• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    charger works well

    • Written by from Denton

    I had my charger for 2.5 years until it stopped working which seems to be pretty good compared to some of these other reviews. If you want to avoid paying $79 out of pocket I would suggest getting an apple care plan.

    5 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good and ehhh..

    • Written by from Minnetonka

    I just got my macbook pro about 4-5 months ago and its great and all but its messed up, like some points were i try to plug it in it wont charge. If i didn't have this problem, i would rate it five stars!

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Much better then old design

    • Written by from Littleton

    This is SO much better then the old design. No bent cords or anything and no replacing a charger every 4 months!

    3 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good.

    • Written by from Chicago

    Unlike most reviewers, I've never had a problem with this power adapter since I bought my MBP 13' almost a year ago. However, I must admit that.. although it fits closer to the computer and all, I miss the old block-shaped magsafe. Sometimes i have issues connecting the new MagSafe to my computer and it's extremely annoying, whereas the old magsafe never gave me any trouble. Also, the new cord has a weird feel to it, and it's extremely stubborn to wrap around the hooks or even keep the cords contained under my desk.

    I miss the old magsafe. I wish they would still sell it :/

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad.

    • Written by from Portage

    I'm surprised there are so many negative reviews for this power adapter. Mine just broke after four years; the wires became exposed after bending it so much. My main complaint is the cost for replacing it.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great overall design, pros and cons vs previous version

    • Written by from New York

    I've always thought this overall design is really excellent, the best power brick design out there in all the details. All the way down to making the cable that goes to the computer as thin as possible to save space and letting you plug the adapter straight into the wall if you choose, it seems as if Apple made every millimeter count. And I've never had any reliability problems with mine-- you just have to take some reasonable care not to abuse it, in my experience (though others' experiences may differ).

    This latest version, though it has the 60 watts needed for the Macbook and Macbook Pro 13", uses the horizontal connector needed to properly fit the Macbook Air, and maybe that connector style is less prone to damage too. It also looks nice when plugged into the Macbook Pro, kind of a tiny design triumph. The previous version, though it did work with the Macbook Air, had a connector that wouldn't let the Air sit flat (you would need to prop it up on a book or something). I like that I can keep this adapter in the kitchen and use it with either my Air or with my Pro when I bring it home from the office. (Of course, if you only have a Macbook Air, you may as well get the 45 watt adapter which is smaller than this one.)

    However, this latest version for some reason uses a somewhat less flexible cable from the power adapter to the computer compared to the previous version, which is a little regrettable. Hopefully they did it to improve durability not to cut costs.

    3 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great redesign !!!

    • Written by from jackson

    I am the owner of several Macbooks. Those that I do not use currently, I have given my children. We have broken at least 6 power adapters.The original power adapter was terrible. The original power adapter was I feel cheaply made and was a poor design that was the weak link in a powerful laptop computer. The new design feels more substantial. Although it looks very similar, the feel of the adapter is different. The materials seem to be sturdier in some respects. The adapter itself is no longer at an angle and is parallel to the laptop itself. This change I feel helps to relieve much of the stress that was applied to the adapter hence the premature failure of the adapter. If you are in line for a new adapter, try it you just might like it.

    4 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for 3yr. for me

    • Written by from porterville

    Well this is the first part I've had to replace and I'm very please. Going to buy a new charger!

    1 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Why so expensive?

    • Written by from moraga

    I was looking to buy a second power adapter since I move around the house so much, but $79? -forget it.

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Charger!-- Not sure why people are complaining

    • Written by from Livermore

    So I have two of these chargers. One at home and one in my bag at all times. People must be really rough with the charger to have all the problems they are stating. I use one or the other each day, and have absolutely no problems. I always connect and disconnect the charger with the metal tip, and not by pulling on the cord.

    So I have no problems with cords fraying, or any of the other problems people have stated.

    I gave it 4 stars, as the one I have in my bag is starting to look a bit dirty, and I cannot get rid of the stains...

    Except for that no issues with either of them

    9 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very small, very useful

    • Written by from West Hurley

    Very small. I would recommend buying an 85W if you are replacing as it can charge both the macbook and the macbook pro. It costs the same so there is no reason to get one over the other. I like this for my macbook because of its small size and the magsafe end improvement is great. I wish the aluminum end was covered in some type of plastic because it contains nickel metal. I am allergic and this causes significant trouble as I can not touch the end. I was forced to buy a macbook as well because of this problem.

    Hopefully someday apple will offer an aluminum or titanium laptop which can be classified as nickel free for those who suffer from the sensitivity or allergy.

    1 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Early '08 Macbook

    • Written by from Setauket

    It is true that this charger does work with older 2008 macbooks; however, it is likely that the charger won't work initially. For the older macbooks an update is required for this charger to work. Takes all of 5 minutes to get the thing working. All in all, not too many problems after installing the update.

