The 4 Best USB-C Laptop and Tablet Chargers of 2024

Our pick

This compact charger can power almost any USB-C laptop at top speed, and it works great for lower-powered devices, too. Despite its affordable price, it even includes a cable.

Whether you need to replace your original charger or you just want to have an extra at home or the office, you should get the Nekteck 60W USB-C GaN Charger. It will charge almost any laptop 13 inches or smaller at full speed, and it can fast-charge most lower-powered laptops, tablets, and phones, as well.

The Nekteck is smaller and lighter than just about any other laptop or tablet charger we’ve found, it has a convenient fold-up plug, and it comes with a detachable cable, which is something that usually costs $10 to $20 on its own.

This charger is cheaper than many less powerful models, and like most of Nekteck’s products, it’s certified by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), which means an independent third party has tested it and ensured it meets performance and safety specifications.

Port 1: 60 W USB-C
Dimensions: 1.97 by 1.97 by 1.2 inches
USB-C cable: 6.5 feet, detachable


This charger is about the same size as our top pick and charges just as quickly, but it’s not independently certified for safety and performance.

Nekteck makes the best all-around charger we’ve tested, but if it’s out of stock (or if the price jumps to over $30), we recommend grabbing ZMI’s zPower Turbo 65W USB-C PD Wall Charger instead.

The ZMI has plenty of power for most laptops and any tablet, and like the Nekteck charger, it comes with a sturdy cable. The main reason it’s not our top pick is that the ZMI charger isn’t USB-IF certified. While that’s not a dealbreaker altogether, we think it’s worth a few more dollars to get the Nekteck charger.

Port 1: 65 W USB-C
Dimensions: 1.97 by 1.97 by 1.1 inches
USB-C cable: 4.9 feet, detachable

Also great

This model has all the power of the charger included with a 15- or 16-inch MacBook Pro but is smaller and costs much less. The included cable is removable and replaceable, in case it gets damaged.

Almost all computers that charge via USB-C have a maximum charge speed of 60 watts, but a handful can charge even faster with more power—most notably, the MacBook Air (2022 or later) reaches its peak charging speed at 67 W, the 15-inch MacBook Pro (2019) at 87 W, and both the 14-inch MacBook Pro (2021 or later) and 16-inch MacBook Pro (2019) at 96 W. For these laptops, we recommend Nekteck’s 100W PD 3.0 GaN Wall Charger.

This 100 W charger, which is notably smaller than Apple’s own charger, comes with a detachable USB-C charge cable and costs less than half the price of what a full replacement set would cost from Apple. Like our 60 W top pick, it’s independently tested and certified for safety.

Port 1: 100 W USB-C
Dimensions: 2.7 by 2.7 by 1.2 inches
USB-C cable: 6.5 feet, detachable

Also great

With more power from one port than most models we’ve tested, this compact charger has two USB-C PD ports capable of delivering 140 W apiece or 145 W total. It’s pricey, but it comes with a long, 8-foot cable.

If you have a laptop that requires more than 100 W (such as a 16-inch MacBook Pro from 2021 or later), or if you’d like to fast-charge two smaller devices simultaneously, the Insignia 140W Dual Port USB-C Compact Wall Charger is your best bet.

Its two USB-C ports can deliver up to 140 W apiece or 145 W total, and it’s small and light (weighing just 10 ounces), given its high output.

Like our other picks, the Insignia has a handy fold-up plug, it’s USB-IF certified, and it comes with a cable. Not only is the 8-foot-long cable longer than that of the rest of the bunch, but it’s more powerful—capable of passing up to 240 W—and adds premium features like a woven-nylon sheath and an attached hook-and-loop cable tie.

Port 1: 140 W USB-C
Port 2: 140 W USB-C
Dimensions: 3.3 by 2.8 by 1.3 inches
USB-C cable: 8 feet, detachable

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