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Apple85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter
 
4.4

(based on 69 reviews)

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    (47)

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    (10)

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    (6)

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    (2)

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    (4)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Simple (29)
  • Long cord (28)
  • Durable and reliable (24)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Universal (11)

Cons

  • Too hot (5)
  • Flimsy (4)

Best Uses

  • Replacement (32)
  • Back-up (15)
  • Travel (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (33), Multimedia professional (21), Quality oriented (5), Technically challenged (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (36), Business (26)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

New and improved charger for MBP

I didn't necessarily NEED a new charger, because my original one was working just fine.....albeit with some fraying :) I got this as a gift, and I'm very impressed with...Read complete review

I didn't necessarily NEED a new charger, because my original one was working just fine.....albeit with some fraying :) I got this as a gift, and I'm very impressed with how Apple has improved it over the last couple of years! The cord is thicker - hopefully this will prevent fraying, the box part is smaller, and the magnetic end is angled to where it's even with the side of the computer. Feels like the magnet is possibly stronger now as well? I was pleasantly surprised to find that the charger also came with the extension. Knowing Apple, I was afraid they'd package and sell it separately to make more money...It's convenient to have two chargers now; but great to know that when my original one dies, I'll have a fantastic new backup. [...]

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not really compatible with the older MBP

I bought this adapter to replace the original one that came with my older MBP. Although Apple claims that this new adapter is fully compatible with the older adapter, it really isn't. Most...Read complete review

I bought this adapter to replace the original one that came with my older MBP. Although Apple claims that this new adapter is fully compatible with the older adapter, it really isn't. Most of the time, this new adapter will not work with my MBP unless I remove and then reinsert the battery in my laptop first. Obviously, the laptop will need to be powered off in order to do that so this becomes very inconvenient if I'm in the middle of a session and my battery charge runs low since I'd have to quit the session, power off the computer, remove and then reinsert the battery just so I can plug the adapter and have it charge the battery. >:o(

I have a couple of the newer MBP (unibody) laptops and this adapter does work fine with those computers.

Another observation is that the AC cord and the wire that plug to the laptop are both stiff (not as flexible as the original adapter).

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1.0

Planned to break

By GastonGC

from Punta Cana

About Me Multimedia Professional

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Too Hot

    Best Uses

    • Replacement

    Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

    Apple designed these ones to break so you have to buy another one. Not even a year of use (not abuse) and the cable that joins the brick is almost cut.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    5.0

    Works as promised.

    By Nima

    from Dallas

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

    Works perfectly and clearly a quality product.

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    1.0

    My 3rd Charger with Design Flaws ...

    By Mind's Eye Production

    from NYS, NY

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Not Versatile Enough
      • Too Hot

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

      gets over heated quickly.
      I have changed 3 charger on 2 mobcaps and all the same issues.
      Apple needs to reconsider a better design on these stupid chargers.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      1.0

      New but hope lasts longer than last one.

      By djlgkm

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Too Hot

        Best Uses

          Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

          Had to get this to replace one that is only 3 years old and treated like a baby. Very upset about having to replace this power adapter. Apple should design one that will last better. Would go with a different one if there were other viable options.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Apple85

          By Camogirl

          from Tx

          Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

          Works great for my 4year old MacBook Pro !

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          5.0

          does what it does

          By louster

          from Atlanta

          About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable and Reliable
          • Lightweight
          • Long Cord
          • Simple
          • Universal

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

            Not much to go wrong here. Damaged the original power cord with my elderly MacBook Pro and easily replaced it with a new one via B&H.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            2.0

            Planned obsoelescnce

            By Yankee1158

            from New York, New York

            About Me Multimedia Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Simple

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

              This is the 3rd one of these I have had to buy. They are designed to wear out and no one can convince me otherwise.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Outstanding 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapte

              By WHG

              from Arkansas

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable and Reliable
              • Lightweight
              • Long Cord
              • Simple
              • Universal

              Cons

              • Cable Is Stiff But Ok

              Best Uses

              • Daily Charging
              • Replacement
              • Travel

              Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

              I replaced my frayed 65W MagSafe Power Adapter with this Apple 85 Watt.
              It works very well. The L shape is far better than the old T Shaped connector. My MacBook Pro is a mid 2009, but is functioning well enough to keep & enjoy.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              excellent product

