Vantec Piano 101 Laptop Cooler Review


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Let’s take a look a Vantec’s new laptop station: the Piano 101. Piano? I am a veteran pianist, but what do speakers, fans, and ports have to do with a classical instrument? Perhaps the great sound? I dunno. Ponder the qualifications yourselves and see what you come up with. Even if the Piano 101 has nothing to do with a box shaped instrument with a keyboard, Vantec is onto something here……

Vantec Piano 101 Notebook Station Specifications
Adjustable fan speed
The fan can be adjusted dynamically so you can choose between lots of cooling and higher noise or less cooling but a more quieter operation.Built in USB2.0 Hub
The Piano 101 has a 3-port USB-hub.2.1 Stereo System
The Piano 101 has a built-in 2.1 stereo system.Sound enhancements
You can turn on/off Bass boost and 3D surround sound.Several preset Sound EQ settings
Choose between flat/pops/classic/jazz and rock.

The specifications for the Vantec Piano 101 are: Total RMS power ( RMS ): 15watts

  • Satellites:5W x 2
  • Subwoofer:5W x 1
  • Frequency response:60Hz – 20kHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio:> 80db


  • Satellites:2 x 1.5″ Full-range drivers +2 x 1″

High-range drivers

  • Subwoofer: 2″ woofer

Speaker dimensions:

  • Satellites:(H)19.0 x (L) 100 x (W)40 (mm)
  • Subwoofer:(H)26.0 x (L)120 x (W) 60 (mm)

Piano dimensions:

  • (H) 30 X (L)330 X (W) 252 (mm)
The Piano 101 comes with a whole bunch of nifty things, all packed into a wee flat box. Here are some technical specs:
  • Satellite speakers: 5W x 2
  • Subwoofer: 5W x 1
  • Total RMS power: 15 watts
  • Frequency response: 60Hz – 20kHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: >80db


  • Satellites: 2 x 1″ High-range drivers + 2 x 1.5″ Full-range drivers
  • Subwoofer: 2″ woofer

Speaker dimensions (H x W x D):

  • Satellites: (H)19.0 x (L)100 x (W)40 millimeters
  • Subwoofer: (H)26.0 x (L)120 x (W)60 millimeters

Station dimensions:

  • (H)30 x (L)330 x (W)252 millimeters
  • Total Weight: 1.4kg (about 3.08lbs)


  • Piano 101
  • User Manual
  • USB cable
  • Audio cable
  • Power cord
  • Power adapter

The Piano 101 also comes in four different colors: white, black, red, and blue. Personally I think the red and blue look a little silly…. obviously from the pictures the one I have is white, and I like it the best because it doesn’t show any fingerprints.

Vantec was found 1994 and has concentrated itself on thermal solutions.

Founded in 1994, Vantec is recognized as one of the premier thermal solutions leaders. We are devoted to manufacturing and developing total PC solutions for every computer user, from mainstream to enthusiast. Utilizing our technical expertise and innovative designs, we are constantly expanding our product line to offer advanced computer peripheral to meet the personal and industrial needs of modern computer users. Our primary goal is to create viable solutions to satisfy the consumer’s needs. Offering complete and affordable ways to upgrade and maintain your personal computer, Vantec is a name you can trust for quality and reliability.

At Vantec, our mission is to produce the best thermal solutions on the market. Vantec produces quality products that help you keep your system cool. However, that is only the beginning. We produce two of the quietest power supplies on the market in our Stealth Power Supply and ION Power Supply. Our Multi-function Panel (NXP-101) and fan controllers (NXP-201 and NXP-205) give you a variety of options to monitor and control the temperature and noise of your computer. We also provide cold cathode lights in a myriad of colors, including UV, for you to light up your computer. And with our new Fan and Light controller (NXP-301 and NXP-305), you can control your fan speed and lights all with one convenient unit.