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Arctic Cooling Announces Arctic NC USB-powered Notebook Cooler

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  1. btarunr

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    The Swiss low noise cooling solution provider ARCTIC COOLING today announced the launch of their first notebook cooler – ARCTIC NC. Its revolutionary design concept and user-friendly functions make it a stylish portable cooler for laptop users.

    The ARCTIC NC is a perfect cooling device for any laptops between 12” and 19”. The two 60mm fans draw adequate cool air in and wind is blown out from the vent evenly to the bottom of the laptop. Unlike other plate-design coolers, heat can be dissipated from the sides of the laptop easily to achieve maximum cooling performance. Moreover, fan noise of the ARCTIC NC is undetectable at only 0.1 sone – even at full speed. The ARCTIC NC keeps the laptop at safe temperatures and quiet at all time – even during heavy gaming.

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    When the laptop temperature is low, its in-built cooling system will remain at a relatively low speed which is much quieter than running at full capacity. As a result, the ARCTIC NC does not only offer you inaudible cooling itself, it also turns the laptop to a much quieter operation.

    The risk of system failure decreases when the laptop is properly cooled, and therefore, users can work / game longer hours without any hassle. Also, using the ARCTIC NC will extend the overall service life of the valuable laptop because of lower temperature.

    Convenient, user-friendly, multi-functional notebook cooler
    The ON/OFF switch of the ARCTIC NC is also designed for adjusting the fan speed. Thanks to the PWM controller, fan speed can be set from 800 – 1,700 rpm according to personal needs and preference. The ARCTIC NC is equipped with 4 USB ports for additional USB accessories such as flash drives, mouse, battery chargers etc. Compared with those with only one or no USB port, the ARCTIC NC is more practical, convenient and user-friendly.

    A high quality low power notebook cooler Since the ARCTIC NC is USB-powered, no extra batteries and adaptors are required. Thanks to the extremely low power USB 2.0 chipset, the high quality motors developed in Germany, and the built-in PWM fan speed controller, the ARCTIC NC is more energy efficient than other conventional notebook coolers.

    Robust, light, portable, comfortable Slightly tilted at the back, the ARCTIC NC creates a nice angle for laptop keyboard. Typing becomes easier and more comfortable than on flat surface. Composed of high quality polycarbonate, the ARCTIC NC is nearly unbreakable. It is also as light as a feather as it weights only 250g – much lighter than the aluminum ones. With unique coating, this cooler gives users a smooth, delicate and cosy touch. Without a doubt, the ARCTIC NC is the best cooler and travel companion for your valuable laptop.

    ARCTIC COOLING will also launch a stand-alone USB charger ARCITC C2. This universal USB adapter can power up to 4 USB devices such as music players, mobile phones, handheld game consoles as well as the ARCTIC NC. The ARCTIC C2 is worldwide applicable and is a great device for travelling. Two colours are available for the ARCTIC NC – silver-grey and black. The ARCTIC NC comes with a 2-year limited warranty. It will be available in October 2009. The MSRP is US$31.50 and 21.90€ (excl. VAT).

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    are these really that effective?
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    it looks like it would blow air on the back of the LCD in most situations, as the LCD would be very close to the desk surface - this is useless without something lifting the back of the laptop up, and the most common materials used for that (say, a thin book) would block the air from the cooler.
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    some what similar to Antec's 'NoteBook Cooler To Go'
    the only difference here is this AC one has more connectivity but the design itself is not original
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    What's the point of blowing cool air into the slot that hot air is being pushed out off? Sooner or later, the area around the laptop will become warm and you'll be pushing in warm air... Cooling is more effective when you blow cool air into the intake.
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    I think it's designed so, that you raise the back of your laptop with the cooler, and it pushes cold air underneath it, creating a "cold cushion" underneath. All laptops draw fresh air from underneath, so this seems as a viabl cooling solution
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    Yes it does HalfAHertz, I was just going to say that. I would love to get this for my wifes notebook as it does heat up nicely. PRice isnt bad either considering Swiss makes a hell of a notebook platform cooler that extends and Wal-Mart sells that for like 35 bucks.
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    considering how small a space it has to stand on, the second you type on the thing it'd fall off, likely killing your hard drives in the process.
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    It should have some anti slip rubber points to prevent the above scenario, but you'll deffinately need a big enough flat space to use it.

    I'd always suggest software under-volting(rm clock, crystal cpu id) if a laptop is getting hot. Found it to be much more beneficial than any cooling pads and stations.
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    FreedomEclipse Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!

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    In that case with your way of thinking - wouldnt it be better just to buy a cheaper laptop with a shit slower processor because your so afraid of it overheating? since you wont be able to use the overheating/hot processor at its full potential (im not taking a jab at you here)
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    You're just under-volting it, not underclocking. All modern CPUs underclock by themselves when idle using speedstep/C'n'Q anyway.
    The beauty of it is that you can set up the voltage for each multiplier step, i.e. my laptop works at 1,063v from x6 till x10 and at 1,11 for x11 and x12. That brought temps down by more than 10degrees.
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    but wouldnt that make your laptop unstable?? or have you tested it?
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    You have to test it, just like you do when you OC :)
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    That's the question I ask about most laptop coolers.;)
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    I have owned 3 laptop coolers

    Coolermaster Notepal, some radom crap i bought from Maplins electronics store & a Zalman NC1000

    & yes they do make a difference. my laptop use to overheat & die everytime i gamed. but after i got one of these coolers - it never happend again.
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    i use the same RMclock method on my media PC.

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