Apple - MagSafe 85W Power Adapter for 15" and 17" MacBook® Pro - White

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Ensure your 15" or 17" MacBook Pro is fully charged and ready for use with this 85-watt power adapter that features a magnetic DC connector to protect the cord from damage.
$79.99

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    What's Included


    • Apple® MagSafe 85W Power Adapter for 15" and 17" MacBook® Pro
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3189 out of 3354)

    Features


    Compatible with 15" and 17" MacBook Pro

    For keeping your MacBook Pro charged and ready for use.

    85-watt power adapter

    Powers the lithium-polymer battery while the system is off, on or in sleep mode or if a battery is not present.

    Magnetic DC connector

    Disconnects the power cable if it experiences strain.

    LED indicator light

    Displays charge status.

    Travel-friendly design

    DC cable winds neatly around itself for easy cable storage.

    Apple, PowerBook, AirPort, FireWire, QuickTime, iTunes and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. MacBook, SuperDrive and iLife are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.


    Customer rating

    4.6
    96%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      These things always break

      Posted
      omgjustletmepostalready
      • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

      My wife and I each have a Macbook. Hers is a 13" white Macbook from 2006 and mine is a Macbook Pro from early 2007. I have had problems with the chargers ever since we bought them. I actually had my first one replaced for free by Apple because it was the old design that would apparently fray at the end and there was a known defect for that (note that my cord showed no signs of visual damage or fraying yet quit working). Kudos to Apple for that -- even more so because it was just after my warranty had expired so technically I was no longer covered. Since having that first charger replaced for free I can find receipts for at least 4 other chargers and I'm pretty OCD about taking care of my technological gadgets. I have never had to purchase so many chargers for a laptop. The new design of these things doesn't seem to help and at this point I'm pretty convinced that Apple is deliberately manufacturing poor quality chargers as some sort of evil scheme to suck even more money out of their customers. No matter how careful I am with my charger it still seems to fail within a year or so. Fortunately I'm selling my Macbook Pro so I won't have to deal with this much longer. Note: The cashier at Best Buy told me that he has had similar problems with his Macbook charger, but he has the Best Buy protection plan and because of this, Best Buy will replace his chargers for free. It may be worth purchasing this additional protection because it probably costs less than the insane number of chargers you will need to purchase over the life of your Macbook.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The darn Apple Power Supply!

      Posted
      mitchsbb
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I recently purchased a new Apple-made power supply for my MacBook Pro laptop. It works great. But I should never have had to buy a new one! Bow wow, woof woof.... Grrrr. BUT, I HAD to buy a new power supply because, in my opinion, the DESIGN of this power supply is very poor. Yes, I said APPLE POOR DESIGN. If you use an Apple laptop, you know that the power supply is very awkward to handle and use. It rarely stays where you put it. I do LIKE the magnetic connection at the laptop end. It's a great idea, and it keeps the thinner cord attached to the laptop port quite well. The thicker cable behaves differently than most power or extension cords behave. I think the way this cable behaves (it's sort of "springy" and it resists being coiled) contributed to the way the square part to which it is attached (on my old, now broken, power supply) fell off the bed and hit my hardwood floor. Something inside broke. It now rattles when shaken. To be just plain safe, I decided to replace my old, rattling, power supply with a new one. The square, white, plastic part (which is the heaviest part of the power supply) needs a re-design! I think some kind of protective cover would help protect this part when it does fall down - because it does fall quite often. Maybe something like a cell phone protective case, designed to fit and allowed to vent the heat that's produced. Otter makes a great one for my cell phone... It makes me wonder if new power supply sales keep Apple's profits up.... That Darn Apple Power Supply!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Sick of Buying These!

