The U-Stand is Cooler Master’s latest laptop cooler. But this is not just any laptop cooler as Cooler Master has added some pretty neat features to this one. These features will set the U-Stand apart from many other coolers on the market even some of their very own. The U-Stand can support up to 17” laptops and has five adjustable height levels to allow for better comfort and usability.
It looks as if Cooler Master is back in the spot light again with a new notebook cooler, returning with the new NotePal X-Slim. The X-Slim is not out to dominate all the other coolers that Cooler Master has to offer, though. It’s more of a simple unit that is lightweight, easy to transport, adjustable and able to cool notebooks ranging from 7” to 17”.
This is the LapAir which has a simple design with great functionality. The LapAir is designed to be able to be taken from the office to the living room couch all in one device. For the last several months I have been using the Choiix Comforter for that purpose. Great on the desk’s surface and very comfortable while sitting in my favorite chair while watching the twins play.
Today, we realized that Cooler Master is not finished coming up with portable cooling solutions. We received yet another cooler from Cooler Master entitled the NotePal Infinite EVO. The Infinite EVO uses a unique shaped designed to increase its cooling capabilities by up to 20%. This would be pretty impressive considering some of the other coolers we have tested.
Antec has just released a sleek little cooler that is bound to drop the temperature any laptop up to fifteen inches. Which is an ideal size since most of the laptops sold today measure fifteen inches and under. Along with its stylish looks the Designer features a 110mm blower-fan and operates at 800RPM, making it whisper quite.
If you travel a lot having one always in your notebook travel bag can be of great benefit as doing this will eliminate you forgetting to take your original one along. I remember this happening to me last year when traveling to Las Vegas for CES. To combat that dilemma FSP Group (Fortron/Source) have produced the NB L90 laptop power adapter. The L90 is capable of producing a whooping 90 watts of power, or 4.74A at 19 volts (+/-1V), which is enough to power most laptops up to about 17”. We will be testing this new adapter on my Sony notebook to see if it is worthy of your hard earned dollar.
These are when we turn to desktop computers, or desktop replacement laptops. The latter is fast becoming a popular form of fragging into the wee hours of the night. These types of laptops are usually at least a 17” in size, or bigger depending on how much of a viewable screen you want and how much money you have. Some of the power houses can contain some very impressive hardware like quad core processors and SLi or Crossfire discrete graphics. But again we come back to the downside, and to these laptop monsters it is heat, which my 17” Sony F series puts out its share of. So I could only imagine what a real gaming laptop can produce.