Summary: Overall NCIX handled me very well. My 1st one of these I sent back through RMA request. NCIX delivered the 2nd one with-in 3 days to Penticton, BC via Purolater. Excellent experience and good fan.
Pros: Solid construction, class design, looks good, integrity from Zalman Tech, fan runs quiet at highest RPM
Cons: this is my 2nd fan. The 1st one had a faulty on switch.
Summary: I bought this notebook cooler to cool down a Compaq Presario laptop that kills flies daring to land on it (really). That laptop had some very hot GPU chipset temperature (85 to 100 celcius when watching videos...) that would sometimes makes its solder parts melt and disconnect from the motherboard due to a very bad heatsink, forcing me to reflow the chip. With this cooler, the GPU temperature dropped to around 65-75 celcius when watching videos, never expected that!
Pros: Very efficient cooling, not noisy at all, USB powered, cool design
Summary: I bought this to keep a dual core Dell Vostro from burning up and to also be able to comfortably keep the computer on my lap. This device may have succeeded in both areas. (only time will tell whether it saves the Dell) I have Real Temp installed so I can watch the temperature. Without the Zalman, just surfing the web the laptop goes over 50C very quickly. Turn the Zalman on and the temps stay in the mid 30's.
Summary: Goes very well with my friend's black matte laptop I bought it for as a gift. The performance is excellent, and his laptop has not overheated once since starting to use the cooler. Zalman makes excellent laptop coolers.
Pros: Stylish, great performance, comfortable
Cons: maybe a bit loud but honestly not a big deal
Summary: The build quality is solid and definitely does the job well. Bought this for a Gateway notebook with dedicated graphic card, the notebook use to overheat and shut down a lot. Problem solved now.
Summary: I bought this to use with my Dell Studio 15 and it works wonders for keeping it cool. It sucks air from underneath and pushes it through the laptop. Keep my Dell a good 10 degrees cooler. It also looks pretty good. Definitely worth buying.
Pros: -Keeps laptop nice and cool, -Not too pricey, -Looks nice
Summary: Using this with a MSI laptop with a HD5870 keeps it cool and is great when you want to place the PC on you lap it keeps the temps down.Great product, quality construction. Would definitely buy again.
Summary: Before purchasing, I read Amazon's reviews of various notebook coolers for use with my HP 16" laptop. I wanted something effective, reasonably priced, small/unobtrusive, sturdy and quiet. This Zalman cooler is all of the above. It has a small USB cord to attach to the laptop, so no heavy and annoying cords. It works great, this HOT HP is now comfortably warm. Two settings, but either one works great, I adjust it according to usage.