Zalman NC1000-B – Stylish, Quiet And Effective
However, the Zalman NC1000-B is a good example which shows that style and functionality need not be mutually exclusive. The cooler pad mesh is made from 3 mm thick aluminum. Not only does it look good, but it’s sturdy and lightweight into the bargain.
Dimensions are 12.1 x 13 x 1.6 inches and it weighs just 3.6 pounds (aluminum is strong but light). You can use this cooling pad for up to 15″ laptops.
It has a usb hub on the side and, one of the nicest touches is the fact that you can vary the fan speed using a dial on the edge of the pad. You can set your level of cooling according to whatever you’re doing on your laptop at any point in time.
So, if you’re just checking your e-mail, turn the fan speed down low. If you’re playing the latest frag fest shoot ’em up and using all of your computing power, spin the dial, crank up the cooling and make sure you don’t overheat!
Even when you’re operating the twin fans at top speed, you won’t be bothered by noise. Zalman laptop coolers are, quite justifiably, known for their low noise operation. You’ll be hard pressed to know that the fans are running. Zalman coolers really are that quiet.
In summary, this is a very stylish, effective and quiet cooler pad – with a very high build quality. It’s definitely worth considering if you want to keep your laptop running cold.