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Laptop Cooling Pad

Updated on September 28, 2010
Cooling Pads are essential with todays high powered technlogy!
Cooling Pads are essential with todays high powered technlogy!

What is a Cooling Pad?

A cooling pad is a great way to cooler down your laptop or notebook.  There are varying types of cooling pads out there which can help keep your laptop cool and stable.  Overheating laptops can easily burn out components such as the hard drive, motherboard, RAM (Memory) and more. This makes a cooling pad essential for nearly al modern laptops, which can easily reach scorching temperatures within the space of an hour.

Cooling pads come in passive cooling or fan powered forms, if you are looking for effective laptop coolers you will definitely want a fan powered cooling pad, however if you just need a little extra cooling power then a passive laptop cooler could be for you!

Why Should I Use a Cooling Pad?

In the last decade the rise of laptops and notebooks has seen more and more powerful components being shoved in to smaller and smaller spaces.  This has caused a serious issue with overheating which has reduced many laptop lifespans to jsut over a year.

Needless to say this performance is unacceptable to most users, and as laptops slow down with heat degredation, hard drives begin to fail, and the internal fans finally shut down, many of us ask just how manufacturors can get away with this.

Fortunately there is a way to help ensure your laptop stays stable, and best of all it is a cheap solution!

Cooling pads provide increased cooling for laptops and notebooks, increasing your laptops life span, and helping to protect your data stored on your laptop.  With a cooling pad you can help to disperse heat and increase airflow, allowing for more effective laptop cooling.

Fanless Cooling Pad

Fanless Cooling Pads are a great low cost way to help keep your laptop cool on the move, without using any battery power. While fanless cooling pads are not as effective as cooling pads which use fans, they can still help to greatly reduce temperature build up in moderate laptop use.

Using a silent cooling pad with no fans also has the added benefit of not creating any fan noise, which may not seem like much, but can quickly become an annoyance.

Quiet Laptop Pad

Sometimes a cooling pad needs a little bit of help, a quiet cooling pad like those provided by Zalman are whisper quiet, and yet provide a high quality laptop cooling pad solution. When you buy a Zalman cooling pad you know you are getting reliability, silence, and great cooling from one of the industries leading cooling manufacturers.

Zalman cooling pads look good, and cool great, but their main benefit has always been their focus on quiet cooling technologies.  With a Zalman cooling pad you will know that you will have a cooling pad which will stay quiet, even when it's fans are spinning at maximum speed!

Powerful Cooling Pad

Some laptops, such as gaming laptops, powerful notebooks, and also MacBooks often suffer from overheating issues.  A passive cooling pad will rarely be enough to keep any of these technologies cool, however there are some powerful cooling pads with fans which will provide adaquate notebook cooling power to any notebook or laptop!

Using a powerful cooling pad will alloww you to prevent both system errors and loss of performance which is the bane of many gaming laptop users lives. Overheating in gaming laptops and powerful notebooks is incredibly common, but simply by using a cheap cooling pad you can prevent the majority of hardware problems that these units suffer from!


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    • thisisoli profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Austin, Texas (From York, England!)

      Glad you found it useful, if you have a laptop or notebook you really should get a cooling pad, if not a laptop cooler!

    • DonnaWallace profile image

      Donna Wallace 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      Good hub! Thanks for the information.

    • BeBrown profile image


      8 years ago

      Good hub - my friend uses a cooling pad and he swears by it.


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