For those who purchased the Lenovo laptops during diwali they must have availed the offer which included 2 years additional warranty plus a 10,000mAh power bank. Well I sure definitely did, and after over a month of registering i finally got hold of the Lenovo PA 10400 power bank.
- Decent Build Quality
- Powerful battery pack
- Can charge 2 devices simultaneously
- Complete dirt magnet
- Charging the PowerBank is slower
First Impressions, the power bank is a bit longer than than my 4.3 inch Galaxy S2, so all those with a smartphone approximately 5 inches, won’t have complains. It is definitely well built but the one i received was white is color, which may get dirty easily, dunno if the others too got the white one.
- Storage – 10,400 mAh (@ 37.44 WH)
- Micro USB port – 5V 2.0 Amp
- USB Port – 5V 2.1 Amp
In Box Contents
- Power Bank 10,400 mAh
- USB to micro USB Cord
- Paperwork (Manual)
The lenovo power bank is slightly heavy, heavier than a smartphone approx. 200gms. Dimensions 14.05 x 6.37 x 2.16 cm which is compact but not shaped like an external Hardware, it’s width is similar to the smartphone thus holding both simultaneously won’t be an issue. The battery is encased in a more plasticy casing, but there are no sharp edge as such.
On the top face you have the brand name printed in greyish shade and on the side you have the back lit indicator showing the current back up available in the power bank. On the right you have the power button along with the micro USB port. On the bottom side you have 2 USB port indicating 5V 2.1 Amp output, which makes it a high speed charging unit.
The no. of charges depends on the rating of your smartphone battery, for Smartphones less than 2000 mAh batteries, 4 to 5 times, anything more than 2000 mAh, 2 to 3 times. The store guys claimed that this can charge a laptop too, but the box does not contain an adapter or a cord for the same. Hope you do get such cords readily available in the market.
3 Days down and the lenovo power bank already getting messy. It’s a complete dirt magnet, may it be the power bank itself or the cord. Well you can always clean it with a moist cloth, but still to do it on a regular basis is quiet irritating. Charge time varies from 4 to 5 hours, mainly depends on the charger rating, the one I am using is a 2.0 Amp (fast charger). If you using a charger rated lower than 2 Amp do expect more time.
With a price tag of 4,599 INR the Lenovo PA 10400 power bank is definitely worth the buy, but wait here’s a catch, you will definitely get this under the MRP and on online stores you’ll find these for 1,999 INR, which is definitely a deal breaker. (Please make sure with the terms and conditions as lenovo does not promote buying devices from online stores).
There are other brands which provide the same capacity power banks, Ambrane, Mi, Sony, Samsung etc. I haven’t personally used any other but noticed few are extreme expensive while others are not built with shear quality. This one is a perfect blend of both worlds.