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Dell XPS 13 Linux Super Key Selection

Jul 27, 2014

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

I like to try out different types of operating systems, but I also like the hardware to reflect the OS that it runs. For Windows, this is the standard Windows-style keyboard we all know. Chromebooks have their own keyboards, Macbooks as well. Though it seems like a minor issue, I'd really like to be able to select to have a Linux-style Super Key of some sort. Whether this is the Ubuntu logo, or Tux, just some kind of Linux-appropriate key would be nice to see on the Dell XPS 13 and it would 100% be my first-choice laptop for Linux development. I think best-case would be allowing the selection of multiple different Super Key styles to include everyone (Korora, Ubuntu, Arch, etc.) but I'd understand if this is an unreasonable request, and would in the very least be more than happy to accept an Ubuntu key instead. This laptop was made to work 100% with Ubuntu, I think it only makes sense to go 100% with the design and make it 100% a Linux laptop from a professional computer hardware manufacturer like Dell. Being a go-to for even a single fully-featured Ubuntu laptop completely themed to Ubuntu would set Dell apart from other manufacturers who just recommend purchasing a Windows machine and then installing Ubuntu over it.

2 Votes | 4 Comments

Categories: Desktops and Laptops,

More and better Alienware peripherials

Jul 22, 2014

4 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

Please, if you could make some Alienware branded peripherials that'd be great. I mean, serious peripherials, because there are three of them: Tactx mouse, Tactx keyboard and Tactx headset, and after a little research I realised that those aren't that good. There isn't even a mouse for left- handed people. So please, give us more options when it's time to buy gaming accessories.

4 Votes | 3 Comments

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

Impossible to purchase Alienware laptop

Jul 29, 2014

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

I was so keen to purchase a new Alienware laptop until Dells option choices hit me in the face.Here's what I wantedAlienware 17with TrueLife DisplayI7-4940MXWin 7 Ultimate32Gb memory2TB hard dive with 80Gb cachingNvidia 880MBut the website makes this IMPOSSIBLE! If I select the ALienware 17 that allows you to select the TrueLife display (which is a low end unit for some strange reason), then I cannot get the I7-4940MX cpu or 32Gb memory or the 2Tb disk option.So then I moved up the Alienware 18 line because they all have Truelife displays. I selected the highest model, the only one that offers the I7-4940MX but there are problems here too. It wont let me choose the disk option. It ONLY allows the quad play SSD disk drives. I dont want that because it takes the optical bay for the 4th drive and so you have to give that up. I have to give up an optical drive to get the better cpu?? This makes NO sense to me.Whoever decided to market these laptops this way should be firedThe other thing that burns me to no end is the pricing. Right now the top 3 Alienware 17s are given a discount (10 or 12%), at Dell.com I live in Canada and I cannot purchase from the US site. I have to use Dell.ca. And these discounts are not offered there. This is insane.I called customer support and all they can do is tell me they cant do anything. They would not even contact someone in marketing to explain this crazinessDell, if you want me to buy your products you have to fix this crap. I remember when Dell websites were great because they allowed all the optionsM

1 Votes | 1 Comment

Categories: Dell Web Site, Alienware,

Water-free Liquid Mobile Cooling System

Jul 29, 2014

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

I think Dell should fit a water-free liquid cooling system in their enthusiast laptop lines.In fact, it was even prototyped by asetek.com (http://asetek.com/laptop.aspx)Dell only needs to fill it with Gallium. Just make sure that it's Aluminium-free as Gallium hates (or loves?) Aluminium so much that Ga eats Al.This will potentially elimates the 4.4 GHz as overheating won't be a problem anymore.Courtesy of asetek.com:

1 Votes | 2 Comments

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, Gaming, Alienware,

Do not save an Backlit keyboards!

Jul 29, 2014

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

I purchased a Latitude 3540 and suprised it does not have backlit keyboard and not even option to upgrade? It have to be a joke, my 5 years old Latitude E4310 already has lighted keys and all my following Latitudes, Vostros had! Especially a Latitude is a working computer, how can I do my tasks in the night?

