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Got this with my old desktop, so had it a fair few years, still works fine.
Quality >>>> The buttons are sturdy, and the unit is adequately made, all plastic, you don't get any thing shiny with this keyboard. A very bog standard keyboard.
Usability >>>> Doesn't have the same feel to it as a laptop keyboard, you have too push the keys quite firmly in order for it to recognize it as a key press. This could make it quite annoying to use when typing up long documents. Features drainage holes on the back so that you can drain out coffee or water splillages if needs be, which is quite good.
Features >>>> This literally is just a keyboard, it has no additional buttons too control any other computer features like volume etc.
Whilst using it i did often think about trading it in and buying a new shiny ergonomic Logitech wireless keyboard, so, as you can tell, doesn't really satisfy its purpose. Also like i just said, it is wired, which means it absorbs a USB port, no good for laptops, and no good if you wish to type away from the base unit.
>The keys came off quite easily in order to remove crumbs etc. but this is also a bad point as you are forever removing debris from inside the keyboard as its quite large with fairly big gaps. Also the keys are relatively close together which may be a hindrance if you're used to laptop.
Overall >>>> Very bog standard, fine for the user who doesn't plan on using it often for typing long documents.
I purchased our Dell pc around four years ago and my children mainly use it for playing games on as i have a laptop. I have had two replacement keyboards from Dell because the one we got with the package just stopped working out of the blue. The keyboard was replaced free of charge but the second time i had to pay £18 for this basic keyboard. I bought it straight from Dell on the website.
The keyboard is very basic, black in colour, Qwerty keyboard with english keys and measures roughly 15 inches long and 8 inches wide. On the keyboard is a usb connecter with roughly a meter of cable. The cable is more than enough for me and reaches from the pull out tray on my pc desk down to the floor where the tower sits. Usb connector plugs into the back of my tower. As soon as its connected the keyboard can be used , no drivers needed but i would think that's because my pc already has the drivers installed this could be different if purchased to work with another pc.
Dell usb keyboard is lightweight and slides around the tray on my pc desk so had to buy a mat that stops the keyboard sliding around. There is no wrist supports on the keyboard either. The keys push down and make a clicking sound due to them being so plastic, i really noticed this after getting my laptop. Dell usb keyboard is quick to process the information as i type.
I find the keys to be a good size on the keyboard and well spaced, i have used others and cant help but hit the wrong key. The only complaint i would have is that i have had a few keys pop off the keyboard although you can clip them back , this could be the fact its been well used and showing signs of wear and tear.
I like the style and shape of the Dell usb keyboard because it has curved edges instead of the old fashioned rectangle.
If this keyboard broke i don't think i would replace it aging as its so lightweight, plastic and flimsy.
I wouldn't be recommend the Dell usb keyboard, its not strong enough to live up to heavy pc usage.
We have this keyboard in our upstairs bedroom, what we call the "computer room". We don't sue the desktop very often but once in a while the kids like to play with a computer and I don't like the idea of them touching my expensive laptop, sp they are free to use the desktop. When we began setting the desktop back up, we tried to plug in the keyboard that came with the computer, When we pressed down on the keys, it was not coming up on the screen. The computer had already passed it's warranty so there was no chance of taking it back. Out old keyboard plugged in with a purple wire and I think the plug bit where it entered had been tampered with so we were unable to plug it in properly. Just as we thought the computer was done for, we heard of a USB computer, so we decided to to opt for this.
We never knew that you could buy keyboards on your own without buying a whole computer so this came as a pleasant surprise to us. We never really knew how much a keyboard was going to cost us, and when they told us it was £35 I could almost had died. But anyway, it was better than buy a whole new computer altogether. We bought it from Currys and we were told if that keyboard didn't work as well , we could bring it back and we would get out money back no problem which was a bonus.
When we first got it, set up was really easy. We basically plugged in the USB cable and we were ready to go. This sometime because quite annoying if we wanted to plug in the webcam, the keyboard, and our mouse as we only had two USB ports. I think it's an unnecessary waste of space but we can't complain as we had no where else to plug it in.
