Excerpt: Gaming with a laptop computer is becoming more prevalent every day. I mean, if you want an i7 processor and a fast GPU, it seems there are many offerings out there built like this. The screens are getting bigger, the resolution higher, and with that and the demand of newer game titles, it can really work the laptop into a heated frenzy.
Excerpt: We are all used to the Antec name and the products we have all had in our own rigs over the years. I remember buying a Neo Power PSU, 500W if I remember correctly. Long story short, the PSU let the magic smoke escape, but Antec handled the situation quickly and within a few days I had a brand new power supply. When it came to choosing a chassis shortly after, I again went back to Antec; finding a version 2 Antec 900 at my local Best Buy.
Summary: The Antec Notebook Cooler Basic offers a simple, low-priced way to cut a few degrees off your temperatures while making no noise, though it should be noted that air-cooled solutions are available for a little more.
Summary: The Antec Designer is simple yet with a touch of style. It cooled the laptop a little bit but left some to be desired, it should be mentioned that most laptop coolers are just as ineffective. I can’t think of a laptop that would blow out the air from the bottom so it would be hard to find something that matches for optimum airflow.
Summary: Final Thoughts
Antec has done some great things with this notebook cooler. First they made it very attractive; the sleek design really looks cool and works well. Also I like that the USB cable is permanently attached to the fan, this makes it so you cannot lose it. The grooves on the back of the cooler make it easy to route the USB cable to wherever your USB connection is on your laptop. The 110mm fan is extremely quiet and you can barely hear it all.
Pros: Stylish design, Permanently attached USB cable, Price
Summary: If you've ever used a laptop computer on the actual top of your lap, you know how hot and uncomfortable it can be. As a frequent notebook computer user, I was excited to see that Antec specifically addressed this issue with the Notebook Cooler, a thin aluminum and plastic platform with USB-powered fans built in.
Summary: Though there wasn't much to complain about with its initial notebook cooler product , Antec has redesigned it and made a completely different device. The Notebook Cooler S is less than half the size of the original Notebook Cooler and operates in a dramatically different way. It's a great product, but perhaps a bit more limited than the standard Notebook Cooler.
Conclusion: Antec did their research with this notebook cooler. They used all the important factors in convection cooling to get large cooling with minimal power. In all tests the power stayed well under the specified values. The degrees of cooling using this cooler was up to 60% more than other coolers reviewed on our site. A large front grill with hexagon holes brings attention immediately to the fan.
Pros: Very light, strong frame, Large attractive fan, Top-notch cooling, Fancy blue LED, Low power consumption, Quiet operation
Cons: No USB ports, No ergonomic adjustments, Pricey
Conclusion: Everyone has a portable computer of some kind, whether it is a notebook or netbook. They range in many different sizes but the overall idea is generally the same. Some are more aimed towards the business user, whilst some are focussed on home use and others are geared towards the extreme gamer offering unparalleled performance in a small form factor design.
Cons: Could be considered expensive, Quite chunky, Not easily transported due to size