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AVG pre-installed

Jun 9, 2016

1 Vote

Status: New

Dell has pre-installed McAfee for years, and now I think it's high time to end that partnership and partner with AVG to pre-install their software on new Dell systems. AVG offers a free antivirus that never expires, and it's better than Windows 10's built-in Windows Defender (i.e. you can't schedule scans in Defender, but in AVG). When you purchase a Dell system, you can select either the free edition of AVG, or a paid subscription. Most people would want the free edition, but to get more features (such as Firewall), you would have to purchase a subscription. I think pre-installing AVG would be a good option for Dell, because it would be inconvenient for people to uninstall McAfee and install AVG.

1 Votes | 1 Comment

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, Retail, Software,

GE's dual piezo cooling technology for tablets, laptops.

Jun 7, 2016

1 Vote

Status: New

Dell, GE's  dual piezo cooling jets, acts as a miniature pair of bellows: Expanding to intake  cool air, and then contracting to expel hot air. They're just 1mm thick,  high-performance cooler. This technology is better than hyperbaric fan or a regular fan cooling technology that is used in laptop today. The dual piezo cooling jet can move the same amount of air as a comparable axial  cooling fan twice its size while consuming half the amount of electricity and being cheaper to make.  It  allows for slimmer designs of laptop, increases battery life and almost silent in operation. This technology is scalable, so can be made smaller or larger to suit the application. The following are images about this product: References: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm5fXj-hUpk  ( fan description) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8WD50bxG_o  ( air flow demo) http://www.ijer.in/ijer/publication/v4s5/IJER_2015_513.pdf  (performance analysis) http://www.geglobalresearch.com/innovation/ges-dual-piezoelectric-cooling-jets-dcj-cool-quiet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFXw2UfzPZY#t=118  ( thermal management ) - voxmu  

1 Votes | 1 Comment

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, IdeaStorm, Mobile Devices,

Make the back of your tablets less slick!

Jun 1, 2016

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

I have just bought my second Dell Venue 8 tablet in less than 6 months.  Why?  The backs of them are so slick, they slide off of and out of everything, and hence my screen cracked eventually and something went wrong internally to the point where it stopped recharging.  My fix for my new one?  Gorilla Tape strips on the back, to get a little texture and slip-proofness (as well as an accident warranty from Dell).  But really, folks--what would it take for you to give it a more textury back, like the Nook tablet?

1 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: IdeaStorm, Storm Session Topics, Mobile Devices,

To computer display / TV manufacturers

Jun 1, 2016

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

==I have submitted this product suggestion to other manufactuers.  I just want to share it with DELL also==Dear computer display / TV manufacturer.In recent years, majority of computer monitors manufactured are in the 16:9 form factors.  None produced are in 4:3 format.  Consumers in recent years are being forced to use 16:9 ratio TV and monitors.  In this letter, I am going to list some overwhelming reasons why we should bring back 4:3 form factor monitors.16:9 ratio displays are mostly for watching movies.  It's wide in width but short in height.  Besides good for movie, it is not good enough for other applications.  Generally speaking, people do not use computer screen for movies alone.  4:3 ratio displays on the other hand, is much versatile than 16:9 ratio displays.  Look at the famous paintings all through the history; you will notice that 4:3 ratio displays or simply squares have been norm all through history.  It is natural and beautiful to look at.A lot of desktop applications such as modern internet browsers, office related computer applications have menu bar on top of the screen. As monitors got wider, the software makers are increasing making the menu bar / navigation bar smaller.  Alternatively they use software to automatically hide the menu bars.  It is a known pain point that the height of the office display is not enough. Taller monitors will allow more menu bars to be displayed nicely.  For the same reason, some office users have one monitor set up vertically and one monitor horizontally.  It is because they are frustrated that the monitors are becoming un-proportionally rectangular, not necessarily bigger in their minds.  4:3 ratio displays will allow office users to be more productive by allowing more screen real estates.Because 4:3 ratio monitors are taller, it can be used to watch videos shot in portrait mode.  People do not have to tilt their heads 90 degrees to watch the portrait pictures / videos sideway.  Swirling the monitors between horizontal and vertical is just simply ridiculous.  Many tablets have 4:3 ratio screens, it just shown that there is a big market for 4:3 ratio screens.  Why are manufacturers ignoring them?Recently there was a sale of refurbished monitors in dellrefurbished.com.  I noticed that 20 inch 4:3 ratio monitor were sold out very quickly.  There are a lot of people out there looking for 4:3 ratio monitors.A lot of arcade machines are being discarded because they could not find a suitable replacement of 4:3 ratio monitors.  The number of arcade machines out there could easily be in the number of millions.  Currently in the market, there is absolutely no suitable 4:3 ratio monitors to replace the aging CRT arcade monitors.  People are turning to 26 inch LCD TV but it is not the same size.  Those TVs are 19:6 ratios and the size reduction is significantly visible.  A lot of machines are being discarded just for this one reason.  A lot of people ranging from hobbyists to arcade operators are willing to spend money to buy suitable replacement monitors but there is simply nobody making the monitors.  Demands are there but there are no supplies.  Lately, millions of Raspberry Pi has been sold.  In the internet there are many tutorials for building retro arcade machines using Raspberry Pi.  All of them would like to use 4:3 ratio monitor but there is simply none available.Try to sit in front of a 4:3 monitor / TV, people would get a "wow" impression because 4:3 monitor / TV feels significantly bigger than 16:9 TV / monitors.  Personally, I am so tired of 16:9 screens.  I am so sure a lot of people feel the same way.  Just search the internet and you will all see that people are frustrated with the lack of 4:3 ratio monitors.  There are 4:3 ratio monitors but they are very limited for medical applications and their price is out of reach for regular users due to the limited supplies.  In the coming years, with the popularity of small computers such as raspberry pi and BBC Micro:bit, there will be new demands for different kind of computer displays, computer displays that’s not just for movies, but computer displays that can display posters, paintings, even replacing wall tiles.In conclusion, there is a great demand in the 4:3 TV / monitor.  We have too many 16:9 ratio displays out there in the market, they are so saturated.  Give 4:3 ratio TV / monitors a try.  Tap this opportunity, make consumers happy and make some profits.Thank you,- Frustrated anonymous 

