These are 2 ideas are inspired by Hurricane Harvey and other natural disasters. What if Dell engineers traveled to communities (globally) that have been hit by natural disasters and helped people:1) Recover seemingly lost data from their devices e.g. the "cake eating" photos from their child's first birthday party 2) Provide dumpsters for clean up crews to dispose of electronic waste responsiblity.Details of ensuring someone "owns" the device they are seeking to retrieve data from would need to be addressed, as well as other logistics to ensure the materials could be reused by Dell Corp. I believe this is a great "feel good" effort to kickstart. It is a great way to get e-materials are routed to Dell for reuse/purpose. I welcome your thoughts. And, I'd love to help. Please let me know! Thanks!
I would like to present to you interesting idea to make the cases for desktops better home and office equipment. Every desktop collects inside the dust. At the same time, it moves more than 1.000 CF of the air every hour, 2-4 times the volume of the air in small room or individual office space. When the interior of the desktop is coated with FNNANO and illuminated by UVA LED, the desktop will efficiently purify all the passing air, it will eliminate the contamination in the room and it will reduce the inside dust, keeping the fast rate of processing data. We can achieve three concepts at once: help clean the environment, share the pure room concept and make the PC run faster. If you are interested to develop this option with us we would be happy to provide more details.
Augmented reality is current in "beta" phase as far as technology and application goes. A lot of groundwork has been done by Microsoft and Google with the Holo-lens and Glass respectively. I propose that dell takes advantage of the existing interest of AR technologies, and expands them into large scale environments. Some of the environments that would be good to see are Zoos, Aquariums and Planetariums where instead of just seeing a docile elephant in a pen, or a limited number of small fish in bowls, and immersive experience where one can stand inches away from a life size Gorilla or Lion. Or enter into a massive water tank and "swim" with life size whales, sharks, and creatures iof the deep that cannot be housed in current aquariums due to varius circumstances (enviornmental/habitat restrictions etc.) The educational applications are limitless, and if the technologies are implimented into a self contained environment, can lead to an ever changing experience for end users. Every week/month a new "exhibit" could be launched to bring back patrons, leading to a year round income source with drastically reduced overhead expenses vs traditional zoos/aquariums. Other applications include, but are not limited to: AR-Gaming, AR-Educational programs, AR-Enterprise support applications, AR-client support applications.
In the last shipment of computers I received I was shocked by the amount of plastic wrap used for items like power cords, USB cables, VGA/DVI cables. Do these items really need to be individually wrapped in a plastic bag. I can just imagine the tons of plastic used by Dell annually... Something to think about Status Update Dell Adds Renewable Bamboo to its Packaging Portfolio
http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4310 "The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) has released it's evaluation for electronic products that meet "green" standards. Included in this test are desktops, monitors, notebooks and Tablet PCs." Of the 61 Dell products evaluated NONE received less than a Silver and 7 received Gold status. http://www.epeat.net/ Status Update Please see jackie_c's comment
There are many suggestions here for various changes that could make a PC "greener". As part of the companies green credentials, I believe that not only should as many of these as possible be a "default" option, but there should be specific "greener" models of desktops and laptops. These would have lower power usage and should be created and shipped in a more environmentally friendly way. Components, too, could be kept to a minimum - onboard graphics and sound and a removal in "legacy" ports. The desktop version of this could use laptop components to better embrace this idea. The vast majority of PC users require one for emails, internet browsing and office applications - a low powered (but not under-powered) PC and laptop that are more than sufficient for this should be easy to produce. Status Update Please see Vida_K's comment below
Why does the Direct2Dell site automatically buffer every video on a web page? This is a complete waste of energy and slows load times for the page when there are several videos posted. Make it more like youtube where you click on the video and then it buffers.
Having recently been involved with rolling out a large number of Dell Optiplex systems. I found it amazing how many boxes, plastic bags, cable ties & polystyrene had to be removed and disposed of. This ended up taking much more time than installing and configuring the systems. I understand that Dell need to protect their products during shipping but there must be away of making the unpackaging process easier for corporate customers as well as reducing the environmental impact. Status Update: We are recuding over 20 million pounds of packaging over the next 4 years. Read more here.
As an environmentally aware company that makes long shelf-life products (not food or toys) you should be aware that the biggest environmental impact your products have are the results of their use, not their manufacture. Towards this end all your printers should duplex as standard, and if taken to the extreme the drivers should be set to duplex by default. They should also go into a very low power state shortly after going idle. Cheers, Luke Status Update We offer this capability in some printer products. We constantly seek improvements printers. Thanks for your great suggestions.
This is probably the BIGGEST polution issue with computers in general. The printer cartdriges CANT be re-used, CANT be re-filled, and for some reason, i CANT just buy 1 colour, for my colour printer.... like BLACK (word docs...). Instead, dell could have the cartridges sent BACK to Dell, to be cleaned re-filled. etc.... Just a thought. Although i dont go through that many cartridges (so far, 1 re-load in.... 5 years), comapnies, printer places (kinko's or whatever) school's, they all use a horendus amount of ink. Status Update Please see todd_d's comment