The keyboard is very basic but I'm unsure how advanced a keyboard should be. My husband has a keyboard imported from Turkey and it's murder trying to find all the right letters, so thankfully this keyboard is fully British and easy for us to use. The best thing about this keyboard is how easily the buttons press. They have never stuck or become hard to press, and because of this it doesn't cause too much noise, meaning the kids can play when others are sleeping or are watching something in the same room. My nephew likes to play games online, and he commented that he was getting better at them because the up, down, and side arrows were pressing faster.
I think it is a very smart looking keyboard and it looks very tidy sitting next to the computer. I think it's the square shape that does it, causing some of the rounder-shaped keyboards to be a bit more clumsy looking.
My last keyboard I had, had a missing button. This is because Summer was playing and tapping the keyboard, accidentally causing one of the buttons to fall off. With this, I have never had any breakages with the buttons meaning it's fairly reliable.
The keyboard can lay flat down or sit up at an angle. Compared to most keyboards, the angle it sits up on is pretty high. Although it is seriously impossible to type with it flat on the ground. The little stand did break with the kids playing about with it but thankfully we managed to glue it on meaning it's permanently standing up at an angle.
A strange feature is that is slightly curved in the middle. Although typing is eased with this keyboard, typing fast is almost impossible. The keys are very "thick" meaning you have to actually press them. Despite being soft and easy to press, I find this slows down typing and it can be very irritating at times.
Another problem we've had is letters wearing off on the keyboard. I am still able to distinguish the letters but for the price I paid for I shouldn't expect this to happen.
All in all, it's a good keyboard with a few imperfections and a high price
this is the keyboard that many of you will recognize if you've bought a computer (not laptop - obviously) from DELL within the last 5 years or so. Its design is... minimal and... odd. It functions perfectly well, it's pretty much just an average keyboard - has classic stand underneath to tilt it towards you, a fair long usb wire to plug into your tower and the best aspect of it - the keyboard.
nowadays people tend to prefer laptops - and many don't have a number pad, you will never know just how annoying it is until you've switched from a PC to a laptop. Its soooo much easier to use calculator and type numbers with a number pad - especially if you're keys don't light up on your laptop....
all in all its not very pleasing to the eye but it does the job perfectly, is fairly robust and you won't hit two keys at once by accident. Hard to clean, but thats never gonna change with a keyboard, and is long lasting. My keyboard on my PC has never broken, and i hit my keys quite hard.
If you're going to be 'modern' you might look to buy a keyboard with a 'sleep' button and all sorts, perhaps even a volume knob but again - thats just consumerism for you.. it works fine, be happy!
The Dell USB Keyboard is the standard keyboard I use at work. It is an ergonomically designed keyboard which means that it is very good for periods of sustained use - in offices, for students and for all those who need to type for a long period of time. The good thing about this keyboard besides the fact that it is comfortable on the fingers is that it has a matte black finish to the keys with bright white letters / symbols on them - meaning overhead lights do not cause glare on the keys. It also has a long USB cable ideal for me as my work desktop PC is actually under my desk. It is for this reason also ideal to use with a laptop and docking station.
Though it looks fairly basic and doesn't have all the extra bells and whistles it is a very well made, sturdy and comfortable to use piece of equipment which doesn't cost the Earth. I would certainly buy one of these for home use as it is so comfortable and the keys so easy to find. Some cheaper keyboards have a 'clacky' feel to the keys and they are quite deep, the Dell keyboard is pleasantly tappy and the keys are nice and flat which means sustained typing doesn't cause finger numbness. I liked this keyboard so much I ordered a Dell mouse on the strength of it. 5/5 for me, highly reccomended.
Dell USB Keyboard
The Dell USB keyboard is modern yet simple with no real spectacular features to it, though if you are like me, as long as a keyboard does its job well then you do not really mind not having the most up-to-date features installed on it.
The keyboard is quite compact compared to some, and uses the usual QWERTY layout. It also has the number keys to the right of the main keyboard as well as other usual keys such as the arrow buttons and caps lock etc. It does not have certain keys which are found on more complex keyboard models, though to be honest, I never use those extra keys anyway!
