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Thursday, 05 May 2011 08:53

Cooler Master NotePal LapAir tested - 4. Testing and Conclusion

Written by Sanjin Rados

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Review: Because your lap(top) deserves it

We used a 15’’ Acer 5745DG laptop, of which you can learn more here.

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The fan is pretty small – only 8cm in diameter. This means that it has to spin pretty fast while running, which in turn made it pretty loud.

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Taking the grill off is a piece of cake.

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The fan in LapAir is B9225-18RA-2RN-F1 (DF0922505RFUN; DC 0.5V, 0.60A) running at 1650 +- 15% RPM with airflow of 65 CFM. It is rated at 23 dBA, which means that it won’t be too loud, but not quiet either.

Fan speed is constant and the fan will run until you cut off power. The design allows for constant and unobstructed air intake, despite the position of LapAir.

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LapAir has enough space and will take laptops up to 17’’. The edges are smooth but since it’s made entirely o plastic, it doesn’t quite look attractive. However, the pricing is attractive enough.


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Users with insufficient USB connectors on their laptops will love the pass-through connectors.

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Acer 5745 DG has an almost 2cm tall battery; however, there’s plenty of room for airflow beneath it so using a cooler is probably overkill.

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For this test, we took the battery off so it was pretty much like any other laptop.


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Temperatures: without NotePal LapAir

 

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Temperatures: using NotePal LapAir




Conclusion

Cooler Master NotePal LapAir is a laptop cooler for laptops up to 17’’. It’s pretty comfortable and designed to be used on your knees. Thanks to a fast but small fan, the cooler has pretty good performance. However, the performance comes at a noise cost as this little bugger is quite noisy for its size.

NotePal LapAir is priced at €25, which is pretty affordable for a 17’’ laptop cooler with included fan.



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