Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master NotePal X3
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2 weeks ago
Summary: This provides adequate cooling to my laptop. One of the lights didn't work but since it is covered most of the time, it didn't really matter to me. The fans are really loud, and occasionally it sounds as if the fan is hitting up against the sides, making a scraping noise. This noise can be solved if you shift your laptop around a bit. I would recommend this case, but only when discounted.
Pros: Great cooling, Ergonomic tilt, Extra USB port to compensate for the one used, Fan control
Cons: One light didn't work, Loud fans, Occasional unusual fan noise
Summary: The fan moves enough air to cool my notebook, but not enough to be ridiculously loud. The blue glow is nice, but I find it's mostly covered so it doesn't really show up that well. The fan controller could be good, however I didn't notice much of a difference between lowest and highest settings.
Summary: It does what it was made for. The design is ok, the biggest factor that made me buy this was the fan itself. Big fan that cools quite well. One drawback is the back isn't so sleek, has cord organizing hooks, which I think would only hinder it's cool air intake. Another drawback is there aren't any grips on the top to hold laptops in place, I'd like some even if I have to manually put them on. Luckily my laptop has corner grips, so I managed without it.
Summary: tldr; Great cooling pad, quiet, sometimes stops working but will work again within a couple of hours or a day. I recently got this cooling pad for my laptop. The temperature gets up to seventy degrees Celsius, while I play video games. Due to the temperature, my sound stops working. Since I've had this cooling pad, I can definitely tell a difference in my laptop's temperature. It is surprisingly quiet as well.
Summary: This laptop coller definately keeps my HP 15" laptop running chilly, It works very well and is great for desk work. The blue LED's look cool but are fairly useless as they are not really visible when the laptop is on top. I use this mainly for support when I have the laptop sitting on my lap and the underside is not smooth. Sounds trivial, but makes a big difference on comfort. I will probaby install a velcro attached smooth bottom plate to alliviate this issue.
Summary: Although I have not used the cooler very much I like it for cooling the laptop. Like so many others that reviewed this item, I agree that the led lights are nice, but they are not visible when the laptop is in place. Also I cannot see myself using the fan speed adjustment because I will always use it in the highest setting. Doesn't seem to move enough air in any other speed.
Pros: cools the computer
Cons: cannot see led lights when computer is in place.
Summary: Bought it on a Deal of the Day, when it was exceptional value for the money. Keeps my old beast of a Dell Inspiron (mixed 9300/XPS Gen 2) running at steady temps of about 110 CPU, 105 GPU, 95 RAM no matter what so far. Has an integrated cable-management system, which helps with stowing the cable.
Pros: Good airflow, cools both machine and user hands
Cons: As big as a 17" laptop; USB "hub" more like a "pass-thru"
Summary: I purchased this X3 rather than the X2 because it was on sale for $20. I feel it was worth it sense the cost was lower than most other coolers with similar features and plus it has a 200mm fan! The four(4) blue LEDs(which it comes with a push button to turn them on/off) look really cool with the fan running. The X3 also has a push button to turn the fan on/off as well as a variable speed adjustment for the fan also.
Pros: Robust, cool blue LEDs, variable speed fan, quiet(low/medium), extra USB port
Summary: The Cooler Master does its job well in keeping my laptop from overheating. It's quiet and efficient and also provides a better typing service. My only complaint is that it is only adjustable to two setting, whereas I would like to have multiple settings.