      Posted
      Anonymous
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      My wish: To make the thin cord that connects to your laptop twice as thick and more resistant to wear and tear. This is the third replacement power cord I've had to buy in the past year and a half. I tried to take them to be fixed, but that's even more expensive and I'm told by the technicians that it's nearly impossible. I find it frustrating that there is only one product on the market that charges a Macbook... and that it breaks down / melts down / mysteriously stops working so easily. Having to $79.99 plus tax every six months isn't what I consider a mark of good craftsmanship or design. These are for laptops. People have to pack them in bags, take them around town... it shouldn't be made the same as a little thin cord that can sit safely on a desk for years. These cords should be hardier! I travel with my cord in a protected padded bag and still... the light goes out and the power stops flowing. If there was a better product on the market, I would buy it. But since there isn't any option...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Breaks too easily

      Posted
      tamd1
      • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

      I about to order a 3rd one in 15 months. I love my Mac, but not the power cord. On the first one, the wire detached from the plastic piece that connects to the computer. After that, I made sure to use the plastic piece to remove it as recommended by Apple. On the second one, the magnetic piece started to pull out of the plastic housing. Now the wire has come loose again & it doesn't charge at all. I don't move my laptop around a lot, so the cord usually stays plugged in. I have tripped on it before-but isn't that the point of the magnetic connection? This should not fall apart with normal use. I'm glad the BestBuy extended warranty I purchased covers this, otherwise I would be out an additional $160.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Works well, but expensive

      Posted
      Smithbucks
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought this item to replace my 6-year old Macbook Pro charger that bent and frayed on the end. There are too many stories of knockoff products causing fires, so I went with this charger since I have two kids. This version definitely has a better design that stays in the power slot, and the cord doesn't bend at all. My 1 year old son can even pull on the cord without it coming out! I would expect this charger to last a few more years until my 2009 Macbook Pro finally bites the dust. My main criticism: the price is typical Apple. As usual, they get away with charging $75 for an item that probably could sell well for $50. Apple's chargers haven't changed much in 5 years, which does say something about their quality. I do think they should consider lowering their prices if they want to maintain the same design. Fortunately, I still like this charger a lot and would definitely recommend it over the generics. I just don't know if Apple will do enough to keep their products (especially Mac) interesting over the next few years.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      It's just a power cord

      Posted
      coasthugger
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The good news: 1) It successfully gets power from the wall to my MacBook Pro. 2) It's got a mechanism by which you can use the long cord or the shorter one. Nifty, but ultimately unnecessary. I've never had this for my PC laptop, and never felt the lack. 3) It has a magnetic connector to the computer so it's fairly easy to plug in and unplug. Nifty, but ultimately unnecessary. I've never had this for my PC laptop, either, and have never had any sort of difficulty plugging or unplugging that power cord. The bad news: 1) It costs WAY more than it should. I mean come on, it's a power cord. Why should it cost $70 (plus tax)? I could replace my PC laptop's power cord for less than $20. It doesn't have the nifty but ultimately unnecessary features I've enumerated above, but those features are unnecessary. If I could get power from the wall to my laptop and keep an extra fifty bucks, that would be my preferred option.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Better than the OG style magsafe adapter

      Posted
      BillFromKC
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember
      • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

      So my wife and I lost our second MagSafe charger in a period of 4 years, this time due to my son figuring out that he could touch it to a metal part of my recliner and create sparks. Unfortunately, this killed the chip inside the charger that IDs it to the laptop as an 85 watt MagSafe charger, so we had to replace it. The older style shares a common design (flaw) with MagSafe 2, where the cord goes straight into the plug, The newer style has the cable running into the side of the plug. In my personal option, putting the cable off to the side made this connector about 1000x better than the original. The only downside is these adapters are so darn expensive. I know that some other OEM adapters are also quite expensive, but with Apple, you don't really have much of an alternative if you need a new adapter that night. Even considering the cost, however, I highly recommend that everyone using the older style MagSafe 1 chargers upgrade to the newer style if you can justify the cost.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Power Supply in the Nation

      Posted
      PowerHungry
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I can't believe I was lucky enough to obtain this readily available power supply from Best Buy! When my Mac's old power supply broke due to not caring very well for it, I was lost. "How will I power my computer now?" I thought to my self. Well, Best Buy and Apple had the answer. They've teamed up to bring us one of the most inspirational power supplies to date. Through the power of conductive technology, insert the male end of this device into any common outlet and away you go! With a lovely color scheme #85 white...This power supply features the transformer conveniently in the exact middle of the cord. No need to worry about toddlers and dogs breaking the cable or your computer, through some kind of magic, the computer side of the cable just sticks there until someone trips over it, then it just flies off! Amazing. I strongly urge anyone looking to power a Mac laptop to purchase this device, as it is pretty much the only thing worthy of your precious personal computer.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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