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5.0 out of 5 stars
Dell power adapter problems solved, 17 Nov. 2012
I bought this adapter for a Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop after two years of problems with the power adapter supplied with the machine.
As many others have found, Dell's own power adapters seem quick to develop an intermittent problem which means that they are often not recognised by the laptop. This then results in the battery failing to charge and an error message saying that the laptop will run on reduced power.
After putting up with this for far too long, trying some of the more exotic fixes to be found on the internet, using a variety of registry cleaners to try and address slow processing speeds and being put off by stories of adapters catching light, I decided to take the plunge and order a replacement unbranded adapter, the Dell ones being three or four times the price.
I have now had this Anker adapter for nearly a month and it has proved more than worth the investment. It worked immediately and charged the battery from flat in about three hours.
This would have been enough but it has also given the 1720 a completely new lease of life because it is now operating on full power. It boots up in about a third of the time, is up and running immediately from hibernation and launches Chrome launches in a flash, as opposed the crawl I had become used to. Frame rates for online gaming have gone from unplayable to game winning. All this without any other changes being made to the laptop.
All in all a great purchase - and it comes with an 18 month guarantee.