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Ergonomic Key Pad for Digital Artists & Creators

Mar 18, 2017

4 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

I noticed that Dell is attempting to foray into the Digital Artist field; the stylus for the Dell Canvas sporting Wacom tech, says to me that they're serious. What these Interactive Pen Displays lack - particularly the larger ones that take up more space - is a comfortable, efficient means of accessing a vast array tools and functions within a program. The Dell Canvas ships with the "totem" radial dial, but it doesn't strike me as ideal, and isn't viable on a vertically-mounted display. Even Wacom hasn't managed to release an outstanding solution; most professionals are partial to using keyboards, and neither the Wacom ExpressKey Remote, nor the buttons on the side of their Intuos & Cintiq tablets are effective at increasing workflow. I used a 27QHD cintiq for a year, with my keyboard awkwardly on my lap (lack of space), and used the ExpressKey Remote for the first two days before never touching it again. What Digital Artists need is a specially-designed "Gaming Pad". I've been using a Logitech G13 for the past year, and it's such an amazing difference; I'm 85% confident that it would be a roaring success, and if I had the skills to design a prototype and the necessary drivers myself, then I'd be on Kickstarter right now. While I'm content to go on using the G13, with the knowledge that it could be so much better, I'd love to see the concept pushed to the next level. If the G13 had two analog sticks (one customizable, and one that instantly snaps to the directional Hue), and a touch strip (similar to those on the Cintiq 24HD), it would be incredibly efficient, and drastically improve workflow. The overall position of the upper keys on the G13 is very comfortable, so I'd take that layout into consideration and adapt it to be more suitable. Here's a quick example of what I mean And here's how I have mine configured: (I'm about 2 buttons short; 4 at the bottom right would've been perfect). It's targetted at gamers, but accidentally caters extremely well to professional creators. Someone definitely needs to capitalize on that.     tl;dr - build a custom Gaming Pad accessory, designed for professional artists. Set the drivers up to support changing of Hue & Brightness using an Analog Stick & Touch Strip. Give it 30+ customizable buttons and TWO analog sticks(or an up-left/down-right facing toggle fin - important to have something more than just 1 analog). Succeed at something that every other company has failed to address for over a decade.

4 Votes | 5 Comments

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), IdeaStorm, New Product Ideas,

Realtek processor limited to 10-100 Mbits/sec

Mar 18, 2017

3 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

I have just purchased a new Inspiron AIO 22 3000.  Although my IP provider sells me 200 mbits/sec download speed I only get 100 on this new machine.  My other older Dell machines get 200.My idea is that Dell should stop equiping new models with 10-100 processors and make sure that all are 10-100-1000.  100 maximum is obsoleteI received good service from Dell who have agreed to my returning the machine for a full refund. 

3 Votes | 3 Comments

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, IdeaStorm,

XPS 15, USB-C on both sides

May 10, 2017

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

The XPS15 I have has only one USB-C port on the left side of the laptop. Currently I would like to use a Displayport, network (RJ45) and some extra USB ports. With this I do not want to take my docking station with me and I was looking for a portable solution. Now I have a few USB-C extentions for DP en network but I cannot use them at the same time because the laptop has only one USB-C port.My suggestion is to put another USB-C port on the right side of the laptop. It does not have to be a loading port.

1 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Desktops and Laptops,

Alienware club or student ambassadors

Oct 8, 2016

4 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

I'm Hazem Essam, a computer science student at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport  (AAST) Abuqir campus in Egypt/Alexandria.I am one from the biggest fans of alienware and i would like to make something big with alienware in my country and to be more specific i want to make it in my college, I loved this idea when i saw many clubs and student ambassadors in my college like google student ambassador or firefox club and student ambassador and it's really great and gives great population for these students and what they represent and so i get a new idea to make it different not with google or firefox or anything like this i want to make it about gaming and laptops and alienware products that would be different because we are talking about different technologies and products not only web technologies but hardware and gaming so it will be great specially i love alienware so i will work hard for it and make a great population for it and the idea will be as the following to make student ambassadors represent alienware in many places not only my college and alienware club which make many things like sessions about products or technologies or gaming sessions and i will be the alienware club chairman in my college and to get the students by interview and organizing sessions and all of this.

