Product Type: Dell keyboards
Newest Review: ... like it was brand new yesterday minus the dirt, and all the keys are still working. No paint has worn off the lettering and the wire i... more
Member Name: wonkybox
Advantages: Came free with the computer
Disadvantages: Deep-set keys attract dirt. No features.
We got these keyboards included with our shipment of Dell desktops (Precision T7400s and T3400s).
They are connected via a standard USB cable which originates from a very solidly moulded port in the back of the keyboard.
The keyboard is a standard QWERTY layout with a slight slope added to the shape of the bottom row of keys. The bottom of the keyboard also juts out slightly between the two Windows keys, although this doesn't really improve anything ergonomically. The design is quite atavistic - I'd like to see some of the more stylish or feature-heavy keyboards included considering how many computers we bought and the price.
There are two little legs that fold out on the rear underside of the keyboard so you can get a more comfortable typing angle and there's two rubber grips on the front underside that stop it sliding about.
Caps lock, num lock and scroll lock toggles are indicated by the green lights over the Dell logo on the top right and give a better indication that a lock is on. I don't like the caps lock buttons with the little built-in LED as you have to move your finger to check it's on or off, so I prefer this set up.
Like all keyboards with deep set plugin keys they are a magnet for dirt, you can pry the keys up for cleaning but I tend to just blast it with pressurised air.
Our keyboards have been in use for about a year, and are still performing well. The symbols are painted on in white and it has yet to rub off despite almost constant daily use.
Summary: Perfectly fine standard keyboard
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