Help Me Choose: Keyboard and Mouse

Comfort and productivity are essential to consider when purchasing Dell desktop products. Choosing the right keyboard and mouse can simplify computing tasks, improve your productivity and provide the maximum level of comfort. Users can rest their palms, create shortcuts and cut down on wires and cables with Dell’s keyboard and mouse solutions.
The system you are configuring may or may not include all of the options listed here.

Keyboard recommendations

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A secure internal solution for corporate users that utilizes smart card technology and security
Activate your Dell Data Protection Access Software to enable your authentication selection
Dell USB smart card keyboard
Extra keyboard options and features for multimedia applicationsDell USB business multimedia keyboard
Space-saving design with a full-sized keyboard experienceDell USB entry keyboard

Mouse recommendations

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Wireless freedom with Bluetooth® connectivityDell travel mouse with Bluetooth technology
Good precision control, and the versatility of 6 buttons and adjustable dots per inch (dpi) speed to improve your efficiencyDell laser mouse
An easy-to-use optical mouse (no roller ball to maintain)Dell USB optical mouse


Dell USB Entry Keyboard

Dell Business Multimedia Keyboard

Dell Smart Card Keyboard
Hot keysNo


Key profileLow profileLow profileLow profile
OS supportedWindows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Linux®Windows 8, Windows 7,
Windows Vista, Windows XP, Linux, FreeDOS
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Linux
USB ports hub




Security/smart card controlNoNoYes
Access multimedia controlsNoYesNo
Detachable palm restYes
(Available as an option)
Adjustable tiltYesYesYes
Spill-resistant design YesYesYes

Dell USB Optical Mouse

Dell Laser Mouse

Dell Travel Mouse

InterfaceUSBUSBBluetooth 3.0
Sensor technology OpticalAvago LaserStream™ technologyOptical
Programmable buttons (with included CD)265  (Including scroll wheel)
OS supportedWindows 8,
Windows 7,
Windows Vista, Windows XP, FreeDOS
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Linux, FreeDOSWindows 8, Windows 7, Ubuntu
Bluetooth wireless connectivityNoNoYes
dpi (Cursor speed)1,000400/800/1,200/1,6001,000
Adjustable speed buttonNoYesNo
Tilt wheel feature (Via CD) NoNoYes
ColorBlackSignature silver and blackBlack and silver