Features of the Dell SK-8115 Keyboard

Updated March 23, 2017

The Dell SK-8115 is a low-end Qwerty keyboard released in 2004. During its initial tenure, it was shipped with the BX Dimension and Optiplex business computers. It has since been discontinued from both lines, but it's still available for individual purchase. In fact, it's still popular due to its compact design.


The Dell SK-8115 hosts a minimalist, space-saving design that measures 18 by 16.1 inches and weighs 0.635 Kilogram. It's coated in a black finish and features 104 black keys with white imprinting. Unlike conventional keyboards, the keys on the SK-8115 extend to the edge. There is no excess space.


The keys on the SK-8115 are positioned on springs that offer the resistance required so they can bounce back up after being tapped. They're designed to be soft touch, which means that they make little to no noise. Also included is a tactile keypad.


Among the 104 keys are specialised function keys designed to operate with the Windows 95, Windows ME, Windows 2000, and Windows XP operating systems. These include the "print screen," "system requirements" and "Start menu" buttons.


The SK-8115 keyboard includes a USB connector that will work with USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 ports. It's compatible with both Macintosh and Windows operating systems, but it's plug-n-play compatible only with the latter. You can just plug it into any Windows system without having to worry about installing drivers from a CD.

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Vivek Saxena has been a full-time freelance writer since 2004, contributing to several online publications. Prior to becoming a writer, Saxena studied computer technology at Purdue University.