Are Dell Keyboards Good?

It’s time to talk about Dell, one of the leading computer manufacturers in North America and the world.

Dell started making computers in the 1980s, and today has branched out to offer servers, software, and even peripherals like keyboards.

Are Dell keyboards worth owning?

Yes, Dell offers good keyboards specially designed for office work and basic home use. They maintain a decent balance between manufacturing quality and price, so you get good value for money.

Dell is primarily targeting those users who prefer membrane keyboards over mechanical or gaming keyboards. So if you’re looking for a good quality membrane h keyboard primarily for data entry, Dell’s keyboards will do the trick.

Are Dell keyboards better than other brands?

Yes, Dell is a good brand and their products are typically manufactured to a high standard.

Originally founded as PC’s Limited in 1984 by university students, Dell began providing computer upgrades, until in 1989 they released their first PC, the 316LT. It was so popular that in 1999 Dell Became the largest computer seller in the United States.

Since then they’ve gone on to offer a wide range of computer peripherals, from printers to keyboards. But desktop, laptop and server computers continue to make up the bulk of their business.

The first keyboard I had with my current setup was a Dell model and it served me well for a solid 5 years. It only needed basic maintenance and I changed it only because I needed a backlit keyboard.

Do Dell keyboards work with Mac?

Yes, Dell keyboards are compatible with Mac devices via USB and Bluetooth connection.

However, Dell’s peripheral management software is not available for Mac as of the time of writing

Do Dell keyboards work with Linux?

Yes, Dell keyboards do work with any  Linux distro that we can think of. But they don’t offer drivers or technical support for this operating system.

If you need to access deeper settings of your keyboard, you will have to rely on third-party software and community-based tech support i.e. there’s no guarantee it will ever work

Do Dell products have a high failure rate?

Dell has always had a reputation for highly reliable products. However, this is mainly in relation to their PCs and laptops.

Its peripherals, especially the lower price range ones, seem to suffer from technical issues. A certain amount of online users claim that after a few years, keyboards, mice, and headsets suffer from degraded performance. I don’t remember if my Dell keyboard was expensive when I bought it, but it worked fine for me for several years.

Some say it’s something to be expected on cheap entry-level products, but Dell offers solid customer service and warranties. And there’s only so much value you can expect to get from a keyboard that costs 50%+ less than other similar models.

Basically, if you spent $20 on a keyboard don’t expect it to last more than a year or two. That’s if the lettering doesn’t rub off the keys first.

If you want a loud mechanical keyboard, with RGB lighting and customizable macros, you might be better looking at a Razer keyboard or a SteelSeries keyboard instead.

P.S. Dell also manufacture Alienware keyboards, so be sure to check them out too if you’re happy to pay around $150 for a keyboard.

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