Antec NP-100 notebook power adapter review

Testing and Conclusion
I've been using the Antec NP-100 for a bit more than a week now with my Dell Inspiron 6000 notebook. My Inspiron 6000's adapter supplies 19.5V to my notebook and unfortunately, the NP-100 doesn't feature this setting so I had to choose between 19V and 21V.

I decided to go for 19V as I didn't want to overvolt the notebook too much. I used my notebook for a couple of hours a day with the NP-100 and couldn't spot any stability problems. Depending on the notebook adapter you're currently using the NP-100 may be able to charge your battery more quickly and efficiently but to be honest I couldn't really spot a huge difference.

One important reason why you should consider buying the Antec NP-100 instead of a new notebook adapter from your notebook manufacturer is the price. The NP-100 is a lot cheaper than most adapters sold by notebook makers. A new adapter from Dell for my notebook would cost me about 65EUR while the NP-100 can be found for less than 50EUR.

The Antec NP-100 does the job and works exactly as advertised. If you're looking for an extra notebook power adapter or a replacement for your current one I definitely recommend this product.

The Good Stuff
- Can be used with many notebooks
- Relatively cheap

The Bad Stuff
- You have to be careful that you don't feed your notebook the wrong voltage.

I give the Antec NP-100 a 9/10.

Added: August 10th 2007
Product reviewed: Antec NP-100 notebook power adapter
Reviewer: Thomas De Maesschalck
Score: 9/10
Page: 2/2

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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