Best laptop cooling pad 2019: top picks for keeping your notebook cool
Laptop makers and engineers are constantly pushing the boundaries in terms of making machines thinner, and yet more powerful – the latter being a prime consideration with gaming portables, naturally.
And of late, huge strides have been made in terms of powering up gaming laptops, with the ability to pack near-desktop-level equivalent GPUs into a notebook. But at the same time, this brings obvious issues in the form of not just space constraints, but heat-related problems (of course the two are closely interrelated).
And it’s becoming increasingly challenging to innovate with cooling systems and clever fan setups or super-efficient heat-pipes to cool a chunky CPU and GPU. Because otherwise, these parts can end up throttled back with their performance, and not so desktop-level after all…
But cooling doesn’t just have to be an internal process, of course; it can be external too. And we don’t mean pointing a desk fan at your notebook, but rather using a laptop cooling pad. As the name suggests, this is a pad your laptop sits on which provides cooling with upward-facing fans (and sometimes additional heat dissipation via the metal chassis of the pad).
Any additional cooling can help in the battle against throttling, and perhaps moreover, it could potentially prolong the longevity of your laptop. That CPU and GPU will last longer if they aren’t being constantly run at overly hot temperatures. So there’s a possibility that in some cases, spending a little money on some…