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Hey again everyone,
Does anyone here have any knowledge / recommendations concerning laptop cooling bases?
I recently purchased a 15.4" laptop, which currently runs cool for normal usage, however I will soon be using it for mid - heavy gaming usage, therefore I want to invest in additional cooling to prolong the laptops life.
I am currently looking at either the Cooler Master Notepal U2: http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/13067630/Cooler-Master-Notepal-U2-17-inch-Dual-Fan-Laptop-Cooler-Black/Product.html?_%24ja=tsid:11518%7Ccat:13067630%7Cprd:13067630 (£15)
or Zalman notebook cooler zm-nc1000: http://www.xlpropc.co.uk/catalog/zalman-nc1000-ultra-quiet-notebook-cooler-p-183.html?gclid=CNrfs8Wr2K0CFVBlfAodDHRPlQ (£30)
I will occasionally be using the laptop at a desk, however I will mainly be using it (as the name suggests!) on my lap.
I was almost 100% set on purchasing the Zalman model (most sites state a 10-15 CPU and GPU degree drop after a heavy gaming session) however since the intake fans are on the back of the system some people have suggested it is not the best cooling system if you place your laptop on your lap opposed to on a desk. Some people have recommended the Cool Master for 'lap' users, however the cooling/fan system does not seem as robust. I am looking to spend a maximum of £35, and place more emphasis on the cooling, not asthetics etc.
Does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations please? Thanks a lot!