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Not an original part but works well
on 22 February 2012
This is a quick review as I did not perform extensive tests.
Before getting there though, I must note that from the description and the picture published when I did purchase the item, I was let to believe that this was an original IBM/Lenovo part. It is not so and this is bad. Very bad.
Matters seem to have been rectified since I received it and it is now clearer to a potential purchaser that it this may be replacement.
Still it is not crystal clear though. So it is still bad and unnecessarily so, since the product is actually quite good.
It is well built, works well, it does not get particularly hot (about the same as the original), charging times are comparable and so far it has not damaged the battery.
Infact I tested the unloaded nominal output voltage and it is actually more accurate than that of the original power supply (20.1 V vs 20.35 V).
The lead is however shorter which is a pity for me.
If one looks at the original misguiding description, then this item should get no stars at all. Infact it should not have been allowed for sale. It is really bad in my view to misguide customers in any way and clarity is of paramount importance in any business practice. This has been modified now, but since it is still not crystal clear it looses a star.
As said it is a pity since the product itself exceeds a 4 stars rating and does not reach full marks in my view, only because of the slightly too short DC lead.