HP Slim Keyboard review

No frills, thin keyboard

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  • Thin
  • Easy to carry
  • Cheap
  • Wired


  • Non-ergonomic
  • No additional features

Getting a keyboard that suits your computing needs and is comfortable to use is one of the most important purchases you can make.

There's a huge variety of PC keyboards on offer, from huge ergonomic ones with hundreds of buttons for media playback and gaming alongside standard typing, to more simple mechanical keyboards that professional gamers swear by, thanks to their responsiveness and reliability.

There are also the initially unassuming slim keyboards that lack bells and whistles but concentrate on what we really want from a keyboard - dependable and comfortable typing.

The HP Slim Keyboard is one of the latter types of keyboard, with the bare minimum of features. Of course this isn't a bad thing if you want a slim keyboard without paying extra for features and buttons you're never going to use.

The few features this keyboard does have are two adjustable height positions to help make typing on it more comfortable, and quiet, responsive keys.

Although typing on this keyboard isn't quite as comfortable or as fast as with an ergonomically designed keyboard, it still feels good, thanks to these features. Media and volume controls are also included.


If you're looking for a thin keyboard that doesn't take up much space on the desk, then the no-frills HP Slim Keyboard is worth a look.

Tech Specs

Product TypeKeyboard
Keyboard/Keypad Host InterfaceUSB 2.0
Brand NameHP
Keyboard/Keypad Connectivity TechnologyCable
Device SupportedNotebook, Computer
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, REACH, RoHS
Keyboard/Keypad Height25.50 mm
Keyboard/Keypad Width460.03 mm
Keyboard/Keypad Depth157.39 mm
Product NameSlim Keyboard
Hot KeysVolume Control
Keys LayoutQWERTY
Manufacturer Part NumberQD949AA
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.hp.com/uk
Marketing InformationSlim design won't clutter your desk. Full size layout means the keys are where they're supposed to be. And handy hot and multi-media keys give you fast access to your favorite features.
Package Contents
  • Slim Keyboard
  • Documentation
Limited Warranty2 Year
Weight (Approximate)575 g