Help me keep my 17 inch laptop cool
August 18, 2006 11:39 AM Subscribe
So I have just taken delivery of my nice shiny and enormous new 17" laptop and I want to find someway of keeping it cool on my lap etc. so I'm looking for ideas. [more inside]
posted by empedia to computers & internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Myy old laptop is a 12" tablet PC which tends to get very hot after using it for a while so I have a great little laptop cooler with 2 fans in it which the laptop sits on and it keeps the thing cool as a cucumber and very comfortable to have on my lap.
I want to find the same thing for this new behemoth, sadly I've been trawling the internet for an equivalent of what I have now and I've not found anything so my question is what would you me-fites recommend?
A key point here being that the one I have now base and the keys and top side of the base of the laptop cool, it also doesn't expose the fans so I have no fear of catching my trousers in them etc. when its on my lap.
Also does anyone have one of the various lap desks - the iLap or the Lapinator etc. that raise the laptop at an angle to allow cooling underneath. Do these actually cool the laptop properly or would I really be better off with a fan-based system like I have for my old laptop.