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Built-in firewall

Dec 10, 2017

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

It strikes me that today's routers provide pretty good protection against a lot of non-user-initiated attacks against the OS.  They're also very inexpensive.  That sparked an idea:How about building the firewall portion right onto the motherboard of today's laptops and desktops.It should be possible to bundle that into a single chip.  It should sit between the motherboard and any built-in network connection, like wired Ethernet and Wi-Fi cards.  (3rd party devices, like a USB Wi-Fi dongle would have to fend for itself.)  It could be configured to act almost like a separate component.  Most of the configuration could be done through a browser, just like today's routers.  There should be an option to bypass the firewall on some of the connections, for maximum performance when necessary.This would provide the ability to plug in/log in to any network without exposing the OS to potential attack.  Say, a laptop being used on a poorly-configured coffee shop Wi-Fi that exposes the customers' computers to each other.  Or, attending a LAN party and plugging your desktop into a new network.This would also give Dell an opportunity, for a while, to advertise that their computers are better protected than the competition.

1 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, IdeaStorm, New Product Ideas,

Easy access to laptop filter

Dec 10, 2017

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

One of the most frustrating parts of owning a laptop is, after a coupla years, the filter to the cooling has gotten so clogged with dust that the laptop starts shutting down randomly.The frustating part isn't that it happens.  What's frustrating is that simply cleaning the filter involves nearly breaking down the entire laptop.  Usually from 20-40 screws, often removing the keyboard, and once, I had to remove the monitor.  One time, I had to go get some thermal paste because there was no way to get at the filter without removing the entire radiator assembly, including the heat sink on the CPU.So, my request is, please provide very simple one- or two-screw access to the filter in front of the radiator.  No special tools required.

1 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, IdeaStorm, New Product Ideas,

Better keyboard

Nov 28, 2017

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

Hello,Since 2003 I am professionaly working with Dell Latitude Laptops (D600)May I suggest that the keyboard which is used on the E5550 and my current E5570 is not the most comfortable one.Never made I so much typo's as in the last years I used this new style.The best keyboard yet was on it's predecessor, the Latitude E6540. The amount of typo's is way less as in use of the current keyboard.This I want to share with you and I'll be happy to help you testing new developed Latitude products.

2 Votes | 2 Comments

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, IdeaStorm, Small Business,

120 Hz Monitor option on the New Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming 7000 (7577) and White Letters Option

Nov 8, 2017

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

Hey all,I really want to push Dell to implement a 120 hz monitor option on their new laptop of the 7000 gaming line. A quality gaming experience really needs a higher refresh rate than just the standard 120 hz. For people like myself, a higher refresh rate really improves the game quality of FPS and is just an overall smoother experience in and outside of gaming. I understand that the Alienware line has the 120 hz option, but as a consumer, not everyone wants a flashy Alienware.I don't anything that screams, "GAMING" and from what I have seen other people feel the same way.  As for the white letters on the keyboard option, it could help some people see the keyboard better because the red is really dark on the black.Other companies such as HP have implemented this in their Omen 2017 gaming laptop line for an extra $60 and I really want the same to be available for the Dell gaming laptops. I would not hesitate to spend the extra money for the better refresh rate. Dell, you have been highly criticized for the display that lacks on your 5000 gaming line and if you guys could implement this option as soon as possible on the new 7000, it would be amazing!

2 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Dell Community, Desktops and Laptops, Gaming,

Bring Back Alienware 18" Laptops

Oct 25, 2017

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

Bring back the Dell Alienware 18" laptops.I've owned  the XPS 17", the Alienware 17", Precision M6500; I've owned quite a few --  Nothing compares to the Alienware 18R2.Yes, its a gaming machine, but I use mine for day to day business and my 18R2 puts to shame anthing else.I've seen clients pull out their Asus, Sony, HP, ... whatever they have and side by side, it does NOT compare to the Dell AW 18R2.    Quite often I get asked, "Where can I get one of those??"  and sadly I have to tell them "they're no longer available".   Ya, its big, its a bit heavy, but if you want a 18" monitor with horse power enough to drown most workstations, then (IMO) the extra baggage is worth it.  But that drives another question:  Why did Alienware initially make a 18R2?   Then why did they discontinue it?  I think this are all valid questions to ask and Dell should answer them.  So many times we see a product discontinued and no reason as to why. Recently:  I purchased a brand new Precision 7720 (Intel Core i5-7440HQ, 512 SSD, 8G) and a Lattitude 7275 ( 6th Generation Intel Core m7-6Y75 Processor, 256 SSD 8G, last week.  Side by side my 4 year old AW 18R2 crushed both of them.  The only thing that might be tied, is the graphics between the 4k card on the tablet an the 18R2. To the human eye, both were stunning, but lets be real -- Any GPU or CPU intensive tasks on that tablet and you'll be right back here, putting a vote on this page.  

