Reviews and Problems with Thermaltake Massive 23 GT
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Cools great, a bit small for 17"
Woodburn A., Newegg
6 February 2015
Summary: My laptop has an extended battery which lifts it up a bit and that definitely helps airflow. Your results may not be as good with less airflow. I will say that without this cooler this laptop is basically unusable as an actually lap faring laptop as it burns your legs *and* your left wrist.
Pros: Successfully cools what has to be the hottest (non-gaming) laptop ever made: The HP Envy 17 (first edition). Will work fine on your lap.
Cons: My 17" laptop hangs off both sides. This doesn't affect the cooling too bad though since the one big fan sends air out in all directions so it hits those edges quite well. Although this will work on your lap, it's not designed to so it does dig in a little bit. I'm going to put soft pads under it...
Summary: If this had been quiet, I would have kept using it, but once I fixed my laptop fan I returned it. As usual, you get what you pay for, so if you really need a laptop cooler, spring for the more expensive ones that are mostly made of metal.
Pros: Cools adequately. My Samsung laptop got dropped and the fan stopped working. While waiting for a new fan, I bought one of these. It did the job, cooling the laptop back down to acceptable range.
Cons: It's mostly plastic and flimsy. The fan sometimes ticks against the case, sometimes it has an odd low hum. I tried various ways of keeping things quiet, but it's too noisy for such a nice big fan at low RPMs.
Summary: This is a replacement for a failed unit (another brand) that worked well for about 6 months and suddenly died. This unit clearly has better lap fit that any that we've seen and its weight, along with extremely quiet/large fan, makes it optimal.
Pros: Quiet fan, plenty of USB ports, comfortable fit to lap, and very large light weight! Well vented to allow for good exhaust at nearly all positioning!
Summary: Over all I haven't had this long, but have keep it on 24/7 for a few days and everything is still working!
Pros: I really like the aesthetics of this laptop cooler. The lights work at described, and the ability to move the HUGE fan is fantastic. It really does the cooling job!
Cons: However I didn't look closely at the dimensions. If your looking for something to set on your lap when working... you better have a big lap or a different product. I'm ok with this though, I set my laptop on my coffee table and hook it up to a larger monitor and wireless mouse and keyboard (not m...
Cons: The first time I recieved this cooling pad the fan was very loud and sounded like it wasn't securely mounted. I returned the defected cooling pad after it stopped working- 2 weeks later. I received the replacement cooling pad. The fan was much quieter and worked. Until 3 weeks later the usb port ...
Summary: Thermaltake, if you had made this to go past 1200 rpm (maybe say 1600) and give it 7 or 8 adjustable slots, it would be the perfect pad. Still an excellent cooler!!
Pros: The Fan is large enough to cool the Ram, video card, processors, and flow through the heatsink on my 3 laptops. While playing games it kept my lappy close to 30*F cooler than usual Its also very quiet, and the dual USB hub works great. Even when keeping this thing in the folded down position, and...
Cons: The only things i can think of are that it doesn't adjust at quite as low of an angle as i had hoped, and that the fan can't be turned up more. I was hoping to be able to sacrifice fan noise for performance, but 60+ cb. ft. of air seems to be plenty anyway.
Pros: Excellent cooling for my 17" gaming laptop. Worked better than any other cooler I've tried
Cons: Micro USB plug for power is hard to get to. Also, it is only held on by 4 dots of solder. Normally just kept it plugged in, but can't always. Last night went to plug it in and the power jack broke off inside.
Summary: Overall, It pushes a lot of air across the entire underside of my laptop. Which is what I wanted it for, my laptop isn't that huge. With some minor modifications, which literally took 10 minutes of my time, any cons to this cooler can be fixed.
Pros: Large Fan, Good cooling potential. It's more portable than a Coolermaster NotePal X3 and even the X2 I had for a year. It doesn't push as much air as the X3, but you can tell that in the description. It folds up quite well. Picked it up because I wanted something more portable than the NotePal X3...
Cons: I didn't pull off an egg for this for a reason, but it's uncomfortable on your lap when extended. Now, the reason I didn't dock an egg was because it's easily remedied. Low-gritt sand paper, or a nail file, and smooth the corners. I have a smaller laptop for my gaming/daily use. Honestly, I don't...
Summary: My laptop does not have any form of rubber grips on the bottom, they have come off over time, so if your laptop has them, you might fare better.
Pros: I own an MSI 1727 gaming laptop, that runs an Intel Core i7 940xm, and an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 graphics card, this thing runs very hot under load when playing a game. After plugging in this pad and letting it run for a bit, there has been a huge different of around 7 degrees Celcius, may n...
Cons: The rubber grips on the pad are a little too slick for my taste, they don't really hold the laptop in place very well. See other thoughts for more.