Manuals for Dell laptops are available in the Support section on Dell.com and in the Laptop sections on third-party websites that host manuals for different products and brands. The latter option includes websites such as Retrevo.com and ManualsOnline.com. The manuals are available as files in PDF format that users can view in Web browsers or download to their computers.
To access the manuals on Dell.com, hover over the Support button, and select the View All Support option. Click on the Product Support box, and choose one of the three options to specify your laptop model. These options include automatic detection, entering a service tag or code in the appropriate field, and selecting a laptop model from a list. After selecting the desired model, click on the Manuals option, and click on the PDF link to open the manual in a new tab.
On ManualsOnline.com, select the Computer Equipment category, click on the Laptop Manuals link, and select the Dell brand from the drop-down list. As of 2015, this list includes manuals for nearly 900 Dell laptops. Select your laptop, use the built-in reader to peruse the pages one at a time or click on the Open As PDF button. To find the manuals on Retrevo.com, click on the Laptops link in the list of popular categories, click on the Dell Laptops Manuals link, select your laptop from the alphabetized list, and click on Download the Document under the Support tab.