Vantec Lapcool 2 Laptop Cooler

Close Up - Vantec Lapcool 2 Notebook Cooler

Meet the cooler

The laptop cooler is designed in a royal blue colour with black and white trim. It's quite nice to look at and certainly fitted with my blue laptop.

vantec lapcool 2 vantec lapcool 2 rear


As you can see the cooler is fairly aesthetically pleasing. The logo isn't totally emblazoned across the cooler and all in all it looks ok.

vantec lapcool fans vabntec lapcool fan rear

The fans are Vantec's own make and have a fairly thin blade design. This causes a bit of a whoosh of air going through the fan guards. However this is soon outweighed by my laptop's loud fans, perhaps if your laptop doesn't have quite the fan noise mine does it would be audible and could concievably get annoying.

vantec lapcool 2 buttons

As you can see though, the fans can be turned down using the switch on the back of the motherboard, and the power to the unit can also be turned off totally. As we will see on the next page this is pretty effective.

vantec lapcool stand top vantec lapcool top stands out

The top of the cooler has small feet that flip up to stand the laptop slightly away from the surface of the cooler. This wasn't as much of a help on my laptop as it has stands, but would help on certain laptops that do not. There is a foam insert to stop scratching the laptop.

vantec lapcool 2 stand bottom vantec lapcool stand

The bottom has rubber stands as well as 2 flick up feet to keep the cooler at a small distance from the surface thus aiding airflow.

vantec lapcool 2 storage

The Vantec Lapcool also has two small storage areas for you to put your cables: pretty neat if you have a lot of hubs and USB devices.

Build Quality

The Lapcool is built well and is solid. It's pretty much all plastic with a metal sheet (the white bit) on the top that is nearest to the laptops "hot bits". I did a couple of subtle "drop tests" and it stuck together no problems. The cooler is nice and versatile and looks pretty neat. I think that it would be ok to haul around at 650g, but would require a laptop bag that it fitted in as it's not exactly small.

Overall the Vantec Lapcool looks pretty reasonable.
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I will be looking forward to this one!
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