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XPS M1530 Resolution ??

Nov 27, 2007

140 Votes

Status: Implemented

SCREEN RESOLUTIONS for XPS Laptop Line Why on God's green earth would Dell throw in such a cheapy LCD screen into the XPS 1530 ? I've been waiting for this laptop religously since it was 'announced', in the hope of a 1680x1050 screen, or at LEAST 1440x900. What is this, Dell ? Are you trying to scare away your customers with blocky icons and low resolutions ? Ok, on a less rampaging note .. Is there any possibility this might change in the future ? Would i be foolish to order immediately, only to see a couple of LCD options pop up over the next few days ? Status Update We now offer 1440 x 900 and 1680 x 1050 panels as an option. Take a look at the Direct2Dell blog post on the idea.

140 Votes | 37 Comments

Categories: Laptops, New Product Ideas, XPS,

GIVE UBUNTU USERS BACK THEIR EXTENDED WARRANTY OPTIONS!

Jun 4, 2007

137 Votes

Status: Implemented

I find it rather atrocious that Dell has decided to remove extended warranty options on all new Ubuntu systems. GIVE US BACK WHAT WE DESERVE! If you want proof that Dell has shafted us, here it is: http://digg.com/linux_unix/Dell_quietly_drops_extended_warranty_support_for_U... Status Update This was an ordering system glitch (which is now fixed), for more details click here.

137 Votes | 55 Comments

Categories: Linux, Service and Support,

2gb RAM on Mini 10

May 12, 2009

127 Votes

Status: Implemented

Allow the option to upgrade the mini 10 and mini 10v to 2 gb of RAM. Status Update Please see Lionel's blog for details

127 Votes | 18 Comments

Categories: Netbooks,

Dell E-vote on which linux distro Dell will offer- "The Dell Linux Distro Elections"

Feb 24, 2007

116 Votes

Status: Implemented

Why not have a online E-Vote about which linux distro to offer.As the Ideastorm community update pointed out, even though there is a lot of interest in "linux"- there is diverse opinions about what is the best distro and which ones Dell should offer. Its not practical to offer all of them, yet in the end any single distro will result in complaints and be a compromise. Rather then try to decide independently which distro to offer first, host a online e-vote election where distro's can be nominated and run in a large online election. By having an organized election: *it will be limited to clear choices (distro's that were nominated)*Each will get the same exposure to voters, and in the same time frame.In the long run, any number of distros could be offered but this could help make it clear what distro has a lot of support and take the 'heat' off Dell for whatever choice it does make. If a distro team is angry they did not get elected its the community not Dells fault, and they could always run again next year in another linux election.Consider this excerpt from the Dell IdeaStorm February 23, 2007 release: "As this community knows, there is no single customer preference for a distribution of Linux. In the last week, the IdeaStorm community suggested more than half a dozen distributions. We don't want to pick one distribution and alienate users with a preference for another. "Dell does not have to pick, the community can choose for them with an election.--Update March 13th--They heard! From Ideas In Action: March 13, 2007Linux – We’re listening... Now Tell Us More... : ) The IdeaStorm community’s interest in open source solutions like Linux on Dell platforms has come through loud and clear. Many of you have suggested a survey to help Dell determine which distribution is most popular, and we think that’s a great idea. Based on your idea, we now have a short survey, which will be open until March 23, where you can tell us more about your favorite distribution of Linux, your preferred method of support, and more.To access our Linux survey, see today’s blog post on Direct2Dell. We hope you’ll continue to be a part of this discussion on Direct2Dell and IdeaStorm, and check back for more details as we gather your input. Here are the links (survey ended)Link to the blog here hereLink to the survey here (survey ended link removed)--Update March 24th--The Dell linux survey ended. Status Update Check out the Idea in Action that gives the details on the Linux survey.

116 Votes | 23 Comments

Categories: IdeaStorm, Linux,

Add some colors!

Feb 25, 2007

114 Votes

Status: Implemented

In my opinion nowadays colors like gray or black are getting too old. Why Dell does not follow other companies like Sony or Apple or the tiny Flybook. People like colors because it expresses their personality, not everybody is a businessman or businesswoman, we like colors. For example white is getting more and more popular but there are other trendy colors out there. So PLEASE ADD SOME COLOR TO YOUR NOTEBOOK AND DESKTOP LINES and make them look like jewelry and not like a piece of plastic, do some cool design. We like to show a laptop to which people say WOW. So the "WOW STARTS NOW"! Status Update Please see Lionel's blog: http://en.community.dell.com/blogs/direct2dell/archive/2009/03/30/new-inspiron-desktops-add-color-to-the-mix.aspx

114 Votes | 26 Comments

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

8GB memory support for XPS M1330

Sep 22, 2008

106 Votes

Status: Implemented

Linux Ubuntu x86_64 and Vista x64 editions support 8GB without any hassle. It's an important feature when working e.g. with many virtual machines. Please enhance your BIOS to support 8GB for the XPS M1330! The M1330 features the PM965/GM965 chipset and for this chipset you developed already support for >4GB for the following notebooks. Just reuse the code: . Dell XPS M1730 8GB support . Dell XPS M1530 6GB support . Dell Precision M4400/M6300 8GB support We'd even appreciate this feature as an undocumented and unsupported feature. Just there and working for those who need it. Status Update 8GB memory is now supported in the XPS M1330

106 Votes | 29 Comments

Categories: Operating Systems, XPS,

Make CD/DVD drive swappable with an extra HD

Jun 9, 2007

101 Votes

Status: Implemented

If the CD/DVD drives uses SATA then it should be a small problem to unplug the CD/DVD drive and plug in some kind of alternative slider which contains an extra hard driver(or solid state drive) which also uses SATA. That would rock - RAID on even really lightweight laptops! ;o) And the option to have an SSD drive as main drive, and magnetic disk HD as extra drive for storage. For laptops which already use SATA for the CD/DVD drive you just need to produce the slider... Status Update Please see mano_g's comment

101 Votes | 8 Comments

Categories: Precision Workstations,

Ban from products

Jun 5, 2007

101 Votes

Status: Implemented

Ban from products * Asbestos * Cadmium (Cd) * Hexavalent Chromium (CrVI) * Mercury (Hg), except for backlight lamps * Lead (Pb), above and beyond RoHS requirements * Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) * Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) * Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) * Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs) * Polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) * Polychlorinated terphenyls (PCTs) * Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) Status Update The substances noted are among our banned and restricted materials and are prohibited from use in products. A good place to see this is in the product data sheets we provide on the environmental attributes of every product we sell.

101 Votes | 19 Comments

Categories: Environment,

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