Notebook computer pack an awful lot of electronics into a small space. As notebooks get more powerful, so does their heat output, and people who use their notebooks as a “desktop replacement” feel all of that power on their legs (please no dirty jokes). “Gaming-worthy” notebooks have more heat issues than an office-class laptop. The heat has to get out somehow, and manufacturers usually have very dinky (and loud) fans positioned in odd places of their notebooks to help dispell this heat.
These small vents and fans really do no good on carpets or beds. My wife loves to bring her laptop into bed to watch movies and play Facebook games, but the down comforter really clogs up all the air holes, which make for one unhappy and overheated computer.
Zalman has unleashed their latest notebook cooler to help alleviate our pain, dubbed the ZM-NC1500 Ultra Quiet Notebook Cooler. Like many of the other notebook coolers we’ve reviewed over the years, this one elevates the notebook from your work surface, offers additional ventilation and airflow. This edition not only comes with extra fans, but an extra USB port, as well. It is also large enough to accomodate today’s large 17″ laptops.
Zalman ZM-NC1500 Specifications
|Dimensions||345(L) x 299(W) x 52(H) mm|
|Base Material||pure AL, ABS, nylon, rubber synthetic, silicon|
|Noise||18.0 – 23.5 dBA ± 10 %|
|Input Voltage||5V(USB powered)|
|Bearing Type||Hypro sleeve|
|RPM||1,100 – 1,500rpm ± 10 %|