All new laptops should have a built in web cam and quality voice recorder/microphone. Status Update Webcams are standard on all XPS laptops and an option on all Inspiron laptops.
this would be a big jump, if dell add "DVI out" on all dell laptops, so people can connect to there LCD Displays or LCD HDTVs natively the picture quality will be grealy improved this should be easy to do as most of new chipsets has dvi out not many laptop manufacturers add "dvi out" to there lower end products, so it might be a wise move to do so all LCD monitors and lcd hdtvs has dvi or hdmi in so it might work well and meybe remove the old VGA out and put a singel DVI-I, it can be used as analog (VGA) to, by using VGA-to-DVI-I adapter like tose used on standard computer graphic cards for years now many people like me connect monitor via dvi or hdmi to get the best picture and color quality Status Update The offerings for the XPS M1730: Dual-link DVI-I (support for 30-inch displays) and HDMI via DVI adapter. Check out all the specs for the new systems.
Why in the world would you limit this? Do you not want people who need battery life and more powerful graphics to buy your products? This makes no sense at all! It's just ridiculous. Absolutely backwards. Do you have any idea how many laptops there are out there that make use of Optimus and high mid-end GPUs? Because I don't. I haven't seen one yet. And yet you do not want to take advantage of this conspicuous absence in the laptop market? Fix it. Status update: This idea is currently Under Review. Please understand that we will be limited in what we can discuss during this process.
Dell should improve some of the little demerits of their XPS laptops as these although are minor, have turned out to be a major gripe. These are the only issues stopping me to buy the XPS, and I really want the XPS to improve in the next revision. Like: 1) Clumsy looking design - The design doesn't impress much in terms of beauty and eye-catchiness, especially due to the awkward-looking screen. It also lacks the most modern chicklet keyboards. 2) The display needs to be improved. According to the reviews, it doesn't prove to be good in terms of viewing angles, etc. meaning that it's not great for outdoor use. 3) Very bulky and heavy design. 4) Poor battery life. 5) Not the best cooling capabilities, as, when carrying out pretty heavy workloads, the XPS 15 notebook gets intensely hot from the bottom, and moreover, the CPU (for i7) temps can go upto 94C, and the graphics card also remains at dangerous temps of 98C. 6) Some users have reported that there is a screeching noise from the XPS 15's JBL speakers, which seems to be more of a computer's code-like sound. 7) Lack of a few ports like VGA, etc. So I still expect that dell might fix these issues in the next revision. And if this happens, then dell may find an enormous increase in the popularity and overall ratings of their XPS!
why oh why is a 1080p resolution screen not offered on 17inch laptop screens? it is offered on some 15inch but not on 17...surely this is the wrong way around? i have rang and asked for this many times but im always told we have no information...dell really do not give anything away which doesnt feel me with confidence in the company
Dell should offer 2560x1600 displays on 17" laptops. (I mean the built-in display. Many laptops already allow an external display of that size.) Some of us could really use the extra screen real estate, or the higher level of detail, and are not bothered by small pixels or fonts.
Dell needs a new Latitude model for people who need a stylish notebook for work but want it to be capable of play activities also. It should have a LED back lit 13.3 inch high resolution/contrast ratio trans reflective screen that swivels like a tablet but without the touch screen (touchscreen could be an upgrade). The option of a non-glossy screen would be available. Media buttons on the monitor would be helpful for times when the screen is turned around and wouldn't be accidentally pushed when resting the notebook on your lap. A good example would be when you're on a plane watching a movie, the notebook would fit better in this configuration allowing you to see the screen easier. Dell should use a design like in this leaked photo of an upcoming ultraportable. It needs to have options like Dual core processor (Quad core when available for mobile), DVD burner, fingerprint reader, SSD, 5-1 card reader(with a cover so the card doesn't fall out), HDMI, Dolby Certified sound as well as a video card that is DX10 with at least 256mb of RAM(perhaps use cards from the Precision line for things like video editing) . It needs to be dual hard drive capable, 2 headphone jacks, built in microphone and the option of a built in camera 2MP or better. A WiFi hot spot finder would be helpful. Don't forget the docking port and gigabit Ethernet. Please, Please, Please do not skimp on bandwidth, only the newest technology please. A LED light that can illuminate the keyboard in dark rooms and media connect must be standard. I would actually recommend using a black light over the keyboard as the white letters would pop without using a very bright light. Vista Sideshow could be an option as well. At least a small monochrome screen with basic information so you don't have to power up the system. I think there would be a large market for this type of system. The advertising would be a great boost to Dell's image. Showing how your "new L-attitude" has changed your life. I've always looked at the Apple VS PC ads and wondered why can't I have both. I think Dell can supply the notebook that finally brings work and play together in a stylish but professional looking package. What other options do you think should be added? Status Update Please see Vida_K's comment below
Offer a low-priced, low-spec laptop designed for kids. Say, something in the $149 to $299 range. Not quite as low-spec as the OLPC, and somewhat more conventional. Make it durable and survivable -- mostly surface mounted components with either a shock-isolated hard drive or multiple digital storage media slots. Partner with a company like Mattel to produce a complete theme for the laptop based on popular icons of the toy industry, such as Barbie or Hot Wheels. Color the case according to the theme and apply graphics skins to menus and programs that reinforce the theme. Since we're talking about a low-spec system it is obvious it won't be running Vista. Use Linux. Include OpenOffice, Firefox, other productivity programs, simple desktop games, and educational software with interfaces customized to the theme. Provide parental controls over the system configuration and network access. (For reference, my two year old has one of the Barbie "laptops" which is a small embedded computer and an monochrome LCD screen. She plays with it all the time, but I know she's going to outgrow it far sooner than the recommended age range once she learns to work the mouse on a real computer.) Status Update Please check out The Nickelodeon Edition Inspiron Mini
We have been waiting very patiently. Please give us an update on the Dell Inspiron Mini / Dell E / Dell E Slim. Include some specs, an estimated release date, or simply tell us what you are and are not willing to discuss about the upcoming product. Status Update Please see Vida_K's comment below
Make a series of Cheap Laptops for the Poor Nations. Status Update In March we launched the new EC280 for Chinese Consumers. Not the laptop you are suggesting but a small desktop PC developed for first-time buyers and users seeking basic productivity, online and multimedia functionality. You can read more here.