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