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Eye Mouse

Dec 18, 2014

1 Vote

Status: New

With an additional 'eye button'  key on the keyboard, pressing the new button will move/click the cursor on what part of the screen you are looking.   Using an additional button ensures the mouse doesn’t move around when you look at other parts of the screen   Using the button enables you to move quickly between areas of the screen more efficiently then a mouse of keyboard shortcuts. It would be very handy when using a spreadsheet or most data entry type task. This is especially usefully if you use multiple screens. All you need to do is look at the new screen, press a button on your keyboard and type away on a different application. This would be very useful to businesses.  

1 Votes | 1 Comment

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, Software,

​Fix Alienware 17 Fan Tables

Dec 1, 2014

5 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

The Alienware 17 (and I believe the 18) have a well-documented problem with heat, especially the NVidia 880M GPU. The main problem these laptops have is a locked down fan table, meaning we cannot set the fan speeds higher than the laptop allows. Normally this would not be a problem but for some reason the fans are locked to a lower RPM than they are capable of; 4600 RPMs for the CPU and 3400 RPMs for the GPU. Both fans are capable of ~5000+ RPMs. It is also interesting that the fan CFM has been lowered as well to ~1.66 for the CPU and ~1.7 for the GPU, down from ~3 for the CPU and up to ~11.7 for the GPU in the Alienware M17X R4. The built in fan table is also sluggish to respond and only allows a few set RPMs instead of a smooth curve. For example the GPU can be 0, 1700, or 3400 RPMS. This means that the GPU will become very hot, 85+ degrees Celsius, before the laptop compensates. It is not uncommon to see 90+C on either the CPU or GPU in these laptops. There is also a point when the fans cannot blow enough air to keep the heatsink cool and will either cause the temperatures to become very hot and/or the laptop will shut off. This is especially noticeable for people that have a high end unlocked i7 CPU or a hot GPU like the 880M. At the very least we need the fans to spin at full RPM to allow for max heat dissipation. It would be even better if we could set our own fan speeds/curves through software like the Aurora has or with a key combination like Clevo has implemented (FN+1=100% fan speed) that runs the fans at full speed. A BIOS based option would also work so that we could choose a fan profile, use the default fan table we have now for a quiet option or something but at least allow users to pick a higher performance, more aggressive option. Ideally a fan control software option would be into the Alienware TactX software which would allow users to customize their fans to what they want, similar to what the Auroras have (http://i.imgur.com/ZYX5RCb.png). I would also like to address the overclocking options these machines are lacking but without better thermal dissipation it is a moot point. These machines can barely run stock much less overclocked. In summary, the fan tables and fan spin up temperatures should be variable and/or more aggressive instead of arbitrarily limited. There is no reason to limit the thermal dissipation potential of a laptop. Not only would it benefit customers but I'm sure there would be less complaints and service requests which would save Dell/Alienware money. Besides the fan control and CPU overclocking options these are outstanding laptops. It is odd that machines known for their extreme performance and desktop-esque features would suffer from basic problems no previous generation did. I can only speak for myself, but I think a lot of people would agree with me that these are major flaws. I will not be purchasing or recommending another Alienware product if this is not addressed. Thanks for your time.

5 Votes | 1 Comment

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, Software, Alienware,

GameGirl

Dec 12, 2014

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

I wanted to work with Dell or Alienware to make this game system that can play pc games and classic game boy games.It is compatible with any Game boy games and most steam games.

1 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Gaming, IdeaStorm, Alienware,

A mobile studio/device for artists

Oct 30, 2014

6 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

I want the best touch mobile device that is compatible with the best digitizer accessories (namely, wacom). As a 20 year graphic designer and front-end developer, I have come to love and trust wacom for the best pens and tablets. The last 5+ years I have migrated into UI/UX and my job is to constantly make fast notes and wireframes, quick design drawings, and instant prototypes. I have not found a mobile device that could get me off paper and into a digital studio without a lot of file and hard drive swapping. I was looking at the XPS ultrabook as just the best idea, being a tablet for drawing, and a laptop for my design and dev applications. The biggest reason I wont purchase one right away is that it is not compatible with my trusty wacom pen. I have a bamboo stylus touch, the best stylus on the market. Some tablets will work with the bamboo but these dont feature windows 8.1 or the ability to double as a laptop. I want one device, mobile, touch and cpu, to be everything I need and I believe there is an army of users like me who are waiting for the same device.

6 Votes | 3 Comments

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

Use Floating Touch to Enlarge Mobile buttons and links

Dec 9, 2014

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

So Sony has this technology called Floating Touch which enables touchscreen mobile devices to use hover commands like a PC would. Where you hover over a link and you get more details on the link. So I had the idea of using this technology to enlarge buttons and links on the mobile browser. Like if you wanted to full screen a video on youtube the button can be rather small to try and touch but if by hovering over it this enlarged the button for you it would be much easier! Same with links and any other thing that would make navigation easier! I know this sounds like an idea for Apple or something lol but hey I can see this (if cost effective) being widely adopted.More info on Floating Touch here - http://developer.sonymobile.com/knowledge-base/technologies/floating-touch/I bet there are a number of ways you could use this for better touchscreen navigation and control like scrolling without touching the screen and worrying about clicking on something.

1 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: IdeaStorm, New Product Ideas, Mobile Devices,

More Laptops/Desktops offerings with Ubuntu Linux, Fedora or ChromeOS

Dec 1, 2014

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

It would be great to see more offerings from Dell with Ubuntu Linux, Fedora or ChromeOS as a operating systems, e.g. entry level laptops, desktops computers or thin clients. Linux is a very versatile operating system and in many ways more advanced than others such as Windows or MacOS. There's generally very broad driver support and Desktop-focussed operating systems such as Ubuntu Linux, Fedora or ChromeOS have matured a lot over time with a strong oren source community so that they are robust and very easy to use.

2 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, Operating Systems,

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