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 should create a monitor/desktop with a touchscreen interface that responds well and is relatively cheap. Status Update Please see this blog for more details
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
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.
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!
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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
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
Dell originally marketed the Dell XPS 700 as a fully featured, fully upgradable gaming computer - this included a motherboard engineered for enthusiasts that you could upgrade down the road if you wanted to. However, a lot of Dell XPS 700 owners are a bit angry over the use of the BTX motherboard. BTX seems to have lost its backing and ATX is the popular standard. Not only that, XPS 700 owners can not upgrade their systems to Quad Core due to the motherboards design, however this issue was fixed in the XPS 710. Lets quote Lionel Menchaca on this one: "For folks that are concerned about future upgradeability, note that the XPS 700 is the first system weâ€™ve introduced that was designed to support an industry-standard BTX system board down the road. This means if you want to swap out the system board down the road, to accommodate future technology, you can. Some custom cables are required for certain connections." Go to Newegg.com or NCIX.com or anywhere else and tell me where you can find a NVIDIA 680i Chipset BTX Motherboard! Didn't think so. There has been a long, long discussion at the Dell Community Forum (Link: http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=xps_desk_ge...) regarding the Dell XPS 700, it's issues, and how Dell have seemingly pulled the wool over several peoples eyes. I believe that Dell needs to set the record straight once and for all, either the XPS 700 is fully upgradable or it isn't. Status Update Read more about the XPS 700 upgrades here.
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