Cooler Master Notepal U Stand ReviewPropane - August 22, 2011
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Most people these days are buying laptops to handle their home computing needs. Their added mobility and small size are very appealing and have driven people away from being tied down to using a desktop PC. With this trend, more and more people are looking for solutions to help keep their laptops cool, and one of the leading companies making products to fill this need is Cooler Master. One of its newer offerings in this area is the Notepal U Stand. This aluminum cooler is unique in that it allows the laptop base to be tilted at various heights to provide a level of customization that most coolers don’t provide. It will be exciting to see how well the U Stand holds up compared to other coolers. So far the Notepal series from Cooler Master has done pretty well. The U3 got a Gold award from us a year ago, so I have high hopes for the U Stand!
The packaging that the U Stand comes in is very similar to other Cooler Master products — just a plain cardboard box that’s pretty easy to open. The front shows a picture of the cooler and has a small picture of how to set the cooler up correctly, while the back has a listing of all the features and specifications of the device itself.
Opening the box reveals the cooler tucked neatly inside with some protective Styrofoam keeping it safe. Underneath the cooler is a box which contains the removable fans as well as a USB to Mini-USB cable, which is used to provide power to the fans.