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Insignia™ - Slim Universal AC Power Adapter - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 845 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Buy and Insignia came through for me!

    Posted
    CharlesM
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    You know why you're here: you're away from home, laptop in your bag, and suddenly you realize that you left your charger behind. Maybe, like me a few weeks ago, you have an all-day meeting starting tomorrow morning and your battery's barely good for an hour and a half. But what are the specs of your socket???!!! How can you possibly find a compatible adapter???!!! I'm here to tell you that Insignia's universal adapter appears to live up to its name - one of its plugs works perfectly on my Acer E5-575G, another one fits an older HP Envy 15 in my office, and a third one fits an ancient Dell Inspiron I found buried on a shelf. And there's three more I haven't even tried! If you poke around online you can find the manufacturer's list of compatible laptops, but just be aware that it isn't comprehensive: my Acer wasn't listed, but it works fine - it's plugged in right now, in fact. It's not perfect - it has an oddly short cord between the transformer thingie and your laptop, so depending on the placement of the wall outlet, the transformer might be hanging off the edge of your desk. And it's not cheap. If you hunt around online you might find similar items for less money - but those sellers aren't going to deliver to your hotel tonight, and the local Best Buy is open late!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    This charger is only 90 Watts

    Posted
    phi303
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    I'm sure this charger is fine for lighter notebooks or chrome books but not full fledged notebooks. BestBuy obviously chooses to omit this information anywhere on the site so you get suckered into buying it. My Dell Inspiron 15 5000 is compatible with it yes, but does not charge properly as it recommends 130 Watts. This is like taking a modern phone and charging it with a 1AMP charger, it'll do the job but will take 3x - 4x longer and on top of that, your OS may throttle performance while using the charger. Steer clear if you're needing to power a full fledged laptop.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    good size, terrible tip connection

    Posted
    girlcola
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    I bought this as an emergency replacement for a lost OEM charger while on a business trip. I was drawn to the slim size, which also means slim weight and i definitely appreciate especially while travelling. It also has a longer cable than the original charger did, which I also like. HOWEVER, the huge problem I have with this charger is that the tip fits way too loosely on the cord. It is constantly falling off leaving my laptop "plugged in" to nothing, so I often think I am plugged in and charging, only to get a nasty low battery warning. To add insult to injury, the tip connects at a 90 degree angle, so it is impossible to tape or otherwise secure the tip on (without glueing it together which I'm not yet ready to do). The pros of this unit just don't make up for the flaw that it doesn't accomplish it's designed function very well at all. :(

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Saved me $$$

    Posted
    RiRi
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    Out of nowhere my adapter stopped working so I went to Sony's website and apparently they are no longer in the laptop/computer business. I panicked because I couldn't find a replacement and didn't want take a chance on buying from a site I didn't trust and I wasn't financially prepared to buy a new laptop. So I went to BB along with my nonworking adapter in hopes they could find a replacement. So the rep found this brand that apparently fits all laptops. It took a minute because there were so many "tips" but they finally found one that would work for mine and I couldn't have been happier when my laptop came back to life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Multisolution for multiple devices

    Posted
    kelleiwhat
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    Initially, I did not want this device. I went looking for a specific cord for my work computer because I had left mine at the office during a business trip. This was all the store had that would work and I was pretty put out over it, but it was my fault for leaving the charger, so I dealt with it. I'm so glad I ended up getting it though! It works for my work laptop (Lenovo) , my roommates (Dell), and my sisters laptop(HP). We all just take turns using it when we're feeling to lazy to leave the living room. We just switch out the head and pop it into our respective devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great adapter

    Posted
    Moseph
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    On a business trip, I discovered I forgot my AC adapter at home. In a panic to charge my laptop up before a presentation, I bought a name-brand universal adapter that claimed to fit my brand of laptop, but none of the tips did. This insignia one did, though, and even came in a smaller, slimmer profile, so it actually makes my bag lighter than with the branded adapter my machine came with! My only comment would be that the tip is a bit long for my laptop, so it sticks out a bit, and LOOKS like it is loose. It only looks that way, though; the tip is totally stable and makes a great connection. Overall, this is a fantastic replacement for the stock adapter my Samsung laptop came with. Thanks!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    New AC Adapter

    Posted
    wmiles
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    My 4 year old Dell Inspiron laptop adapter started to become intermittent in powering my laptop. I would notice it would stop working and the LED light would go off when moved. Usually I could get the light to come back on and start charging my laptop by shaking or tapping on the adapter case. It finally quit working permanently so I was forced to buy a new one but I could not wait on an online purchase so I went to BB and of course they had a universal adapter but considering what you get, it seemed a bit overpriced compared to online models. Anyway, it works and I have no complaints except for the retail price. But when you need something immediately, the higher price seems justified.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very user friendly.

