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CoolerMaster SNA 95 review

An unusual laptop upgrade but a worthy one all the same

Our Verdict

A solid product that is a boon to the regular traveller or those just wanting to reduce the size of the brick attached to their laptop

For

  • USB charging
  • Compact and light
  • Fits a range of laptops

Against

  • A bit too pricey at £50

Were it so that I had a favourite laptop power brick, this would most certainly be it. I know that you generally stick with the default adapter that came with your laptop, but there are plus points to dropping £50 on a brand new one like the CoolerMaster SNA 95.

Obviously the most likely of usage scenarios remains grabbing a third-party adapter when your original one craps out, but this one from Coolermaster offers more than most.

For a start it is literally half the thickness of the adapter that came with the MSI GT740 I've been playing with - being only a few millimetres thicker than my svelte li'l mobile phone.

USB charging

It also comes with a handy cable-tie attachment that allows for easier storage on the go, but the standout option for the man-on-the-move has to be the addition of a USB charge-point based in the brick itself.

This means you can charge anything with a USB connector by the adapter alone so you don't have to either have your machine on while you charge or get in the way of topping up your lappy's battery.

It's impressively connected too; coming as it does with eight different plug variants to cater for all the big boys, while Coolermaster also states that it can still provide operating power for other laptops with non-standard connectors though it might not charge the battery.

For fifty quid it's still a hard sell when your current adapter is still working; £30 and it would have been a must-have for the travelling notebook owner. As it is it's still a mighty tempting little thing.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeAC Adapter
Universal AdapterYes
Multiple Power TipsYes
Maximum Output Current4.74 A
Maximum Output Power95 W
Brand NameCooler Master
Device SupportedNotebook
Input Voltage110 V AC, 220 V AC
Compatibility
  • USB Powered Devices

Notebook Brands:

  • HP
  • IBM
  • Acer
  • Asus
  • Sony
  • Dell
  • Lenovo
  • Compaq
  • Toshiba
ManufacturerCooler Master Co., Ltd
Product ModelSNA 95
Product NameSNA 95 AC Adapter
Manufacturer Part NumberRP095-D19AA1-EU
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.coolermaster.com
Marketing Information

This SNA 95 AC Adapter is designed based on the simple notion of providing total power solution not only for laptop users, but most of USB devices, such as: mobile phone, smart phone, MP3, MP4, iPod, PDA and GPS.

Package Contents
  • SNA 95 AC Adapter
  • 9 x Power Tips
  • Detachable H-Shape Reel Base
  • Storage Bag
  • Power Cable
Limited Warranty2 Year
Output Voltage5 V DC, 19 V DC
Weight (Approximate)325 g