I am currently the happy owner of an XPS13 that came with Ubuntu preinstalled, but one thing irks me about it: the Windows key. I understand why it's there, it'd be expensive to produce an entirely different keyboard layout given Sputnik's size, but, I don't think it would be difficult to mass produce and sell individual keys. Given Dell's easy to service and uniform key design across it's range of laptops, the potential userbase is expanded beyond just XPS13s and can be purchased by anyone willing to move to linux.I suggest the keys either have the ubuntu logo, or the more generic linux penguin, or even better, provided in a set featuring icons from multiple different linux distros (a hat for Fedora/RedHat, Chameleon for (Open)SuSE etc.). The keys could be packaged with Developer Edition laptops, and appear as an optional extra when purchasing non-DE laptops. As a current owner I would even be willing to buy the key(s) on its/their own.Here are a couple of mock ups made by AustinXPS over on the Sputnik forums:
I would very much like to see the XPS 18 with an updated to the i5 and i7 4th generation chips, large SSD drives 256Gb+ 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. I love the doc and the idea of adding USB and digital display/DVI or HDMI support for extermal monitors.
Hi ! This is Bhanu from India. I was checking out Dell india site for buying new dell laptop. Unfortunately I felt I don't have enough option to customize or personalize any of my chosen laptops. Infact, I saw there is page for "Build My Dell" ,where anyone customize or configure laptop, but almost no option is there. Some laptops have option for customization but it is only limited to customizing software. What i want to see is customization option for both hardware and software part. Please make it more flexible, so that we can have more choice to choose as per our requirement. For instance, I liked vostro 2520 model http://configure.ap.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=v520841in8&model_id=vostro-2520&c=in&l=en&s=bsd&cs=inbsd1. i wished to i could personalize its 4GB RAM to 6GB/8GB, 750GB HDD to 1TB, intel integrated HD graphics to Nvidia/AMD graphics card options, also if possible customizing option for CPU would be great. I am happy that particularly this vostro 2520 model laptop has something to configure, though only software part, but i checked some inspiron laptops have that "Build my system" option(not sure whether all inspiron laptops face same or not ), and simply it makes no sense of having this option. There's nothing that somebody will be able to configure in it. You can check below links. Inspiron 14:-http://configure.ap.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=w540356in8&model_id=inspiron-14-3437&c=in&l=en&s=dhs&cs=indhs1Inspiron 15:-http://configure.ap.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=w540351in8&model_id=inspiron-15-3537&c=in&l=en&s=dhs&cs=indhs1Inspiron 15R Touch:- http://configure.ap.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=w540235in8&model_id=inspiron-15r-5537&c=in&l=en&s=dhs&cs=indhs1I would like to request to add an option "None of above" or something like that particularly for software customization part, like, previously I have bought Microsoft's Window's 8.1 OS, MS Office and Antivirus Software, and I would not like to pay again for buying same. Sorry!! I went little lengthier. Hope you will read it all. I wish to them in Build my System page soon. ThanksBhanu
Hello,I have been planning on getting an alienware 17 or 18 laptop for the last few months but have begun growing increasingly apprehensive due to the mediocre hard drive options. Initally Alienware offered 7200 rpm harddrives as a default option. Last month, only two laptops offered this, and now every hardware for all three laptops only offer a 5400 rpm hard drive with 80 gb caching ssd.For a performance powerhouse company, this is pretty disconcerting. I vote that Alienware either reinstate the default hard drives of 7200 rpms or give us the option to upgrade to it. In addition an option to upgrade to a 256, 512, or 1 tb SSD drive should also be given. I believe that the hard drive options were lowered because the cpu processor was increased, however, I don't think there is that much difference between a 4800 and 4900mq i7. Please vote to reinstate the 7200rpm hard drives on the alienware 14, 17, and 18 laptops, or give us an option two choose these. They should have a minimum of 750 gb, but 1 to 2tb would be preferabble. Options for real SSD drives, and not 80 gb caching harddrives would be nice as well.
I felt there's an absence of Intel 'I' Series 3rd or 4th gen Mobile processors (i3xxxM/4xxxM) in all inspiron laptops and some instead Ultra power, low TDP, low clock speed (3xxxU/4xxxU) series processors are incorporated. Heating out is a persistent problem in dell laptops I have seen, sometimes it causes burning out of hardware, my mouse touchpad got burnt out. Also I was looking for webcam specification, but couldn't find it at your dell india website. Else i loved all other specifcations of inspiron laptops shown in dell india laptops. Those above mentioned things pulled me back to wait for change in products. I'm waiting with hope to see some changes.Hi, This is Bhanu from India, I have some suggestion regarding laptop product configuration. I have bought dell inspiron laptop 6 years ago. I'm a big fan of dell laptops. I was doing some queries at dell india website, got little disappointed to miss the configuration in laptops. Here i suggest them above , please incorporate them asap so that i can buy in near future.Thanks Bhanurdra
Dell should implement a recall for the Alienware M14X R2 because the left hinge is obviously faulty. I've read thread after thread echoing my experience in whch the hinge broke and the computer cannot be opened after only 14 months. The computer was not dropped or otherwise abused. There was a recall for the M11X or the same reason. $1.2K for a computer that breaks so early after purchase is not good business.
The Dell logo has been the same doe decades. I am looking at a Dell Inspiron 17r with lid closed.\\My idea is to make the Dell logo SPIN inside the lptop cover. It should spin clockwise nd couter clokwiseie: ittingona plain and the you cant sign in yet,people will figet with the logo. So mke the dell circle rotate.Joe
Would it not be awesome if Dell could change the educational system by offering schools the opportunity to use a state of the art computer lab that could link schools to other schools in the world? This could be for 2 years and at the end of those 2 years the school could decide how to finance their own lab. Dell could also set up a recycle program for businesses to donate their older computers by donating them to schools.
I have a concept with personal cloud computer. After 5G coming, data download/upload is more faster than before.the comcept as below,1. When user use his/her DELL PC or NB, there is a flash rom(4GB) to storage user data(ex, desk setting, my favorite, document, simutaneously upload to personal cloud.2. After user leave computer, and data done of uplaod in cloud, then log out.3. User go to another place, and use another DELL device(DT/NB). To log in account(include cloud), then data download from cloud to device flash rom, and use it to boot device(depend on internet speed), then user can get same with his/her personal DELL device content, include desk setting.4. To help customer can use personal setting everywhere, even in library or public place, just need DELL device.
With MH370 still missing and I empathize with all affected, I think we can learn from such incidents and start using technology to predict when a plane crash is imminent. As a lay person, i read a lot about how scientists can with precision predict when planets are likely to collide in future. Similarly, planes can be fitted with tracking devices that automatically activate satellite monitoring whenever the plane gets off the radar regardless of the cause. That way I presume, even if the worst was to happen, the satellites can then relay the events or location of the plane thus signalling preempting rescue and evacuation operations. If the satellites are being used in search and rescue, they can as well be used to reduce the time between when a plane is reported missing and when the wreck is eventually found thus increasing the probability of saving lives.