|Cooler Master NotePal X2 Laptop Cooler|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Notebook | Compact PC|
|Written by Dan Ferguson|
|Tuesday, 08 December 2009|
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NotePal X2 Detailed Features
All the controls are drawn into the back right corner. For my small memory I'm glad that they put the RPM adjustment knob on the side rather than smashing it in the back with the rest of the controls.
I found that the fan was quiet enough on high that I never used the RPM dial. I suppose if you use the laptop in a super-quiet library study that you may use the RPM knob. There are also two USB ports, of which one is used to power the cooler.
The requisite USB cable is provided to power the NotePal X2. The cable was good quality and adequate length.
Similar to a keyboard the X2 has two plastic feet in the back that flip out to change the working angle of the cooler. I find this absolutely necessary on a keyboard, and occasionally helpful when using the notebook cooler. This cooler has the best traction of any of the coolers I tested. The large rubber feet provided excellent traction. I often avoided using the angle adjustment feet because they do not provide the same traction as the rubber feet.
The NotePal X2 uses a 140mm fan which is an upgrade from the 120mm fan used in the NotePal X1. This fan has 11 curved blades providing large volumes of quiet air flow.
The LED lighting was more subdued than other notebook coolers, but the effect was much more apparent even in good lighting.