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
I'm not quite sure about the process fabrication on Dell Keyboards, but since there are plenty of companies who are reutilizing plastic bags and turning them into "wood"-like material wich are really resistant and beautiful I thought that it is a good idea to make Dell Keyboards of the same material. Here in Brasil there is a company who is actually going to build a pier with this material, since is plastic and its way more resistant to the salt water than wood. Even the Nails are made of reutilized plastic and are as strong as the common metal ones, and since this material is completely moldable it wouldn't be a problem to actually produce thos keyboards. I coul'd even reduce the costs of material to Dell, and create a new income. I'll show you an example of this material below. And I would apreciate some feedback of the Idea. Here's a trash-can made with the plastic "wood" as well as the pots at the back. Thanks for your time reading this idea!
I would love to receive a Dell Chromebook 13 for review on my Youtube Channel and Site: Chrome Unboxed
After a brief discussion with customer service, I was directed here to make a suggestion about providing Chrome Unboxed with a review unit of the upcoming Dell Chromebook 13. For almost 2 years, I have been reviewing exclusively Chrome OS equipment. My channel has 7000 subscribers and almost 1,000,000 views. As a very affordable advertising method, allowing me to review one of the Chromebook 13's would give you tons of exposure for very little investment. My viewers are all very, very interested in Chrombooks and the interest in this device is very high. I hope this request makes it into the right hands and I hope to hear back soon! Thanks for your consideration!
You should not have to hunt for a Linux option on the website. It should be offered on all systems that ship with Windows.
My idea would be to have the Premier support team add a link to the order status page or some option to reorder consumables purchased in the past.I find myself taking a lot of time having to locate the same item again, just to reorder it. 5-6 clicks to get to the toner I need. What a great way to go to my "orders list" find the toner I ordered a few weeks ago and click on a link that says, "Order again"I shop on Amazon all the time and they have the same feature. I love it!! So why not have it at Dell also?
Dear Dell:I am CEO of a small company and what you would consider a "power user". We have been buying Dell Latitudes for our company for many years. They were reliable professional no-frills laptops. I am sad to say I am forced to buy legacy 2010 Latitudes from Ebay because Dell NO LONGER MAKES a business version of their flagship business laptop! I'm not kidding.A Real business laptop should have:-a 4:3 or 16:10 screen-Be thin and light. Yes, this is possible now.-Have a real keyboard with real arrow keys and real function keys-Have good battery life/removable battery-Be dockableRead on:1.) Power users need REAL screens with vertical height. 16:9 screens are painfully short and make it hard to do real work. Work = Reading, Scrolling, Coding. Think about the new Microsoft Office that wastes the top 1/5 of the screen with an even bigger space-wasting ribbon. Do we really need LESS vertical space? This [redacted by moderator] everyone even harder that are using toy laptops with 16:9 screens. Say goodbye to productivity in the American workplace.16:9 screens are a joke and are only being made so manufacturers can save $$ by making a smaller screen.Business users are not buying a laptop to watch movies! We would HAPPILY pay a premium to get a real business laptop with a REAL 16:10 (or 4:3) screen.NO- please don't tell me 16:9 screens are wider and that I should get with the times. A 16:10 screen can do everything a 16:9 screen can do - except that it can do MORE because the top hasn't been chopped off. Why on earth should people think a smaller screen is better? It's not!2.) Business users prefer REAL keyboards. The Latitude is the LAST computer on the planet that has a real keyboard (not these toy chicklet keys). Look at the beautiful keyboard from the Dell Latitude E6500/6400. A real business keyboard also has REAL FULL SIZE arrow keys and practically-sized function keys. Power users are using these keys constantly! Stop making them smaller!!!A new line of Latitudes came out this year (7000 series I think?). I was excited to see if Dell was smart enough to give it a REAL keyboard and a real 16:10 screen. Nope. Fake screen, fake keyboard, fake arrow keys. I guess these laptops are being designed for kids getting their first college dorm laptop. Or for people who play "Farm Ville" all day.Lenovo's new thin/light computers are beautiful.. but they FAIL on the keyboard, FAIL on the screen, and now some models even require a special button to make the F keys function normally. Who is buying these things? Farmville players!Apple, believe it or not, is the only manufacturer smart enough to retain the 16:10 screen on their laptops. Too bad they have the most ridiculously useless keyboards ever made. The F keys and arrow keys are almost non existent. If they were smart enough to include a real latitude-style keyboard, I would buy Macbooks running Windows 7. A no-brainer!Please, Dell, think about it. If you don't start doing it someone else will and you'll lose a considerable base of business customers. Copying the "trends" of HP, Lenovo, etc is just making your laptops are bad as theirs. The "Average" users won't know the difference one way or another. They will buy whatever's at Best Buy so that Facebook works. BUT... the power users will see that there's ONE CLEAR FLAGSHIP CHOICE and you'll have a monopoly on this market.Please comment on this. We need a movement to bring back the REAL BUSINESS LAPTOP.My company already stopped buying new Latitudes.Dell, I am available for consulting if your Laptop Design teams need some inspiration and guidance. I also give seminars and speak publicly to thousands of people a year at Fortune 500 companies. I would happily endorse the Latitude to these people if you were making a proper machine.Until then, we will be buying Legacy Latitudes on Ebay and paying engineering firms BIG BUCKS to modify the motherboards if the future requires us to do so.Sincerely,RP.
Using an external mouse places the cursor control on the right side of the laptop. Using a touchpad places the cursor at the centre of the laptop.Why not have the touchpad move to the right side of the laptop, beneath the direction keys, rather than centered beneath the space bar?Pros of right touchpad: functional; palm wouldn't accidentally touched it when using keyboard; shortcut keys are mostly located on the left side of the keyboard; a cursor-keyboard collaboration is easier i.e. after selecting things using cursor and needed to followed by an "enter" or such commands, user just have to slide the hand up.This idea is mainly for laptop with no need for CD-rom. I am using a Dell 5447 and thought it would be nice to see the touchpad on the right side of laptop, which with that, I would probably omit bringing an external mouse altogether, and am sure it applies to lots of similar users, and probably high functionality for designers, etc.
Dell is known for making poor quality computers. Dell should try to rectify this. One way to do that is to offer people money for failed out-of-warranty equipment so that your engineers can study why it failed and hopefully prevent failures in new models. If failures in the field go down, people will be more inclined to purchase Dell computers.
Dell should put together a team of developers to implement support for its hardware in CoreBoot so that it can be shipped on all of Dell's new hardware. If Dell could make it blob-free and updateable from a Linux-based USB key (such that regular distributions could update it), that would be even better. It would be a good idea to install a physical hardware jumper to allow/disallow flashes for security. If Dell does this, it could offer people s product no other major OEM offers (one whose security could be audited at the firmware level). It would be a significant differentiator at a time when people are particularly privacy conscious.
i think linux will be the future...so please make some model-line of desktops and laptops with ubuntu linux pre-installed... thanks Status Update This idea has been implemented on select desktops and notebooks in the US, UK, France and Germany.