Conclusion: Final thoughts Only so much can be said about a notebook cooler, as it has one particular job to do and the Antec Notebook Cooler 200 does exactly that. It comes equipped with two fan speed settings to appeal to all users and is all encased in a stylish design that sits comfortably on a flat surface as well as your lap.
Pros: Prolongs the life of your notebook/laptop, Barely audible, Stylish, Blue LEDs, Comfortable to use, Keeps vital components cool
Cons: Could be considered expensive, Quite chunky, Not easily transported due to size
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. The wire guide and a little raise were nice things for this cooling pad that can be appreciated.
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.
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
Excerpt: At last, a notebook cooler that is actually practical. If anyone is in the market for a notebook cooling solution, your searching is over. This product is small, simple, ergonomic and actually useful. Finally someone realizes that you don't have to use a huge metal pad to cool a laptop accordingly.
Excerpt: In today's market, buying a laptop is no easier than picking out parts for a new PC, but generally there are two main categories: mobility and powerhouse. Fortunately highly mobile, lightweight, low power consumption notebooks are becoming more widely available with each passing day, but there's always going to be a bigger, better (albeit power hungry and heat guzzling) desktop replacement.
Pros: High quality design, Matches laptops well, Pass-through USB connector, Has on/off switch and LED for easy regulation, Lowers temperatures (obviously)
Cons: Thick USB connector, No convection, Fans need to blow air, Less cooling than expected, Moderate noise level, Can be pricey ($20-40 depending on vendor and color choice)