i would like to have a wifi only version of the streak 7 (no 4g). take the ipad price of $500 and divide by 2 = $250 (my inspiron zino hd was less than half the price of a mac mini) subtract $50 for the 4g circuitry and smaller screen = $200, which is just what i'd be willing to pay. Status update: The WiFi version has launched, though not quite at the price point requested (as of this posting).
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!
I note that in all Dell site of all American Latina country there are a XPS 14" , 15" and 17" laptop , but not in Brasil.In Brasil there is only XPS 14" laptop. There are a lot of people here, in Brasil, who would like to buy this laptop, but with a 15" screen..Please think about ...
I think Dell Spot should show on the page, that they are Canadian. There is only one small reference on the home page that shows where they are and it`s a Twitter link. Perhaps inside the Blue Dell circle, you could put CA. or the Canadian flag. Something to make the reader realize it`s not a US site. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3892826&id=8881663795 . Status Update The links provided in the updates now show they are for Canada
Intel based systems are power hungry and with rising energy costs, many people are realizing that they do not need power hungry Intel based systems and they would be happy to move to systems using alternative ISAs. In the past, computer companies such as Dell had to sell Intel-based systems because Windows required it, but the success Dell has had with Linux (and the fact that I am typing this on a Dell laptop running Gentoo Linux) shows that people do not need Windows anymore. Power is becoming an ever growing concern in many places.Laptops, netbooks, datacenters and embedded systems are all places where power consumption is key. I had a Dell Inspiron 4000 in 2000 and I loved it because it had a dual-battery feature that gave me an 8 hour battery life. When I purchased a Dell Inspiron E1705 in 2006 because of the experience I had with my previous Dell laptop, I noticed the difference in battery life immediately and I have been very disappointed. Improvements in operating systems has improved the situation, where I can manage to get a 3 hour battery life, but still, that is a far cry form the 8 hour battery life where I could go someone, work all day on something and not need to plug my system into a power outlet once. Netbooks, which tend to have lower power requirements and corresponding good battery life have become very popular because of this. While a market for high-end systems that use enormous amounts of energy certainly exists, it is quite small compared to the mainstream, which Dell's offerings have not targeted well since Dell abandoned the energy efficiency of the Inspiron 4000. Another example of this is the sheevaplug, which has become quite popular among hobbyists:http://www.openplug.org/The sheevaplug is an embedded system, but it is being targetted for datacenters, and as virtualization becomes more persuasive, systems like it that have enormous numbers of computational cores will begin to phase out existing Intel-based systems.My proposal for Dell is simple. In each product segment where power consumption is a concern (netbook, laptop, desktop, datacenter) offer a system that is based on the ARM architecture. Nvidia has a chip called the Tegra 2 which would be excellent for netbooks and laptops:http://www.anandtech.com/gadgets/showdoc.aspx?i=3714&p=1The laptops could run either some flavor of Linux (likely Ubuntu as Dell already offers it) or Google Chrome OS. Budget desktops could be produced with the Tegra 2 as well. Google is said to be designing a Google Chrome Netbook based on the Tegra 2, which would likely harm Dell's business should Dell not produce a similar product:http://gadgets.softpedia.com/news/Google-Chrome-Netbook-to-Feature-NVIDIA-Tegra-2-Chipset-7022-01.htmlFor datacenters, Dell could license the ARM architecture, have its engineers design a multicore chip (with an accompanying chipset) suitable for server virtualization and contract TSMC to produce the chips. Dell could then cheaply produce servers for tomorrow's datacenter, running Linux with network cards installed that have hardware acceleration support for virtualization. Anandtech has an article on one such network card that Dell could use, which would enable Dell to produce systems that will replace dozens of others:http://www.anandtech.com/IT/showdoc.aspx?i=3759I realize that the idea of having a single server that replaces many others would likely be detrimental to other areas of Dell's business, but this is the future and if Dell does not do it, some other company will and Dell will lose far more business in the long run than they would if they produced such a product themselves.In summary, I believe Dell should offer ARM-based laptops, netbooks, desktops and servers (intended for datacenters). A single good quality product in each segment designed and marketed for low-power and low-cost to test the waters would be sufficient. I imagine that if Dell were to bring ARM-based systems to market, even as a trial to test the market demand, your company would have such success that you would want to replace some of your existing product lines outright with ARM-based systems.Status Update: This idea has been partially implemented with the announcement of the "Copper" ARM server. Thank you for posting.
With the recent release of Windows 7 there is a built in fuction for touch screen navigation through windows that has been catching on within the past few years. The Studio One and the Latitude Tablit has been a few of Dell's introductions to this technology. I would like to see touch intagration options for LCD descktop screens as well as Notebook and Netbooks. I would also like to see the LED backlighting within these desings because of green reasons. Status Update Please check out the MultiTouch Laptops and Desktops here
Some things I dont understand about the studio laptops, that are keeping me from buying one right now. 1. Why is the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 that is offered in the Studio 17 not offered in the 15? The graphics card is the same form factor as the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450 that is offered in the 15, why not offer it? This is a major deal breaker for me...... 2. Vista 64 bit? I would like to take advantage of all of the ram that is in my new laptop, or is that too much to ask? I understand there might be driver issues, fix them? 3. Cheap Speakers? #1 complaint from online reviews... you would think with the media hungry crowd dell is trying to real in with the studio laptops, they would put a decent pare of speakers in the thing. Those are the biggest things keeping me from purchasing a studio 15 right this second.... please help me out dell Status Update Please see the Studio 15 page for details
Dell, Please add the option on the Alienware Website to checkout using DPA 'Dell Preferred Account'. I do not understand why we have to have a seperate credit account when you own Alienware. Please vote to promote! Thank you, Status Update You can now pay for your Alienware system using your DPA account. Please configure the M17x and check out your payment options.
I was amazed when I saw Dell Studio Laptop via advertisement. However, when I took a closer look at a retailer, I found that Dell Studio 15 is very big and heavy. The design is nice, but the laptop seems to be very very large. I suggest that Dell Studio could offer 14.1 or 13.3 inch screen instead of 15.4. Besides, I hope that the numeric keypad on the right hand side could be eliminated to save space. The numeric keypad will increase the size of laptop only. I sincerely hope that my idea could be taken into consideration. Thanks! Status Update Please check out the Studio 14z for details
I have seen and read about the apple air laptop-very thin at 0.16 to 0.76 inch thick but missing a dvd player, and its, use one apple mac to read a cd/dvd and download to the air is fustrating. Make a thin dell laptop to compete w/ the apple air. Improve on what they have failed to include features and hardware-mainly a dvd player(slot load), w/ the size of many components decreassing strongly, it should be possible by now. Status Update Please check out this blog for more details