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Best replacement ac charger?

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I have a dell studio xps 1340 (about 3 years old) and my charger has died, and it needs to be replaced.

There are hundreds of options varying in price greatly available to purchase but does anyone have any suggestions on a relatively cheap durable replacement ac charger?
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OEM is the way to go, if for nothing other than peace of mind. I've used a laptop with an aftermarket charger, with no issues. On the other hand, I've had aftermarket chargers for phones with USB jacks that didn't even fit snug and/or the wiring was just completely junk and it'd cut in and out of charging.

eBay usually has the best pricing on OEM chargers. Amazon is decent, but sometimes overpriced and a lot of those Amazon sellers also sell on eBay (ie no difference, just you pay more to get it from "Amazon"). I'd imagine you can find one for ~$20-25 on eBay.

95W is best for quick charging, I'd imagine the 65W is a little smaller. Either will work just as well.

Other option is generic charger for $10ish.
 
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Targus has a universal one iirc, but I'm with jrbroad on this one... call me crazy but I'd stick to OEM parts. Go Dell and play it safe. Last thing you need is a shoddy charger.

Oh, and obviously, be careful on eBay, a lot of the products labeled as OEM are cheap generic models with Dell / your-company-here stickers slapped on there.
    
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