If you are anything like me, you see a great number of notebooks, netbooks and tablet computers come through your office. If I kept an OEM adapter around for every laptop I had ever serviced, I would have a pirate chest full of tangled booty. Thankfully we have manufacturers who provide us with a simpler solution: the Universal Adapter. Some offerings are cheap and flimsy, while others are quality hardware that make themselves invaluable tools. Today we take a look at the Cooler Master SNA95 Slim Notebook Adapter to see which of these categories it falls into.
Special thanks to Cooler Master for providing us with the SNA95 Slim Universal Notebook Adapter to review!
Input Voltage 100-240Vac full range
Input Frequency Range 50-60 Hz
Output Rating 18 ~ 20Vdc / 19Vdc?4.74A 4.75 ~ 5.25Vdc / 5Vdc?1A
Output Power Total 95W / Peak 150W
LED Indicator White LED for power on White LED flickers
for OCP/OPP/SCP Blue LED for USB charge
Operation Temperature 5 ~ 40°C
Efficiency Up to 90%
Dimension 75 x 17 x 145 mm ; 2.9 x 0.7 x 5.7 inches
Protection OVP/ OTP / OCP / OPP / SCP
Warranty 2 years
* Unique H-shape reel base for cable management and dustproof function.
* Slim-shaped, light, and easy to carry.
* USB port supports most USB charging devices.
* LED indicator: white for power-on, blue for USB-charger.
* Delicate surface pattern and texture.
* 9 different tips compatible with most laptops.
* The highest 95W power density with a small dimension.
Inside the purple and white outer box we find the SNA95 nestled in a two-piece plastic clamshell which is adequate to protect the unit from maker to end user. Inside this protective packaging is the slim SNA95 adapter and power cord, as well as a handy storage bag and users manual. Also included are nine adapter tips and an eight-tip holder. This strikes me as funny because the box and the Cooler Master website both advertise this Universal Adapter as having eight tips when there are in fact a total of nine. For some reason the purple tip is not listed on the packaging nor in any documentation.