1 Votes | 1 Comment

Categories: Desktops and Laptops,

Random Acts of Laptop

Jul 29, 2014

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

I have mentored a lot of people in programming, software development, and business. I found that efforts invested in explaining things to others led to getting better understanding of those things myself. I've had numerous successes and some 'failures'. 'Failure' in this sense meaning that the individuals either lost interest or didn't pursue it. Successes include a single mom with 2 kids, a 20 year old whose worldly possessions fit in a plastic garbage bag, and two kids that were still finishing high school, although a year late.I have three laptop computers, one with a dead battery and two that are Windows XP and therefore pretty much useless. As a developer, I would need a fairly advanced machine to code cross-platform apps, etc. 'Advanced' meaning multi-core, 4GB Ram, Terabyte Drive, advanced graphics, Windows 8.1, etc. In thinking about this, I realized I would be using this for mentoring - hanging out at pizza joints and coffee shops instructing people on Visual Studio, C#, Xamarin, Microsoft Access, or whatever. I had thought of the idea of crowd-funding the purchase based on 'community involvement'. One of my favorite haunts is the Austin C++ Meetup group - this is where I have encountered some of the people I've mentored recently.  Others have come from Craigslist or LinkedIn.I was reading a story on 'random acts of pizza', and I keyword searched 'random acts of laptop'. Nothing comes up. The idea is that people tell their story of community involvement, describe the specifications for a laptop (could be other equipment as well) that would advance their efforts, and put this story up for funding.  In my situation, the 'rewards' offered at various funding levels would be donations of hours to either specific non-profit organizations or as mentoring to individuals.  These would follow up with the funders with information on their progress or with the 'deliverable', perhaps a web page or app.Dell (and other vendors, such as those providing productivity tools or development platforms) might offer to 'sweeten the pot' if certain funding targets are reached.  Some of this, needless to say, would involve shameless promotion.I do contract work at a particular hourly rate - a fully configured laptop might cost in the area of 40 hours of my time at my rate (before tax withholding). It's unlikely that I could do all that much for a non-profit as far as software development in 40 hours - I would point out that such funding would 'be applied to' a project for a non-profit, but unless the project was trivial, it wouldn't be 'complete'. I probably spend 100 to 200 hours a year on mentoring. Many crowdfunding sites now expect the fund seekers to more fully disclose risks and other caveats. In my case at least, my hours would be 'repaid' at something pretty close to 'minimum wage'.

1 Votes | 1 Comment

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, Education,

Better design for the Alienware page

Jul 25, 2014

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

 The homepage is perfect. The rest is not. Let's start with the Laptops and Desktops' section. It starts well, but the gallery button(s) should be changed; as there are 5 miniatures, people think that those are the only five pictures. replace them with a single miniature or a "gallery" icon. but not that small, please, and add a lot of new pictures from closer angles (this applies for the X51, Aurora, 14, 17 and 18). Then, I don't know if it's just me, but the video doesn't work. I click the video, the gallery pops out at the 11/11 (for example, the X51 gallery has 10 pics and then one video) and there's nothing but a black square and the audio. Seriously? The "build yours" section. Add a video to the "Features and Design" part. Many people will get to the Aurora (for example) with a link in a message from a friend: -Dude look at this computer, it's a beast! http://www.dell.com/ca/p/alienware-aurora-r4/pd.aspx-So they didn't watch the video which is in the previous page that says Desktops. Make a map picture that labels every port, macro or special point of the system (like the pictures at the beginning but more complete). It NEEDS the "Home button".It's at the previous sections as a little white alien head but it's not in any of the "build yours" section! But you can still see a little home button that takes you to the Dell homepage, not to the Alienware homepage. This also happens with this:  Home & Home Office> Laptops & Notebooks> Alienware> Alienware 17> Alienware 17 LaptopNone of those buttons takes you to the previous pages, it takes you to dell's page, which I found confusing at first. The "Gearshop" section. It talks by itself. Just compare. Click the button "Learn more" below the Headset or the carrying cases and then click the one below the Tactx mouse and keyboard. You will see what needs to be improved.  And the last little issue, is that when you have the little white sign which says "Chat with Dell now" you can scroll horizontally forever. lol. I think that's it.  

2 Votes | 1 Comment

Categories: Dell Web Site, Alienware,

alternative fuel

Jul 28, 2014

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

We all know that friction converts kinetic energy to thermal energy.my idea is that can we use some device in the wheels of the vehicle that can use that thermal enerfy in the form of fuel.I KNOW ITS DIFFICULT BUT IT IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE.THANK YOU

1 Votes | 1 Comment

Categories: Environment, IdeaStorm, New Product Ideas,

fully custom alienware 17 and 18

Jul 28, 2014

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

we are paying a premium price for our alienware laptops why cant we customize them. they are averitised as fully customizable but are not. i recently ordered a 17 i was forced from a 780m to the r9 m290x since i wanted a laptop with a blu-ray drive under $4k i also wanted to upgrade my cpu but could not... i understand part of why you all do this is so you can ship them faster but what is wrong with doing it like most other gaming companies prebuilt fast ship models or a fully custom option with a slightly longer wait time.. i wanted to replace my 17 already with a 18 infavor of sli/crossfire but you cannot get bluray at all i just dont understand this reasoning do i need to take my buisness back to falcon northwest.

1 Votes | 3 Comments

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, Gaming, Alienware,

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