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One of the great things about laptops that use USB-C for charging is that we can throw the bulky boxed charger into the drawer for forgotten tech and save a lot of desktop space by using a multiport charger.
And USB-C charging is incredibly forgiving. You can charge -- albeit a lot slower -- laptops using chargers that push out far less power than the maximum.
At 105 x 105 x 35mm/4.1 x 4.1 x 1.4 inches, and weighing in at 622 g/22 oz, it's a big, bulky, charger. Constructed of space gray aluminum and black polycarbonate, this gives it an elegant yet highly durable finish.
I'd expect nothing less from Satechi.
On the front alongside the six ports is a discreet LED indicator. As someone who isn't a fan of big, glaring LEDs burning a hole in my retina, I welcome a tiny, inconspicuous LED.
On the bottom of the unit are rubber feet to keep it from sliding around on the desk, and there's also a cradle to hold the charger in a vertical configuration.
On the front are six USB-C ports, supporting a total power output of 200 watts combined. With a single device connected to the first or second port, the unit can output a maximum of 140W, enough to charge a 16-inch MacBook Pro at full speed.
The charger supports an array of charging protocols, including PD 3.1/3.0, QC 4.0+, and PPS.
There are a couple of things that I look for in a desktop charger.
First, does it output what the specs claim that it outputs? The 200W Satechi unit scores a perfect 10 out of 10. It can output 140W with no problem out of a single port, and 200W combined with six devices attached.
Then there's heat output. Can it output the maximum rated power without turning into a glowing ball? Overheating is a big problem when it comes to cheap chargers -- a good reason to avoid them.
This charger has no problem with overheating. In fact, its construction is such that it does an excellent job of dissipating whatever heat that's generated.
Another 10 out of 10.
$150 is not cheap, but you're getting a fantastic charger for your money, and one that should give you years of service. If you want to replace a whole bunch of chargers and declutter your desk, I highly recommend this Satechi 200W USB-C GaN Charger.