Over the past fiver years, laptop screen bezels have increased in size from only about a quarter of an inch to around an inch now. All this wasted bezel space could have been used to make a bigger screen. I can probably put a 15" screen in a 14.1" laptop chasis. And even probably a 17" screen in a 15.6" laptop chasis. Reduce the screen bezel size, a large bezel is a backward step in technology. Just compare the C840 (really old laptop): With the latest Latitude E-series: I'm sorry but the latest Latitude series has the largest and ugliest screen bezel ever. Shrink the bezel size please. Look at the latest of what Acer is planning to use: http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/25/acer-said-to-be-using-lg-shuriken-display-in-upcoming-laptop/ They will be using a LG Shurikan display to reduce bezel down to only 8mm as well as thickness down to 4mm. Follow suit Dell. I want to see laptops with smaller screen bezel. Status update: Please see bill_b's comment for further details. Thanks for posting!
Why do you force us to buy laptops with 1366x768 pixels? It is simply absurd in 2011, even was 10 years ago. We only buy because we do not have other option... Dell Status update See Anne_c's comment for further information. Thank you for posting!
As a consultant responsible for dozens of companies supply of PC's and notebook computers, I'm having a harder and harder time finding anything decent at Dell to recommend! As Dell pares down their brands, getting rid of Studio, and Studio XPS, we're now left with the unappealing and plastic-ey consumer Inspiron brand, and the what-used-to-be-top-of-the-line-but-now-is-ho-hum, XPS. Is it just me, or is the new Dell XPS portable line void of that classy, bleeding-edge technology that we used to know and love? Now, not only are they (IMHO) ugly, but they are now just cookie-cutter systems that really offer nothing that other vendors also have. What I miss are the "middle brands", the Studio and Studio XPS. Those were innovative, beautiful, and something that when seen, were wanted! All glass screens, sleek designs, semi-bleeding-edge technology, and for just a bit more money than the classless consumer Best Buy junk. Dell? Hire some design people. Listen to those of us that USE computers, that want the latest features, and incorporate those in your products. YES, an OPTION for Hi-res screens are REQUIRED. 1600x900 is nice on a 14" screen, not a 17.3". That is not what I want to spend my hard earned money on when I buy an XPS. If you're going to have a high-end brand like XPS, make it count. Make people envious to want one. We're not all teen gamers, so running around with an Alienware design notebook is a bit embarrasing. Give us power, and package it in a classy, sophisticated design. Build it, and they will come. Status Update: Please see bill_b's comment for further details. Thanks for posting!
XPS15 could look a little better, but more importantly, the insides need some fixing.1. GPU offers must be GDDR5 (the G being important). See notebookcheck.net and find out what Class I GPUs are missing from your options. Middle to weak Class II GPUs are useless in XPS computers. Keep those in Vostros or something else that isn't geared towards media/gamers.2. Chiclet keyboard would be better. HP will be offering that.3. Don't need 2 headphone jacks. Keep one, and let people use splitters if they want to. Please put a glow ring around the port.4. Make the power port stable. Got to hand it to Mac for making it a magnet, which doesn't potentially damage the laptop port with frequent plug ins.5. FHD always available. Don't drop the 900p like HP. Keep it in stock especially when SB is reintroduced.6. Please read the threads on notebookreview.com for the Dell XPS 15 L501. Find the issues and correct them.A MacBook killer will never exist unless you spend the time to make a quality competitor. XPS should be that. Not another mediocre Dell product.Status Update: This idea has been implemented in the recently announced XPS 15. Please see Bill_B's comment for further information. Thank you for posting.
I'd love to see a THIN Dell XPS model, but with the same look at the Studio XPS 13 and 16. I'd love to try out a dell for the first time for personal use, but I'm not liking the thickness. I tested out a dell in Best Buy and I felt like I was using a computer from 2003. The XPS model is susposto be an higher end model right? Make it thin. Even if you have to add a vent to the side, at least you could make the vent look good while still providing air flow. Status Update: Please see bill_b's comment for further details about our thin XPS Z and new XPS 13 Ultrabook. Thanks for posting.
Dell has offered JBL speakers in the Studio 1745,1747, 1749, and the XPS 14(L401x), 15(l501x), and the 17 (l701x). Dell should start offering these quality speakers in their Alienware laptops. Every gamer wants that bass booming explosion to sound powerful like it is really happening. The addition of JBL speakers would finally complete the Alienware laptop series as the most powerful laptops in the world.
Dell needs to put more focus on reducing the thickness of laptops when designing them, Both the current generation of Inspiron and XPS laptops are thicker than the previous gen. Also, these laptops are more wedge-shaped than ever before. Dell's design is going backwards. We want SUPER THIN and relatively UNIFORM THICKNESS for laptops. My Dell Inspiron 1764 is thinner than the current 17R, I would buy another 1764 anyday over the fat wedge 17R. The Next Generation of Dell Laptops have to be around 1" thick around the entire laptop. Not ,74" thick at the front and a crazy thick 1.5" thick at the back. Thats ridiculous design. I don't want some ugly wedge. The previous gen hinge design is also better than the current one. It allows for the battery compartment to stick out in the back without sticking out of the frame. Dell needs a better hinge design for next gen. I mean this design that currently HP and Apple are using: Alos note the better frame design thats all alluminun and uniform thickness. Also only about 1" thick at all regions, very thin nice laptop. This is what Dell needs for its XPS line. But keep the current touchpad, the HP one has poor buttons on it, THIS IS WHAT DELL NEEDS TO MAKE THE XPS LINE BETTER, UPRANK THIS PLEASE. DELL NEEDS BETTER LAPTOP DESIGN NOW! Status update: Please see the official press release for the XPS 15z. There will be more models in the "z line" released in the coming months.
I built an Inspiron desktop earlier today and saw that I could buy the OS DVD for the modest fee of $15.00. I had already asked for that to be done in this idea and it has been implemented on the Insiron`s. http://www.ideastorm.com/ideaView?id=087700000000fJBAAY I needed more features than the Inspiron allowed in the build, so I built an XPS. You can not get the OS DVD in the XPS build. Dell, offer the disc`s in XPS to. Status update: See comments from Bill_b below.
I think Dell should offer an anodized aluminum option for all of their laptops as an additonal upgrade.. ex. Inspiron 15 Regular : Starting Price $399.99(idk if actual price it is just an example). Inspiron 15 Anodized Aluminum: Price $449.99(or whatever price) An anodized aluminum laptop allows for better build quality, and durability because most laptops need this kind of duribility for the people who want to travel with their laptop a lot. It will also make customers happier because they won't have to pay as much as a business laptop for durability and lower tech specs for the same price. Status Update: Please see bill_b's comment for further details. Thanks for posting!
why oh why is a 1080p resolution screen not offered on 17inch laptop screens? it is offered on some 15inch but not on 17...surely this is the wrong way around? i have rang and asked for this many times but im always told we have no information...dell really do not give anything away which doesnt feel me with confidence in the company