So what is a Laptop Cooling pad?
It is usually a plastic pad which contains one or more fans. Your laptop sits on top of the Laptop Cooling Pad. The Cooling Pad fans are most often powered by the laptop via a USB port, although some come with their own AC Power adapter.
Click on this line to view photos of all sorts of Laptop Cooling Pads, thanks to Google.
The better Cooling Pads will include a speed control, which can increase the RPM (speed) of the fans.
I prefer Cooling Pads which have at least two fans.
If one fan fails then you still have cooling from the other fan(s). By having two (or more) fans, the Cooling Pad can offer great cooling when both fans are running at a lower RPM (speed). The fans are quiet, but running at a lower RPM they are even closer to being silent.
Video is courtesy of the Hardware Canucks YouTubce Channel
You should pick a Cooling Pad to fit the size of laptop. If your laptop features a 17.3 inch screen, then you need a cooling pad that is larger and not say one designed for a 14 inch Ultrabook.
For my ASUS I7 Gaming Laptop, I purchased a Cooler Master CM Storm model SF-19. It has cooled my ASUS Gaming laptop for a few years. It’s big and has Lamborghini Aventador styling, which matches well with the styling of the 2nd gen ASUS I7 17.3 inch Gaming Laptop.
I use my ASUS laptop to emulate a rack of Cisco Routers. Without the cooling pad the ASUS runs “hot”, even with its two massive cooling vents pumping out lots of heat.
Heat is something which I believe is not a good thing where computer hardware is concerned. IMHO, the cooler that the equipment can run, then the longer it should perform trouble free.
Video is courtesy of the sinectocl YouTube channel
Posted by: Vincent Banial
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