The Tactx accessories have a fairly big name when it comes to Pc gaming-for the wrong reasons that is and it's just stupid things that let it down which are:The headset mic and audio quality is very bad considering it's a £59.99 headset replacing the mic and earphone themselves to newer better quality parts would certainly bring it up to scratch.The Tactx mouse left click,I'm currently using it and the ergonomic design is great infact the mouse itself is amazing but I'm worried,I've read up that after as little as 2 months(source:http://reviews.dell.com/2341n/330-5797/alienware-alienware-tactx-mouse-reviews/reviews.htm) the left click begins to hold and radomly click and this isn't a minority.The Tactx mouse cable,I've had it for around two weeks and I'm seeing signs of bending damage where the cable has permanently bent a single way and the raw wiring is sticking out.I hope a few of my ideas are considered implemented-Thanks.
I recently decided to update my ram on my computer after installing a new graphics card. I currently have a Inspirion 580 desktop tower, 840w power supply and a Radeon R7770 graphics card... everything was running fine till I went from 8gb ram to 16gb ram. I check the hard ware specs on the computer, where it states that it can handle 4gb dimm, so I install four identical chips after using just two and now I am getting BSOD. After researching into it, the bios that dell provided only supports 8gb of ram.After reading online I found many other people with other models of Dell computers experiencing the same problems. I would like to see Dell develop new bios with increased capabilities to handle the growing demand of the operating systems and programs that run on them (MMO gaming in my case).
With Steam (market giants for game sales) pushing hard toward the console guys (SteamBox console has been confirmed at VGA's) and Big Picture Mode as well as the cusp of new "next gen" consoles, I think AW should make their laptops able to be used as consoles as well (a little better than what they have now). I'd hate to see people leave AW for this new SteamBox or even worse consoles.A few rough ideas...1) HDMI out that will auto correct/resize and fit screen resolution without tweaks. - HDMI 1.4a + - 3D Sound2) IR receiver to allow remote powering.3) Continue Bluetooth4) Internal Wireless Xbox 360 Receiver (Could also be used to remote power) - We buy laptops to avoid all the external accessories and clutter - The Xbox Controller is used by many developers and is a great controller. - If MS won't allow it, or you don't want to pay them... just leave an internal (inward facing) USB and a little bit of room for the receiver. Even an access panel cover like on the HDD... this way the end user could add it easily with major Mobo mods.The end goal would be to allow the user to leave their laptop @ the TV should they wish and never have to leave the couch and open the lid to enter a password or accept a Windows prompt (this I have clue on what to suggest)
I thought it would be a nice to have a light version of Alienware laptops that can play modern games, this idea came up to me when I found the laptop from asus ( ux42vd) with gt640m while having a weight of 1.8kg. I think that these specs could make a great alienware ultrabook, that would have a great design and pretty lights! This would please us, old m11x owners that crave for portability, design and games!
Suite of Thin Bezel Monitors for Nvidia Surround, AMD Eyefinity, and Multi-monitor business solutions.
Currently there is only 1 set of monitors that I know of that have been built for the multi-monitor crowd and they were developed by Samsung. They are lackluster panels that are overpriced. I would really like to see a whole suite of thin bezel monitors that you can put side by side to form a near panormic image. The ideal case is there would be a low cost version, and mid-range business version, and a high cost graphics design version. All of which should come with vesa mounting brackets. A possibly better idea would be to give the option to remove the bezel entirely and give the ability to interlock conjoining monitors together. Then somehow connect the monitors together to support local led dimming.A very modular/ standard design would be great. The ability to use a "center" monitor as the 2560x1080 monitor I saw from Dell earlier with 1920x1080 montiors on either side would be the ideal setup.
Just bought an M18xR2 because I travel all the time and I don't want to give up gaming (which the only thing keeping me sane on long trips sometimes!). The only reason I got the M18 is because I can't get the 680M video card in a smaller offering. I don't particularly care for or need a 18" screen or a full keyboard; I have a nice big monitor everywhere I travel (work or hotel TVs). Let me have something I can game with and that won't kill my back to carry! Also, resolution really needs to vastly improve. Calling it a gaming laptop with only 1080p on 18" is embarrasing when my iPad is running 2048x1536 on a screen one fourth that size. At iPad resolution, you could get an 18" almost to 4k! It's a good thing for Dell that Apple doesn't offer a 680M in their Macbook Pro or Alienware would have missed out on my $5,500 purchase last month.
