We just got done looking at a notebook cooling solution with the NotePal U Stand. This is quite the laptop cooler; it offers all sorts of bells and whistles like extra USB ports and even a fully adjustable top to give you five angles to be able to use your laptop of choice. It's aluminum has great fans. I could go on for a while about this one, but I need to return to the task at hand and change gears into a more simple train of thought for the latest submission to our labs.
We have another notebook cooling solution here with us today, or I wouldn't have mentioned the U Stand. This time instead of going all out with options, Cooler Master has moved back to the K.I.S.S. principle of making a product. It isn't going to wow you with LEDs, it doesn't look amazing even though it is more attractive than a lot of those I have tested to date, and you aren't getting fan control. What you will get here is a more no frills approach to cooling a laptop. I hate to judge things without testing them, but to be honest, this new arrival doesn't look like it has what it takes to cool my heat box, I mean Lenovo laptop, but we shall see.
The cooler in question is the NotePal X-Slim from Cooler Master. This time the main idea was to offer a very reasonably priced solution to notebook cooling. On top of this basic concept, Cooler Master is claiming that what they delivered this time will not only cool my laptop, but will do it silently while keeping within its slim and lightweight design. I have seen a few coolers built similar to this, but not exactly with the way this is implemented. Let's see if more air intake, a good sized fan with better than average ratings and an overall simplistic concept is up to the task!