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How are SSDs in notebooks increasing productivity?

SSD's significantly improve battery life

Apr 5, 2014

3 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

We use older Latitude notebooks that have been upgraded with Windows 7 Pro and SSD's.   Boot time, wake-up time and app run times improved, but the biggest productivity improvement was the 25% plus increase in battery life.  Carrying spare batteries to get through a morning is no longer necessary.  Not only does it save money, it also eliminates "battery anxiety" and lost productivity when not near a power source.   Note that our experience is that real battery life is about half of advertised battery life due to high disk i/o and cellular network activity. 

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Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), Desktops and Laptops,

Better labeling on LCD`S purchased from third party vendors in USA.

Mar 27, 2014

5 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

I recently purchased a 24" LCD monitor from Walmart on an emergency basis. The box had very little information on it except that it was a 24".I had my choice of an Acer, HP, and Dell monitors. Acer and HP had information that a consumer needs to know. These other brands clearly showed refresh rate, 1080 DP, and tilt top. All of these had the same price tag and warranty.The average consumer and small business isn`t going to buy the Dell monitor with no information on it.

5 Votes | 6 Comments

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), Retail,

Self maintanence on Inspiron Laptops-14z and other semi-ultrabooks

Apr 8, 2014

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

I have owned several Dell Laptops over the years and they were always fairly consumer friendly, especially as there are no Dell repair shops and lately any problem, no matter how small, has to be sent to the Depot level repair facility. This is not only frustrating for a simple issue ,but has gotten worse over the years. Primary hassles are shipping, returns, no idea if the part is in stock (at least 2 weeks turnover time) if the part  is in stock.. Possibly months if it isn't.The parts which I used to be able to replace myself include the hard-drive, the keyboard, the BATTERY, individual keys, the LCD screen, the fan, and THE BATTERY. Now any and/or all these parts require shipping. I suspect that the  memory sticks will be next, followed by the entire unit being sealed with welded plastic.  I would like to think how well a flashlight or watch company would do if you had to ship the unit in to change THE BATTERIES, the bulb, and were required to use their particular proprietary BATTERIES and other easily replaceable parts. The flashlight company would soon find themselves closing their doors and laying off all their employees just to make a few extra dollars on BATTERIES. Get my drift? I hope so, as there are quite a few other flashlight brands I can buy where I can not only choose but install my prefered brand of BATTERIES, "Power To the People",  is probably not a well known phrase at Dell corporate or India for that matter. But I won't get into so-called "customer-service" I'm sure you've heard of those moneybags but what do customers know? Nothing, I'm sure. How's that for an idea? Five gets you ten, you'll not even post it. The truth hurts and Dell is in trouble. The Wheels turn slowly but they do turn.  Pablo

1 Votes | 1 Comment

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), Desktops and Laptops,

key board

Apr 6, 2014

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

My idea is, designing a computer key board with EMPTY KEYS.   This empty keys used as a short cut keys.For example : If user want to open D DRIVE in his /her computer, they can fix D DRIVE for one empty key and user can remove the D DRIVE and fix another option when ever they want....      

1 Votes | 4 Comments

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), Desktops and Laptops,

An updated Dell USB Multimedia Keyboard SK-8135

Apr 5, 2014

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

The SK-8135 is an excellent Multimedia keyboard but a bit outdated.  I like to see an update version.  Add USB 3/3.1 ports but on the "sides" below the escape key and/or the pause/break key. Rase the back to give space for the USB ports and to keep the keyboard "on a slant"(as if the legs are standing out).  And redesignate the top 8 shortcut keys as they are unnecessary in todays OSes gui(graphical user interface).

1 Votes | 2 Comments

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), New Product Ideas,

Sell alternative laptop keys individually

Mar 8, 2014

9 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

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:

9 Votes | 4 Comments

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), Desktops and Laptops, Operating Systems,

Let’s hear your ideas around Solutions Configurator

Improving Product Design

Mar 3, 2014

6 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

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 

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Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), Desktops and Laptops, Mobile Devices,

Portable laptop charger

Mar 15, 2014

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

Having two laptop chargers one at home and one at work has proven to be helpful,but we still need to carry the heavy long cable to meetings,and though our bags have compartments we (ladies) more importantly would love smaller-portable laptop    charger with a smaller cable,everyone is travelling light this days but we all admit tablets wont replace the need for latops  yet,hence Dell needs to create charges  for their existing series of laptops and the new ones,cause these days we would rather borrow a cable than carry a heavy one,I would greatly appreciate it if my idea can be considered.i have suggestions even on the look of the charger.

2 Votes | 4 Comments

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), Desktops and Laptops, New Product Ideas,

Spcae key function enhancement

Mar 13, 2014

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

Try to get space key enhance more function then usual.As below picture, normal space key only have one function of space.In my concept, perhaps we can add switch in number 1&2, to add the function like touchpad left&right button.Then we can save mechanical spec of touch pad left&right button, improve ID appearance.One obstacle need to overcome, need to change material of space key, current hard keyboard is not easy to help recognize left and right.

1 Votes | 2 Comments

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), Desktops and Laptops,

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