• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fully compatible with older MacBook Pros

    It works fine, and fits exactly the MagSafe power port on my late-2007 15-inch MacBook Pro, even though the computer was originally supplied with a "T" style MagSafe connector. Buy with confidence.

    265 of 339 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally a great charger!

    I had the old macbook pro (2009) that came with the old charger. I've never had problems with the charger at all other then if I were to use it on my lap then the charger would be disconnected from the computer. With this charger that is no longer the case.

    I now have the new macbook pro and it came with the new charger and there isn't anything bad i can say about it so far. If you're looking for a charger that will work with the macbook and macbook pro this is the best choice. Somehow the charger can regulate down the amount of charge it's putting through to the computer so it's able to be used for both models. The overall look of this charger is pretty amazing. Before having a cheap looking white plug going into a all aluminum macbook looked stupid. With the new aluminum magsafe plug it looks a lot better when plugged in.

    Overall i think this is a great upgrade for anyone looking for a new charger and for anyone who has had problems with the old model.

    832 of 1574 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop moaning & speak to Apple

    I have had a MacBook Pro for 3 years. My MagSafe Power Adapter has just failed after being used every day. I took it into the Apple Store and asked them to test it and they confirmed it needed replacing so they gave me a new one! Why do so many Reviewers criticise products that by their very nature can go wrong sooner than they should, without telling Apple about the problem first. You talk about having to spend £60 repeatedly to replace these adapters. Firstly how well do you look after your equipment? Secondly why just buy another one and moan about having to do so without giving Apple the opportunity to put it right? I have never received anything but exceptional service from Apple. Yes things can go wrong but that is what the warranty and AppleCare is there for. Buy it and use it.
    Also this new style adapter DOES fit an older MacBook Pro without any problems at all.

    23 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Most definitely IS compatible with 2008 MacBook Pro

    I saw the comment by someone claiming this is not compatible with the 2008 MacBook Pro and I was cautious. I have a 2.4GHz 2008 MBP, but this PSU works perfectly without problems. Also I prefer the new design where the cable no longer sticks out to the side.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much Improved

    I have been trial running this charger at work and home for two weeks now. I was a bit worried given some of the reviews here. However, I can say that so far I have been really impressed. The magnetic connection is much stronger and I have experienced less accidental 'pull outs' than before. No part of the charger heats up unlike the old one where the white 'box' used to get really hot. So far so good - hope it lasts!

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Stylish and Practical

    Not at a right angle like before, so much more practical. Matches the aluminium of the MacBook Pro - looks amazing!

    44 of 84 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger

    Charger works perfectly with the old MacBook Pro (2007) model, a little bit expensive but works nicely!

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacement power adaptor works perfectly

    The original power adaptor for my 17inch MacBook Pro just died. I bought a new one from the Milton Keynes apple store. The old adaptor had the original T shaped Magsafe plug. The new one has the modern version. It fits perfectly, looks much more elegant and does the business.

    21 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    fine product

    never had a problem, have had my macbook for over 4 years now and still going strong with the delivered power adaptor, don't see where other people have a problem with?

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Attention to detail and quality of components equals joy!

    I am struggling to comprehend the negative reviews posted for this product because as a Mac user since 2001 I have owned at least seven Apple Note Books and have never had a failed charger. I have had two friends who have had failed chargers, out of approximately one hundred friends and students using Apple Mac NoteBooks over eleven years.

    Apparently there were a few people experiencing wires coming loose from rough handling at one stage but none of my friends or students did.

    CAUTION: Interestingly, I bought a Non-Genuine charger on eBay for a friend for about one third of the Apple price but this unit failed miserably in a short time, it actually caught alight and almost burned her house down! That unit was not up to the Apple standard of beautiful fit and finish, the plastic casing was brittle and poorly finished and the cable was inflexible and annoyingly had a mind of its own, there really was no comparison.

    My Girlfriend's 13 inch MacBook charger finally blew during a recent lightning storm, it has worked around the clock every day since 2006, and to it's credit, it has been the spare charger I use when staying at her place to power my 17 inch MacBook Pro, so it even survived slaving away for years powering a much larger device than it was designed to cope with. I am buying the 85w model to charge both devices.

    I can only commend Apple for sticking to their guns, refusing to drop the quality of these chargers to race other makers to the bottom of the heap. I am spending my eighty-nine dollars with full confidence in the product and a smile on my face.