              By wongdejesus

              from new york city tribeca

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable and Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

                  nice baby nice

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  3.0

                  Perfect but doesn't last long enough

                  By Max

                  from New York

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Long Cord
                  • Simple
                  • Universal

                  Cons

                  • Not Durable
                  • Too Hot

                  Best Uses

                  • Replacement

                  Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

                  The charger is fine and works how it should but please apple, build the wire stronger!!!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By mikeathome

                  from Arcata, CA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable and Reliable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Simple

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

                      Great quality and easy to use.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Replacement Cord

                      By JJJJ

                      from Cranston

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Long Cord

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

                        The original cord was frayed in two spots due to use over a 2 year period. Before it shorted out or broke, I ordered a new one.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        4.0

                        temporary fix

                        By DJ AM

                        from NYC

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Long Cord
                        • Simple

                        Cons

                        • Cheap Quality
                        • Flimsy

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Replacement

                        Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

                        Gets the job done, but don't expect it to be in great condition after only a year or two.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        3.0

                        Good replacement MBP charger

                        By fltvcrew

                        from miami

                        About Me Multimedia Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Long Cord

                        Cons

                        • Wears Poorly Over Time

                        Best Uses

                        • Replacement

                        Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

                        Unfortunately Apple MBP chargers don't last for more than a couple of years. The magnetic connector wears out and makes poor connection over time.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        works as intended

                        By juststeve

                        from MT

                        About Me Tech Savvy

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                        Pros

                        • Durable and Reliable
                        • Long Cord
                        • Simple

                        Cons

                        • Still Not Puppy Proof

                        Best Uses

                        • Replacement

                        Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

                        Bought to replace unit chewed up by puppy. Typical Apple good design with quality construction.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        4.0

                        Good

                        By Roberto

                        from New York

                        Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

                        Very good

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                        4.0

                        Good as New

                        By Steve S

                        from Michigan, USA

                        About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Simple

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Replacement

                          Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

                          It just goes. I don't think about it, and that's how it should be.

                          However, these aren't designed to endure constant abuse. Users on the go should consider one power adapter for travel, and one for each common location (such as home and work), along with cable ties for quick storage and organization.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          Excellent, gives more power than the 60W

                          By Joel

                          from Rowlett, TX

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Long Cord
                          • Powerful
                          • Simple

                          Cons

                          • Too Hot

                          Best Uses

                          • Regular Use

                          Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

                          The 85W MagSafe is great. Necessary for MacBook Pro 15", but gives extra power and less load with the 13" MacBook Pro. Works like a charm!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Always Buy OEM

                          By Abe

                          from Flushing

                          About Me Technically Challenged

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable and Reliable
                          • Long Cord
                          • Simple

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Replacement
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

                            Always buy Original Equipment Manufacturer to ensure proper regulated voltage and compatibility. It works without much a fuss. It also comes with a longer cord to replace the stubby power plug that extends your reach by a few extra feet that is very useful.
                            The BnH sales person was kind enough to walk me through the process to ensure I don't need the tip adapter connecting to the computer.
                            If anything I learn about the plug is this: on top of the wire going to the computer are two flipup handles to tie the power cord around, it is a very neat package but do NOT wind it too tight, or else the plastic shielding will break, exposing the wire that may endanger your safety.
                            Only complain is: it's stiff and is it possible for them to make the plug smaller?

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            4.0

                            Well-made, beautifully-packaged product

                            By Mo of Pocatello

                            from Pocatello, ID

                            About Me Tech Savvy

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Appears To Be Well-made
                            • Probably Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Replacement
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

                              This is a well-made adapter. I especially love the MagSafe connector. This adapter is much lighter than the adapters of many other brands of laptops such as Toshiba.

                              I even enjoyed opening the beautiful packaging that this adapter came in.

                              The only possible downside is that the coax cable from the adapter to the MagSafe connecter MAY be fragile. The reason I said this is because the cable of my old adapter broke, prompting me to buy this one. I have no way of knowing whether or not the new adapter has a more durable cable than the old adapter. I sure hope so, in which case the adapter would deserve 5 stars!

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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