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Posted 25 October 2016 - 02:22 PM
Posted 25 October 2016 - 04:00 PM
The side attachments are expensive and only work for certain types of arrangments... not sure if it will work for you. I can say that a side attachment is better but, I cannot tell you by how much better than a cooling pad.
Posted 25 October 2016 - 04:38 PM
Hi Dcoder. Prices seem to not vary that much from a good cooling pad. 5-10 bucks maybe.
How can I know if one of these side vacuum things will be good for my laptop?
I mean, it does have a side exhaust vent. What do I need to check to make sure this thing will work for me... any idea?
Posted 25 October 2016 - 05:58 PM
You should take measures of your laptop's side vent and check if the side attachment fits. The information should normally be available at the seller's or the manufacturer's website.
Posted 25 October 2016 - 08:38 PM
Interesting, I have owned several laptops over the years. None has ever required a cooler or external fan. Simply a flat, hard surface to rest on.
If a laptop requires external fans to stay within reasonable operational temperatures, I would consider that a design flaw.
Posted 26 October 2016 - 11:22 AM
I do a lot of video editing. Most advised against getting a laptop for video editing in general because of heat issues, but my situation doesn't make a desktop practical (work about half a year in NY and half a year in NC).
Given I don't have much of a choice but to go with a laptop packed with some serious hardware, most advised me to do my best to keep it cool. Getting a cooling pad was one of their first suggestions.
Posted 26 October 2016 - 11:58 AM
+1 on external cooling fan assemblies -- I have one for each of my two laptops.
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