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Cooler Master’s Notebook Cooler NotePal X2

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So, I ordered this thing from Amazon, because my Macbook runs up to 92C (Which Apple claims its “within operable temperatures” so I’m taking their word for it… with caution.  However, I did run the laptop at that temperature for about 6 hours while playing Call of Duty, so I feel more assured.  But to be safe, I ordered this cooler.

Here are the results of my tests:

SETTINGS:
Control group:  Room temp of 23C, wooden desk
Variables:  Mac’s fan speed, Cooler Pad’s fan speed, processes

TEMPERATURES:
Idle, on the desk, mac’s fan speed at 3000 RPM = 33C
Idle, on the cooling pad at 700 rpm, mac’s fan speed at 3000 rpm= 33C
Idle, on the cooling pad at 1400 rpm, mac’s fan speed at 3000 rpm = 33C

Idle, on the desk, mac’s fan speed at 6200 RPM = 32C
Idle, on the cooling pad  at 700 rpm, mac’s fan speed at 6200 rpm = 35C
Idle, on the cooling pad at 1400 rpm, mac’s fan speed at 6200 rpm = 35C

Working, on the desk mac’s fan speed at 6200 RPM = 87C
Working, on the cooling pad at 700 rpm, mac’s fan speed at 6200 rpm = 87C
Working, on the cooling pad at 1400 rpm, mac’s fan speed at 6200 rpm = 87C

Working = Running adobe flash cs5, rendering in lightwave 10 full graphics, 300,000+ polygons, 5xAA, radiosity and raytracing, watching a movie on quicktime and youtube

CONCLUSION:
Well, this was anti-climatic.  I guess this was because I was on a wooden desk after all, but I’m sure that if this laptop were on my lap, and in a hotter room, there would be more obvious differences.  However, I do feel that it’s worth getting nevertheless because most laptops have their vents on the bottom, where as this macbook pro vents through the sides, and through the keyboard.

COOL STUFF:
Well, there are some cool features.  Like the blue LED glow, and also the pad has an extra USB to make up for the one it takes.  Comes with a 600mm USB cable as well to power it.  Macbooks are a bit short on USBs these days.  It’s extremely quiet, and also it has two height settings, as well as adjustable fan speeds, with a power button.

I ordered this product from Amazon at $25.99

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