Cooler Master NotePal LapAir Cooler
|Cooler Master NotePal LapAir Cooler|
|Features, Specifications and More|
|Performance and Conclusion|
Today we are looking at the NotePal LapAir cooler that has recently launched from the Cooling Master laboratory. This cooler supports laptops up to 17" and is designed specifically for use on your lap while you are relaxing in your favorite chair. It is pretty basic, but has a couple nice features that make it worth considering. It has some decent styling and comes with a "blower" fan that moves a fair bit of air without a lot of noise. Keep on reading if you need a cooler for your laptop that is equally comfortable on your lap as it is on your desk.
About Cooler Master:
Cooler Master has been around a long time and are one of the pioneers in the cooling market, so they need little introduction. If you're new to the PC game, take a look below and find out a bit more about this company before we carry on.
Cooler Master was founded with the mission of providing the industry's best thermal solutions. Since its establishment a decade ago, the company has remained faithful to this mission, emerging as a world leader in products and services for companies dealing with devices where heat issues must be resolved.
In pursuing this mission, Cooler Master is absolutely committed to delivering solutions that precisely meet customer requirements for features, performance, and quality. Moreover, we strive to be a reliable long-term partner for our customers that they can truly depend on. Cooler Master aims to be the first and foremost name that comes to mind for companies around the world seeking thermal solutions, and seeks to build such a reputation through outstanding technology, sophisticated design, and superior service.
NotePal LapAir First Look:
Cooler Master asked if I wanted to look at this last week as it was launching and they were hoping to get a "launch review" done on it. As it turned out - it showed up just after launch day. As such, we took some extra time to take a better look at this cooler and get a bunch of use out of it and do some Sound Pressure Level testing as well as power consumption tests. Before we get into that, let's take a peek at the unit below.
The LapAir has a nice soft padded area that is meant to fit on your knees. This not only provides more comfort, but also helps keep the LapAir from sliding around. It has no fan controller, lights or extra USB ports. The non-detachable USB cable is stored below and has several grooves that allow you to keep in tucked under and feed it up to the side of your laptop that has a free USB port. While it doesn't have extra USB ports, the USB connector has a pass-through feature so you aren't taking up one of your few precious ports. On the next page we'll cover the specifications features before we jump into testing.