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Zalman ZM-NC1000
6.0 out of 10

Zalman ZM-NC1000

Korean Patent Application No. 06-0050493. Korean Design Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

about a year

Benjamin M., Newegg
14 September 2013
  • Summary: had to buy a second USB cord because the one they supplied became useless after a couple of months. i use this with an alienware M11x laptop, my machine gets up to 170 F when being used in a gaming setting, which makes playing uncomfortable.
  • Pros: it's metal, works as intended.
  • Cons: not designed with gaming laptops in mind .
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Overall 6
6.0

Meh

Samuel C., Newegg
21 March 2013
  • Summary: I bought this cooler based on Newegg user reviews like "almost cools the entire room!" and "laptop nice and icy", but the reality is that it's an average cooler at best, and sub-standard at worst (especially whilst gaming). Feels like a lot of 5 star reviews aren't..
  • Pros: Does work okay to cool your laptop
  • Cons: Some Newegg reviews are misleading about it's true cooling power
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Overall 6
6.0

Looks nice

Ryan J., Newegg
13 February 2013
  • Pros: Looks nice. Light and sturdy feel. Good product if you want something to cool a laptop. Will end up keeping because I think it will hold up.
  • Cons: I bought this because it was an "ultra quiet" notebook cooler. But it sadly is not. My laptop must be a little heavy or something because when I set it on the cooler it pushes down on the fans and they make a whining noise. Its not loud but its far from being quiet. It is super annoying. So bewar...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Michael W., Newegg
12 February 2013
  • Pros: I am not sure I can come up with any pro's; I bought a more expensive cooler to ensure I had a quality product. If I must state a pro, it's a low profile and good looking cooler. When it arrived it was quiet, but within 3 months the fan has developed a hum that is audible and annoying.
  • Cons: Price and the fact that paying more did not ensure a longer lasting or higher quality product.
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Overall 6
6.0

Defective?

Jonathan T., Newegg
20 October 2012
  • Summary: Seems like the holes in the top where it directs the air could have been positioned better. They don't direct it at my GPU and CPU regions very well. Oh well. I have to sit the laptop on it awkwardly to achieve that.
  • Pros: This thing cooled really nicely. It's solid. And heavy. I like those factors.
  • Cons: Well, it seems to have very nearly stopped working. The noise the fans are making isn't grinding, but rather it sounds like they are struggling. I have only had it for a month and I've left it on my desk the whole time. Seems like a pretty awful waste of 50 bucks. I saw it, checked out the mostly...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Joao P., Newegg
8 September 2011
  • Summary: my alienware m11xR3 runs hot, this helps in the sense where it redirects the heat from my lap, but my laptop is still relatively hot
  • Pros: usb powered, variable speed, relatively quiet, provides a usb port to replace the one it uses, nice overall design
  • Cons: heat dissipation isn't all that impressive
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Overall 6
6.0

Bad Luck

Eric C., Newegg
23 February 2011
  • Summary: I believe the one I got had a defective fan. Sending it back for a replacement (thanks newegg) and I will update my review when it gets here.
  • Pros: Beautifully designed with aluminum Light Simple to use
  • Cons: One of the fans was very loud and it made clicking noises.
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Overall 6
6.0

Need to get replacement fans

Donald D., Newegg
24 January 2011
  • Summary: Do you get next day delivery? Love Newegg when I get that 1 day (overnight) delivery when I order 3-day! I think the secret is to just order 1 or 2 items. Luckily, I live close to a local warehouse. But, I notice that when I place a large order (more than 9 or 10 items?
  • Pros: Helped to keep an older laptop cool.
  • Cons: I have 4 NC2000s and 1 NC1000. I purchased the NC1000 after I was very pleased with the NC2000s, and I thought it'd be the same. No so. Out of the box, the NC1000 was noisy in comparison to the others. 6 months later the noise from one of the fans was too much. Opened it up and disconnected the o...
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Overall 6
6.0

Great while it lasts

Robert F., Newegg
13 October 2010
  • Summary: If it was possible to purchase replacement fans without having to buy them in bulk from China, I'd have given it 4 stars. I did a lot of research before I even found how I could buy replacement fans if I wanted, and it turned out to not be realistic.
  • Pros: - Looks good - Very noticeable difference in temperatures which leads to a longer lifecycle - Very secure against slipping - Adjustable fan speeds - Quiet fans - Has some flexibility in laptop placement while retaining cooling due to its design - You don't lose a USB port with it (replacement por...
  • Cons: - Cheap fans die long before you would expect, even with periodic dusting with compressed air - No easy way to buy replacement fans makes the lifecycle on this much shorter than it should be
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Overall 6
6.0

Good, but not Great

Anonymous, Newegg
31 August 2008
  • Pros: The cooler is very sturdy. It's built well. It also, has an extra port so you keep a USB port open.
  • Cons: Barely cools my tablet. I think the fan settings are not high enough for the cooler, even on high.
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