    1 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Problems w/older MacBook? Be sure firmware is updated

    • Written by from Merlin

    Power adapter worked great for a few days, then plugged it in one day and the charging light didn't come on. Shutting down and then removing/resetting the battery (per another review here) did the trick -- but the problem kept coming up and it's bothersome to have to shut down and reset each time. Long story short, found out I needed to update the firmware. Go to the Support section of this website, then search for TS3499 (it's a knowledge base article number) and you'll see an article about it. Seems to work fine now. Docked a star because it was a hassle to track down the info and I ended up knowing more than tech support about it!

    25 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than the old design so far.

    • Written by from Burlingame

    I had the same problem with this charger as many people reported. The charger would randomly stop working and the only way to get it to work again was to remove the battery from the Laptop. The old "T" shaped chargers always worked but the new "L" shaped ones rarely did. Luckily there was just a firmware update for the macbook that fixed the problem. Now it works 100% of the time.
    The new design seems a lot more solid than the old one. The "L" shaped connector also prevents alot of unnecessary bending of the power cord. I often use the macbook sitting on the couch. The old "T" shaped chargers would always get bent up by a nearby piilow, a poorly placed leg, or cat. The new "L" shape prevents the unnecessary bending so i'm hopeful it'll last longer than the old design.

    3 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Aesthetically but could be more ergonomic.

    • Written by from Eagan

    It really does look cool. It doesn't just jet out of the charge port and there are two directions that your Macbook (Pro) could wear it. It comes off pretty easily, though so I think it could use a bit of a redesign. Probably the only reason I bought it, is that my old adapter died and I my Macbook wasn't under warranty any more.

    0 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pleased with the new design

    • Written by from Seal Cove

    I had to order a new laptop because the one I had been using was interfering with the t.v. (it's what I get for buying a cheap one somewhere else). I ordered it yesterday afternoon and it was shipping out last night (well before the 24 hour estimate they said it would be shipped in) and I got it today. I like the new design, especially the "L" shape that plugs into the laptop. At first it wouldn't charge the battery, I even tried switching the cord that goes into the outlet and that wouldn't work. I finally decided to try taking out the battery and putting back in and after I did the cord works great. If anyone has a problem with the adapter not charging when you use it for the first time, simply take the battery out put it back in and that should solve the problem.

    7 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Improved... seemingly

    • Written by from Marietta

    I am quite pleased with the new adapter and the way it is built. The only reason I gave it only four stars is the fact that I have only owned it for a day. My previous adapter lasted only about a year and four months. This disappoints me as my old PC laptop adapter lasted over two years and only died because a puppy cut the wire with its teeth. I am hoping this new charger will be more like that one.

    The reason I switched from PC to Mac was for the improved design over the hinges from my old PC's monitor. I hope to find I have made a good switch and not traded one flaw for another, or my next purchase might be a cheaper laptop with cheaper replacement adapters despite my love of Macs. This, of course, would happen once either the laptop dies or the new adapter (if it does not live up to my standards). That being said, lower the prices. Seriously, new PC adapters only cost me $20, and that was a year and four months ago. I doubt prices increased THAT drastically.

    5 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me.

    • Written by from grapevine

    I've had my Macbook for about 2 1/2 years. The first year with my charger was great, however my dog chewed it up and it eventually stopped working. But even though it was mangled, it still did the job wonderfully and it was a long while before it conked out. So I'm on my second charger and I have no complaints. I like the magnetic feature, it's very convenient... never had my Macbook get pulled with it. Also, the cord, for me, doesn't break easily - and I unwrap it and rewrap it all the time. The price is a little steep, but I can't charge my laptop without it, so it's a necessary purchase. So all in all, I am pretty happy with the charger.

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    NEW Design

    • Written by from Ewa Beach

    The new design is awesome, recently purchased another one after the first charger had frayed. Haven't had it for a long period yet, but there are noticeable differences from the other model. It does not get as hot, wires are sturdy and thicker. But the only problem with this is that I use a shell and it gets in the way of my Ethernet and firewire 800, and would have to take the bottom shell off when I have to use the firewire to log and capture.

    13 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better then the original design

    • Written by from Edmonton

    After my dog took a run at my out-of-box adapter and it, finally, biting the big one, I picked this up from my local Apple store. A lot cleaner of a design as far as how it attaches, relatively flat and flush. Should cut down on the cord pulling out of the mag. Still warms quite a bit (same as before) and Apple has not addressed the cord-to-powerbrick attachment, so could still pull out down the road. That aside, excellent choice for replacement.
    Model being used on: 2008 13" MacBook.

    18 of 32 people found this useful