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  • Blog Post: Dell Weekly Recap & Customer Spotlight (Nov 22 Edition)

    Welcome to the latest edition of Dell’s Weekly Recap, your guide to the week's Dell-related news and happenings. TOP STORY OF THE WEEK Pitch Slam >> Austin startup to pitch at Dell World A ‘pitch slam’ where startups can pitch Michael Dell, the U.K. expansion...
  • Blog Post: 2013 Dell Social Innovation Challenge Semifinalists: By the Numbers

    The Dell Social Innovation Challenge season is well underway, and mentors are working with 263 teams who have advanced to the semifinal round . Every year, DSIC attracts and supports promising student entrepreneurs who have dedicated themselves to solving the world’s most pressing problems. ...
  • Blog Post: Dell & Bloatware, 2007

    I remember writing my first blog post on this topic in the early days of Direct2Dell. Lionel told me that it was one of the most popular posts back then, and I know there continues to be a lot of chatter about bloatware in blogs and mainstream media articles— Wacky Chap and eWEEK articles are recent...
  • Blog Post: Downloadable, PDF Format, Full Technical Specs for All Systems

    We didn’t anticipate the recent popularity of this idea, but we’ve certainly been pleased to see the volume of interest on IdeaStorm for having the full technical specifications of our products readily available during the purchase experience on Dell.com. Today we already have product manuals...
  • Blog Post: (PRODUCT) RED

    Dell is committed to global citizenship. As an extension of this commitment, we are excited to share Dell's participation in (PRODUCT) RED , thanks in part to the idea smotchberry submitted back in February of last year. Smotchberry has become the first IdeaStorm community member to have two Ideas...
  • Blog Post: Improved SSD Performance Coming Soon

    Since before Lionel first blogged about solid state drives (SSD) on Latitude laptops, we were seeing interest the technology from our customers. Back in March, IdeaStorm user tablet205 submitted an idea called Solid State Drives as option in Notebooks . We've seen comments from Direct2Dell readers...
  • Blog Post: IdeaStorm Recap - 2/27/2009

    The big news this week was around the launch of the Mini 10 . Many have asked us for something bigger than the mini 9, but smaller than the Mini 12. The primary concerns have been around the size of the keyboard. Two key ideas implemented include Dell should offer a Dell Mini 10 and Offer a cheap, 10...
  • Blog Post: Provide Upgrades for XPS 700 Owners

    In response to your comments and other feedback, Dell wants the IdeaStorm community to know that we will now offer all XPS 700 customers worldwide a choice of upgrade paths to Dell’s next-generation of XPS gaming motherboards. Details of the upgrade are on today’s Direct2Dell post . Our product...
  • Blog Post: Ideas in Action Update—July 13, 2011

    It has been a while since the last update and I would like to share some things that have happened over the last couple of months. We have added new Idea Partners from the Alienware team, marked several ideas as Under Review, Implemented or Partially Implemented and have lined up some exciting Storm...
  • Blog Post: Ship Solaris

    There are many ideas on IdeaStorm calling for more choice in operating systems. Among them is an idea from IdeaStorm community member braininajar that suggests Dell add an option to install and support Solaris on our server product line. Today at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Dell and Sun...
  • Blog Post: Dell Weekly Recap: News & Customer Spotlight (Feb 15 Edition)

    Welcome to the latest edition of Dell’s Weekly Recap, your guide to the week's Dell-related news and happenings. TOP STORY OF THE WEEK Dell Helps Partners Build Innovative and Competitive Business Solutions with Technology Partner Program – Yahoo Finance , February 13, 2013 ...
  • Blog Post: IdeaStorm Happy New Year - 1/2/2009

    Happy New Year everyone!!! I hope everyone was able to enjoy the holidays with friends and family and also view the holiday greeting from some members of our team in Austin in this blog post . I am very much looking forward to 2009! Some of my IdeaStorm resolutions include: 1) Ensuring I keep up with...
  • Blog Post: Environmentally-friendly packaging

    It's great to see all of the "green" ideas popping up on IdeaStorm ! We are part of the ReGeneration and continue to make protecting the environment part of the core of Dell. Over the past several months you've probably noticed several comments from todd_d , our environment liaison...
  • Blog Post: Wow - That's A LOT of Ideas!!!

