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Xclio Hovercraft Notebook Cooler Review

Propane    -   June 23, 2010
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Testing:

To test the Xclio Hovercraft Notebook Cooler, I used it in conjunction with my Macbook Pro. For a control I am using the laptop sitting on my desk, then, I am letting the laptop run in an idle state while running a temperature monitoring application (iStat Pro) to get both my CPU and GPU temperatures. This was repeated with the cooler and the control. To get load temperatures, I chose to run World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, 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.

Testing Setup:

  • 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

 

Comparison Coolers:

 

The results below show that the Xclio Hovercraft does a very nice job at cooling off my MacBook Pro.

 

 

Lower numbers are better.

The Hovercraft is one of the better performing coolers of the group, especially at idle where there is more temperature variation.




  1. Introduction
  2. Closer Look (Continued)
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing
  5. Conclusion
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