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.
Thermaltake is one of those companies that is very serious when it comes to cooling products. Don’t believe me? Hop on over to their website and you will see everything from CPU cooling, to laptop cooling, and even personal cooling. And coming from Thermaltake's laptop cooling products is their very successful Massive line. The Massive series is aimed at persons whose laptops are of the larger and higher performance variety, like the Sony F series I currently have. It is today that we will be taking a look at their latest incarnation: the Massive23 LX. Does it have what it takes to keep a beast like the Sony F series cool? Read on and we shall see!
It seems that Cooler Master has not stop with the manufacturing of the laptop and has released a new NotePal entitled the U3. The U3 differ from the U2 in many ways much exciting feature would be the customizing of the fans to best fit your needs. Yes, you got it the fans can be adjusted to cool areas of the laptop where best needed. A must have for anyone needing extra cooling from an external source.
Choiix’s newest laptop platform is designed to make the computing experience more comfortable. As it provides a soft smooth surface to enjoy the pleasures of using your small portable computer. The Lapdesk also serves another function. It doubles as a desktop pad for your laptop as well. Choiix killed two birds with one stone with this new pad. Basically, anywhere you wish to sit your laptop, the Choiix Lapdesk helps to protect and keep the laptop cool.
Coolermaster's core components maybe PC cases and cooling, but they have not forgotten about the people who prefer the use of smaller computers. Not ceasing their support, Coolermaster has sent us their latest laptop cooler, the NotePal ErgoStand. This takes the NotePal series to a new level of cooling and comfort. The ErgoStand elevates your laptop to where you and your back are more comfortable and helps to eliminate carpal tunnel. Time to take a look at the new cooler.
The Cooler Master NotePal U2 is a hot looking new unit designed with one thing in mind, keeping your laptop cool. Cooler master does this with an amazing looking design. Its frame is made out of aluminum with some rather stylish rubber mounts that combine aesthetics and usefulness. I may have mentioned this before, but it’s worth saying again, heat is the killer of laptops, so you do whatever you can to remove heat from the equation. After all, a laptop cooler is far cheaper than a new laptop! And if there is one company that you can trust who has cooling running through their veins, it’s Cooler Master. They have been around the DIY PC market for over a decade providing cases, CPU coolers, and chipset coolers. They’re also widely respected for the wide range of power supplies they produce. Their main goal is to provide the best thermal solutions, and they are well known for their cooling expertise. So let’s take a look at the NotePal U2 and see if their vast experience has produced a winning product yet again.