Pros:Robust, internationally compatible, connector connects snuggly, bright LED.
Cons:Not very portable,expensive.
The Bottom Line: The Asus ADP-180HB D 180W AC Power Adapter delivers the 180W that our two powerful Asus G75VW-RH71 gaming laptops need. It is robust and globally compatible.
Some time ago we bought our kids a couple of powerful gaming laptops from the Republic of Gamers. It was two Asus G75VW-RH71. These laptops are extremely fast, they have awesome graphics, and they are also quite big, expensive, and power hungry. That’s the price you have to pay for a good gaming experience. The Asus G75VW-RH71 laptops are not your run of the mill gaming laptops.
Unlike most other laptops, which work with less than 60W, the Asus laptops consume up to 180W. They certainly don’t consume 180W all the time, but if you can’t provide 180W when it is needed the Asus will malfunction. The Asus ADP-180HB D 180W AC Power Adapter is one of a relatively small set of AC Adapters that gives you 180W. It is compatible with and used with a range of power hungry Asus laptops including the Asus G75VW-RH71.
The Asus ADP-180HB D 180W AC Power Adapter is fairly large 6.73 X 3.39 X 1.63 inches (171 X 86 X 41.4 mm). It comes with a 70 inch AC power cable and a 70 inch DC power cable going to the laptop. It has 5.5 X 2.5 mm barrel tip connector. It weighs 1.8 pounds or 0.8 Kilograms. This makes this Asus Power Adapter less portable. However, it is not so heavy and big that it won’t fit in the somewhat bigger laptop bag that you need to carry the Asus in anyway.
The output from the Asus ADP-180HB D 180W AC Power Adapter is 19 Volts and a maximum current of 9.5Ampere. It is compatible with 100V to 240V outlets and 50/60Hz. This means that it is worldwide compatible. You can use it anywhere in the world without a transformer as long as you have the right plug adapter.
The Asus ADP-180HB D 180W AC Power Adapter has a fair amount of nice features. It has a bright LED for monitoring the power, it has a built in recoverable fuse (excess current/voltage protection), as well short circuit protection for the outgoing power (protection in/out), and high grade insulation. It is robust and it can take abuse but it comes with a one year warranty.
We’ve had these power adapters for six months and we have not had any problems.