    Oh, I nearly forgot to mention the number of times, HUNDREDS, that I haven't tripped over the power cord or hurled the computer to the floor thanks to the brilliant Apple innovation called MagSafe!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant

    This product came with my new mbp - I changed from PC, so this is my first taste of Apple. So far, NO complaints!

    The magnet is strong and does not fall out, is difficult to accidentally dislodge, the cord is a great length and with the mains power cord alternative I have no problems getting power - at the dinner table, on the couch watching tv, or in bed where the powerpoint is on the opposite wall.

    The unit itself is sleek and stylish with two flip-out corners to wrap the 'tail' around and clip so that you don't have errant cords getting tangled.

    Could not find a single fault with this product.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, for me anyways

    I read through a lot of the 1 star reviews, and thought I must be the luckiest person in the world. I have 6 of these power bricks of varying power, both Magsafe 1 and 2. I've only had one failure and it was my oldest adapter from 2007. That it's lasted 8 years is more than enough for me. I throw my chargers in my bag and I don't particularly baby them, sometimes I drop them when I'm conference desks so I can plug it in from below. No melting, no fraying, nothing.

    I will buy another one to replaced the failed 85W adapter, and it's the only time I needed to do so (after 8 years...!!).

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't get the bad reviews ....

    Hi -

    I've had mine for a year and it's fine. In fact, I'm logged on so that I can buy a secon one to take on the road with me.

    I would like to heed the warnings but that has not been my experience and I really don't see an alternative.

    Thanks-
    ajd

    8 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great power adapter

    Of all the laptop power adapter i have handled this has been the best one. its hard for me to say why so many people have had issues because i have had mine for 2.5 years now and haven't had one problem. maybe i will have one soon due to cable bending from putting it in and taking out of my bag. but overall i have never had any problems.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So good I bought two.

    I've had two of these (one that lives in my office and one for carrying around) for several years. They take a beating whether at the office or on travel, as I drag my laptop around to run meetings, give lectures and presentations. Never a problem. The MagSafe connector pulls free harmlessly when I trip over the cord (probably at least once a week). The hardware is sturdy. All the connections are reliable and resist corrosion; I've never had to clean the contacts. Both cables (AC and DC) are well built, and more flexible than most of the laptop power cables I've seen. It is also nice when traveling light to leave the AC cord behind and attach the optional flip-out plug.

    The only downside is that the plain white brick is not aesthetically appealing.

    Tip: don't try to pull the MagSafe straight out, you'll just end up yanking on the cord. Tip gently up or down, and it detaches easily.

    7 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Yay!! Improved design??

    I read all of the reviews and was skeptical about purchasing this one @ $79. I must say I have been pleasantly surprised when it arrived. Now includes an additional heavy duty cord to extend the length of the charging for home/office charging. Or you can choose to use the original box with flip plug for traveling. Love the new adaptor that attaches to the magnet of the computer. I broke my old charger when I ripped a prong out of it so it would no longer charge. With the new version, you don't have to use the flip prongs, you just attach the heavy duty charging cord!! Yay!! Way to go Apple...

    7 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with original 17" MacBook Pro

    I have an original 17" MacBook Pro (first Intel model with the Core Duo CPU). This adapter works just as good as the original adapter. I saw someone say it wouldn't work but after the original brick killed two new batteries on me I ended up buying a new 17" MacBook Pro and tried the new brick on the old MBP and it's been working fine and NOT killing my batteries for 2 weeks now.

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well... I love it

    Ok, I'll just compare this to all other chargers I've had in the past (and that's quite a few). This is by far my favorite design, period. I've knocked this thing out of the socket countless times, and it just pops out without taking my laptop overboard with it. Not only that, but do to it's simplicity, I don't have a strange needle sized connection in the center I have to worry about bending or breaking if I tug on it the wrong way. I see that some have had issues with the cord, but I've had mine since last June and I haven't had any issues with it (I have with my iPhone though). I can only assume most of the bad reviews on here are from customers who have had Apple products from the beginning. I've recently switched and have to say that this was one of those "small" things that was done right.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the new design

    Love the new "right angle" plug. Gives something to grab on to, instead of just pulling on the cord.
    Love the speed and efficiency that applecare performed in replacing my old failing MagSafe connector.

    3 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works great!

    I love this power adapter in comparison to some of the other ones i had (or my wife uses for her laptop (PC)). I am actually thinking of getting another one to put in my laptop bag.

    0 of 4 people found this useful