87W USB-C Power Adapter

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  • Overview

    The 87W USB-C Power Adapter offers fast, efficient charging at home, in the office, or on the go. While this power adapter is compatible with any USB-C–enabled device, Apple recommends pairing it with your 15-inch MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports for optimal charging performance. USB-C Charge Cable sold separately.

    What’s in the Box

    Apple 87W USB-C Power Adapter

    Tech Specs

    USB-C

  • 2.0 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Poor design choices + nickel and diming = unhappy customer

      As a longtime Apple enthusiast, I tend to go easy on Apple when it comes to controversial design decisions. However, this is getting out of hand. 1) Apple dropp As a longtime Apple enthusiast, I tend to go easy on Apple when it comes to controversial design decisions. However, this is getting out of hand. 1) Apple dropped all cable management for this new adapter design. This time around, there are no fold out clips to wrap the cable around the adapter and there is no clip on the cable itself to facilitate wrapping it up. I have to use a black Velcro strap every time I'm done using it and want to securely stow it in my bag, which is exactly the opposite of the simple yet functional design aesthetic I thought Apple strived for. 2) There is no charging indicator / status light on the new AC Adapters. As a result, I have to log in to the laptop and check the battery meter to monitor progress. 3) There is no reasonable justification for charging $79 for an "extra" AC adapter AND forcing me to pay another $19 for the required charging cable that used to be included (and permanently affixed) to previous iterations of Apple AC adapters. That's right folks, for $79 you get only the power brick, the charging cable (seems like an obvious requirement) that runs between the brick and the laptop is NOT included! Once you throw that in, you're looking at almost $100 to keep a backup power cord in your laptop bag. Apple somehow managed to ruin every single aspect of what used to be an elegant design. Best of all, they charge more for the privilege of using it.

      • Written by Eric S from Penfield

      432 of 458 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Poor design choices + nickel and diming = unhappy customer

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Too bulky and too overpriced

      This thing works but it's really ridiculous that you need to spend 80 dollars on a power adapter that doesn't even include the charging cable. Also, since the L This thing works but it's really ridiculous that you need to spend 80 dollars on a power adapter that doesn't even include the charging cable. Also, since the LED indicator is gone as well there is no way to know if your laptop is charging unless you heard the sound it makes when you plug it in. Overall, its really not the best but its what you need to power your device.

      • Written by Ori M from El Sobrante

      334 of 365 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Too bulky and too overpriced

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      works but big and bulky

      whats the big point of sacrificing a few essential ports like the regular USB or ethernet or HDMI on the MacBook Pro to make it 100 grams less lighter if this b whats the big point of sacrificing a few essential ports like the regular USB or ethernet or HDMI on the MacBook Pro to make it 100 grams less lighter if this brick is going to weigh as much as a real brick. Really Apple, really!

      • Written by Nischal G from Houston

      193 of 248 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?works but big and bulky

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Cable breaks

      The design is a triumph of looks over utility. The mantra of 'It looks pretty therefore it shall be.." has limits, Mr Ive. I'm on my third power adapter becau The design is a triumph of looks over utility. The mantra of 'It looks pretty therefore it shall be.." has limits, Mr Ive. I'm on my third power adapter because the cable breaks at one end or the other. My macbook is five years old. so these things fail at a rate of one ever 20 months or so. The power unit costs about £80.. not cheap - and if it fails in Yemen (as mine did) you're out of luck. Having had Macs since the late 1980s, this is my sixth apple laptop - and it'll be my last. I always buy top of the range machine with plenty of storage and ram, but the price/quality balance is failing. Grr..

      • Written by Henry T from Oxford

      3 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Cable breaks

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      what happened to MagSafe?

      I have three MagSafe adapters from past laptops and now forced to buy a new charger for new Mac. No MagSafe, no USB, no DVI, just 4 ports and all new adapters I have three MagSafe adapters from past laptops and now forced to buy a new charger for new Mac. No MagSafe, no USB, no DVI, just 4 ports and all new adapters. Talk about nickel and dining your customers. Apple products used to be cutting edge and elegant. Not anymore.

      • Written by Abhay G from Philadelphia

      10 of 12 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?what happened to MagSafe?

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      As if all the dongles weren't enough

      Not including a simple 2 meter USB C cable with an $80 charger is beyond stupid. It's almost as if they have contempt for their own customers. This is nickel Not including a simple 2 meter USB C cable with an $80 charger is beyond stupid. It's almost as if they have contempt for their own customers. This is nickel and diming at it's worst.

      • Written by IT R from Reston

      20 of 21 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?As if all the dongles weren't enough

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