Rosewill Notebook Cooler RNA-7000W ReviewPropane - April 8, 2008
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Since the Rosewill Notebook Cooler only has one function that we can measure, that is what will be tested mostly. This function is, of course, its ability to help cool the laptop. The only other function that the Notebook Cooler has is the boost in ergonomic comfort. This is more or less a personal preference that you will have to decide for yourself, however. If you like raised keyboards, then you will love the Rosewill's tilt, but if you prefer flat keyboards, it probably won't be something you will enjoy.
To test the Roswill's cooling ability, I will do what I have done for other laptop coolers in the past. The temperatures will be gathered at idle and at load. To get the idle temperatures, I will make sure I have no running processes on the laptop, then leave it in that state for 15 minutes. After the 15 minutes are up, I will get the temperature and then do the same process on the stand. For the load temperatures, I will run the popular game, World of Warcraft, for 15 minutes in each configuration (on and off the cooler). World of Warcraft will be used because it can stress both the CPU and GPU instead of just testing the CPU like most synthetic Macintosh benchmarks. These temperatures will be recorded and reported in the below segments.
- Apple MacBook Pro 15" Generation 3
- 2.2Ghz Core 2 Duo
- nVidia GeForce8600M
- 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
The first results I will look at is the idle temperatures.
As you can see, it didn't perform as well as some of the other coolers, but still showed an improvement in operating temperature. Now for the load temperatures.
In the load temperatures, the Rosewill performed on-par with the other coolers that I am comparing it to. In the case of the load CPU, it even produced the best temperature.