What MBP stand/cooler to buy? HELP!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by xPAULx, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. xPAULx macrumors member


    Nov 14, 2009
    Wales (UK)
    Iv just ordered a 15" MBP i7 and I'm thinking of getting a cooling stand/lap stand for it.
    I would like one that I could use at a desk and also around the house (On the sofa etc)
    Any recommendations?

    Paul :apple:
  2. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
  3. racketeer71 macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2010
  4. R94N macrumors 68020


    May 30, 2010
    I would've thought the built-in fans would've done a decent enough job for this kind of thing but it's your choice :)
  5. frankieboy macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2009
    Laptop Cooler suggestion

    I am using a Zalman NC-1000 with my Core i7 15" as I write this, and I have supplied several to my consulting customers, who rave about them.

    I have tried others (Targus, many others), but they last a year or less, besides having a cheap plastic feel. The Zalman is very well-made, and very effective at reducing operating temperatures. Count on a substantial decrease in enclosure and CPU temperatures, and probably a longer battery life from avoiding the highest temperatures.

    The Zalman cools best on a hard surface, because it vents out the bottom. It will not work as well on a lap or bed, although it will still provide some cooling. The surface that contacts the laptop is a large, thick sheet of laser-machined anodized aluminum, providing serious heat-sinking even if the fans aren't able to vent fully.

    The last Zalman I got was from Newegg.com. Amazon.com has them too. There is also a larger model for the 17" Macbook Pro. They come in silver and black. They cost more than the plastic ones but are worth every penny to me.
  6. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    I use a 3 inch binder on my desk for a stand. Actually a 2.5 inch would be best, but I don't think they sell one. Cooler's are useless, it won't help at all and will make the desk noisy.
  7. circularforward macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2010
    I also used a Zalman NC-1000 on my old dell laptop, and I too thought it was probably the best notebook cooler. Right now, I use a xtand pro for my i7 15" and feel the elevated bottom is enough.

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