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Incorporate web cams in monitors

Jun 30, 2007

61 Votes

Status: Partially Implemented

How about building webcams into Dell's line of LCD monitors.Status Update: This idea has been partially implemented with the release of Dell's new UltraSharp Multimedia Monitors. Thank you for posting! 

Categories: Monitors and Displays,

Buy Touchscreen computers and laptops

Feb 21, 2007

5 Votes

Status: Partially Implemented

With the new Linux and Windows OS that appears to be oriented through visual effects and futurists interface, touchscreen can be a very interesting new way to work with a computer. Status Update Please see Vida_K's comment below

Categories: Laptops, Monitors and Displays,

multi-touchscreen

Mar 8, 2007

17 Votes

Status: Partially Implemented

It would be really cool if the screen and keyboard areas of notebooks were multi-touchscreens. That way, we could finally incorporate new interaction concepts. The keyboard area could automatically adapt to the running application and offer additional controls and information. If it's too unpractical to replace the whole screen or keyboard it could at least be useful to have an additional multi-touchscreen above the keyboard (where some notebooks currently have extra functions) and offer context-sensitive quick-access functions. Status Update Please see Vida_K's comment below

Categories: Monitors and Displays, New Product Ideas,

Intuitive PC - Touchscreen/TV Tuner/ Keyboard with Touchpad

May 29, 2007

5 Votes

Status: Partially Implemented

I once wrote a technical writing paper about what a tool should be with the integration of current technology. And believeme this is possible if and only we are going to workaround with all that patent issues. What i want for my home is something like this. 1. a touchscreen monitor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx9FgLr9oTk&mode=related&search= 2. a tv tuner with picture and picture support. 3. a wireless keyboard with touchpad. like logitech DiNovo but not scrollpad. 4. a mouse like gyration model. A mouse that really fits your hand, that you can also use even not flatten on the ground. 5. wireless speaker system. 6. Wireless headset with mic. 7. Seamless integration with your local telephone line not your telephone handset. So you can answer the phone thru your headset. 8. AM/FM radio. 9. Multiple monitor support. 10. Multiple concurrent user in one box to support multiple input and multiple output. Like a computer in one household to support every room in the house. 11. In short a all in one media device. 12. and of course i want it in open source system. With the current processing speed of processor who needs a separate tube box in your living room and boom box for your lanai and a separate dvd player and separate audio decoder. When you can have it all in one box. I just hope someday this integration would happen. Status Update  Please see this blog for more details

Categories: Monitors and Displays,

Create a 13.3" Ultraportable (Perfect) Latitude Notebook

Jun 22, 2007

29 Votes

Status: Partially Implemented

Latitude notebooks are arguably the best you make, packing a lot of processing power while being a discrete business machine that is rugged and has a tough chasis that can withstand lots of travel. However, your current D420 (D430 soon?) and D630 offerings are either too small or too big in terms of screen size. A high resolution 13.3" is the ideal screen size for the mobile power user. A 1440 x 900 resolution on the 13.3" with LED backlighting would be PERFECT. It would be more efficient than the 14.1" counterpart, but have more desktop real-estate for actually doing great work on the go (office work, photo editing, programming, browsing, watching videos, etc.) The other specs for this KILLER ultraportable should be near identical to the D630 (not the D420) with a 1.3 mpixel cam thrown into the top of the screen. Naturally, 802.11n, SSD (32 GB, 64 GB) or HHDD (80 GB, 100 GB), are musts, and the battery life must be as good as the D630 as well. No preloaded software + Vista OR Ubuntu would be nice additions. I'd assume such a notebook, fully loaded would weigh in at around 3.8 lbs with 6 hours of battery life and has the potential to be the #1 seller amongst mobile business professionals who don't want to carry around the bigger 4.5 lbs D630. The m1330 has potential, but lacks the rugged business oriented chassis. But with the technology already in place, it shouldn't be hard to actually build the above notebook. This is my DREAM notebook, and the first manufacturer that comes as close to it as possible gets 3 automatic sales from me. I hope it's Dell. Status Update Please see Vida_K's comment below

Categories: Monitors and Displays, Latitude,

DVI or HDMI out on all laptops models?

Jul 6, 2007

419 Votes

Status: Partially Implemented

this would be a big jump, if dell add "DVI out" on all dell laptops, so people can connect to there LCD Displays or LCD HDTVs natively the picture quality will be grealy improved this should be easy to do as most of new chipsets has dvi out not many laptop manufacturers add "dvi out" to there lower end products, so it might be a wise move to do so all LCD monitors and lcd hdtvs has dvi or hdmi in so it might work well and meybe remove the old VGA out and put a singel DVI-I, it can be used as analog (VGA) to, by using VGA-to-DVI-I adapter like tose used on standard computer graphic cards for years now many people like me connect monitor via dvi or hdmi to get the best picture and color quality Status Update The offerings for the XPS M1730: Dual-link DVI-I (support for 30-inch displays) and HDMI via DVI adapter. Check out all the specs for the new systems.

Categories: Laptops, Monitors and Displays,

Thinner Laptop Displays

Jan 24, 2008

31 Votes

Status: Partially Implemented

I will be brief and to the point. One can see on any of Apple's products that they have managed to make very thin screens that are both durable and high end. I believe that if Apple can do it so can Dell. So, I propose that Dell makes all of their laptop screens thinner. It doesn't take a computer designer to realize that Dell includes way to much uneeded plastic on their screens that just adds to the size and bulk of laptops. I realize that some plastic border is needed for protection but really the amount Dell usually uses is absurd. Status Update Please see this blog for more details

Categories: Laptops, Monitors and Displays,

Make a monitor with only 1 cable leaving it

Jan 24, 2008

36 Votes

Status: Partially Implemented

Currently, the monitor on my desk has several cables running to/from it. At the least would be 1 input cable and a power cable, but as you take advantage of the multitude of inputs, you get a mess. The plan would be to develop a system where only 1 cable leaves the monitor (carrying all the video, power, data, etc) to a small connection box that one could put under the desk or on the floor. This way, all the inputs, power and data could be connected there and only send 1 cable to the top of the desk. This reduces clutter and leaves some flexibility in placement of the monitor. I have it on an articulating arm and would love to have to only send 1 cable up and make one connection. The challange will be to not have a huge cable that is impossible to bend. Status Update DisplayPort offers video, audio, and soon USB carried over the same cable.

Categories: Monitors and Displays,

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