Set-up of the keyboard is very simple even for those who know nothing about computers. All you have to do is plug in the USB cable which connects the keyboard to the main system and Bobs your uncle! The computer automatically recognises new hardware and does the rest.
Although a compact keyboard, the keys themselves are the usual size and not too small for bigger fingers so typing is very comfortable.
The price of this keyboard is rather high considering it is only a basic model, if not a good basic one, though still a basic one at that. We picked up this keyboard for around £15.00 though I believe that might have been half price or money off at the time so the higher cost is certainly too much in my opinion.
Overall, this is a lovely little keyboard that does its job well, though if you want something more high-tech then this may not be for you.
This dell slimeline keyboard came with the dell desktop and it is a nice keyboard to type on.
The surface of each letter keys are slightly curved so that they are like the shape on the finger tip that you are using to tap the key and this adds alot of comfort.
The touch of the keys is not very hard and it is a noisy keyboard (but that is why I like it) as it makes rattling noises when you are typing.
There are no excessive plastic around the edges of the keyboard which is good for those with a small table or desk. However, it is a standard sized keyboard.
There are no shortcut buttons like web surfing, e-mail, volume control, etc.. so it is a very basic one.
The cap locks, num locks and scroll locks will have green light indicated when they are switched on.
The problem I have which this keyboard is that I use it for gaming and the asdw letters have disappeared!But that is probably because I tap those excessively.
Bottomline: I like this basic keyboard that is very confortable to type on!
This USB Keyboard from Dell is a simply basic and good quality keyboard, there`s no fuzz and complicated sollutions, and with that, really not all that many extra features, which is the only factor that keeps this from being a very good purchase!
The most important factor for me when looking for a computer keyboard, is that the keys are reliable and easy and fast to press down... I want a keyboard that allows me to type very fast and efficient, and I`m not a fan of keyboards where the keys begin to hang and loose their functions after just a couple of months... So far, having used this keyboard for about 4 months, I find the keys to be of just as good quality as when first used, their response to pressure is fast, and the key itself goes down with a very light touch... In the factor of keys, the only thing I`ve noticed to be a bit strange and off putting, is that the space bar comes across as somewhat loose and fragile, and I`m constantly worried that it will break, all though it hasn`t happened yet... Still, it takes away from the overall impression...
Ergonomical, this keyboard is a winner! It comes across that the designers and minds behind this keyboard has attempted to create a shape and form for it that allows your hands the maximum comfort, which is perfect for those writing and working a lot, as pain in hands and arms is just so unecessary and a cause of irritation and distress...
As with most keyboards, installing this keyboard is very easy; you simply connect it to your computer using a 1.5 meters long USB cable, this will only take seconds... Now, the thing is, the Dell USB Keyboard is very basic and doesn`t have that wow factor or features that would justify the rather high price of the product, around 34.99, which is a lot for a keyboard that only covers the basic need, all though it reacts fast and light to touch and is a very easy and efficient in use keyboard...
This is a keyboard that will serve you very well, but if you`re on the look for something that offers a wider range of features, I would keep looking...
We used to have quite a few of these in our University Library so for people who went to university you happen to use these quite alot. Like most libraries and common rooms they tend to keep things simple so people can use them without any problems. This is exactly the case with this and I find it is very basic which means it is very easy to use.
I am not to certain on the price they used to be but you should be able to get one cheap now. I have to say you coud end up spending your money on much worse keyboards that this one. With the price I expect it to be which would be around £15 I think you would be getting a good buy.
The keyboard as stated above is very simple, you get all of your letters to the left of your keyboard, the numbers are on the right of the keyboard and you will get the arrows tucked inbetween the two. Above the letter you also get your standard ESC, F1-F12 and so on. This is not a hard keyboard to understand and every user will find it extremelly easy to follow.
Usability and Installation
The keyboard itself is very easy to use, the keys are easy to push and are very responsive. You will not find yourslef having to press the key more than once that often. Another thing is that after a while the writing on the keys tend to fade but on this one they will remain visible after years of being used. Even though they come pre installed at University it is a simple procedure which you plug it into the USB port and then go through the simple installation process once the computer recognises it.
