• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Like it Should, But Has Bad Insulation.

    Not built to last. I've had my macbook since mid 2014, and the same charger that first came with it. I have no problem whatsoever with the physical design. (pointing that out because some people don't like the T-style as opposed to the L-style.)

    The main point I want to make is the reason I have to consider getting a new one. I am unhappy with how weak the small cable's insulation is. I'd add pictures if I could, but no matter how well I make sure to wrap up the cable, wear and tear in the form of knicks and kinks have formed on the outer coating and expose the wire. I am up to 6 places that are wrapped in electrical tape. Any warranty I have for replacement of parts is probably expired. I really don't want to spend 80 bucks on a new charging unit. Heck, the part I need is just the small cord. If I could disconnect the brick and make a small investment into another cable, it would be ideal.

    TLDR version: It works like it should, but apple cut the expenses by making the smaller cable less protected with only one layer of electrical insulation. After almost three years of use, I have to prepare for the day it just stops working because the small cable fizzled out.
    Other than that, I'm pretty happy with my laptop still. I got a mac because I've seen my friends have to replace their hp's every couple of years because they slow down from collecting so much malware. Literally the only thing I'd change about this whole macbook pro package is the problem I just talked about, being the wimpy charging cable.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    an O.K. charger

    I love my Macbook Pro, but the charger has several issues...all of which are easily fixable. The first issue is the magnet which charges the computer. It's very weak and unplugs very easily. Working while the computer is charging on your lap can sometimes be a bit tedious because the charger constantly falls out. The second issue I have with this charger is the adapter end. The smaller one that is two pronged is so easy to loose, and Apple doesn't offer replacements. If you lose it, then you either have to buy a knock off or pay for a whole new charger (that's about 80 bucks you're giving up). I wish Apple would sell the adapter end by itself or just add somewhere on the charger where it can be placed and not easily lost.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Great; Not Bad

    I've had the original charger to my MBPr for almost five years now and its eventually came to the point where I have to connect two separated wires to charge my laptop. Which yay because it still works but boo because that sounds like a potential fire hazard. With that being said idk what you people are doing where chargers break in a year. It may fray but I've just had to make a replacement. 2 stars docked for price and weaker magnet.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's great but…

    I do love Apple. Their products are so nicely designed and are convenient. For example the mag safe feature has saved my MacBook countless times from flying onto the floor. This charger did last me about 2 years but went out with a bang. From what I can tell it overheated and shorted out. Baring in mind that it was not in a enclosed location, and was exposed to open air and a free flow of air; I was kind of disappointed. Then further looking at the cost to replace it I was even more disappointed. I don't know if this issue has been fixed with the new USB-C charger but if it hasn't I feel it should be taken into consideration that these chargers do have a tendency to overheat and potentially short.

    Overall this is a great charger but bare in mind overheating is an issue.

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