Pros: its really comfortable and convenient when having to move around
Cons: it barely fits my 15.6" msi g series laptop. there's no way it will fit a 17" laptop, so if you have a laptop bigger then 15.6" you need a bigger cooling station. the fan is slow and doesn't move as much air as id like.
Summary: Some of the reviews says it pushes air, and some doesn't. Some said it works for gaming laptops and some didn't. It was hard to get a solid answer in the reviews. I love the design of the cooler, but that fan sucks. I am going to take it apart and install a beefier fan in it. I think the stock fan might push enough air with more voltage to it. 5VDC from the USB just might not be enough. I am going to mess around with voltage and a different fan.
Pros: I bought this for my LENOVO Y500 gaming laptop.Great design. Does it work? yes, i have had 6-7hr gaming sessions with little problems. A few times i had to Alt+tab to go to desktop and let the laptop cool down for a few minutes. As a everyday internet use laptop, this will do just fine.
Cons: It does not push enough air for a gaming laptop. The LENOVO Y500 has a huge air intake and enough stock cooling to handle itself. But any gamer would invest in a $30-$40 cooler for their $1000+ laptop for extra insurance.
Summary: So basically this laptop cooler works pretty well for most laptops but if you have the massive junk asus g73jh, then it will not cool it for whatever reason. I handed this cooler off to my sister and it seemed to work perfectly fine for her. It reduced the heating problem for her laptop. ps. I now use some crappy cooler from factory direct and it seems to do a better job.
Pros: Nice for most laptops
Cons: Will NOT be very good for cooling the asus g73jh
Summary: I wonder if this can be hacked to move the fan faster?
Pros: It's *QUIET* when it's running. Appearance-wise, it's a cool looking cooler and fits my 15.6 laptop perfectly. Handles on the side are useful for moving the laptop and the cooler together. Sent in the rebate 10 days ago and today I got an email saying they received my submission.
Cons: Air. This thing needs to move more air considering the size of its fan. You can feel a slight breeze on the side of the cooler but little or hardly enough blowing on the surface to cool the laptop. I have a coolermaster x-slim with a 160mm fan that blows more air than this.
Pros: its solid and built well to a point "see cons" and does an ok job at cooling my notebook down by about 4-5 degrees but theres better out there
Cons: theres an annoying clicking sound coming from the fan when i put the notebook on it,it stops when i take it off,they should have put spacers on this thing too keep it from compressing down against the fan,thats what the problem is.
Thermaltake Massive23 LX Notebook Cooler Model CLN0015
Carlos G., Newegg
10 April 2012
Summary: If you are looking for a cooling system that works alright, looks/feels great, and is easy to handle then this will be perfect for you. Since I game alot on my computer I will be looking for a cooling tray that works a little better.
Pros: The angle the cooler sits out feels really nice to use. Sits at the perfect height above my desk. The fan is very quiet and the LED can be turned off which is a huge plus at night. The design looks really cool with the mesh over the fan and handle grips.
Cons: One of the rubber paddings fell off, this was not that big of a deal because it still held my 17.3" laptop perfect, but it did look crummy after that. For the price I don't feel like it cooled my laptop as much as it should have. I was expecting a super intense cooling tray, but in fact it was just average. The fan is big, but spins at a low rpm. I think for the price it should have been alot more effiicient
Summary: I didn't try to use the 2 USB ports to connect any peripherals, so don't know if the "pass-through" for tapping into the 5V power would effect any USB peripherals attached to the unit.
Pros: Perfect size for 17" wide screen laptop, good tilt, secure rubber pads and no slipping, enclosed USB cable, very quiet operation due to HUGE size of fan and multiple blades. Blue LED light is nice as a reminder that the fan is on if you wish to turn it off when not in use. That leads to the cons...
Cons: Purchased 2. On second day of use, the LED light on one of the units would not turn on with the switch. Fan works OK, so its not worth returning for repair or replacement--but this plants a seed of doubt about how long the fan will continue to work. An early failure on the second cycle of the switch is a clue that 6 Sigma is not a goal in the factory where this unit was thrown together. Chinese political prisoners waiting to have their organs harvested don't have any ...