NZXT Cryo LX Notebook Cooler ReviewPropane - February 23, 2008
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While the NZXT Cryo LX Notebook Cooler might look very nice in its folded up form, it isn't very useful. Unfolding it makes the cooler have a nice slant that comes just about even with the desk and provides a soft rubber wristpad. Also, if you have a larger laptop, this can help support it. These pictures also show the location of the fans pretty well. As you can see, there are three 120mm fans spaces across the entire surface of the Cryo LX. This should provide pretty good airflow to cool down the laptop. Another benefit of having 120mm fans is that they should not be too noisy or high pitched, but we will get into this more in the testing section.
Looking at the back of the cooler reveals the several different ports that power the cooler and provide the USB hub ability of the cooler. The farthest left USB port is used to connect to the computer while the other four USB ports can be used to plug in your USB accessories. The DC power connector seems like it might be used with a wall plug and a power inverter brick (like most laptops use as well as other electronics that use DC power). However, the way that the Cryo LX works is that you use a provided cable that goes from USB to the DC connector. This pulls a lot of power, however, and might not work with every laptop.
Now that we know what the NZXT Cryo LX looks like, let's take a look at the official specifications!