Zalman ZM-NC1000

Zalman ZM-NC1000

I own a Dell XPS M1710. At the time I bought it, it was the best gaming laptop that existed. This means it has quite a hefty graphic card (NVIDIA Geforce Go 7950 GTX) crammed into a tight space. In preparation for the last LAN party I attended (the second one ever, it’s not like I do that every week), I bought a Zalman notebook cooler, the ZM-NC1000, just to be sure my laptop wouldn’t overheat during gaming sessions. It’s a nice device, well designed with some decent quality metal top plate, but I actually never believed the thing could keep my laptop any cooler. Tests I did with my laptop running a game with the Zalman on or off showed absolutely no difference in CPU or GPU temperature. However I keep using it because at least my laptop is raised a bit above the surface and this gives me the feeling my laptop will suck a little less dust… maybe… Continue reading