Zalman NC3000 Review
Zalman NC3000 Notebook Cooler
Introduction to the Zalman NC3000 Range of Notebook Coolers
The Zalman notebook cooler range is arguably one of the best laptop cooler brands in the world, it has superior cooling and reliability, while maintaining some of the lowest noise outputs for fan based notebook coolers in the industry.
Zalman have recently released the latest range of notebook coolers, the Zalman NC3000 Range. The Zalman NC3000 comes in both the Zalman NC3000U and Zalman NC3000S forms, each of which has some great benefits!
While I have reviewed plenty of Zalman notebook coolers in the past, the new Zalman NC3000 series has some serious benefits which I will go over with you in this review. As with all of Zalman's products, the NC3000, is a one of the best quiet notebook coolers!
Zalman NC3000 Specifications
While the Zalman NC3000S and Zalman NC3000U notebook coolers are mostly the same, they do have some basic differences. For now however I am going to go over the basics, which are the same in both models of the Zalman NC3000 notebook cooler series.
The Zalman NC3000 notebook cooler comes with an ultra quiet 220mm fan, which gives great cooling, without creating a large amount of noise. The base of the Zalman NC3000 can easily hold a 17 inch laptop measuring 365cm(L) x 400cm(W). To help keep your laptop or notebook steadfast, the Zalman notebook cooler has rubber grips to keep your computer firmly fixed to your Zalman notebook cooler.
The frame of the Zalman NC3000 notebook cooler is made of solid aluminum, which is sand blasted and then anodized to ensure a perfect design, and to ensure maximum heat dissipation. To help with this the Zalman NC3000 has 1300 holes to help increase airflow, while maintaining strength.
The Difference Between the Zalman NC3000S and the Zalman NC3000U
While both the Zalman NC3000 notebook coolers come with Adjustable fan speed dials, and on/off switches, the real difference in the Zalman NC3000 is the USB ports.
The Zalman NC3000U is USB powered via a USB connection which links to a mini USB port on the Zalman notebook cooler. This passes through to three other USB ports, for use with multiple devices.
A word of warning, if you use high powered USB devices then you may need to buy a power adapter, which removes some of the portability of the Zalman NC3000U.
The Zalman NC3000S has a regular USB passthrough port, so your Zalman NC3000S will be USb powered, but still allow you to use another USB device normally.
Should I Buy the Zalman NC3000?
The Zalman NC3000 is a brilliant silent running laptop for 17 inch laptops. It may however be a little too bulky for users of smaller laptops. Despite this, the 220mm fan makes this one of the quietest laptop coolers Zalman has ever made.
If you have a large laptop, then the Zalman NC3000 could be the perfect quiet notebook cooler for you!
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