How about building webcams into Dell's line of LCD monitors.Status Update: This idea has been partially implemented with the release of Dell's new UltraSharp Multimedia Monitors. Thank you for posting!
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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.
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
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?
==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
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.
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
I am a Chinese, today I want to register the ideastorm.com website ,but I failed many times because of the man-machine verification. I think the process of register would be designed simple.
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I would love to see new desktop and laptop displays offering resolutions of 3840x2400 or 3840x2560. My own preference would be for the next revision of the U30xx to be a 30" display with a 3840x2400 resolution. I would also immediately purchase an XPS 15 if it had a 16:10 aspect ratio; instead, I'm waiting for the next MacBook Pro.The relatively low pixel density is the only thing keeping me from purchasing a U3014, but I also really don't want to buy a 16:9 display. Looking around online, I see a lot of other people complaining about the proliferation of 16:9 displays, but nobody except Apple and Microsoft seems to be doing anything about it. Apple's extremely popular MacBook Pro line uses very high resolution 16:10 displays, and Microsoft's Surface, Surface Pro, and Surface Book devices all use 3:2 displays. These choices seem to be very popular in reviews; Apple and Microsoft are both praised for choosing an aspect ratio that is more appropriate for computing.Why can't we have these options on the desktop? Nobody at all is offering a 16:10 display at 3840x2400. The highest resolution available for a desktop display at 16:10 is 2560x1600. The only way to get a higher 16:10 resolution is to get a much smaller screen while buying a MacBook Pro. That's terrible. And it's also exactly what I'm going to end up doing, although that won't fill my need for a high resolution 16:10 desktop monitor.Why can't Dell do the same thing? Speaking for myself, I would pay a premium to get an XPS 15 with a 2880x1800 or (better yet) a 2880x1920 display, or the 4k resolutions 3840x2400 or 3840x2560. Instead, I'll be waiting until Apple releases a new Skylake MacBook Pro. It's not OS X or the Apple brand that attracts me to the MacBook Pro (I've always used Windows in the past); the only reason they'll be getting my money is that their hardware comes with a more sensible display. I wish other vendors would give us these options.
Dear Dell, There are a few forums on the Internet about this topic and it has even been mentioned here on IdeaStorm a few months ago http://www.ideastorm.com/idea2ReadIdea?v=1398262327163&Id=0877000000091OKAAY I know that the industry has shifted to 16:9 1080p and I am not here on a one-man crusade to change this, but I think you should consider offering the choice of a 16:10 screen for high-end laptops. There are a lot of benefits of 16:10 resolution. I just graduated in Engineering and there are many students all over the place who would have bought 16:10 laptops if they had the choice. The same applies to the general public. There are many people studying or working in Engineering, CAM/CAD, Graphic Design, Business etc. that would absolutely love a 16:10 screen. 16:9 just doesn't work here. Even some gamers buy 16:10 monitors. Games with Hor+ scaling are better in 16:9 and with Ver- are better in 16:10 - it's a matter of personal preference. I currently have a 2008 Dell XPS M1730 16:10 Laptop and I am was thinking to upgrade to an Alienware 17. But I would NEVER EVER downgrade from 1920x1200 to 1920x1080 SEVEN YEARS LATER while paying so much money. I guess I will be left to buy newer parts for my current laptop. As Ralphpeters said in his thread, not everyone buys laptops for watching movies, or playing games for that matter. MS Office and many other software that I regularly use are eating more and more in to the screen space. And yes, people are willing to pay a small premium for 16:10. But I would like to add that most people would look at the price while choosing and they need to be educated and aware of the differences between the aspect ratios in the form of photo/video explanation and examples. I want to buy an Alienware 17 and I am not a massive gamer. There are people like me. I just need a portable good looking beast (with lights - haha) that I can take with me all over the place. I use a lot of CAD software (SolidWorks), Business, Photo Editing, Trade and Charting software and you can't imagine how much difference the 120 extra lines make. I also play RTS and FPS games occasionally. Would you please comment on my post? WIll there be any Alienware 17 or 18 with 16:10 screens in the future? Regards,RR