So, you have spent all this time thinking and debating about buying a laptop cooling pad, and you are still not sure what you will do next.
If you are on a low budget, you might be in this constant loop of thinking if it’s worth it to spend money on a cooling pad and if it is something that is even necessary for your laptop.
And when you finally start to make your mind about not buying it, you start getting worried after looking at how quickly your laptop gets heated, and you might start thinking again that not having a cooling pad could end up affecting the performance of your new( or old)expensive laptop in the long term.
Well, that loop of internal debating comes to an end now. Because in this article, we are going to explore each and every one of the advantages and disadvantages that people generally experience after buying a laptop cooling pad.
And after spending your next 10-12 minutes reading this well-researched article, you would have a clear idea about laptop cooling pads, and you’d know what’s best for you, and you would be able to make that well-informed perfect decision.
So let’s get started!
Advantages of using a Laptop cooling pad:
No product would survive on the market without having some great advantages. Some of the most common ones of laptop cooling pads include:
1. Helps cool your laptop down:
As its name suggests, cooling is what is meant to do, and hence it is the biggest and most obvious advantage of having a laptop cooling pad.
If you are a regular gamer or if you are one of those android developers who run applications like android studio almost every day on their laptops, then having a cooling pad is very important because irrespective of how advanced the internal cooling features are, many laptops tend to start heating up a lot when you run heavy files on them for more than a couple of hours.
And if you plan to run heavy files on your entry-level laptop, then this external cooling feature becomes an absolute necessity because the hardware of the entry-level laptops was just not meant to support large files and without adding external hardware like a cooling pad to your laptop, you will not be able to run them.
2. Provides sturdier work surface:
Apart from helping your laptop cool down a bit, cooling pads provide that much-needed sturdy surface under your laptop.
This feature could come extremely handy to you if you are someone who doesn’t like shifting your laptop from your bed or couch to a desk while intensely gaming or doing any other activity on your laptop that requires you to type.
With this sturdy surface, you will have the exact same experience of typing on a tablet keyboard while you are typing, sitting on your couch, or on your bed. And as a gamer, it could also give you a slight edge over your opponents.
3. Can improve your posture and comfort
If you are one of those people who stay on their laptop for longer periods of time while having to bend down, then this inclination feature, which comes with some of the latest versions of the cooling pads, could be of great help to you.
These angled modulated cooling pads not just provide you with a number of inclination angles but also the option to adjust the height of your laptop which will ultimately reduce your fatigue which is caused due long hours of working.
Note: As I’ve earlier suggested, this feature is only provided in *some* of the laptop cooler pads. So if you want this feature, make sure to check with the seller if it is provided before you make the purchase.
4. Very easy to set up:
Unlike some of the other laptop accessories like an external graphics card or a cooling fan that are very complicated to set up and require you to, at the very least, spend a lot of your time watching numerous YouTube tutorials and, in the worst case, spend some more money in a visit to a computer professional; cooling pads, however, are very easy to set up.
Most of the advanced cooling pads that you can find in the market today are designed with a USB port. After buying a cooling pad, all you need to do is connect the 3.0 USB port to your laptop and then place your laptop on top of it. That’s basically it!
You can even easily remove it after daily use. Not just that, with the help of the built-in settings provided in almost all cooling pads, you can also adjust the speed of the fans in the cooling pad with ease.
5. Enhances your setup:
If you are looking for that one last finishing touch to your laptop’s setup, which would bring in a drastic change and give your setup that perfect look, then look no further than laptop cooling pads.
Because many cooling pads these days come in various shapes, colors along with some trendy led lights that will completely enhance your setup and make it look a lot cooler than it used to.
Disadvantages of Buying a Laptop cooling pad
Cooling pads could be very helpful. And just like every other product in the world, they come with their own set of disadvantages. Let’s explore them:
1. Difficult to choose:
Similar to all of the other laptop accessories, when you are choosing a cooling pad, it is very important to choose the one that is compatible with your laptop. You just cannot go wrong with this because if you do, then your laptop could easily get negatively affected by it.
And choosing the right cooling pad is not easy, especially for those who don’t have a lot of experience in buying laptop/ computer accessories.
If you are also new to buying laptop accessories, you need to do a lot of research about your pc and all the types of cooling pads available so that you can make that perfect well-informed choice. And this process, as you can already guess, is very time-consuming.
2. Increases the ambient temperature:
As the laptop cooling pad cools your system down, it releases the heat into the atmosphere around you, and it slowly increases the ambient temperature. This could be a huge disadvantage if your workspace is not very big in size.
And this increase in the temperature is not something a lot of people prefer as it not only gets a bit uncomfortable but also a little toxic after long hours of use.
3. Not everyone needs a cooling pad:
Although you can still gain access to all the features we have mentioned above, it is still not an “absolute necessity,” especially if you are a casual user who doesn’t spend a lot of time on your laptop.
As I’ve already mentioned earlier, many laptops have a cooling system. And that can easily handle the processing if you don’t run heavy files very often.
Now, after reading all of the advantages and disadvantages mentioned above, if you are going to buy a cooling pad for your laptop, make sure to buy the best one you can.
Although I understand the fact that you might not have a huge budget and it could be very easy for you to get attracted to those cheaper cooling pads that lack in quality, but those cooling pads could end up making you pay a lot more in the future than what you are now going to pay for the more expensive cooling pad because the cheaper ones tend to deteriorate with time and could even end up affecting your laptop.