Free Recycling Now Available to Consumers Worldwide

In August, I wrote about some of the responsible product retirement options we offer customers. With yesterday’s announcement, we completed the rollout of our Global Recycling Policy. In short, we offer consumers free recycling of any Dell-branded computer equipment at any time. We are now offering this service globally … READ MORE

Tod Arbogast December 13, 2006

XPS M1710 Gets Blu-ray

Today we announced that the XPS M1710 is available to order with a Blu-ray optical drive. It’s our first system that will ship with one of these drives. In their article, Gizmodo shows a picture of the software app we’ll use for Blu-ray playback, Cyberlink’s PowerDVD 6.6 BD. … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca December 11, 2006

XPS 700: Where We Are Today

Since I’m still getting lots of comments and questions from XPS 700 readers, I wanted to centralize some of the main XPS 700 topics so that we’re all on the same page. Some readers complain about how much time you have to wait for updates. Our aim is to … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca December 8, 2006

Navigating Global Recycling Legislation

A while back, Michael Graham Richard at asked me to blog about how we deal with environmental regulations that may differ slightly from one area of the world to another. It’s a unique challenge, but it’s one we have to solve to implement a global recycling policy. … READ MORE

Tod Arbogast December 7, 2006

Energy Smart PowerEdge Servers

To follow on from John’s post from last week, energy efficiency continues to be an important topic. In September this year, we rolled out the OptiPlex 745, a desktop that brought stronger performance while reducing the power requirements vs. our previous desktops. Since then, we’ve introduced other energy-efficient … READ MORE

Beyond Opening Day on Dell Island

When Lionel recently asked me to join the team of Direct2Dell bloggers to keep you all updated on our activities in Second Life, I have to admit I had some hesitation. Not because I have a problem blogging about what we’re doing in SL, I’m quite passionate about … READ MORE

Laura Pevehouse December 4, 2006

System Requirements for Windows Vista

Last week, Microsoft announced that Windows Vista will be available for consumers on January 30. Earlier this month, they released final Vista code to manufacturers. Since we've received that code from Microsoft, we've initiated a 24×7 global effort to test our desktop and notebook computers. Unlike a “fixed” … READ MORE

Daniel Judd November 27, 2006
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