When all you really want is a high-performance USB-C to USB-C cable that does 100W power delivery, you don’t have to look too far. The Ugreen 100W USB-C Cable easily gets the job done, without compromising on quality. You’ll like that it has braided cotton cables, which are flexible, while also keeping the cable tangle-free.
- 4K video out supported
- 10Gbps transfer speeds
Unlike the more budget Ugreen cable I previously reviewed, this 100W has a bit more bells and whistles in the mix. Already mentioned are its cotton braid cables, but this one also supports USB-C DP Alt mode, which lets you connect your laptop to an external display, such as the Lenovo ThinkVision M14t or the ViewSonic M1+ projector. The cable supports up to 4K resolution.
Transfer speeds are up to 10Gbp — I was able to transfer a 5.25GB file to my test Samsung 980 NVMe SSD in a mere 6 seconds. It works out to be around 850MB/s. That’s pretty quick, though it’s still slightly under the rated 1,250MB/s. Of course, this is still dependent on the device you are transferring to and from. Whether your hardware has speed caps is also another factor. As for power, the cable was easily able to reach around 57W on my 65W charger — I don’t have a 100W charger to test this with, but I’ll update this review when I do.
Ugreen did not state what the life-span of the cable is. However, this cotton braided cable should likely last pretty long. The connecting point also uses a plastic shell instead of rubber, and should likely be more sturdy. Honestly, I think the durability of this Ugreen cable is pretty good.
Retailing at S$13 for the 1 meter version, the Ugreen 100W USB-C Cable is a can buy. There are no longer versions, because the length limit for USB 3.1 Gen 2 is 1 meter for 10Gbps transfer speeds. You can get it on Shopee, Lazada, or Amazon. I’ve seen the price drop to around S$10 on sales, so if you’re patient you can save a few bucks.
Note: Review unit provided by Ugreen.