NotePal X3 Product Review
by Gregory Laporte Editor Vice President on February 14, 2012 at 04:20 PM EDT

NotePal  X3 Review

Manufacturer: Cooler Master

Price: $39.99

Release Date: February 14, 2012

Recently, Cooler Master sent over their newest laptop cooler called the Notepal X3. Is the device something that technology buffs should buy or pass on? Read more in our review to find out!

Product Impressions:

The Notepal X3 is a silent fan laptop-cooling pad made by Cooler Master. At first glance, it might seem like the usual run of the mill-cooling pad, but when you look at it more carefully, it is much more than that. The device features a silent 200mm fan with blue Led lights that actually look very pleasurable to the untrained eye. There are also buttons on the left hand side of the device that can control the lighting and fan for use. A fan speed dial controls fan speed and a USB jack to plug the fan to the laptop, which will act as a power supply.

The device works very well to keep your laptop cooled to a temperature that you will not recognize. You can really tell the difference when it is in use and when it is not. What is also great about this little device is the fact that you also have an area to put wires so that they are out of the way. The lighting is also great as you have blue led lights that are very nice to look at. The design of the cooling pad is also very splendid. It has a glossy build with a smooth texture that is extremely lightweight. It is comparable to putting a laptop on a pillow or some soft cushion surface. The only way that you know the device is there is by the slight angle of your laptop. What is new to this version of Notepal is the cooling for hands in the front of the device.

This works well if you get sweaty palms or just need to give your hands a break from the heat. There are front vents were you could just rest your hands in front and feel the cool air. It really helps in certain situations. This is a great accessory for anyone needing a way to cool down there laptop and themselves for an affordable price. At the MSRP of $39.99, you really cannot go wrong with this device.

Ergonomics:

The design of the Notepal is great especially for those that maintain a focus on ergonomics while they use their laptops or netbooks. The best part about this device is that it does support big laptops. I have a 17-inch HP Pavilion DV7 and before using this product, I would have a ton of problems putting the laptop in certain areas because the amount of heat it would emit that, would become very cumbersome and unbearable. Connecting this device and utilizing the ways that it imports cool air and exports the hot air through its exhaust was a blessing. I also noticed a severe drop in temperature produced from the use of my laptop. It went from unbearably hot to a lukewarm feel that really is unnoticeable.

The way your laptop is position on the device with the flaps down on the back allows you to obtain the right angle that you are looking for when typing and using the screen.  This angle allows you to be comfortable while working on long-winded essays or papers, all the while staying in a cool environment. Its honestly is one of the most helpful aspects of the device.

Features and Specifications:

Color: black

Material: Aluminum, Plastics, Rubber

Weight: 0.9 kg/ 1.9lbs

Dimensions: 400 x 31- x 51~71 mm / 15.7 x 12.2 x 2.0 ~ 2.8 inch

Fan Dimensions: 200 x 200 x 20 mm fan

Fan Speed: 500 ~ 850 R.P.M

Fan Airflow: 65~ 76.5 CFm

Fan Speed Control: Fan Speed dial

Fan Noise: 16~ 23 dBA

Power: USB 5V DC

USB: USB 2.9/1.1 x1 and Mini-USB x1 (For Power Input)

Current Consumption: 0.22~ 0.28 A

Power Consumption: 1.1~ 1.4 W

Compatibility: Supports up to 17” laptops

Pros:

  • Supports 17in laptops
  • Silent 200mm fan
  • Great design for ergonomics
  • Lightweight
  • Blue Led’s look great

Cons:

  • None

Final Thoughts:

The Notepal X3 is the best product for those looking for a great laptop-cooling accessory. The ergonomics of the device helps to keep the user at comfortable level so that they will be able to use their laptop without compromising space as this holds up to laptops that are 17inches. It is a great device for anyone looking for a way to move air around. The lightweight glossy design, blue led lights, and silent 200mm make this a premium buy for any Notebook. I can highly recommend this for anyone looking for an upgrade.

Final Score:

I give the Notepal X3 a 10, out of 10

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