Cooler Master NotePal X2 Laptop Cooler E-mail
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Written by Dan Ferguson   
Tuesday, 08 December 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
Cooler Master NotePal X2 Laptop Cooler
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: Laptop Cooler
NotePal X2 Detailed Features
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

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Cooler Master NotePal X2 Review

Learning from the past has allowed Cooler Master to improve upon an already successful design. The NotePal X2 is a next generation cooler modeled after the NotePal X1. Like the X1 this new model (R9-NBC-4WAK-GP) uses a unique body shape and a large central fan as the heart of its design. In addition to looking stylish the 'X' shape of the cooler actually contributes to cooling performance. In this review Benchmark Reviews analyzes the performance of the NotePal X2 as well as the role played the unique body composition.

The NotePal X1 was literally shaped like an 'X' while the NotePal X2 is more 'H' shaped. But why such radical designs? At first I figured it was simply to look different than the competition. But as I tested the cooler I realized that the shape might have been purposely designed to enhance the cooling performance. Most laptops have heat generating components in the back and non heat generating components in the front. As such the laptop cooling systems are usually located in one of the back corners. Flowing air always follows the path of least resistance, so when you apply air to the back middle of the laptop most of the air will go to the nearest edges of the laptop. As a result the air circumvents the corners where cooling is most critical.

Cooler-Master NotePal X2

Cooler Master has either intentionally or inadvertently produced a design which combats this effect. Air can flow easily inside the body of the cooler until it reaches the edges where the body of the laptop creates pinch points. The 'X' shape creates large, low resistance paths to the corners of the laptop and tight high-resistance paths to the near edges of the laptop. In theory this should entice more air to flow to the corners producing better cooling uniformity. The X2 departs slightly from the X1 by allowing more air to reach the entire rear side of the laptop easier than the front.

About Cooler Master

Cooler Master was founded with the mission of providing the industry's best thermal solutions. Since its establishment a decade ago, the company has remained faithful to this mission, emerging as a world leader in products and services for companies dealing with devices where heat issues must be resolved.

In pursuing this mission, Cooler Master is absolutely committed to delivering solutions that precisely meet customer requirements for features, performance, and quality. Moreover, we strive to be a reliable long-term partner for our customers that they can truly depend on. Cooler Master aims to be the first and foremost name that comes to mind for companies around the world seeking thermal solutions, and seeks to build such a reputation through outstanding technology, sophisticated design, and superior service.

Cooler Master's current business encompasses a comprehensive lineup of thermal solutions for a full range of applications. Our products range from heat sinks and fans to component housing, chassis, and ducting for computers, industrial machinery, telecommunications equipment, and many other devices.



# 17" laptopCatalin 2011-08-27 11:22
Can it be used for a laptop with a 17 inch diagonal? I know people that have used it because the rubber feet of the laptop come perfectly around it's edges. But I am afraid that if there will be no space between the pad and the laptop the airflow will be obstructed and there will be no visible changes.

I need it because I got a new laptop (Dell Inspiron N7110) and the i7 second gen processor is having serious heat issues. In any test it's reaching about 90 degrees Celsius in full load. And it is to much. And my budget could support this cooling pad.

I could sure use some input.


Catalin H
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# NoSwapnil 2012-06-04 04:40
No it is not suitable for 17 inch laptops it is meant for upto 15.6 inch
you can consider u3 model from cooler master for your lappy , it is good
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# RE: NoBob 2013-02-04 19:39
The dimensions are 14.76 inches by 11.42 inches it supports up to a total computer diagonal length of 18.48 inches. Most 17 inch laptops are about 19 inches total diagonal, so it fits if the pads on the bottom of your laptop are in a centimetre from the edge.
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