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    good way to keep laptop cool on lap?

    does anyone know a good way? right now it gets so hot it's almost unusable on my lap and it's probably not a good idaea to block the vents with a pillow or blanket that would just make it hotter and a fan would be kind of cubersome too.

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    Re: good way to keep laptop cool on lap?

    buy a laptop cooler for it to sit on. http://www.xoxide.com/noco.html

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    Re: good way to keep laptop cool on lap?

    i have one of those and while great for desktop use i couldn't imagine using it on my lap

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    Re: good way to keep laptop cool on lap?

    they don't weigh much and are only slightly bigger than the laptop itself. i don't see the problem.

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    Re: good way to keep laptop cool on lap?

    mine is actually smaller than the laptop. my laptop is 17" and the cooler is about 13 inches so with the slightest movement it would fall off

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    Re: good way to keep laptop cool on lap?

    get one better sized for your laptop, i mean you could get some kind of board or something but its not gonna work as well as the cooling tray.
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    Re: good way to keep laptop cool on lap?

    ok ill take a look at bestbuy or try to build something myself

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    Re: good way to keep laptop cool on lap?

    The standard chill pad, using USB-powered fans, works very well. It does consume battery power, though. I used one almost all the time when I had a full-size laptop, but haven't used it since I got my Asus eee-pc. No need, it doesn't get that hot.

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    Re: good way to keep laptop cool on lap?

    Quote Originally Posted by sgosnell View Post
    The standard chill pad, using USB-powered fans, works very well. It does consume battery power, though. I used one almost all the time when I had a full-size laptop, but haven't used it since I got my Asus eee-pc. No need, it doesn't get that hot.
    who makes that? how is that eee pc anyway i've been cosidering getting one but worried it will be too hard to type or be to small to use

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    Re: good way to keep laptop cool on lap?

    The simplest of solutions would be a wooden "table". Usually, something like a fold-away TV-table would do the trick once you remove the legs and support.

    The problem isn't that it gets very hot, but you are in contact with the constant heat source which can become uncomfortable and can even give you a 1st degree burn (similar to a slight sunburn) after prolonged exposure..

    The tabletop from a small folding tv-table is rugged, can't really malfunction and is inexpensive and can serve as an impromptu lap-desk when needed.
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