First, I hate it when I buy a computer and right when I turn it on out of the box, it's got a lot of junk software installed (AOL trial, Nortion Anti-Virus trial, etc). Get rid of these trial and non-trial OEM softwares or at least give the customer the option of not having them installed. I end up wasting so much time trying to uninstall all this junk anyways and I'm sure I'm not alone. I like having a clean install when I get a new computer (or when I'm recovering). And by clean I mean Windows (or whatever other OS the user may enjoy) and NOTHING else. Secondary OEM software can be included on a separate disc for the user to select manual installation (or request preinstallation of for new purchase orders). Secondly, recovery partitions are terrible. Aside from the fact that they waste harddisc space, if the harddrive were to become toast or to be upgraded, not only would the user lose the original installation, but they would also lose the recovery data. Has this single point of failure not come to anyone's attention? CD's and DVD's can be preciously taken care and you never have to worry about losing both the installation and recovery partition all at once. Status Update: Please see bill_b's comment for further details. Thanks for posting.
Please make a customize option available for Clear Side Panel Window for desktop cases, and also LED lighted fans Thanks. Status Update We offer clear side panels on our XPS 720 and LED lighted fans are being discussed for future models.
Dell change CD/DVD's on your Desktop and Server models (All) to SATA. Using SATA cables reduces any ventilation restrictions which can occur with IDE ribbon cables. SATA also reduces configuration issues for new computer users, reducing support calls. Start Jul 2nd: provided by florida web site design
Make it an option to not get things people may already have when upgrading a PC such as monitors, mouse, keyboard. This would be good environmentally and save people some money if they already have theae things and will not be keeping the old PC. Status Update Please see chris_m's comment
Here is a thought. How about offering the regular desktops in multiple colors the same as the Studio Hybrids. Status Update Please see Lionel's blog for details
I usually leave my computer at my desk, but every once in a while, I need to go somewhere with it. I don't want to have to fish out my power cord every time that happens because that's a huge hassle, but I also don't want to leave it visible most of the time because I like my desk to be neat. When I go out for a meeting or to travel, I don't want to have to find a seat near an electrical outlet in case my battery dies. I want to be confident that my battery will last as long as the meeting or train ride does, even if I don't test the battery life beforehand. I want to know that the battery life I was told I would get when I bought the computer is the battery life I get the day I take it out of the box, as well as four or five years after that day, regardless of how I use my computer in the mean time. So much with technology has been improving so rapidly over the past few years that batteries have been left behind. Nobody seems to be focusing on improving battery life. Maybe that's because nobody cares, or maybe it's because too much money has been put into the development of machinery that can be used in both laptops and desktops, thereby limiting the amount of money put into battery development. The reason doesn't really matter, though. What really matters is that what I buy at the beginning is what I have four or five years later. Status Update Please see Vida_K's comment below
Offer "green" desktops by doing away with all Optiplex and Dimension case designs, revamp a laptop chassis into a smaller footprint desktop ... replace 3.5" drives with laptop 2.5" drives, and scale down 300+ watt power supplies to the Optiplex 65w capacities of yester-year. Take an existing laptop design ... remove the LCD and keyboard to reduce the cost. Now you've got something more like the Mac Mini. You'll have something much smaller so that you can place under a desktop telephone ... you'll have something smaller so you won't be able to hear it ... and you'll have something more energy efficient that will help the environment. Status Update: Please see bill_b's comment for further details. Thanks for posting!
make a touch screen desktop computer from the XPS line-up. XPS AIO Touch. making it a slim, sleek and stylish computer, simular to the XPS One, only better designed and slimmer All-In-One Touch computer. Options/Specs Intel Core 2 Duo 45nm Intel Core 2 Quad 45nm 22" and 24" Touch Screen NVidia Graphics Option for an Integrated Webcam (2 MP) Slot-Load CD/DVD burner. Blue-Ray Option E-SATA port 6X USB (4 Back, 2 Side) Front and Rear Audio Connections Media Card Reader option Bluetooth option 10/100/1000 Ethernet Wireless G, N Networking Option for built-in speakers and subwoofer pre-installed software requested by customer. Availability for United States and Canada anything missing? please leave comments on what you would like to see on a touch screen XPS AIO This kind of computer would compete with the HP TouchSmart. Status Update Please see this blog for more details
How nice to read about the rumours of a Dell all-in-one PC*. However, it would be fantastic if it featured a touch screen in order to enable easy operation in a home entertainment setting using an updated version of the MediaDirect or Media Center software, for example. Add TV and FM tuners, alarm clock, remote control, as well as a nice set of Bose speakers and you get your perfect media system that operates easily without the need for (optional wireless) keyboard and mouse. BTW Will we be able to buy it in Europe, too? HP is already selling its TouchSmart, but Dell could do better! * http://www.dell.com/welcomebeautiful Status Update Please see this blog for more details
We have around 1000 Dell computers at our company. It would be useful to be able to import a list of Service Tags into a Desktop application to view the MODEL/SPECS/ and maybe Warranty Information of the computers. The Application could check 1 service tag at a time, or 100's. Thanks Status Update