Arctic Cooling NC Notebook Cooler
|Arctic Cooling NC Notebook Cooler|
|Closer Look, Features and More|
|Arctic NC Performance and Conclusion|
Arctic Cooling is no stranger to computer cooling, but they have focused primarily on CPU and GPU cooling in the past. Today we have a look at their first foray into notebook cooling with the Arctic NC. This is a USB powered cooler that uses a slightly different design to accomplish its goal. True to the design and goal of Arctic Cooling, the NC is super quite and has aggressive styling in a color palette that is distinctly unique. Keep on reading as we'll find out if this cooler is more than a USB hub.
About Arctic Cooling:
ARCTIC COOLING is a privately owned company founded in 2001 with headquarters in Switzerland, offices in Hong Kong and the USA and production facilities in Asia. The ARCTIC COOLING team consists of international highly educated people with business, technical and communicational skills. The attitude to work is based on Swiss principles of innovative spirit and high standards of workmanship for which it is recognized internationally. This striving for excellence is integrated in all processes as a matter of course. ARCTIC COOLING´s core competencies are multifarious including systematic noise reduction, copper and aluminum heatsink development, customization of thermal solutions, as well as designing quiet fans. More recently quiet and cool PC Cases and Power Supplies have been developed.
Arctic NC - First Look:
I'm a gadget junkie, so when Arctic Cooling asked if we wanted to look at the NC I thought it would be interesting. More notebook coolers have fans that blow directly up onto the underside of the notebook as it sits on sort of a stand. The Arctic NC has a slightly different design. The notebook still sits up on the stand, but the fans positioned so that the suck in air from the top, and blow it under the laptop. This is a slightly different approach that accomplishes the same goal - keeping your laptop cooler. My one concern about this design is the stability of the laptop sitting on the edge of the cooler.
On the next page we'll take acloser look at the NC as well as cover the features and specifications.