When you spend over $1,000 on a premium laptop like the MacBook Pro, it’s only natural you’d want it to last as long as possible. Of course accidents do happen, and you can still break or lose your charger. There’s no reason to buy a new laptop just because your charger broke, though. It’s fairly easy to find a replacement charger for your MacBook Pro these days. To help you out, we’ve rounded up some of the best options for that.
Finding a MacBook Pro charger is actually pretty easy because Apple has been using USB Type-C for years now. The rest of the industry took a little longer to make the transition, but the vast majority, if not all the best Windows laptops today use USB Power Delivery. That means these chargers are everywhere, and there’s no shortage of options. And if you’re still buying for an old MacBook Pro with MagSafe, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, too.
- If you want a charger that’s just like the one that comes in the box, this is the one. This is Apple’s official charger for the 13-inch MacBook Pro, rated at 61W. That’s enough power for most ultrabooks out there, too. The downside is it doesn’t come with a charging cable, so you may need to buy it separately.
- Unlike the 13-inch MacBook Pro, the 16-inch model actually comes with a 96W power adapter. It uses more power, so a higher-power charger is recommended, and this is the official one from Apple. It will work on other laptops, too. Again, no cable is included, but USB Type-C cables are increasingly common at least.
- If you want power in a small package, Anker’s PowerPort III charger is the way to go. At 65W, it’s not ideal for the larger 16-inch MacBook Pro, but it’s a lot more compact than the Apple official charger, so you can more easily take it anywhere. On top of that, it’s much cheaper than Apple’s official charger, so you can’t go wrong here.
- There aren’t a ton of deals as good as this one if you want a super-fast charger. The Nekteck 100W USB-C charger will charge basically any laptop that charges with USB-C, and it will charge it very fast. It’ll work with the 16-inch MacBook Pro, too, and this is a very affordable option that includes a charging cable.
That should give you plenty of options for chargers if you have a MacBook Pro. You have some official, but pricy ones, along with many third-party options that are cheaper or more capable (or both). Arguably, it’s always best to go with the official options, but thanks to standards like USB Power Delivery, you should be fine with any of these. The Hyphen-X charger may be particularly interesting if you’re trying to reduce clutter on your outlet, for example.
Macs have long been fairly popular among college students, and that’s because they’re one of the best options for them. You can always check our list of best Macs if you’re considering buying one. If you’re set on the MacBook Pro, though, you can find it below.