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Xclio One Notebook Cooler Review

Propane    -   August 30, 2009
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Testing:

To test the Xclio One notebook cooler, I simply used it in conjunction with my MacBook Pro. You cannot have a good experiment without a control, so for this testing, I am using the laptop sitting on the desk as the control. Then, I let the laptop run in an idle state while running a temperature monitoring application (iStat Pro) to discover the temperature of both my CPU and GPU cores. 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 on my laptop quite a bit on both the CPU and GPU, resulting in more heat being produced. Again, this was repeated on the cooler and the desk. One thing of note, however, is that my laptop is technically slightly oversized for this cooler, so most likely there would have been a better performance gain if a laptop smaller than 15" was used.

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 One performs at an improved level from the desk reference, but not quite as well as other active laptop coolers. While there are better coolers, for the size of the Xclio One, these temperatures are not bad.

 

 

Lower numbers are better.

The four small fans glow blue when they are being powered, and are not much noisier than the ambient room when my air conditioner is running.




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