Evercool Hawk 1 ReviewPropane - August 30, 2010
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To test the Evercool Hawk 1, I used it in conjunction to help cool my Macbook Pro. I will be letting the laptop run in an idle state while running a temperature monitoring application (iStat Pro) to get both my CPU and GPU temperatures. Then I will repeat the test with the cooler and with the laptop straight on my desk. To get load temperatures, I chose to run Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword, which stresses the hardware of my Macbook Pro, generating heat. Again, this was repeated on the cooler and on the desk. The results from this testing will be specific to a Macbook Pro, but other laptops should provide similar results.
- Apple MacBook Pro 15" Generation 3
- 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo
- nVidia GeForce 8600M
- 2GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SO-DIMM SDRAM
- 120GB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
- AirPort Extreme 802.11 a/b/g/draft-n
- 8x Slot Loading Super Drive
- LaTosta Laptop Stand
- NZXT Cryo LX Notebook Cooler
- Lapworks Attaché Laptop Stand
- Antec Notebook Cooler 200
- Evercool Hermes
- NZXT Cryo S
- Thermaltake Massive23
- Xclio One
- Evercool Fit
- Xclio Hovercraft
The results below show that the Evercool Hawk 1 does a decent job at cooling off my MacBook Pro.
Lower numbers are better.
The Hawk cooled my MacBook Pro up to 11 degrees cooler at idle on the CPU than when it is was laying flat on my desk. This is a substantial improvement over the desk only results for just a small outlay of dough. The GPU results are equally impressive at idle and both results show improvement.