I think Dell should pay more intrest in this topic because many people have this problem. If you are going to pay upwards of 1500$ for a gaming machine, I believe it should be durable and last. The problem is the left hinge on the Alienware M14x will break after "unusual wear and tear" as dell employees call it. This problem will occur after 15-30 months aprox. I have had my M14x for over 2 years and today I woke up and I opened my computer screen and i heard a crack followed by the left hinge breaking. There are many reports of this incident on multiple threads. e.g.http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/f/3746/t/19497478.aspx http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/f/3746/t/19509325.aspx http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/f/3746/p/19453816/20351006.aspx http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/f/3746/p/19453816/20351006.aspx as each of the situations state. the left hinge is indeed the problem and is do to no wear and tear. Dell continuously gives the tech support to the costomers saying they need to pay 340$ to totally replace the lcd portion on the computer. As a student, I know that some people do not have very deep pockets. The hinge usually encounters slightly more resistance over time and eventuallu it gives, due to the stress. They did a total recall for this problem on the M11x. As we know the M14x has a larger customer base and yet with all these people with the same problem, Dell will still not fix this problem. Thier online liaison stated that the hinge being broken is wear and tear.No. The Complete Care Coverage warranty does not cover wear and tear. Covered = * Liquid spilled on or in unit * Drops, falls, and other collisions * Electrical surge Not covered = * Intentional acts of damage done by you or anyone else * Fire * Theft or loss * Normal wear and tear (hinges, bent AC adapter cabling, keyboard keys) * Consumables (batteries, LEDs) Liaison for Alienware and Monitors. Let me know on this thread if you need additional assistance. I dont know what the rest of the community makes of this problem but, suddenly one day the hinge breaking and not being able to close the screen on my machine without doing further damage, does not sound like normal wear and tear to me. Please send me your feed back and tell me what you think. Regards, Ben Wu
For a country blessed with bountiful oil supplies, it may appear incongruous. But Norway is importing as much rubbish as it can get its hands on, in an effort to generate more energy by burning waste in vast incinerators. The Eurotrash business may sound like an unpromising enterprise, but it's one that is increasingly profitable. The UK paid to send 45,000 tonnes of household waste from Bristol and Leeds to Norway between October 2012 and April this year. "Waste has become a commodity," says Pål Spillum, head of waste recovery at the Climate and Pollution Agency in Norway. "There is a big European market for this, so much so that the Norwegians are accepting rubbish from other countries to feed the incinerator." He refuses to divulge the sums involved, saying only that the market is growing. Spillum is "considering requests" to burn waste from other UK towns. "As a rule we generate about 50% of our income from the fee we receive to take the waste and about 50% from the sale of the energy we create," he says. Norway is not alone. Waste to energy has become a preferred method of rubbish disposal in the EU, and there are now 420 plants in Europe equipped to provide heat and electricity to more than 20 million people. Germany ranks top in terms of importing rubbish, ahead of Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands. But it's Norway that boasts the largest share of waste to energy in district heat production, according to Danish government-funded State of Green. Oslo's waste incinerator was built with extra capacity to cater for future growth. "With more and more countries in Europe moving away from using landfill, we assume that there will be growth in waste to energy," says Christoffer Back Vestli, communications adviser for the Oslo municipality. "At the moment, the city of Oslo can take 410,000 tonnes of waste a year and we import 45,000 tonnes from the UK. Europe as a whole currently dumps 150m tonnes of waste in landfills every year, so there is clearly great potential in using waste for energy." Spillum adds: "It is cheaper [for some UK towns] to pay for us to take their waste than to pay landfill fees." The incinerator only takes "clean trash" and the municipality is careful to filter out anything that could be hazardous. Norwegians are meticulous about their waste and divide household rubbish into three bags – blue for plastic to be recycled, green for food waste to make biogas and white for everything else that goes to the waste plant. But many are concerned that the rubbish being imported from the UK and Ireland may not be so carefully sorted. "We have no way of knowing whether the rubbish coming in from Bristol or Leeds or Ireland has been properly sorted or is 'clean'," says Henning Reinton, head of Greenpeace in Norway. There are worries that burning rubbish may discourage recycling. Julian Kirby, of Friends of the Earth, says: "Waste for energy isn't as green as it's made out to be. We estimate that 80% of what's in the average waste stream is easily recyclable." Kirby argues that the incineration system creates confusion: "If you think your waste being burned is a good thing then you are more inclined to just chuck things away rather than recycling them." Some Norwegians also view the waste-to-energy plant as a blot on the landscape. "People in the city find it quite ugly," says Reinton, who is campaigning against the use of incinerators to generate energy from waste. "The modern facilities are far less polluting and damaging to the environment than the older incinerators, but burning waste is just a shortcut. We need to think about longer-term strategies for minimising it." But most residents seem comfortable with the idea of burning waste to create fuel, with 71% of the population supporting the renewable energy source. Ove Merg, an electrical engineer in Oslo, says: "We certainly think it's positive that we use an environmentally friendly energy source. It's great that waste can be useful, and that it actually heats our house." Øistein Thomassen, a photographer from the city, adds: "We produce insane amounts of waste every day, so why not use waste as fuel for heat? As long as the benefits outweigh the risks, I think that using waste as an energy source is brilliant." Related News: http://www.etsy.com/teams/14598/asia-global-energy-ltd http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0drCNOZPHcI
Asia Global Energy Solutions: Research and Markets: Global Waste to Energy Technologies Market 2012-2016
According to the report, the increasing demand for energy is one of the major drivers in the Global Waste to Energy Technologies market. Since traditional power generation techniques lead to increased carbon emissions, various governments across the globe are shifting their focus to recycled energy generation methods such as waste to energy technologies. This is in turn increasing demand for WTE technologies because they emit less harmful gases when compared to fossil fuel-based power generation plants.
