there, it'd be expensive to produce an entirely different keyboard layout given Sputnik's size, but, I don't think it would be difficult to mass produce and sell individual keys. Given Dell's easy to service and uniform key design across it's range of laptops, the potential userbase is expanded beyond just XPS13s and can be purchased by anyone willing to move to linux.I suggest the keys either have the ubuntu logo, or the more generic linux penguin, or even better, provided in a set featuring icons from multiple different linux distros (a hat for Fedora/RedHat, Chameleon for (Open)SuSE etc.). The keys could be packaged with Developer Edition laptops, and appear as an optional extra when purchasing non-DE laptops. As a current owner I would even be willing to buy the key(s) on its/their own.Here are a couple of mock ups made by AustinXPS over on the Sputnik forums:
I felt there's an absence of Intel 'I' Series 3rd or 4th gen Mobile processors (i3xxxM/4xxxM) in all inspiron laptops and some instead Ultra power, low TDP, low clock speed (3xxxU/4xxxU) series processors are incorporated. Heating out is a persistent problem in dell laptops I have seen, sometimes it causes burning out of hardware, my mouse touchpad got burnt out. Also I was looking for webcam specification, but couldn't find it at your dell india website. Else i loved all other specifcations of inspiron laptops shown in dell india laptops. Those above mentioned things pulled me back to wait for change in products. I'm waiting with hope to see some changes.Hi, This is Bhanu from India, I have some suggestion regarding laptop product configuration. I have bought dell inspiron laptop 6 years ago. I'm a big fan of dell laptops. I was doing some queries at dell india website, got little disappointed to miss the configuration in laptops. Here i suggest them above , please incorporate them asap so that i can buy in near future.Thanks Bhanurdra
Dell could have 3D printers that could print laptop lids; Allow consumers print their own lid controlling the 3D printer remotely. It would be a nice experience for consumers controlling the printer remotely and watching it print laptop lid of their own creation.
When I take my laptop anywhere I have to use a case which is a pain of loading everything up into a large bag with a strap that is heavy and awkward. I would just love to pull out a handle and go. Life made easy in a simple pull out handle.
(1) Now that HDTV is here, why not include a tv tuner and a built-in antenna with all new Dell laptops and mobile devices? This will allow people to watch television even if they don't have access to the Internet. This will be very helpful in case of an emergency.(2) Why not include magnetic card readers and bar code readers on all laptops and mobile devices? This will allow users to shop better while looking up the prices of bar coded products and then swipe and pay with their credit card, gift card, etc...
I hate manufacturers forcing something, that is actually not really welcome by customers. I do not need laptop with touchscreen, it is glossy, dirty, heavier, thicker, more expensive and more tiring to use than a good keyboard and mouse.
I don't know if I am the only person that prefers a trackball to a laser mouse I just like not having to move it all over the place and that it works on any surface. I even convinced someone (a younger family member) once that I had a thought powered compuer because my arms were folded and the mouse was somewhat hidden. Back to my idea however. There are several trackball mice and most of them are awkwardly made with the trackball in the middle. Logitech has their M570 and it is perfect as it combines a standard mouse with the trackball lined up with the thumb, efficient and ergonomical. I would love a version of this that is bluetooth, I would go out and buy at least 2 of them. Not even a joke I currently have 2 of the M570s as I use them for my diffferent computers. I know I could just use multiple recievers and disable enable them as I need but I want separate ones and I would but them so I doubt the manufacturers care. So I guess im asking for a bluetooth trackball.
I know there are a bunch of nano bluetooth receivers out there. What about the opposite. The closest I found was this protoype being sold http://handheldsci.com/kb. owever it is a bit pricey considering you still need to buy the items to use with it. I guess i would like dell to look into his and maybe start making something like it one day.
Let me start the description, with a small scene below :"An interior decorator walks in to the client place, asks them how does there new house looks like. They hand her a piece of paper, which is the design of their new house. She opens her Personal Office (looks like a simple notebook) and puts the paper in between the screen and keyboard, and presses a small red button. Her notebook like tool scans the page.She now opens her Personal Office, and directly projects the scanned copy on a blank white wall. She starts playing with her system, and shows multiple color combinations projected from her magical pc like system. Client is impressed, and wants to sign the contract. She simply prints a page from her system, and hands over"So the IDEA is the "PERSONAL OFFICE". This would be a PC + Scanner + Projector + Printer, all combined. Gives the power to do much more , i.e. carry your complete office on the go !
It would be great if a 10-Key could be added to the XPS 15 laptop.