It would be nice if Alienware offered higher-gamut or IPS matte screens. Many potential customers require the GPU power of an Alienware and use their laptops outside or for professional work. Alienware's competitors offer high-quality matte screens, and such screens are already available for Dell's XPS and Precision models. Good anti-glare screens would remove the need for customers to create costly, risky modifications to replace the glossy LCD or remove the plexiglass above. Even if Alienware offered matte screens as optional upgrades to the glossy panels now available, the option would provide much additional value for Alienware laptops.
It would be great to see user customization for fan controls offered in the Alienware Command Center. Please consider this in an updated version of AWCC, as it would be greatly appreciated. This would eliminate the need for customers to use third-party utilities such as HWiNFO64 for this purpose. Some of the competitors offer this feature and this would be an added-value enhancement for Alienware customers, especially the Alienware laptop owners.
Dell should force Microsoft to provide a direct link to a Windows 8 .iso that is available free of charge for everyone. Microsofts current online distribution mechanism for Windows 8 is awful. It firstly requires the user to have a functional previous version of Windows installed. Next it does not allow the user to select 32 bit or 64 bit only downloading setup files which correspond to the bit of the previous version of WIndows. Finally it requires the user to pay for an additional product key. It should be noted that users already have a product key with preinstalled Windows 8 but it is hidden within the system's BIOS. They cannot use this product key to download a Windows 8 .iso. Right now everything is downloadable except for Windows which is required to run everything else Dell have available to download. The .iso would allow users to download everything they require for clean installation of Windows which is necessary to resolve many software issues including complete corruption of the Operating System due to Viruses/Malware and also allow users to get back on their feet after common hardware failure such as the hard drive failing. The Windows 8.iso would also allow users to perform StartUp Repair and to repair installations. Moreover a clean Install of Windows offers vastly superior performance to the Dell factory settings especially after Service Packs are released and is documented in my worldwide adopted Windows Reinstallation Guide: http://philipyip.wordpress.com/dell-community-forums/ In addition there are alot of software issues including out of box experiences, the inability to make recovery media using Dell DataSafe which could all be resolved with a Windows Reinstallation DVD or USB. Note with the Windows Reinstallation USB it should be identical to the Reinstalaltion DVD and not have any bundled drivers or software not present in Microsoft retail Windows DVDs. Otherwise it is as useless as the factory settings. Due to the new product activation in the OEm version fo Windows 8 a generic Windows 8 .iso could be used to Clean Install Windows 8 without the need for phone activation. Users should be able to: Download a Windows 8 .iso from Microsoft. Procure a Reinstallation DVD or USB with the system at the time of purchase. Dell used to be great at user customisation but their software options have become increasing limited. The reinstallation DVD or USB is an example of this. The current method of getting a Reinstallation DVD or USB is waiting for the system to arrive and then having to contact Dell Technical Support. This forces users to use the factory settings until the DVD or USB arrives. In which case there can be alot of software issues, the XPS 8500 had alot of user out of the box bad experiences which could have been easily resolved if they had the Reinstallation DVD or USB. Bare in mind also there is only a limited time the user has to send back the system and if they are diagnosing an out of the box experience time is lost waiting for the Reinstallation DVD to arrive. There should be an online form to procure Reinstallation DVD/USBs from Dell for customers outside the US. The US form is here http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dellcare/en/backupcd_form?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&redirect=1&DoNotRedirect=y HP for instance have the ability to request media via an online form in the US, Canada, most European countries and elsewhere http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=uk&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=bph07143 however the HP Recovery Media are equivalent to the Dell DataSafe Media (i.e. factory settings). There has been many a user dissatisfaction for Dell users requesting recovery media in this poll here: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/4677/t/19476992.aspx This would improve Dells software services significantly.
No it is official, all new-generation consoles -- Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U are use AMD internals. It is also time for laptop manufacturers to switch from Nvidia to AMD graphics for efficient gaming! Put the newest generation AMD graphics near Intel CPUs, while in smaller laptops (12-14") use the newest AMD APUs, such as A10-5750M and A10-5757M.Do not do reverse; A10-5750M only in monstreous 15" and 17" laptops, because that does not make sense!!! A10-5750M and A10-5757M must be in 12-14" laptops, 15-17'' Intel + AMD graphics!That how easy and logical to make succesfull laptops! if you do, than there is still good chance to catch up. Please do not sink further with bad internal choice!!!
I'm a long time Dell tech, and having recently retired, I've got a small business buying up broken Dell machines andrepairing/refurb'ing, putting Linux on them and reselling.. I specialize in D-series Latitudes and especially look for oneson Craigslist/eBay with the Nvidia video options. My suggestion is to PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE clarify the "system configuration/original configuration" parts list. Currently, reading it, is like trying to read swahili. Since I request the service tag from the selller prior to buying the broken system, I use it to *try* to determine the original configuration of the machine, ie: video adapter, hard drive size, etc... I'm sure Dell employees understand all of the abbrieviations used in the parts list, but the rest of us do not.....