Where MS cannot Dell can! new Apple Air PC alternative. i5/i7 HASWELL options - new core graphics can handle just about anything... 14-15 inch is a missing sweet spot for size replaceable battery - minumum 5 hours of business use / 2.5 gaming use upgradeable memory (4/8GB) offer mSSD slot at least 2x USB 3 with quickcharge Card reader partner with AT&T for business everywhere feature offer compact (cover?) keyboard stylist style pen / touch screen Resolution of 1080p minimum offer travel sleeve offer multiple covers must be <5 lbs... lighter is better 350 nit brightness minimum Nothing listed is technically unreachable and MS seems slow to the table (and undersized for a serious work/play combo device).
this is a repost of the original desktop case design.its still made by me and you wont find it anywhere else than ideastorm.i used about 3-4 months on this design.due to the fact that when i started it i wasnt that good at scaling i made it about double the size of a normal desktop case.if it is to be implemented please rescale it :S because having a super tall computer wouldnt be that great.IMPORTANT!!!: this is a post to improve some of the things i forgot to include to the original post!the USB ports will be on the front above the cd/dvd rom door/latch and you can put around 1-4 USB 2 or 3 ports there if you want to.all other fans/ inputs etc... will also have regular placements as in most other computers.IMPORTANT NOTE TO MODERATORS: you are allowed to change the design of the case so do not sk where you want things because you can just fix that wherever you want :DPictures:ignore the fan placements in the picture above!!!! (THE ONE ABOVE THAT AGAIN IS THE PLACEMENT YOU WANT!)VERY IMPORTANT!: if the moderators at ideastorm wants to remove this one for just being one very similar to my old one please remove the old one instead as this is an improved post!!!
HI,I would like to present an idea in which if a software is developed which can actually disable the usage of battery when connected to the docking station and connect the laptop to a DC power supply as soon as you unplug the diocking station the battery should come up, it can gradually increase the battery life and also will avoid overcharging of Battery hence enhancing the battery life of laptop.
Hello everyone,I am aware that this is a consumer line, but there is one thing that everyone for sure appreciates, the gorgeous design and the edge to edge glass look.UltraSharp Line would be a good alternative in every aspect, except for the looks.WQHD is a great resolution and provides a very good PPI relation as the dot pitch is very small. 1920x1080 is simply a bad option for a screen of this size (27''). This would put this monitor in a higher price range but I think it would still be enough of an investment from Dell to provide this option.I can pretty much say that I would buy this screen immediately if:Main Idea:WQHD 16:9 2560x1440 Resolution is Available;Additional Ideas:- Good Response Times (smaller than 8ms G2G) as I can see some gamers using this monitor;- Very soft anti-glare coating (but this isn't a priority for me);- Adjustable Stand would be a PLUS!- DisplayPort / USB 3.0;- Touch control buttons;- Slimmer Bezel;However, the greatest thing I would certainly like to see is a monitor line with the technical capabilites of UltraSharp Series mixed with the awesome design of the S series. Another option would be to simply grab the IPS panel from the U2313HM and put it inside the S2740L frame.I'm pretty sure that there are others in here that share the same opinion as myself.Best regards,Eduardo
So quite simple. I would like a XPS 18 with the new Haswell processors. I also expect Intel Graphics 5,000 or better, and better battery life. It also needs 802.11ac. And I hope you keep all the good configurations (i5 with stand and i7 with stand).Just letting you know, my grandfather wants a i5 XPS 18, but I'm telling him to wait for the Haswell version. :)
i would like to add two things to this machine.which is a network card with bluetooth adapter ans wihd transmitter, since i believe there r small enough to fit in and we can find it in most laptop. furthermore x51 has limited usb port, rather then wasting it to plug in a dongle n a external wihd transmitter. now lcd we have wireless, even bluetooth keyboard, mouse, headset and speaker we can get it anywhere or maybe dell can produce it's own to package it.less wired, so that we can design the space better? or even to place it in a safety place to reduce the accident like water spill, or maybe we can even hide it in the drawer(IF the cooling system have improved from idea of rocket stigtrix) so we make sure nobody gonna touch or disturb it. depending on people preferanceimagine x51 a small machine with less wired i can just put where i want, i like, i love, and i happy withso why not a first 99% wireless gaming desktop from alienware?but obviously 1% goes to power supplyi guess that's it thanks for reading
First off, a 1080P Screen standard. Think about it, you have 1080P on a 13' and 15' but not 14'?Second, a 28nm GPU with GDDR5. (and 128bit memory) The previous model had a GDDR5 but with only 64 bit memory bus making the GDDR5 only equal to 128 DDR3, the model also had a 40nm GPU which is less efficient and less powerfull.Thirdly, (but somewhat less critical) either make the upcomming model lighter or add a ultra slim optical drive.