Arctic Cooling NC Notebook Cooler - Closer Look, Features and More

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Arctic Cooling NC Notebook Cooler
Closer Look, Features and More
Arctic NC Performance and Conclusion

Closer Look:

The Arctic NC has a couple of nice features that make it a decent choice for ~$30.  It is very quiet and offers a nice 4-port USB hub in addition to cooling your machine.  Arctic Cooling states that the fans are rated between 800-1,700 RPM and the design of these fans is quiet unique as you could see on the previous page.  This makes them very quiet while they still move a good amount of air for 60mm fans.  The four port USB2.0 hub is a nice treat as many coolers only offer two ports and sometimes it's nice to have a few extra.

 Fan Side
Fan Side
USB Ports & Control
USB Ports & Control


The fan control option is nice although most people will probably settle on the high setting as it is barely audible over other fan noise in the office.  Regardless, if you want total silence and some cooler power you can choose a setting that will fit the bill.  The airflow is completely unrestricted as the fan grills at the top are very open.  This is a blessing and a curse though as you can easily drop screws, paperclips and other objects into the fans if you're not careful.


Info, Features & Specs:

The following information has been pulled from the NC product page over here and re-posted for your convenience.  

Main features

  • 2 ultra quiet 60mm fans with PWM function
  • Intelligent fan speed turn from 800 to 1,700 rpm
  • USB-powered, no extra batteries / adopters are needed
  • 4-port USB hub
  • Compact, lightweight, portable, rigid
  • Compatible to all notebooks from 12"- 19"

Excellent quiet cooling stabilizes your laptop 
The ARCTIC NC is a perfect cooling device for any laptops between 12” and 19”. The two 60mm fans draw adequate cool air in and wind is blown out from the vent evenly to the bottom of the laptop. Unlike other plate-design coolers, heat can be dissipated from the sides of the laptop easily to achieve maximum cooling performance. Moreover, fan noise of the ARCTIC NC is undetectable at only 0.1 sone – even at full speed. The ARCTIC NC keeps the laptop at safe temperatures and quiet at all time – even during heavy gaming.

When the laptop temperature is low, its in-built cooling system will remain at a relatively low speed which is much quieter than running at full capacity. As a result, the ARCTIC NC does not only offer you inaudible cooling itself, it also turns the laptop to a much quieter operation.

The risk of system failure decreases when the laptop is properly cooled, and therefore, users can work / game longer hours without any hassle. Also, using the ARCTIC NC will extend the overall service life of the valuable laptop because of lower temperature.

Convenient, user-friendly, multi-functional notebook cooler
The ON/OFF switch of the ARCTIC NC is also designed for adjusting the fan speed. Thanks to the PWM controller, fan speed can be set from 800 – 1,700 rpm according to personal needs and preference. The ARCTIC NC is equipped with 4 USB ports for additional USB accessories such as flash drives, mouse, battery chargers etc. Compared with those with only one or no USB port, the ARCTIC NC is more practical, convenient and user-friendly.

A high quality low power notebook cooler
Since the ARCTIC NC is USB-powered, no extra batteries and adaptors are required. Thanks to the extremely low power USB 2.0 chipset, the high quality motors developed in Germany, and the built-in PWM fan speed controller, the ARCTIC NC is more energy efficient than other conventional notebook coolers.

Robust, light, portable, comfortable
Slightly tilted at the back, the ARCTIC NC creates a nice angle for laptop keyboard. Typing becomes easier and more comfortable than on flat surface.

Composed of high quality polycarbonate, the ARCTIC NC is nearly unbreakable. It is also as light as a feather as it weights only 250g – much lighter than the aluminum ones. With unique coating, this cooler gives users a smooth, delicate and cosy touch. Without a doubt, the ARCTIC NC is the best cooler and travel companion for your valuable laptop.



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USB Port:

 278 (L) x 95.8 (W) x 31 (H) mm
 60mm x 2 fans
 800 - 1700 RPM (830 - 1490 observed)
 0.1 - 0.3 Sone
 USB 2.0
 USB 2.0 x 4
 USB Cable x 1
 2 Year