With computing power ever on the increase, heat issues can affect laptop computers just as much as conventional desktop machines. Because several high-power components are squeezed inside such a small case, it is inevitable that the heat has to escape somewhere, and invariably manufacturers resort to small, high speed fans to keep their components cool.
Even then, safe cooling is not always assured - especially if the machine is used on soft surfaces such as carpets, duvets or trouser-legs! Anyone who has ever used a laptop literally "on their lap", will know just how hot they can get.
- Powerful 200mm fan for maximum cooling
- Compatible with notebooks from 12 to 17 inch
- Integrated cable management
As the world-respected leaders in desktop cooling solutions, Zalman has announced new cheaper laptop cooling solutions in the form of the ZM-NC3. They give peace of mind that your laptop will not overheat and crash (or melt!). They improve long-term reliability because the laptop is running cooler. In most cases, they cut down on the noise from your laptop fans, because the fans don't need to run as fast to maintain a safe temperature.
The ZM-NC3 comes with a large 200mm fan which gives excellent airflow to the base of your laptop with minimum noise. The speed of the fan is maintained at around 575 rpm and remains at a quite 20 dBA which in most cases will be quieter than the fans on the laptop itself. The product comes in a stylish black finish and will accommodate the vast majority of laptops on the market with screens between 12 and 17 inches.
Because the fan is powered by USB, there are no extra power supplies or wires to worry about, other than one cable (included) which connects to a USB port on your PC or Macintosh. You don't lose a USB port either because the cooler uses a pass-through USB connector. The USB power lead can be easily tidied away after use by wrapping it around hooks on the base of the cooler.
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