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Categories: Desktops and Laptops, Gaming, Alienware,

EQUIPOS SIN CABLES

Oct 15, 2017

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

Todos los equipos de computación y artefactos requieren ser conectados mediante cables a la electricidad para funcionar o para recargar energía, estos cables son antiestéticos generan más gastos para ocultarlos de manera que sería muy bueno tener computadoras inalámbricas que se recargen con energía solar o de alguna otra manera, lo ideal es eliminar de estos aparatos los cables, además en los casos de quienes utilizamos laptop y la batería está descargada se tiene que buscar con urgencia un tomacorriente y en ocasiones no se dispone de uno cerca por este motivo mi necesidad como usuario de computadoras es que los equipos y dispositivos sean inalámbricos. 

1 Votes | 1 Comment

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

Built in Wireless Receiver for Laptops

Oct 14, 2017

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

In a world where we want everything to be in a size as much small as we like, the "ports" in electronic devices possess a great design challenge. This is applicable right from the "infamous 3.5 mm Headphone Jack" in Mobiles to the USB ports in laptops.Currentlly, most of the laptops have a 3 USB Port Configuration and we are trying to eliminate as much ports/interfaces as possible to get a small form factor. And in reality, the inclusion of ports does cause a challenge to the designers especially making the device thin.From customer point of view, majority will be using atleast once USB port for a unifying receiver for mouse/keyboard. And this itself will eat once port by default. Hence, one is compromised to use two ports which is indeed a practical difficulty for atleast some. My proposal is to integrate an additonal module within the chipset which pairs with the device, say for example mouse which needs to be connected. The pairing is possible through a built in software for the module in laptop which has an algorithm to get the device paired with some unique secure way.For example, for Wifi Repeaters which is used externally, we pair it through an app, so in a similar fashion pairing could be done without much effort.This eliminates the worry of receivers being lost and helps in eliminating one port and saving the space for additional features. This idea could be improved with further suggestions. I believe its an inexpensive but useful feature which could make the device more compact and user friendly.After all, when comes to design, "Every Port Counts" :)Thanks for the read!

1 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, IdeaStorm, New Product Ideas,

RECIBIR EQUIPOS COMO PARTE DE PAGO Y RECICLAR SUS PIEZAS

Oct 8, 2017

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

Deberían hacer una campaña para que usuarios DELL y de la competencia renueven sus equipos como parte de pago y recibir su equipo usado como parte de pago del nuevo, este valor se debe establecer según el estado y antiguedad del equipo usado.Con esto los usuarios podrán renovar y optarán por hacerlo y DELL además contribuye con el planeta, reciclando partes y piezas y manejando los desechos de manera responsable.

1 Votes | 1 Comment

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, IdeaStorm, New Product Ideas,

Dell xps 15 refresh

Sep 22, 2017

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

It would be nice to see some of the following things in the next dell xps refresh. Because of these reasons I haven't bought one yet/waiting for refresh. I am a student and I'm only at home in the weekends so I am looking for a nice laptop. I know the dell xps can handle all these things but still it would be great to see these things change. - full speed thunderbolt connection- maybe a maxq gtx 1060 as the power is only 60 watt instead of 50 with the 1050 (don't know if this is actually possible but it would be very nice)- coffee lake cpu- 1 tb ssd option (only 500 gb available where I am from)- maybe option for other colors (not so important)- charging via usb/c thunderbolt and more of these ports would be nice aswell- reaction time for screen a little lower, I think it is about 20 ms which is very high not sure if it actually makes a big impactThese are the things I would like to see. Tell me what you think about it and what you would like to see on the next refresh. 

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Categories: Desktops and Laptops, Education, Gaming,

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