Best Laptop Cooler for 15" MBP SR

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by groove-agent, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. groove-agent macrumors 6502a

    groove-agent

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    Hello all,

    I'm going to be running a new 15" MBP with the lid closed, and want to keep it cool. I'm looking for a laptop cooler that works with, and fits it well. The laptop will be closed and then slid underneath a 3" shelf. I've tried a few coolers, but either they look extremely ugly (don't fit propertly), or they only make a difference of a few degrees (about 5 degrees).

    I could design the perfect cooling mat it would have/be:
    * fans near the back (since all the heat is near the back)
    * variable speed depending on environment
    * AC powered (for desktop use)
    * matching aluminum
    * fit the 15" MBP perfectly in dimensions
    * raise the laptop slightly off the pad for better air flow
    * no gimmicky blue lights

    Targus makes one specifically for the MBP. I tried one with my 17" but I don't recalling it making much a difference.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Zenor macrumors member

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    Have you checked out the akasa orion?

    http://www.akasa.co.uk/

    I don't have it myself, I am using notepal cooler master but the orion one is aluminum, if that matters. Most coolers are plastic.
     
  3. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    This is my favorite keeps my MBP cooler by about 10-15c.

    it has blue LED's but they can be turned off. it makes the biggest difference of all the ones i have used.
     
  4. groove-agent thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That one looks interesting because it has one large fan that covers almost the entire surface of the laptop. Normally you get two fans which might cover 1/3.
     
  5. Kronie macrumors 6502a

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    Can you remove that part that looks like a wrist rest?
     
  6. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    not that i can see. your right tho that would be nice.
     

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