Review: Dell Refurbished Adapter
A few days ago, my trusty four-year-old laptop unexpectedly gave out on me and wouldn’t charge from my only AC adapter. The power drained to 79% before I desperately turned it off, fearing a dead computer forever.
Well, a few days later (today), the package has arrived, and I have promised readers to offer a review on how the refurbished adapter does.
PRO: Probably the most important thing that I got from the adapter was that 1) it worked and that was made me really happy. If I had spent $40 dollars, not to mention any amount of money for a piece of junk that didn’t work, it would had made me really mad. But it works, and for that I am very happy. I’m writing this right now on my laptop.
CON: When I climbed up the stairs to plug it in, however, it dawned on me that 2) it was missing a part. I hate it when things are missing parts. On closer inspection, however, it was NOT missing a part but instead it just didn’t come with the part. What I’m talking about is the wire from the power plug to the adapter. Thankfully, I still had that from my old adapter, and it worked.
PRO: Looking at the two, I realized that 3) they were different and that one looked different from the other. It had a different label and a more modern and glossy (not very, but still a little bit more) finish than the old one. I suppose it means I got a newer model of the same thing, so I suppose that’s a good thing.
CON: Since this is a review and not a blog post, I think I probably have to mention that I still think the 4) price is too high. I checked HP, and their prices are comparibly the same, with only a five to ten dollar difference. I think the entire laptop component industry needs to tone it down with all these mental prices. It came for free with the computer. A normal non-refurbished adapter from Dell would have cost me 100 dollars. Does that mean that if I had a $1000 laptop, it would actually be worth $900 because the adapter is 100 dollars? The price is probably just companies trying to steal money from my wallet. Not a good thing.
So, guess what? The pros and cons came out even. Interesting. Still, I have to give my rating on a scale.
CHAOTIC TECH RATING
80 / 100: Good
DELL REFURBISHED 130-WATT POWER ADAPTER
It’s not the best, or the price I was hoping for, but it works, and sometimes thats all that matters.