The Alienware M17x r3's 3D controller will not allow the user to install an NVidia 680M into the machine and still be able to push 3D on the system. The problem appears to be that the M17x r3 BIOS doesn't contain the certificate needed to validate the 680M is a card that is able to push 3D. Dell/Alienware should make the additions to the BIOS for the M17x r3 to allow this newer GPU to push 3D in the system. Additionally, the new fixes released today (7.18.12) inside of the A05 M17x r4 BIOS regarding the GPU boost technology should also be included in this BIOS update for the M17x r3.By adding these two simple features to the M17x r3 BIOS, Dell/Alienware is enabling a considerable amount of individuals to purchase more hardware and help ensure long-lasting customer satisfaction.Status Update: This idea is now Under Review. Please be patient as we will be limited in what information we can share during this process.
Recently a key broke off from my fairly new laptop. The warranty had just expired days earlier. I was shocked when I called the dell service desk, and they said the only option would be to send in my laptop and spend $170 for a replacement keyboard. I had done research before I called, and found websites that sold the keys (Keys, the plastic support piece, and the rubber cup) for around $4. When I told the Dell rep that I was going to peruse this other website for the replacement piece, he got angry and said "There is no website in the world that you can buy individual laptop keys from". I ordered the key, and it came a few days later. Worked like a charm.I find it hard to believe that it is impossible to buy the laptop keys from dell. I understand that older models would not be available. I would have much rather purchased this from dell, over some random website. In the end, this website came through like a champ, and I came away with a sour experience with dell.
The flip design is an awesome idea. However, I would like a bigger screen. Why does a tablet have to be so small? Please make one of these with a 15" or bigger screen with more power and memory - and I will buy 3 of them: 1 for each of my student children and one for my wife and I. Beef it up! Please, please, please!
Would be great if we could somehow implement a POE jack into the existing RJ45 plug.I spent alot of time playing around with IP camera's and wireless radio equipment - testing and configuring. normally requiring access to a 240v power plug just to power up a device in 12~24v capacity, im sure it wouldnt cost much and be a great way to market your product above the competition!Alot of devices are being powered by ethernet these days, from IP camera's to weatherstationsthanks,
Avanti Group Consulting Engineers Boiler│Latest Dream Home Ikke længere forvist til klamme kældre, høj effektivitet- og høj-design — opvarmning og køling udstyr er blevet noget boligejere vise. I juni, Peter og Sara Starr gav middagsgæster en rundtur i deres nye Bayside, Californien, hjem. Der er designer køkken udstyret med fritstående ergonomiske møbler og dalen visninger, komplet med majestætiske redwoods. Men pièce de résistance sidder bare off stuen: en 100-square-foot nook ellers kendt som fyrrummet. Indersiden hums hjertet af omkring $70.000 i state-of-the-art varme og elektrisk udstyr. Tagterrasse solpaneler feed en slanke varmt vand tank og en bred vifte af batterier lagre elektricitet og fodring overskydende magten tilbage til gitteret. Hængende i nærheden, giver en petite sort kedel strålevarme men hundredvis af fødderne af kobber rør slange udad, levere varme og vand til 1.800-square-foot hus. ( http://www.flixya.com/blog/5314795/Latest-Dream-Home-SILOBREAKER ) "Det ligner 'Star Trek' virksomhed," siger Peter Starr, 61. "Det er virkelig en lille omdrejningspunkt og et tegn på ære." Sig farvel til det skræmmende rum, der klamme, mørk plet hvor kedler og vandvarmere arbejde blandt edderkopperne, med menneskelige besøg finder sted, når noget — "Honning, der er ingen varmt vand!" — går galt. Som boligejere begynder at i vedvarende energi og andre høj effektivitet udstyr, nogle spiffing op den mekaniske rum og i nogle tilfælde, forsøger at gøre klimaanlægget en udstillingsgenstand. Producenter af denne ting touting stil. Tage de LG Electronics Co. kunst Cool gaffatape-gratis aircondition-enheder, som hænge direkte på indvendige vægge og kan ramme kunstværker. Sidste år, lanceret nordpå Inc. en linje af Maytag gas ovne med "fingerprintless" faux rustfrit døre. General Electric Co. seneste sammenrullet ud dens futuristisk, $1.600 GeoSpring hot-vandvarmer, som ser ud som det kunne dele DNA med Jetsons' tegneserie robot tjenestepige, Rosie Disse gadgets er det nyeste middel til at forlade Jones i støvet. "Den mekaniske værelse er nu ligesom den wine room eller biblioteket," siger Stephen Bohner, ejer af alkymi Construction Inc. i Arcata, Calif. Bohner installeret nogle af Starrs' udstyr. Han siger, alle sine nye byggeprojekter omfatter vedvarende energi udstyr, såsom solpaneler. "Hvis du bruger penge på at ting, du ønsker at vise det," siger han. Vince Kimbel har for nylig installeret en GeoSpring vandvarmeren i sin Louisville, Ky, hjem. Enheden kombinerer energibesparende varmepumpe teknologi med et elektrisk varmeelement, trække varmen fra omgivende luft og overføre det ind i tanken. Siger Kimbel, en bygherre: "udseendet udmønter sig i folk, der siger,"Dette er anderledes." Hvis det var en traditionel vandvarmer, ville ikke de give det en anden kig." De mekaniske makeovers kommer som beboelse opvarmning og afkøling industri kampe tilbage fra magre år. Home-forbedring udgifter forventes at klatre næsten 5% i år, den første stigning siden 2006, ifølge Harvards fælles Center for Housing undersøgelser. Hjælpende salg er føderale skattefradrag og rabatter, der opveje udlæg på visse energibesparende udstyr.