We are all used to the Antec name and the products we have all had in our own rigs over the years. I remember buying a Neo Power PSU, 500W if I remember correctly. Long story short, the PSU let the magic smoke escape, but Antec handled the situation quickly and within a few days I had a brand new power supply. When it came to choosing a chassis shortly after, I again went back to Antec; finding a version 2 Antec 900 at my local Best Buy. Since those times we have seen many samples come through our doors with many, many, improvements in their chassis and now some new coolers to offer soon.
This led me in the quest for the total solution to my needs. With a few emails to Cameron to get the go ahead, I sent out some requests and Antec answered my call. They have taken the leap as have many others into providing an ergonomically engineered cooling solution for notebook computers. Today I am going to take a look at the Antec Notebook Cooler Designer and see just what this cooler has to offer laptop users.
Specifications, Availability and Pricing
The designer is made from all plastic on the outside. The top is silver and has venting to allow the blower type fan inside to draw air from the bottom of the laptop and push the air out the back of the bottom of the cooler. Think stock GPU fan on a larger scale. The Designer is powered by a USB connection and draws minimum voltage to operate the 110mm fan while providing minimal impact on your laptop battery. The unit measures 13' x 11" at the corners and the back rises 1.7" to add slope to the keyboard. The reason I mentioned that that is a corner measurement is because the Designer is an "X" shaped notebook cooler.
The Designer is already on shelves almost anywhere you look. Looking at Google shopping confirms this as all of the major e-tailers and a lot of those that aren't have them for sale. Pricing does vary; I see the Designer listed for between $20 and $30. Right smack in the middle of the price listings I see the Designer is listed at Newegg for $24.99. With that there is a $4.99 shipping charge, so even here the total is just below $30 to get the Designer.
Let's be realistic here. There isn't much you can do to improve performance and ergonomics for your laptop that I have seen much below $30. Even the foam concept I bought was near that price at the box store. In reality, the price of $30 is almost irrelevant as long as it can do what is expected of it.
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