I think M18x should be supported in India and Dell need to promote its advertising/marketing of alienware in India, and customisation should be allowed in India, it was a pity we couldnt upgrade to the 680M in the R4, but hopefully that wont be the case in R5.
I would like to see some Dell and Microsoft collaboration within IdeaStorm.IdeaStorm has had much more emphasis on Linux than Windows despite the fact the Dell customer base for Windows is much larger than that of Linux.Ideas to do with Microsoft products and Dell systems need involvement of both companies and Microsoft don't seem to have an IdeaStorm like service.There are problems with Microsoft Products (Windows 8 in particular) and Dell Desktops. The user reviews for the popular Inspiron 660 and XPS 8500 list Windows 8 as the most mentioned con yet all these users are happy with Windows 7. I expect the XPS 8700 to have similar reviews. This is because the tablet interface alongside new start menu with lack of commonly used icons has been enforced by Microsoft on Windows 8 and much customisation is lost from Windows 7.Reinstallation DVDs not being shipped with systems and being made hard to request is also an issue which has upset customers alot. A download link for clean installation is desired by many customers.There are probably a wide variety of other ideas which would likely be generated if a Microsoft Products Storm Session would be created and also it would likely attract more customers to the Dell Community.
I have noticed that alot of my ideas have had more votes on the Dell Community than on IdeaStorm because of the larger user base. We have requested a single sign on somewhat unsuccessfully through the Dell Community. However in addition a Facebook addin for each idea would also be great where a users "like" would be equivalent to an "idea promotion". A Google mail and Microsoft Account extension would also be welcomed.In addition to enabling more users to vote, this would place IdeaStorm via IdeaStorm ideas on users Facebook pages promoting both IdeaStorm and the Dell Community.Note the Facebook login aswell as Google mail and Microsoft Account would only be for users who wish to promote ideas. If a user decided to post a new idea they would still need to join IdeaStorm the conventional way.