Prevent Laptop Overheating: Laptop Cooling Pads
Laptops carry similar power as your average desktop computer, so when having all that power combined with the USB drives, ports, CD and disk drives, and other drives and portals, laptops can get pretty hot.
I know when sitting on the bed watching a movie and working on my old Toshiba laptop, I usually needed a pillow to help buffer the heat after an hour or so. The same goes for my new Inspirion Dell laptop.
Overheating can be bad for your laptop. It can cause your laptop to automatically shut down, which can cause you to lose all the hard work that you've spent working on.
Your laptop can be more susceptible for overheating if:
- You work in direct sunlight for prolong periods of time.
- You have the AC adapter plugged in to charge the laptop while you work.
- You haven't cleaned the laptop of dust and debris, as this buildup can cause problems in the interior of the laptop, causing it to overwork.
- You leave the laptop on overnight.
- You leave the laptop in a prolonged hibernation state.
- You leave the laptop in the car or in front of a window before you use it.
Make sure to clean the laptop on a regular basis to prevent dust and debris from building up under the laptop's keys and in the driver and ports.
Never work in direct sunlight for prolonged periods.
Remember to properly shut down the laptop overnight and when you're not using it.
Laptop Cooling Pads
By purchasing a laptop cooling pad, you can help prevent your laptop from overheating, which will help prevent losing your work and getting overly frustrated and stressed.
* Tip- In order to keep to your deadlines, make sure to constantly save your updates, so if your laptop overheats and shuts off, you won't lose your work.
The laptop cooling pads are pretty neat computer accessories that tend to contain at least one fan that helps to disperse the heat build up.
Choosing a laptop cooling pad
There are different brands, styles, and types of cooling pads to choose from, so when looking at them, you want to make sure to get the best for your buck.
The DataStor Notebook Cooling Pad is probably one of the best laptop cooling pads that you can find. It has three fans, versus the average two fans. The pad plugs straight into your USB port, and disperses the heat buildup in the laptop. The cooling pad, also, has your comfort in mind, as it cools your legs when working with your laptop in your lap.
The Belkin Laptop Cooling Stand has a unique ergonomic feature to help reduce wrist and neck strain when working long hours on your laptop. Again, the cooling stand plugs into the USB port, so you don't have to worry about a bulky AC adapter or extra battery cord. The cooling stand measures 12.6 x 11.6 x 1 inches.
The Targus Notebook Chill Pad has two fans that pull the heat away from the laptop to prevent overheating. This chill pad protects your entire workspace by lessening the heat that your laptop emits. Because excess heat can damage furniture, this laptop cooling pad reduces the risk to furniture, which also, means that it reduces the amount of heat on your lap if you choose to work with your laptop in your lap. The Chill Pad plugs into your USB port and has a cool on/off feature.