Solid State Drives (SSD) are the way to go. I am in the market to replace my old trusty 500m from 4 years ago. However, I have found few laptops that are really worth replacing my trusty 4.9lb laptop with. Newer laptops are no doubt better, but in the range of the portable non-desktop replacing market I have been disappointed. Until the Toshiba R500... Come on Dell, push the SSD technology and get a hold of this semi-ultraportable market!!! I mean why pay $500 (THAT'S RIGHT $500!!) for a 32Gb SSD in the 1330 when the R500 (although a little more $) is breathing down your Dell neck with a sub 2lb laptop with a 64Gb SSD? Oh yeah, I know why. B/c Toshiba is directly involved in the evolution of SSD technology. They just dont rely on others to make the drives and then buy them to put in their computers. IDEA: bring down the cost of the SSD thru aggressive ordering. Send the relatively hefty 13.3 1330 XPS into a truly competitive weight category with the advantage of cost and a nice 13.3 widescreen w LCD technology. Now that is a recipe I would use and buy right away. Until then, I will use my sub 5lb 500m until it dies. The cost of upgrading to a laptop with little advantage in weight is just not really worth it. We need a refreshing, appealing, non-black box, & AFFORDABLE portable product.
How about sellling Dell products at stores like Best Buy, Circuit City, Staples, Frys etc and also on online stores like newegg, buy.com etc. I would like to see them there as it would give me a first hand feel of how my desktop or notebook will look like.
This has been mentioned before but you need to sell sell Dell products at Best Buy. I was at Best Buy today and witnessed at least (6) HP notebook PCs sold in a period of 5-10 minutes. The laptop Isle was crammed with people ogling over Vista and the new HP notebooks. It was so busy the sales staff were all taking to customers and no one even approached me. Of course you will need to redesign your products because they look cheaply made and dated in comparision to the HP offerings. I am no HP fan boy but I was shocked how nice their stuff looks. No wonder you have lost the #1 spot to HP. Which would you rather own? Dell HP Status Update Dell systems are available at Best Buy, click here for more details.
I personally own an XPS m1210. I absolutely love the notebook size, and was sad to see that the 1210 was being discontinued. I dont necessarily think the 1210 should be continued, but I know a lot of people like the 12 inch option. A 12 inch widescreen modeled after the 1330 would be really nice, or even a 12 inch option in the inspiron line at least. Status Update Please see details here
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.
And no, the Dell E/ Mini Inspirion 8.9" is NOT the answer, so don't mark this as "PARTIALLY IMPLEMENTED". An 8.9 inch screen is just too small, especially to include a decent size keyboard or a 1024 pixel width resolution. There is already in the market a very competitive netbook called MSI Wind, with a near full-size keyboard and 1024x600 widescreen resolution, priced at $500, So, if Dell could make a netbook like this, but cheaper, and with Dell brand attached, it would be a certain success. Suggested specs: - 10-12 inch LCD/LED screen, 1024x600/1024x640 resolution - Full size/near full size keyboard (26 cm+ width) - Intel Atom or AMD Sempron BGA - Integrated graphics with 64 mb+ shared memory - 512 mb/1 gb RAM - 80/160 gb HDD with alternative SSD option - Ethernet, Wifi, USB, etc.
Sell your products in places besides Wal-Mart...like sell products in Staples, or Future Shop, Audiotronic. Places that would sell Computers..... Maybe this would mean Dell wouldn't half to send out Dell Flyers anymore....but, just for the heck of it...send out flyers anyway...lov your products.
Make an option for more than 4 GB of RAM in the XPS 730. Dell's Precision has this option, why not their best gaming machine? In some ways 4 GB can be limiting. You would probably sell more with this upgrade! Status Update Please see chris_m's comment
Selling Dell computers at Walmart was a good idea but Dell needs to catch up on how to properly do it. Companies like Coke and Pepsi pay to get the prominent display locations inside retail locations. Those companies also have sales reps do the set up of the displays so they can be sure that it is done properly. We all know that if a product is highly visible and set up properly it is more likely to be purchased. Dell needs to spend a little cash and have Walmart show off the Dell systems this holiday season instead of only having them boxed up on the shelf hoping to be discovered. I have yet to see a Walmart in my area with an actual Dell system set up but see other companies products getting properly displayed. Status Update See Dawn's comments below for details.
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Please consider making Alienware notebooks and desktops available to EPP clients. I am looking for a new notebook, 17" with full numeric keypad. You don't have one on the DELL site (please add numeric keypads to your 17" notebooks, you have the space) but you do have one through Alienware. If I could order it through the EPP program, I already would have. I like the Alienware products because I can get more powerful hardware and skip paying for unneeded software like MS Works. I can purchase full versions of MS Office via the MS HUP program so I don't need to be paying Dell for any software like it. Status Update Please visit the EPP site and click on Laptops and you will see that Alienware is now offered here.