This is my second day with the Dell and I'm really pretty satisfied.I have taken an old, cheap portable keyboard and plugged it into the USB mini plug and guess what? It works like a champ. Go figure. I did have to modify the clamps a bit. Well, actually i removed the top one, but now the tablet sits right on the top like a champ. You can see the result at the left. I still have the device in the case that case with it and have it sitting on the keyboard case back. The only small drawback is that you must be on a table or use a lap desk with the external keyboard. Other than that, it's quite usable.