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Thermaltake Massive TM Notebook Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | Notebook Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 9, 2014 9:03 pm
TweakTown Rating: 71%Manufacturer: Thermaltake

Thermaltake Massive TM Notebook Cooler




Fresh out of the box, this is what you get. A plastic frame supports all of the controls, fans, and the slick looking brushed aluminium top plate that looks really good –too bad it will be eighty-percent covered by the notebook.




From the side we see two nice features. The top edge extends past the base and allows for easy handling to move both the cooler and the notebook around. The second thing worth mentioning is that there is a five degree angle even without the feet, but there are also two more levels of adjustability offered.




Under the Thermaltake name is the main control panel. The left side of the panel offers a power button to turn the cooler on and off. Next is the Auto button that allows the probes to determine the speed of the fan, and while in this mode, the four sensors will cycle on the display. Turbo maximizes the fans full time, the lock will block use of all the buttons, and the Temp button will manually cycle through the four sensors.




The right side of that same panel offers lights for each of the four sensors, so you can tell which is currently displayed when the TM is powered. The LCD in the middle will offer the results, and there is even an option for Fahrenheit and Celsius readings.




Getting much closer to the top of the Massive TM, we can see the thermal tips and the spring loaded housings that support them. Of course, there we can go left and right to find the drive, CPU, VGA, etc, but as you set the notebook on these, they collapse, leaving the rubber thermal tips and the feet on your notebook to hold it on top of this cooler.




Sort of oddly placed in our opinion, we find this dual port USB 2.0 hub dead center in the back of the cooler. One of these needs to be used to power the cooler, but even with it being a pain to get to, at least the extra port can be used for another device, since we lose one on the computer.




As we flip over the Massive TM, we can see the fan intakes and their placement in the cooler's frame. The front offers three rubber pads to grip, and the back has wider ones at the bottom of the adjustable feet.




The legs pop out to elevate the back of the cooler another three quarters of an inch so that you may increase the angle of the cooler to make it more comfortable to use. At this point, you do lose the rubber grips at the back, and the foot is plastic, so it will not keep anything from sliding.

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