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!
Notebooks get carried everywhere. Shouldn't Dell offer an aluminum or otherwise metal casing/construction as an option? If I am going to drop two grand on a laptop, which I just did, I sure as heck want it as rugged as possible. I don't care about weight or additional cost. I want it to last. Plastic is brittle. A dent in the metal is better than a crack in the plastic. It's also easier to recycle. What do you think? Status Update Adamo offers an aluminum casing
As notebook mobility is becoming more and more important, battery autonomy and NOT available disk space is becoming a major decisive factor.It would thus be very useful to be able to build a notebook without the standard power guzzling hard drive.A Solid State Device HD would lower heat generation and lower power consumption. Status UpdateGreat idea! We are already offering SSDs on some of our products. http://direct2dell.com/one2one/archive/2007/06/26/19139.aspx
Do not Integrate the videocards to your motherboards, but use a proprietary module! This case we do not have to change the whole motherboard if the videocard going to dead. We also could replace your cheap Nvidias, ATIs to better watt/performance videocards like to Ati Mobility HD5830 and later to more modern. Thanks!Status Update: Please see bill_b's comment for further information. Thank you for posting!
I think that all Dell laptops should have the option of shipping with an integrated SIM card reader, to allow for wireless broadband via GPRS, EDGE, and other GSM-ready data services. As well, the laptop could be used as a phone on both WiFi (VoIP) and GSM networks! Status Update A number of laptops, including the XPS M1330 offers an integrated SIM card reader.
Glare and reflection from high glare screens, screen frames, and notebook computers is annoying and distract from function and use. In stores, this may be a marketing ploy. Consumers may not fully understand the problem of glare. Online sellers like Dell should inform buyers when shopping whether the screen and case are "glare" or "nonglare." When "nonglare" was introduced to television, shoppers considered it an advantage worthy of extra expense. In the art world, nonglare glass is considered worthy of extra expense. How did we ever get glossy screens? Dell should offer customers a choice between "glare" and "nonglare." Status Update: This Idea is currently Under Review as noted by bill_b. Please be patient during this process as we are limited in what we can share at this time. Thanks for posting!
Please add EFI, eSATA, and maybe a fingerprint reader to all your notebooks! Status Update Please see vida_k's comment below
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.
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!
Tell us the WiFi chipset used in a laptop before we buy it so we know if the WiFi chipset supports a feature we want, or if it supports Linux or another operating system that we intend to use. The WiFi chipset being like "Intel ipw2200" or "Broadcom BCM4306", or "Ralink rt2500". Status Update