Excerpt: Update: In light of some questions in our testing methodology, we've revised them to be more clear and easily reproducible. Parts of the review...
Pros: Unique dual fan channeling design, Integrated three-port USB hub, Solidly-built, accommodates larger laptops, Hard drive dock can be quite useful
Cons: Very minimal height adjustment options, Cooling design appears to be less effective, Rear-oriented hub/dial is less convenient than side-mounted, Relatively expensive compared to other coolers, AC adapter not included
Conclusion: In this section I am going to write a brief five point summary on the following categories; Performance, Appearance, Construction, Functionality and Value. These views are my own and help me to give the Zalman ZM-NC2500 Plus a rating out of 10.
Pros: Unique design, Cools well, Quiet operation, 2.5" Hot-Swap SATA bay, Very light weight, Powered by USB ports, Good value for money, Good strong construction
Summary: While the AC adapter costs extra, the Zalman NC-2500 Plus' functionality, solid construction, and cooling capabilities certainly make it an appealing prospect for any user seeking a quiet way to cool down their notebook.