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by PowerReviews
 
4.4

(based on 85 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Simple (31)
  • Long cord (30)
  • Durable and reliable (27)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Universal (12)

Cons

  • Too hot (6)
  • Flimsy (5)

Best Uses

  • Replacement (36)
  • Back-up (16)
  • Travel (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (35), Multimedia professional (24), Quality oriented (5), Technically challenged (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (40), 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

 

I wish the cords were much more durable.

This is the Apple OEM charger that is made for the MacBook Pro and is what is made for this laptop specifically, but the cable quality near the connectors is of poor quality and...Read complete review

This is the Apple OEM charger that is made for the MacBook Pro and is what is made for this laptop specifically, but the cable quality near the connectors is of poor quality and that the cords wear out within a year and the charger fails. The vinyl insulation on the cord easily splits and breaks exposing very thin wiring, or the MagSafe itself connector fails. I have had to purchase 3 of these chargers in the past 2 yrs. Unlike other Apple products this charger is made terribly. The have also made it impossible to separately replace the charger cord if it becomes frayed or fails. I wish there was an alternative to this product. In my opinion this is the WORST Apple product since the Newton.

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5.0

I have another MBP 13" and I'll buy this product again

By Ed

from Mission Viejo, CA

Verified Buyer

I use this adapter everyday.I have 1 MBP at home and another at my office, both uses 85 watt magsafe adapter.

 
5.0

Genuine Apple magsafe power adapter

By Jeff

from Undisclosed

Nothing more to say other than this is a real genuine Apple power adapter. There are many knock off counterfit magsafe power adapters sold out there. Rest assured, this power adapter won't explode or catch on fire!

 
4.0

Weliya production

By Thierno

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Didn't get a chance to test it yet

 
3.0

Another Apple charger.

By Debra

from undisclosed

Same product as the other 3 I have had to buy. Hope this one lasts longer than a couple of years.

 
5.0

great

By Amr

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

great

 
5.0

OEM power supply

By Mitchell

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

This seems to be identical to the original power supply. The first one didn't last as long as the computer did but I think this one will outlast it.

 
5.0

great new apple product. Would buy again.

By George

from Lawrence

Verified Buyer

brand new apple product at reasonable price.

 
5.0

Works as advertised.

By KSAmedia

from Fort Myers, FL

Verified Buyer

Works as advertised. No problems.

 
5.0

Another Power Adapter

By wegjart

from Tacoma, wa

My second one after the first one frayed and broke in the notorious spot after two years, what can you do but give apple more money. This one seems to get pretty warm at the box compared to my last. This one is authentic from BH.

 
5.0

It works great

By Diego Giraldo

from Santa Marta, CO

Verified Buyer

It worked perfectly on my Apple MacBookPro mid 2009 15".

 
4.0

Best option available, but I recommend insurance

By Sean

from Los Angeles

Verified Buyer

This is the genuine Apple power adapter. If you take this on the road with you most everyday and use it a lot, the cord is pretty much guaranteed to break near the block within a few years no matter how well you treat it. This is my 3rd power adapter for the same computer, but this time I got the 3-year protection plan (which I should have done before).

If you're drawing a lot of power through it, the adapter will get hot. I have a 17" 2011 MBP, and when I am doing very power-intensive activity (IE: rendering video while editing audio and using bus-powered peripherals), it cannot provide enough power to charge the battery, but only barely enough to run everything (and sometimes the battery can slowly drain too). But most of the time it is sufficient.

If you have a Retina MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, you need a MagSafe 2 power adapter, not this one (unless you buy the little adapter for this--buy why if you're buying a whole new power adapter anyway?).

 
5.0

Brand New

By Edo Galdames

from Valparaiso, Chile

About Me Multimedia Professional, Technically Challenged

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable and Reliable

Cons

  • Its not Universal

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Replacement

brand new box

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

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1.0

I wish the cords were much more durable.

By fltvcrew

from Miami, FL

About Me Multimedia Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Long Cord

Cons

  • Flimsy
  • Not Durable
  • Too Hot

Best Uses

  • Macbook Pro Charger

This is the Apple OEM charger that is made for the MacBook Pro and is what is made for this laptop specifically, but the cable quality near the connectors is of poor quality and that the cords wear out within a year and the charger fails. The vinyl insulation on the cord easily splits and breaks exposing very thin wiring, or the MagSafe itself connector fails. I have had to purchase 3 of these chargers in the past 2 yrs. Unlike other Apple products this charger is made terribly. The have also made it impossible to separately replace the charger cord if it becomes frayed or fails. I wish there was an alternative to this product. In my opinion this is the WORST Apple product since the Newton.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
5.0

magsafe power adapter

By drake

from ohio

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable and Reliable
  • Lightweight
  • Simple
  • Universal

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Replacement

    I am using this to replace the same item that is worn.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    A genuine Apple product at a great price

    By iceman97

    from Maple Grove, MN

    About Me Professional Engineer, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Long Cord
    • Simple

    Cons

    • End Connection Wears Out

    Best Uses

    • Replacement
    • Travel

    Used to power my Macbook Pro, Mid-2009. This is a replacement for the original adapter. Hopefully the connector on the end of the adapter to the Macbook does not break down or wear out as fast as the original one did. AC adapters failing like this on an Apple product is not in keeping with the rest of their product line. Still, it works.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    genuine Apple Power Adapter

    By mjmnyc

    from NYC

    About Me Multimedia Professional

    Pros

    • Durable and Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      easy to order and pickup

       
      1.0

      Planned to break

      By GastonGC

      from Punta Cana

      About Me Multimedia Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy
        • Too Hot

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        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
         
        5.0

        Works as promised.

        By Nima

        from Dallas

        Verified Buyer

        Works perfectly and clearly a quality product.

         
        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

          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
           
          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

              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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