Overall after using this for a while during my studies I found that it was a very useful and efficient keyboard. It wasn't something which was to difficult to use it was just very basic and that is all you need really. For what I wanted to do work on all I wanted it to do be was simple and straight forward and that is exactly what it is.
Dell USB keyboard: Just your basic keyboard.
At my work I work a lot behind the computer, which is sometimes annoying when you see the beautiful weather outside, but suppose when it's raining it's better. But anyway with the computer at my work I got the Dell USB keyboard and it works fine for me.
The Dell USB keyboard is really just a basis simple but efficient keyboard for every day use. At my work we use the computer for simple basis stuff like word processing and some simple programs and certainly nothing like designing websites. Because our work is very basic we don't need fancy keyboards with a lot of keys for six thousand different actions.
The keyboard is very compact and comes in the colour black. You got your QWERTY keys but also a number pad to the right. Between the QWERTY and number pad you got your arrows that you can use. In total you got 104 keys.
The keyboard is very easy to use and the keys feel very solid and are easy to press. I have been using this keyboard for over a year and the letters still looks as bright and white as from the beginning. Since I type a lot and sometimes during the whole days it's important that the keyboard is easy to use and I have to say it is.
The keyboard has already installed by somebody else, but I do know it's very easy and you just have to plug the USB cable in the USB port of your computer and you computer will recognise the keyboard and you can use it. So no hassle there.
The Dell USB keyboard might be very basic but it's also very easy in use and just gives you what you really need. I don't really use all those keys for like the internet or media player anyway, so I really don't miss them on this keyboard.
Well this review couldnt be more indepth because im using it now =), ive had it ever since i got my dell inspiron and instead of other keyboards i chose this because i wanted all everything to be Dell. There's such a need these days to have wireless mouses and keyboards but they come with their complications whilst this does not. Plugged straight into the back of my pc its not in my way at all, its like most keyboards, its not got those squidgy keys of any sort but instead, old classic click design and its what i prefer. It does have a weird shape to it though as you can see from the image it isnt rectangular like many of keyboards but has its own curves, maybe to put it apart from the market. I trust Dell so I will continue to buy Dell products as i have learnt to rely on their reliability. so below is the Pros and Cons of the standard Dell USB Keyboard.
->Unique, your going to have envyious people gazing at you keypad instead of looking at the next key to tap
->Crisp and strong design means its a must for people who use the computer for lengthy periods of time
->Comfortable meaning that you can type with ease and without any discomfort whilst using the keyboard
->Standard buttons fufills standard needs and that is what a techy like most need
->It would be safe to assume that the default keyboard should have all the latest buttons such as the moon button and power off.
->Maybe too perfect =P
Overall i give it (5)*****out of (5)*****stars
This was an SDpwnage review i hope you enjoyed it and hope to review another Dell product soon......PEACE
The standard Dell keyboard that comes with most of its desktop packages, the Dell USB Keyboard is a simple no frills device that allows for the input of data and control of your PC. Connection to your PC is performed through a USB cable measuring approximately one and a half metres.
It is stripped down so that only the keys are on display, no excess plastic trimmings here. According to the product info there are 104 keys within its' dimensions, but having studied the layout and counted, i'm fairly certain there are 105 including the Insert key which Dell has decided to maintain, unlike other suppliers.
Constructed from a black plastic composite, the keys themselves seem durable and the lettering shows no sign of wear, even after extensive usage. One thing I would note is that the space bar has been loose since purchase. It hasn't worsened, so I can only assume this is how it was intended, but still i'm not impressed.
The layout is the standard QWERTY configuration, so no surprises there. The product description advises that it is ergonomically designed, but I fail to see that. Stripped down yes, but the lack of a wrist support or some other adaptation to the norm would support this claim of adaptation for the worker. As it is I would say no.
The keyboard is fully compliant with all the latest safety standards and can be purchased direct from the Dell.co.uk website for £35.13. It is responsive and durable, but aside from that it has no other points to recommend it. What it does, it does without fuss, but the cost is just too much for what is a basic device. Sure if you get it like I did as part of a package deal, then fine. But if you are setting out to buy a specific keyboard, then I would suggest looking elsewhere first.