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I'm getting a laptop.  think this model needs a laptop cooler?
if so, any recomendations?

Re: laptop cooler

A laptop should not need a cooler .... period.

However, laptops should only be used on hard surfaces.  Putting a laptop
on a blanket, bed, sofa, etc., totally blocks airflow on the bottom of
the laptop and may cause overheating.  The laptop needs airflow under
it, the feet of the laptop normally provide an air gap below the laptop
which provides what should be adequate airflow, but this does assume
that it rests on a hard, flat surface.

dilbert firestorm wrote:
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Re: laptop cooler

Barry Watzman typed on Sun, 05 Jul 2009 14:24:51 -0400:
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Although a weird twist is some laptops/netbooks have bottom vents, but
means nothing if you plug them up say with blankets or whatever. These
EeePC 700 series I have for example, you can plug the bottom vents,
disconnect the fan (the one and only one) and they still do fine in
normal temperatures.

Although my old Toshiba T1950CS that was engineered without a fan,
cooked itself in 5 years. I think Toshiba engineers screwed up and this
486 really did need a fan. Although this was back in '94 and fan use
wasn't big in laptops yet.

My two Toshiba laptop ('99 era) has fans and they get very hot on a flat
hard surface. And they are just old Celeron 400 with bare bone video
cards (2.5MB of video RAM if I recall). These surely could use laptop
coolers for sure.

My later Gateway (2006 era) with Celeron 1.5GHz laptops are much better.
They don't need a cooler, but do get very warm if you block the vents on
the bottom. I have created one inch feet for the rear and they stay 5F
cooler. Either on a soft or hard surface. Without the feet on a soft
surface, the CPU temps increase to 40 to 50F higher. Which is dangerous
high and best to avoid.

I personally love laptops/netbooks that just doesn't care if the bottom
is blocked or not. Or if the fan is actually working or not. This to me
is a very good design. There isn't many out there can claim this feat.
Although this is what I would look for if possible. <grin>

Windows XP Home SP3 (5.1.2600)
Asus EEE PC 702G8 ~ 2GB RAM ~ 16GB-SDHC

Re: laptop cooler

Somewhere on teh intarwebs dilbert firestorm wrote:
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Needs? Probably not. Could benefit from? Yeah, I'd say so. Most laptops /
mechanical/electronic components last longer if they're kept a bit cooler.
If you intend to keep it for a length of time (several years) or if it's a
major expenditure for you I'd be thinking cooling pad.

Sorry, no recommendations but I see one under the "people who bought this
also bought...." bit on that page.

"Build a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he'll
be warm for the rest of his life." Terry Pratchet, 'Jingo'.

Re: laptop cooler

~misfit~ wrote:
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I think my laptops benefit from having them. I have 2 stay at home
laptops ( on the desk ) that I got USB powered Belkin coolers under.
Probably not a requirement, but heat kills.

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