    We recently hit a historic mark on IdeaStorm - 10,000 ideas! I want to take a moment first and foremost to thank the entire community for all the input - ideas, votes, comments and conversations! We launched this site to provide a public avenue for people to give us their ideas and vote on what Dell...
  • Blog Post: IdeaStorm Recap - 6/5/2009

    I have 2 primary updates this week. The first is the Studio 14z laptop that you can learn more about here . Thanks for all these ideas that were incorporated into this product: Studio 14 laptop Stop Limiting Products Based On Location Offer a smaller Dell Studio Laptop Notebooks ...
  • Blog Post: New Idea Site - you can win $50,000!

    We launched a new site today called Dell Social Innovation Competition . Using the same IdeaStorm technology, Dell is partnering with the RGK Center at the University of Texas to sponsor a competition for college students around the world to come up with new ideas to address social causes. The winner...
  • Blog Post: Vostro Lineup Redesign

    The small business community has spoken, and we've listened. Less than a year after the launch of our Vostro line of laptops and desktops, we have made several enhancements based on customer feedback we received. IdeaStorm member liraco suggested that we add a 7200 RPM hard drive option to the Vostro...
  • Blog Post: Your Tech Team – Dedicated Support Teams

    We're excited to share a new service offering beginning today called " Your Tech Team ". This offering has a couple of key components that the IdeaStorm community has overwhelmingly asked for: one contact point for all your needs, Americas-based support and faster response times. Your Tech...
  • Blog Post: Carbon Neutral

    Today we announced our latest environmental initiative—Dell will become the first major computer company to neutralize the carbon impact of its worldwide operations. Carbon neutrality involves taking inventory of our total greenhouse gas emissions related to the operation of Dell facilities and...
  • Blog Post: Pre-Installed Linux | Ubuntu | Fedora | OpenSUSE | Multi-Boot

    They're here! Today we're unveiling our three consumer systems -- the XPS 410n and Dimension E520n desktops and the Inspiron E1505n notebook -- with the Ubuntu 7.04 Linux distribution factory installed. Available 4pm (CST) today in the U.S., the systems target the Linux enthusiast community and...
  • Blog Post: IdeaStorm Recap - 3/13/2009

    We have quite a few ideas to update you on this week. Starting with our recently announced new rugged laptop - the Latitude E6400 XFR . This little system can definitely take a beating! Thanks for the ideas including: Water proof cell phone, laptop, and IPod Make some notebooks WaterProof /...
  • Blog Post: IdeaStorm: April Ideas in Action Update

    This month I want to review a few of the new features on IdeaStorm and let you know about our current Storm Session. Last month IdeaStorm received a new look and several new features as a part of what we have called the IdeaStorm 2.0 Project. The upgrade has received positive reactions from site users...
  • Blog Post: Climate Change

    We’ve heard your ideas about how Dell can extend its environmental leadership, and your requests on Dell.com to make our ‘Plant a Tree for Me’ program more broadly available. As a result, today we announced the expansion of the program to all U.S.-based consumers and businesses with...
  • Blog Post: Expanded Photo Gallery for Notebooks and Desktops

    We have taken your feedback into account and plan to have an expanded online photo gallery for our upcoming product launches. You will see more photos of ports and other key areas of our new systems, when they are announced later this year. Update 4-21-08: We now offer better close ups of the ports...
  • Blog Post: XPS M1530: Higher Resolution Displays Now Available

    Since we launched the XPS M1530 , much of the customer feedback has unanimous. Lots of Direct2Dell readers like MVH , Shelby , Steve , Chong and others all asked for higher resolution displays. The IdeaStorm community weighed in specifically on this issue with the XPS 1530 Resolution ?? idea from user...