The gaming consoles should be updated to reflect the latest holiday bundle offers, special edition bundles such as the limited edition Halo 4 Xbox 360 console and the prices should be updated to reflect price drops for the hardware and accessories. As a Dell retail salesman this would prepare us for the holiday season and make us more competitive in that area of business.
there are no latest versions in dell drivers updates when compared to the original manufacturers updates eg:intel video card latest version is 188.8.131.5296 but latest version in the dell updates is 184.108.40.2061for inspiron n5050.If versions are updated along with manufacturers of chipsets,soundcardsetc,it would be nice mainly for games which need latest drivers for video cards
As much as i apperiate a slim and short form factor with todays high end gaming marking full sized PCs offer better cooling options due to considierably more air flow and they offer more room for expansion. This PC dosnt nessisarly have to be the famed Area 51 but something of the same great Alienware quailty. Though there are a few things you could do with the inside; One option would be to mount the powersupply on the bottom or along the side of the chasies to allow you to get crateive with a top of the PC venting system with suppior airflow. You could also implment an interal cable bracketing system for cables and liquid cooling lines especially if you added the option to add liquid cooling blocks to the grapics processors, again for better airflow and a cooler system. Allow for tri and quad SLI in full tower modles . Add optional glass / plexiglass side panles with uniqe aline insignias that have the AlienFX option. These are just a few ideas but its a start :D. Status Update: This idea is now Under Review as per Jeff_C's comment. Please understand that we will be limited in what we can discuss during this process. Thank you for posting!
Dell, I've been a fan of Alienware ever since I saw the original M15X with the Ripley lid and another lid type that I forget the name of. I've been wanting one of these machines ever since, but I haven't been able to afford one. I'm now 20 years old, and since you have bought Alienware, they've gained access to your resources and in turn lowered their prices a bit. This allowed me to finally purchase one.I do have to say though, after having my M14X for a few months now, I will never go back to using another brand of computers. This laptop is truly satisfying to the gamer-on-the-go. I didn't upgrade to the quad core I7, nor did I get the 900p screen (looking into upgrading it soon). With that said, this laptop has truly amazed me in performance and portability. I used to have a 15" HP Pavilion I used for gaming and it was heavy. What didn't make sense to me was that it was 'thinner' than my M14X, yet heavier and less powerful. You crammed this power in a 14" beast and it has impressed me greatly. But I do have a complaint/idea/opportunity.Like me, many Alienware fans who buy the laptops miss the M15X. I read that the M15X (before it was discontinued to bring the M14X) was fully GPU upgradeable, as opposed to the M14X not being GPU upgradeable. The M15X would also be big enough to cram a 1080p screen into, something some gamers like to have even in a 15" laptop, so screen options could range from 768p, to 900p to 1080p. More quality screens with a wider range of colors would also justify the price of the laptop even more - also offer matte and glossy choices, rather than jusy glossy.In all honesty, I do not see the 'why' in changing from the M15X to the M14X. If I had a say-so in what builds you put out in Alienware, I would make a 13" model, a 15" model and the 17" model (dropping the 18"). In the 17" model, give it back the crossfire/sli support and make it the beast machine of your line-up again.I also believe a new design on the laptop cases would be appropriate should you choose to go for another line-up in a next 'revision'. This design is beautiful, yes, but something a tad thinner and less bulky would appeal to a wider range of laptop users. Technology is getting thinner and thinner in the computer area and I think Alienware should keep up with it. It would bring more business should you appeal to the people who like the thinner laptops. I personally do not mind the bulkyness, but It's a bit odd when I'm around my friends with their Macbooks doing design like I do on my M14X and they have a simple design in an aluminum case that looks beautiful. I wish Alienware would make something thing, aluminum body to help with cooling yet shove the signature AlienFX lighting in there. I'd buy it.Thank you for reviewing this, and I hope this eventually get's implemented. Status Update: This idea is currently Under Review as stated in this comment from Francisco_S. Please understand that we will be limited in what what can share during this process. Thank you for posting!