    Posted
    Michael
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    My old laptop charger wasn't working most of the time (it has to be in the port a certain way and it just falls out), so I decided to try this. It's definitely an improvement, mostly because the tip is an L shape, so it's easier to maneuver into the port a certain way. It also came with instructions on how to find which tip was made for your laptop and an offer to ship the one you need for free if it's not included in the package. If you're uncertain whether it will work or not for your laptop, this is a good purchase because you're guaranteed to get the charger you need. It's also slim and portable and feels solid, as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent replacement unit

    Posted
    Cuong
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    This works with my Lenovo Y510P gaming laptop even though it's only 90W (the Lenovo needs 120W). That said, you need to be careful in not draining so much current from normal use (ie. high brightness, loud audio, running lots of graphics, etc...). I left my adapter at the office while traveling and this was a life saver and it helped me with doing the presentation and demo of software. Construction is solid and the unit is compact. It does have other adapters that you can use for other laptops which is nice. I wish they have a higher capacity unit (ie. 120W) and I would buy it in a flash.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not-So-Universal Charger

    Posted
    Greta
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Bought this to use with my HP Split x2, but found that none of the attachments were small enough to use with my laptop. What a bummer! I'm glad this was only a backup charger and that I still have the original. Know that when you buy this, your laptop may not fall into the "universal" category. Two stars because it probably works fine with many others, and it also probably says on the package "works with most ___." HP was definitely on the list of compatible devices, and this was definitely not compatible.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    What a Geek

    Posted
    outopocket
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    I needed a new charger for my Lenovo Ultrabook.....I entered the Store and immediately found a Geek Squad fellow to help me....He immediately took me to the replacement charger section, pulled one off of the display hook and assured me that "This is the one that you need, I am sure"......paid my money, drove about 45 miles back to my hotel, plugged it up and.....It didn't have the correct adapter plug-end for my particular model.....you can imagine how upset I was.....I returned it and there you go.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    ac power adapter a life saver

    Posted
    teresa
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    On my dell computer that is several years old the battery is not recharging properly and the computer is telling me to replace it. At the same time my ac adapter was acting up, the computer would not register that it was pluged in half the time. I though we we're going to have to buy a new computer and except for that problem I love my computer. My husband went to Best Buy to see if buy chance they would have an ac adapter on my computer and they did. I feel like I have a new computer

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Call Support before you buy

    Posted
    SousVide
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    This claims to work with various brands of computers. If your plug is not in the box, you call a number to have a plug shipped to your free. My Dell is unsupported, so I had to return. Support said I needed to buy a different model. It would be helpful to have all supported computers listed like on Amazon, where I bought an aftermarket charger with a 12 month warranty.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I needed

    Posted
    Morganismo
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    This is a great universal charger for laptops. It has almost any plug you need, but if they don't have the right one for you, Insignia will send you the right charging tip. Its thin, lightweight, and fits well in my laptop bag. If you are looking for a replacement or an extra charger, this is the one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A good replacement power supply

    Posted
    SirRichard
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    Like many laptop owners my wife sits on the easy chair with her laptop on her lap. With the power plugged in the chair arms bend the power plug as it enters the laptop. She eventually broke the wires internally on the plug. Best buy offered this power supply with a 90º inlet and a variety of plug options. The service tech found the right plug and we were up and running in less than 5 minutes. And the chair does not bend this plug.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Positive for first 45 days

    Posted
    bestbuy
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    Runs cooler than other power supplies and it is compact in size, standing out from it's competition. The status indicator light is a bonus too. The future generations should have a kill switch/surge protector on it's housing . Leaving items like a laptop plugged in is a waste of energy. So, only option is to always unplug or buy a power outlet surge protector....ugh! So waiting for the electricity bill to come and see if the product earns 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great replacement.

    Posted
    Digicuban
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    My Dell OEM charger died during a visit to a client. I rushed out once before to another smaller electronic store, who has been recently purchased by a cellular phone carrier, and that charger had over heated my previous laptop. Reluctantly, I went to Best Buy with the laptop and one of the store employees assisted me located the charger. I took it home and plugged it into the laptop and it worked! Without issues! Good job!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic, useful product

    Posted
    PghRy
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    I bought this after losing the charger that came with my laptop. This one is actually better. It is very slim, fits easily for travel, and has a ton of "tips" that enable it to adopt to any laptop. So, it can be used on multiple devices and shared with your Wife, kids, etc. Also, there is also a card inside that offers additional "tips" if the tip required for your laptop is not one of the included tips. Great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst ever, burned my battery

    Posted
    Andy
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    This product is horrible, the product was supposed to be compatible with my laptop but it burned down my battery, now it does not work anymore. I had to buy a new battery, my laptop barely saved its life from it. Do not buy it. Important to say that I am a Software Engineer that check every feature of every product I buy as well as its compatibility. This prodict is BAD.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Universal Power Adapter

    Posted
    Jaye
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    The salesperson recommended this adapater for my Laptop,saying he was 100% positive it would work with my computer.I wish it worked but unfortunately ,an error code was displayed and stayed on,saying it wasn’t recognized and would damage the computer if continued to use the adapter. It would give power but not charge at all.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend