Dell on Laptops and Throttling

Recently, there's been a lot of speculation about CPU throttling on sites like Engadget, ZDNet and others. This is not about system lockups, freezes, data loss or a design issue. It is about the degree of throttling, which varies under different usage models and ambient conditions. Throttling is … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca December 2, 2009 is Down — Update: It’s Back up

I saw the flurry of activity on Twitter. is down right now. Just wanted to let you know that folks are aware and are working to address. Will share more information when I have it. Update – 4:52pm Central Time: Just got confirmation that is back … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca September 1, 2009

Altimeter Becomes (an even bigger) Powerhouse

Twitter's rightfully buzzing with the news today that Jeremiah Owyang will be joining Charlene Li along with ex-Forrester analyst Ray Wang and Deb Schultz at Altimeter Group. Wow. I agree with Todd Defren on this: Dream Team. In my view, Jeremiah has consistently produced some of the best … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca August 27, 2009

2GB RAM Option for Mini 10 is Finally Here

Since we introduced the Mini 10 back in February, the most common question on my blog post about it was when we would offer the 2GB configuration. Back in May, IdeaStorm user Birdman8232 submitted 2GB on the Mini 10 as an idea on IdeaStorm. It’s also been one … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca August 15, 2009

What’s Going on in Taiwan?

There’s been a fair amount of buzz online about a recent pricing situations in Taiwan, and what Dell has done so far to attempt to resolve it. While there are things I can’t address at this time, it is important to us to address those things we can. … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca July 30, 2009

Dell Driver Download Manager is Optional

Since I blogged about our Driver Download Manager functionality last week, some customers like mattroberts, nigel1999 and terryko and others made it clear they did not want to have to download an app to get driver downloads. To be clear, the Driver Download Manager was meant to be … READ MORE

Eoghan O July 7, 2009

Dell and the Windows 7 Upgrade Program

For those that have been keeping up with Microsoft's Windows 7 development effort, Brandon over at Microsoft made it official today—the Windows 7 upgrade program will be here tomorrow on June 26. That's when we will begin Dell's Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program in multiple regions.  Our upgrade … READ MORE

Daniel Judd June 25, 2009

Dell Mini 10v and Other Operating Systems

Thanks for sharing your thoughts about netbooks via IdeaStorm and through @Dell_Mini on Twitter since we asked you to join us last week. Since then, we’ve received lots of ideas and have over 150 followers on Twitter. We look forward to your continued feedback. One of the first … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca May 19, 2009

The Lifestyle Connection

We recently created a new lifestyle destination on to showcase our most stylish and innovative products, and connect primarily with women. It’s generated a fair amount commentary and a good deal of feedback – lots of it positive, but much that wasn’t. Given that we’re a direct … READ MORE

Laura B May 15, 2009
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