1 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), Desktops and Laptops,

Dell-AR Innovation

May 31, 2016

1 Vote

Status: New

Augmented reality is current in "beta" phase as far as technology and application goes.  A lot of groundwork has been done by Microsoft and Google with the Holo-lens and Glass respectively.  I propose that dell takes advantage of the existing interest of AR technologies, and expands them into large scale environments.  Some of the environments that would be good to see are Zoos, Aquariums and Planetariums where instead of just seeing a docile elephant in a pen, or a limited number of small fish in bowls, and immersive experience where one can stand inches away from a life size Gorilla or Lion.  Or enter into a massive water tank and "swim" with life size whales, sharks, and creatures iof the deep that cannot be housed in current aquariums due to varius circumstances (enviornmental/habitat restrictions etc.)   The educational applications are limitless, and if the technologies are implimented into a self contained environment, can lead to an ever changing experience for end users.  Every week/month a new "exhibit" could be launched to bring back patrons, leading to a year round income source with drastically reduced overhead expenses vs traditional zoos/aquariums.   Other applications include, but are not limited to: AR-Gaming, AR-Educational programs, AR-Enterprise support applications, AR-client support applications.  

1 Votes | 2 Comments

Categories: Education, New Product Ideas, Retail,

Horizontal and Vertical sliding Dual Screen Laptop

May 31, 2016

1 Vote

Status: New

Dell, Nowadays, thin display screens are available in the range 1mm to 2mm thickness and light weight.  So there should be  no problem in stacking two screens one beind the another. There are many ideas about implementing a dual screen laptop.  This is one idea where the screens can be slided horizontally or verically based on user convenience and application. In screnarios, where tasks are related,example: stock trading - stock analysis, geograaphical satellit image editing analysis, audio channel waveform editing analysis, animation graphics studio work, web videocast and questions to the presenter,  multiple screens are needed.  Here  comparison of the content of one screen with another is must for doing work, Based on large number of peoples' experience it is found  users prefer screens  be present one above the other in vertical  mode. In screnarios, where tasks are independent,example:  in one screen  text editing, in another screen  web browsing a typical user prefers screens be present side by side in horizontal mode.  As an extension to this idea, in the vertical mode the top screen can be bent 180 degrees using swivel or hinge so that the top screen face the person sitting opposite to the laptop user. The chassis development experts of Dell, can make a better approach of implementing these ideas. These ideas can also be implemented in the monitor of the desktop computer. Few images about this dual screen laptop setups are shown below: - voxmu

1 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, IdeaStorm, New Product Ideas,

Keep Long Term Customers Happy!

May 6, 2016

1 Vote

Status: New

I think it would be a great idea if DELL had a customer service department that could help with problems related to DELL computers. For example, I have a new XPS 13 (6th Gen, $2,200) and the hing on the lid broke. After prepaying $300 to have it fixed I still don't have it back or know when it will be repaired - no parts apparently. I have two allegedly customer service representatives who both e-mailed to ensure I was happy with the service I received. I emailed them both back and mentioned that I was not and, after nearly a month, I still do not know when I might get my computer back they did not bother to respond. Just a simple idea to keep in contact with a very upset customer who has been buying DELL's for myself and my clients for the last 20 odd years.

1 Votes | 1 Comment

Categories: Dell Community, Desktops and Laptops, Service and Support,

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