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Pros: The battery fits perfectly, charges, and runs the laptop as expected, with some important caveats explained below.
Cons: The major con can only be attributed to Dell itself. They include circuitry in their own batteries that allows a Dell laptop to recognize it. Third party batteries usually don't have whatever this is, and as a result, frequently don't work as well as expected or, in some cases, at all. Although we can charge this battery to 100%, as soon as we remove the power supply, the system warns us that the battery is low - 99%, and we should attach a power supply as soon as possible or we may lose our work. Sure enough, not long after that (15 minutes?), the laptop will suddenly shut down. Thanks, Dell.
Other Thoughts: I'm no longer buying Dell laptops for our business, not for this reason alone, but this added to the other long list of things I dislike about Dell or their systems means I'm sticking with HP or Lenovo.
Reviewed By:nyITguy,9/27/2013 1:16:07 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
Pros: This is (or was rather, seeing as it is discontinued) a very solid power supply for a very reasonable price. I used mine to make a home built laptop cooler, and it has worked flawlessly for that purpose for around two years now. I have used this model in other laptop cooler builds as well, and am yet to be disappointed.
Cons: I suppose a "con" of this power supply would be that it DOES tend to get a little on the warm side, but what power supply doesn't? Definitely not hot enough to cause concern, and most definitely not enough to warrant losing an egg over.
Other Thoughts: A great, cheap power supply for less. What more could you need?
Reviewed By:N/A,8/14/2013 6:13:07 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product more than 1 year.
Pros: Worked great, saved space, easy to install, charges fast.
Cons: After 6 months of use, the USB ports stopped working. Tried multiple cords, multiple devices (iPhone, ipad, android) and nothing from either port. You might think its still useful, since it turns 2 outlets into 3, but they're so close together that you can only use two if you plan on plugging in your phone adapters...
Other Thoughts: I rarely used the fold out trays. I wanted to install this in the living room for guests and personal use, but it was too big and didn't play well with an adjacent light switch. Moved to bedroom and still used it daily until it quit working.
Reviewed By:JHubb,7/25/2013 2:32:25 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
Pros: Convenient, small form factor, connectors for enough connectors to ensure all PS output voltages are tested.
Cons: Can't be depended upon. Frequently tests bad power supplies as being OK. Owning this as your only tester means that you're going to have to incur the extra time and labor to manually swap out the suspected PS on every dead computer that comes through the door in order to confirm whether or not it truly IS defective.
Other Thoughts: I used to consider Thermaltake to be one of the "can't miss" brands. Not any more. I have to replace this unit with one that works and can be relied upon, but I assure you it won't be a Thermaltake.
Reviewed By:N/A,6/30/2013 9:12:06 PM
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