Most business that have Dell laptops have the older models that use a wired dock. Moving to a new wireless dock for the new Ultrabooks is great, but why have two docks onthe boardroom table when you can have one wireless dock with a "wireled port" addon that is used by the older Latitude laptops. The addon would attach to the "addon port" on the wireless dock. This allows for new ultrabooks and tablets to connect wirelessly and older laptops to also conenct, making the transition to new technology a lot easier.
This idea could be applied to a number of different activities, but should be included in PAPER form or as an intro spash screen on every computer..."Excited about your new computer? We know you want to jump right in, but these are extremely important things you should do RIGHT AWAY, and in this order..." I honestly don't know what the steps should be, but the average car manual does a better job of telling you how to break in an engine, and what the maintenance schedule should be.These all have to be done, but in what sequence? Set up password, connect to internet, set up security, make back-up, system image, boot media, etc. Buying a computer is very confusing and stressful without the need to be. I have repasted my cpu, vacuumed the ports, updated drivers sporadically and randomly, stumbling along spending hours finding this basic and real world information on the internet. The vast majority of us are not techincal gurus, and hate not having it made clear what we are supposed to do from the manufacturer. Nine times out of 10 I end up looking at some 15 year old kid's You Tube Video to figure this stuff out.
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It would be nice to use our Venue Pros as both a desktop and a tablet at the same time. I often do WebEx where I need my machine docked yet I want to take notes. With the tablet in the dock you really cannot use the stylus.Idea is to offer a dock cable. One end plugs into the 40pin connector on the dock, the other to the connector on the bottom of the tablet. This allows us to be docked and use the stylus at the same time. Alternative idea is a dock that allow you to lay the tablet flat for writing or upright as a monitor.
It would make the Dell XPS 18 ultra versatile if instead of having a special dock connector, QI charging was integrated. This would the mean that the tablet could be positioned in the dock portrait and still recieve a charge.
I like alienware very much and I think it would be pretty cool if they came out with a cool T.V. that can hook up to their game systems and possibly their desktop or laptop computers
Revolutionize the industry and corner the market by incorporating a printer in the laptop screen. Patent it and every other competitor would owe you a royalty when they build theirs. There is no such device currently on the market and if you had a choice wouldn't you rather have a printer built in to your laptop instead of having to hook up to a seperate printer unit or download document to a jumpdrive and go find a printer? Of course you would and so would everyone else!
Dell For Dummies... Use the "Dummies" Brand to teach Customers how to buy a Dell, but on your website. Think, Dell Website Powered By "Dell for Dummies" People not comfortable, or confident with learning about a PC, might just otherwise go to the store to ask a Sales Tech, but if they had a familiar Brand to help teach them, like the popular "Dummies" book series, it would make them feel more comfortable taking on the challenge of wading thru the Dell Website to customize their own computer, since they have a more familiar brand to teach them simply and "hold their hand" so to say, thru the process. As I was reading thru your website, I was trying to follow the examples and information on the various parts of a computer, and thought how much easier it would be if I had the "Dummies" version of the same material to break down these technical topics to teach me. As example, I was reading about processors, and the information was pretty general, and didn't give me a barometer of how to compare what my needs of a processor might be, i.e. this processor can handle basic games like Pac-man, versus the newest Halo, versus the Holodeck of the Starship Enterprise. I saw a video where a young tech was comparing a processor to the engine of a car, and I must admit, I have a basic knowledge of cars, and limited knowledge of engines, and I thought...i'd hate to be the girl/guy who doesn't know anything about engines whatsoever (like Urbanites who spend their life in Public Transit, etc). If "Dummies" were to attempt this, they might come up with the comparison of a house with electricity and various amenities, powering various objects... -House/Processor A is like your old school house with the lights powered for a few hours at night with the Wind Turbine outside, or Grandma's Sewing Machine for a few stitches. Processer A is like this, in that it runs basic functions, like on/off switches of old computer processors from computer's beginning days - House B is like your nice 1980's house that powers all the kitchen utilities, the TV, lights, etc, or run Grandma's Sewing Machine to sew the Families Wardrobe. Processor B, switches the lights off/on, but does more with basic software programs like early Microsoft Word, and games like "Oregon Trail", House C, is like your Modern Day house, with modern electronics, powering constant streaming from the internet, all digital devices, self automated lights and devices, etc, or runs Gradma's Sewing Machine Sweatshop where she has all the Grandkids sewing non-stop 24/7, 365. Processor C is very modern and can control all of your pixel intense games, processor intense, memory intense, stream internet TV easily, turn off the lights in the Garage at the same time, and hold 2 billion cat playing the piano photos, videos, or whatever. Idea is to make the comparisons unisex, or more universal, but in a "Dummies" way. The basic idea here is to give customer's a channel to feel more comfortable going into the Dell website to build a computer/buy a device, if they had a familiar Brand to guide and teach them thru the buying process in a simple and even humorous way. Some other options might be, "Intel for Idiots", etc. Any ideas on how to improve this?
Windows 8 or above has proven to be the least agreeable operating system Microsoft has put out; applications like Office have peculiar compatibility issues considering, but when it comes to pairing 3rd-party software with 8 or 8.1, Dell's offerings could be more thorough.Take PowerDVD as an example - with the system I purchased in October, it came with version 12 so I could play DVDs and Blu-Rays. As I've discovered recently, however, this build isn't actually compatible, and it either hangs or crashes completely more times than work properly, even before you play a disc with it!PowerDVD was offered as a freebie so there's not much I can do about it after-the-fact, but I would ask that the configurator for systems is given better awareness to what software is/is not compatible, and Dell ensures there are alternative options available to customers.
I am currently trialing a loaded up Dell Venue Pro 11. I have purchased many of the accessories for this product. I really like the "Mobile Tablet Keyboard". It transforms the tablet to a true keyboard. However, I would like to see a passthrough Latitude E class docking port on the bottom of this tablet keyboard. My reasoning is two fold.1. If this tablet is going to be used like a notebook at times, I would like to walk in my office, pull the device out of my laptop bag and dock it right away. I don't want to remove this "Mobile Tablet Keyboard" to then dock to the Dell Venue Pro 11's "Tablet Dock".2. The "Mobile Tablet Keyboard" has a secondary battery in it. If it had a Dell Latitude E class docking port where I could dock the tablet and the keyboard together, both batteries (in the keyboard and the tablet) could be charged either together or one after the other. Right now, to charge the "Mobile Tablet Keyboard" I must have the tablet connected and plugged in. As long as the tablet is over 80% charged, the keyboard will then charge to 100%, and then continue charging the tablet after that.Dell, please implement this idea. Especially if you wan to usurp the iPads in my enterprise!!!!!Thank you,Eric
As I understand it now, by connecting a Graphics Amp to a Alienware laptop, the internal GPU is bypassed and lies dormant. That is great from a thermal point of view, and should limit CPU throttling due to heat, but could the laptop not maybe alter the CPU accoringly (Overclock more) or even better, use the internal GPU to assist the CPU. Maybe dedicate it to physics calculations for games, or find another way for it to be used to raise the CPU performance of the laptop. Adding the desktop GFX card is awesome for the GFX side of things, but having the internal card just sit there, seems like a bit of a waste. If it can be used, it would be awesome!