4 Votes | 1 Comment

Categories: Gaming, IdeaStorm, Alienware,

Alienware cellphone, mobile phone

Jan 31, 2017

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

Is Alienware making a mobile phone that can play games with all the same hardware and performance for gaming without buffering or lagging out? I am looking for a cellphone that can out perform most cellphones out there, something I can play games on and 3D gaming. Thinking about a cool designed Alienware cellphone that can do everything the Alienware laptops can do with a awesome case with a Built in signal monster and a longer lasting battery.

2 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Broadband and Mobility, Alienware, Mobile Devices,

Facades for Dell/Alienware laptops

Mar 25, 2017

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

In the past, Dell offered a service where you could pay extra to have a design added to certain XPS laptops when you were configuring them for order.  Of course, if you're getting it as a gift for someone, or it gets damaged, the design you chose/created is really expensive to fix.What I propose is a pilot program where facades are created for different Dell/Alienware laptop models.  Facades would be like the faceplates made for the PS4; a pair of covers that clip onto the back of a laptop's display and the base, rather than a permanent customisation of its chassis.Since these are removeable at any time, they could be made of a thin, dense material that protects the laptop from scuffs and denting, but have designs from partnered artists, celebrate games, TV shows and movies, or just change the laptop's chassis colour.  More than that, if they got damaged, you could simply replace them instead of replacing the whole laptop.

2 Votes | 1 Comment

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), New Product Ideas,

Inertia reel into power supply

Jan 18, 2017

3 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

I tend to hot dek and carry my piower supply with me all the time. THe annoying thing about this is the way the power cable and power supply seem to be strabngers to one another. They have not been designed for purpose. So whay not look at incoproating a inertia reel or make it easier for users to wrap the cable round their power supply?Taking the idea further you could also consider including a way to dock the plug inton the power supply to keep it all secure and easy to pack and un pack.My thinkpad from ten years ago made it easy to coil the power cable to the supply yet my current model Latitude does not.

3 Votes | 4 Comments

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), IdeaStorm,

Coloured laptops

Dec 27, 2016

3 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

I am sending this message from my much-loved pink Inspiron 1545. Sadly, this is not a well laptop and is nearing the end of its useful life. I am not a technically-minded person so my key laptop requirement was: "Another pretty one, preferably pink or lilac."I have had to settle for a humdrum metal Dell laptop, allegedly Jingle Gold, but not particularly golden. My beautiful pink laptop has always been a talking point, why can't we still have lovely-looking laptops?

3 Votes | 0 Comment

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

ELIMINATE built-in microphones and cameras

Mar 15, 2017

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

Add a microUSB or USB-C plug on top of notebook displays and monitors, and sell a separate, flexible little accessory with camera and microphones to plug in, WHEN DESIRED.  Delete 'built in' cameras and microphones and other sensors.Most times, built-in cameras and microphones are INSECURE.  Otherwise, a physical switch to visibly, physically disconnect such devices.Similarly, even for tablets, these sensors should be plug & play, not hard-wired into the hardware.  Include any 'GPS' along with external accessories.  Make it slim and flush, but make it possible to make it GO AWAY.A little camera and two stereo microphones, even molded to cute character shapes can be trivially plugged in for the one time in thousands that you want to 'teleconference', and it can be absent all the other times when it's possible for leaky, daily-compromised operating systems and software to grant access to creeps. 

2 Votes | 2 Comments

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

Alienware Laptop Keyboard

Mar 30, 2016

3 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

Hi, I was recently looking at Razer's blade stealth and to be honest I'm quite impressed.....by the keyboard ligthing. I was also looking at lenovos upcomming y900...and I was quite impressed.....by the keyboard lighting...Both these laptops have implemented rgb customisable lighting that's never been seen on a laptop...with waves, raibows, touch and ripple effects...both have extremely customisable options. Alienware's lighting system is a trademark of their systems....it's quintessential! However other manufactures have taken, what once was a unique selling point and made it even better. So my idea would be to implement more lighting configurability, (not sure if per key lighting is feasable but it'd be a welcome addition)...but the basics (like the one stated above would be adequate. Lenovo have also implemented a mechanical keyboard into their y900 without the extra bulk, that'd be another welcome feature on alienware's machines. So how do they go about doing this ? well, they could either do it in house....or (what I was hoping they'd do) was partner with Roccat (who they are currently partnering with when it comes to periferals)...You could work with Roccat to design a great customisable (hopefully mechanical) rbg backlit keyboard.That's the ideawhat do you think ? Thanks :)  

3 Votes | 1 Comment

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, Gaming, Alienware,

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