May 12, 2009 at 3:17 pm
In a move reminiscent of Lenovo’s request for feedback on what you think a Thinkpad netbook should look like, Dell has taken a similar route. In a post on the official Dell blog, it is asking the public, “What would you like to see in future generations of Dell netbooks?”
It is keeping things very open and looking for thoughts on form factor, operating system, battery life and HD capability among other things. Dell is looking to stay in touch with market trends and for this they should be commended. Some of the requests posted so far include booting from a SD card, having a GPS option, touchscreen displays, edge-to-edge keyboards and something that should be relatively easy to fix, “Ubuntu price must be cheaper than XP price with same config”.
“Certainly, we like to focus on topics that people are passionate about and netbooks happens to currently be one of those topics,” a Dell spokesman said. ” We look forward to what the community has to say and where it might lead us in the future.”