|Thermaltake Massive23 CS Laptop Cooler CLN0008|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Notebook | Compact PC|
|Written by Dan Ferguson|
|Tuesday, 01 December 2009|
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Closer Look: Laptop Cooler
The Massive23 CS comes packaged in a box with convenient carrying handle. The two ends are held by formed Styrofoam.
The box graphics are eye-catching, but not flashy. It seems the main advertising technique is to use the LED features of the laptop to gain attention. Features and performance were secondary items relegated to the back of the box.
The working surface of the cooler consists of a large array of hexagonal holes to allow plenty of air to reach the bottom of the laptop. At the bottom of the topside a large rubber strip provides the gripping surface to hold the laptop in place.
One difference noted on the bottom of the cooler is the fan mounting. This fan's motor is mounted to the topside of the cooler. This is unlikely to make a large difference, but it is unique. The bottom grill has much larger holes than the topside. The larger holes allow air to flow more freely and should provide slightly better cooling.
The frame of the laptop is strong metal. A side shot shows the supports in the front and back with little in-between. I hope you never plan to stand on your cooler, because without side supports you will certainly bend the mesh surface.
One thing I like about the cooler is how seamless it appears from the top. This is because most of the construction is evidenced on the bottom side. The screws, labels, etc are all tucked out of view. Also take note of the rubber feet on the bottom providing a no slip surface.