Offer "green" desktop systems

May 18, 2007

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Status: Partially Implemented

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Offer "green" desktops by doing away with all Optiplex and Dimension case designs, revamp a laptop chassis into a smaller footprint desktop ... replace 3.5" drives with laptop 2.5" drives, and scale down 300+ watt power supplies to the Optiplex 65w capacities of yester-year.

Take an existing laptop design ... remove the LCD and keyboard to reduce the cost. Now you've got something more like the Mac Mini. You'll have something much smaller so that you can place under a desktop telephone ... you'll have something smaller so you won't be able to hear it ... and you'll have something more energy efficient that will help the environment.


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Status Update:  Please see bill_b's comment for further details.  Thanks for posting!



 

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  • Aug 17, 2011     Comment Link

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    @tnitchov We have implemented this idea in the forms of our All in One offerings here and here. They may not be as green as they could be, but we are constantly looking for ways to innovate on energy cost savings. Your post just underscores our need to stay on the current path.
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  • Apr 23, 2008     Comment Link

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    tnitchov, Fantastic idea. I am passing this on to our design team. Stay tuned. By the way, voting has begun in our Green Design Competition. Design students and professionals have submitted there ideas to us, and the community is beign given the chance to select the winner: http://www.regeneration.org/evopc/ Thanks, Todd Dwyer Dell Community Liaison - Environment
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  • Apr 20, 2008     Comment Link

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    Cool, quiet, and elegantly compact is exactly what I've looking for in recent years. I use a notebook on the desktop, but I'd prefer a much larger screen, multiple internal hard disks, a wireless keyboard, and quieter fans. A desktop of this design would seem obviously attractive to a wide audience for all but the most demanding applications. It was disappointing to find only a couple of desktop systems offering a mobile processor/chipset with 2.5" drives, and they were in an annoying cube-shaped box.
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  • Oct 8, 2007     Comment Link

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    Changed status to **UNDER REVIEW**.
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  • Jul 31, 2007     Comment Link

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    Our designers are always looking for more ways to improve Dell products. Revamping the size and cases of our desktops and notebooks is a great way to get greener and better serve our customers. Stay tuned!