LapWorks Attache Laptop Stand

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LapWorks Attache Laptop Stand
Closer Look and Performance

Product: LapWorks Attaché Laptop Stand
Provided By: LapWorks
Price: $69.99 MSRP



In the not too distant past, laptops ran much cooler than they do now.  Consumers were quite content for their mobile computer to be slower than their desktop computer.  People didn't care if they couldn't processes large amounts of data in a split second while on the road.  Times have changed.  Today we expect lightning fast performance from a laptop, and the performance line between desktop and laptop PC becomes has all but merged.

Dual-core laptops have become the standard, and while they claim some major energy consumption improvements, they still get darn hot when under full load.  Today we are taking a look at a product from LapWorks that helps provide better cooling for your portable PC while you're on the road, at home, or even at the office.  We've got the LapWorks Attaché on our bench and will find out if this new active cooled product from LapWorks has what it takes to put out the fire of a Core 2 Duo laptop.

Attache' Package
Attache' Package

About LapWorks:

LapWorks is about ergonomics as much as they are about providing better cooling.  Their products are designed to provide a healthier, better working environment for you at the office or on the road.  They provide many different desktop solutions for your laptop that raises the screen to eye level and reduces neck strain.

LapWorks is a design and manufacturing company located in Rancho Cucamonga, California.  They specialize in products that make working with your notebook safer, easier and more productive.  They are products that improve posture/ergonomics, reduce heat build-up in notebooks and protect a user's lap from the full force of heat that radiates from the bottom of notebooks.


More information about LapWorks can be read over here.

First Look at the Attaché:

We received our Attaché about a week after Mr. Moody contacted us regarding the product.  The Attaché and the Envoy are LapWorks latest products and the first of their actively cooled products.  The Envoy is essentially the Attaché, but with a plastic deck instead of the nice brushed aluminum deck that we received.

Full Profile
Full Profile


At first glance, the Attaché looks very much like every other aluminum laptop stand on the market today.  There are a few differences though that we'll cover as we keep on looking at this unit.  One thing you'll notice right away about the unit in the pictures below is the concave aluminum deck.  This helps provide some breathing room for the laptop and immediately introduces more airspace and better ventilation to the bottom of your laptop - even with the fans of the Attaché turned off.  This should provide a greater measure of cooling without taking any battery power and with no noise.

 Side Profile
Side Profile
 Rear Profile
Rear Profile


Before we take a closer look at the physical hardware, let's take a closer look at the specifications and features of this unit.


Specifications & Features:

Below is a list of the specifications taken from the Attaché product page.

• Material: High Density ABS Plastic
• Large aluminum plate absorbs/dissipates heat
• Product dimensions: 12-7/8” wide x 11-3/4” tall x 1-5/8” thick
• 4 USB 2.0 ports
• 4 push-button elevation settings
• Lowest elevation for ergonomic direct typing
• Higher elevations require separate keyboard and mouse
• Raises laptop screen to eye level for ergonomic viewing
• 2 silent built-in cooling fans
• weight: 2 Lbs. 7.5 oz
• ON/OFF power switch
• Rated Voltage: 5V DC
• Power Current: 0.18 A
• Rated Consumption: 0.9 W
• Fan Speed: 2200 +/- 10% RPM
• Fan Airflow: 20 CFM
• Noise Level: < 23 dBA
• Warranty: one year

If you’re looking for a sleek and elegant solution in a laptop stand with a professional look and appeal that’s loaded with features, then the Attaché Laptop Stand is probably what you’re looking for. With two built-in fans for cooling, 4-port USB 2.0 hub for connectivity, off-on power switch, two fold-a-way support shelves for stability, and push-button 4-position elevation settings to maximize ergonomic viewing, the Attaché is the only desktop stand you’ll ever need.

The bonus with this unit is the Aluminum face plate – it’s a big heat sink that sucks in the heat that the fans don’t blow out. And the unit’s concave design creates an air space that expedites the convection process further cooling your notebook.

To activate the fans, simply connect the cable included with the unit to any USB port and you’re ready to go. The fans operate on a Hydraulic bearing system that is very dependable, quiet and long lasting. They produce enough air flow to keep the air moving under your laptop/ notebook which helps it run cooler longer.

A 12-7/8” wide base will provide stability and support for the widest of laptops/ notebooks. The push-button elevation settings provide 4 inclines up to 42° maximum. Please see the product tour or product video for additional information.

With that being said, let's take a closer look at the Attaché then check out performance of this little cooler when used on my cheap Acer Aspire 5580 Core 2 Duo T5500 laptop.