Summary: I have a 17 inch HP laptop that heats up pretty bad when playing graphic intense games. I love how the cooler lifts the back of the laptop up and allows more cold air for the giant fan to suck up.
Summary: Great cooler for a laptop. The fan runs smoothly and quiet. My computer runs about 11 degrees cooler now. However it could have been a little bigger. Overall a perfect product that gets the job done.
Summary: this is the 1st cooling pad i've ever used/owned. it makes a little bit of noise, but other than that everything is great. i have a HP G62 (15.6"), it fits perfectly on the pad and keeps the computer much cooler. i paid around $30 for this, and i think it works great for what i do on a day-to-day basis.
Summary: This was actually the fourth product of this type I tried for my Sony Vaio laptop and it works great! Very stable and the entire desk surface moves air unlike some others that only cool very specific areas. I'm completely satisfied with the cooling function of this I just wish it was on a base that I could use over my lap. This is obviously meant to be used on a hard, flat surface.
Summary: I think the Thermaltake MIGHT be ok for a much smaller laptop, but it is definitely not for a 17" or larger laptop. I purchased it because the spec stated it was 16" wide... NO WAY POSSIBLE. I measured it at barely 14" and that is a stretch because I measured to absolute tip ends. My laptop hangs off at least two inches on both sides. It is also constantly slipping off the pad; I guess because it is far too small. It is also a bit noisy.
Summary: I purchased two, one for my laptop and another for my daughter. Both had issues with frequent overheating, and now neither do. My computer is a desktop replacement and had been running as high as 90 degrees C, now rarely goes over 75. Her computer has yet to have a thermal shutdown since we got the fan. Both units sit on docking stations, and it works well. Great item at a great price.
Summary: Pros: The cooler works really great and keeps the laptop cool. Cons: Unless you are constantly sitting at a table, this cooler will hurt when placed on your legs. It might not be that big of a deal for the winter time, but in the summer time [when this cooler is really needed] your soft pant/skirt fabrics will not protects you from the cooler's bottom all-around edges.