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Cooler Master Notepal U Stand Review
6 March 2012
Summary: Not just an effective laptop cooling pad, the Cooler Master Notepal U also props up as an elevated laptop stand with sturdy build and thoughtful design. It fully justifies its price for anyone interested in an innovative product.
Pros: Adjustable height, inclination angle, Lightweight yet well built, Two silent 100mm fans, Decent laptop cooling, USB ports
Excerpt: Cooler Master has recently released the NotePal U Stand , a multi-functional cooling pad/laptop stand for hassle-free cooling. It comes as a ergonomically designed five angle stand, has two removable 100mm fans, and has a three port USB hub. U Stand is firmly constructed of brushed aluminum and can accommodate up to a 17″ laptop. U Stand weighs 3.3 lbs and comes in black only. Let’s give it a closer look.
Pros: It has ergonomic design and features five different height settings with stand., U Stand feels sturdy in design., The two fans can be re-positioned for maximum cooling., Features three port USB hub to plug in additional devices., U Stand can accommodate up to a 17" laptop., Power source can be 5 DC or connection to laptop by mini USB.
Cons: The open bottom design. It does not work well as a lap pad., Adapter for 5 DC power is not included.
Summary: The U-Stand serves two purposes: the first would be as a laptop cooler which we all need in order to keep the heat produced by that beast under control. And the U-Stand did just that as it reduced our temperatures on the CPU and GPU by eight degrees during stress testing. A nice drop for those that like to game on their lappies. And the second purpose would be as a stand for your laptop.
Summary: Final Thoughts
Cooler Master’s Notepal line has been around for quite a long time and with each new product they add to the line there is more and more innovation. The Notepal U Stand is really 2 products in one. It is a notebook cooler as well as a stand. The cooling power of the Notepal U Stand is average, you are not going to see more than a 10 degree change in temperature, but that can still make a difference.
Pros: Both a stand and a cooler, Quiet fans, 5 height adjustments, 3port USB hub
Summary: The Notepal U Stand laptop cooler certainly does what it is designed to do - keep mobile computing devices cool and provide an ergonomic working environment while all wrapped up in a clean and functional design. The two adjustable / removable 100mm fans provide the cooling power and configuration flexibility necessary to meet just about any user's needs. The inclusion of a three port USB hub adds to the overall value of the unit.
Pros: » Sturdy aluminum construction, » Provides effective cooling to the key heat generating components, » Two removable and adjustable fans, » Fans produce just about zero noise, » Adjustable to five comfortable positions
Cons: » Short USB cable may be an issue with larger devices., » Anti-slip holders may be too tall for some users., » No fan speed control
Summary: To get some baseline temperatures for the laptop we first ran it on the Lenovo Advanced Dock doing some Prime95 to get things heated up. While many may say that this is not a typical situation for a laptop to be ran at 100% load, many people today use their laptops for 3D Modeling and light workstation rendering. This puts the laptop under huge amounts of stress and things heat up quickly.
Pros: Durable aluminum & heavy duty plastic construction, Removable and positionable fans, Excellent Cooling, 3 USB Ports, Fan Power Switch, Easily fits up to 17" laptops, Height adjustable
Cons: Doesn't work well on laps at all. Simply made for the desk.
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Excerpt: Our odyssey into a sea of 80 Plus Gold continues today with what is only the second power supply I've looked at to clear the Gold level at 1200 watts. The Coolermaster Silent Pro Gold series is a brand new line that looks very promising. Let's have a look and find out if Coolermaster has a winner here.
Excerpt: The Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800W is particularly suited to gamers and frankly anyone looking for a bullet-proof PSU for use with their desktop PC. It delivers high-quality power to a range of system components that include PCI-E and SATA devices. This model ships with one robust 12 volt rail as standard.