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Quiet Laptop Cooler

Updated on August 23, 2010

Quiet Laptop Coolers

The Zalman NC3000 is the best Quiet Laptop Cooler!
The Zalman NC3000 is the best Quiet Laptop Cooler!

Why Buy a Quiet Laptop Cooler

For a lot of people who have bought laptops in the last few decades, overheating is a serious problem that can damage your laptop hardware, and risk losing your data. Laptop coolers are becoming an increasingly common laptop accessory, and yet many people find the noise an even greater annoyance. Fortunately you can now find reasonably priced quiet laptop coolers which can keep your laptop cool, and that have whisper-quiet fans.

Quiet laptop coolers generally cost a little more than cheap laptop coolers. However, this is often down to the laptop coolers having an aluminum construction, and higher quality, more durable fans. The strong construction of aluminum laptop coolers combined with reliable quiet laptop cooler fans means that your quiet laptop cooler will last for years to come. Cheaper laptop coolers will often suffer from fan failures in as little as a year.

While quiet laptop coolers are often incredibly quiet, he do sometimes lack the cooling power of powerful laptop coolers. For many people this is not a big deal, but it is definitely something to bear in mind if you have major laptop overheating issues.

Zalman NC3000 Quiet Laptop Cooler

The Zalman NC3000 silent laptop cooler is one of the best quiet laptop coolers available on the market today. It has a huge 220mm fan which maintains a whisper-quiet volume level, while still creating a strong airflow over the brushed aluminum construction.

Zalman coolers are well known for their quiet laptop cooling technology, and they also make everything from internal PC cooling components to water cooling systems. This same knowledge of quiet cooling technology has been included in the fantastic range of Zalman laptop coolers. From over 1000 holes drilled into a highly conductive aluminum construction, all the way to the high quality silent running fan, the Zalman NC3000 is by far the best choice for anyone looking for a silent laptop cooling solution with a Zalman notebook cooler.

The Zalman NC3000 has two particular versions, one of which includes a 4 port USB hub. However both are equally as good at keeping your laptop cool and quiet even under high temperatures!

Zalman NC2000 Quiet Laptop Cooler

The Zalman NC2000 quiet laptop cooler is the predecessor to the Zalman NC3000, and in some ways it is very similar. The big difference between the two quiet laptop coolers is that the Zalman NC2000 uses two 120mm silent running fans, rather than one large 220mm fan. This does make it very slightly louder, but it also means the Zalman NC2000 is a slightly more powerful, slightly cheaper, quiet notebook cooler.

The Zalman NC2000 might be a fairly old design, but it is well known as one of the best available quiet notebook coolers available!

Enermax Aeolus Quiet Laptop Cooler

The Enermax Aeolus laptop cooler is a fairly new competitor in the world of silent laptop coolers, however with the 25cm fan encased in this aluminum notebook cooler, it is definitely kicking up the competition for old pro's such as Zalman.

The 250mm fan in the Enermax Aeolus definitely helps keep this one of the quietest laptop coolers on the market, it can shift a huge amount of air, without creating a huge amount of noise! The fan also has a low/med/hi speed setting, so you can adjust the fan speed to your needs. When you are working this quiet laptop cooler runs near enough to silent, even if you put your ear next to it you can hardly hear it! When you beef up the power, well it is still pertty hard to hear a single thing, but even so, it is inaudible over the sound off a game!

Looks wise the Enermax Aeolus is very sleek, modern and stylish, it also has 5 backlit Blue LED's incase you wanted to give it a slightly futuristic look. If this is not your style though, don't worry there is an on/off switch for the lights!

The only problem that people have with this quiet laptop cooler is the size. Many people feel that it is too small for a 17 inch laptop, and yet too big for a 15 inch laptop.  This can spoil the aesthetic look for some people!

Finding the Best Quiet Laptop Cooler

The range of quiet laptop coolers can often feel a little daunting when you fist start to look.  Don't worry too mcuh though, all the brands listed here are great choices for quiet laptop cooling, and one of the only real things you need to consider is finding a quiet laptop cooler style which suits you, and your laptop!


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      3 years ago

      I guess that's the risk you have to take when you buy it online. But even if you buy it from the store, you don't know if it's the same thing in the box as they show? you bernfehaod.

    • Garrett Mickley profile image

      Garrett Mickley 

      8 years ago from Jupiter, Florida

      One of my coworkers says that she asked the guys at the Apple store if they were necessary and they said no. She firmly believes anything someone says there is correct. Her argument: "They're pretty knowledgeable."

      I beg to differ. I have a laptop pad like these (not one shown) and it's made a considerable difference. If not on protecting my hardware, at least on the comfort of using a laptop for extended periods of time (I'm not always near a desktop to work on).

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      8 years ago

      you had me at 'backlit blue LEDs' ;)

      you're right, those are very stylish. rating UP.

    • jandee profile image


      8 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Hello Thisisoli, hope you don't mind me saying this but from the first day I bought my laptop I have used a round plastic tray for it,from the £1 shop, it never gets warm as it rests on the raised outer edge of the tray therefore leaving the air room to circulate. best from jandee

    • BennyTheWriter profile image


      8 years ago from Northeastern U.S.A.

      Very cool hub. (No pun intended!) I think I might need one of these soon. My laptop runs pretty hot sometimes when I do video editing or other CPU-intensive tasks. Rated up!


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