MacBook Pro Cooling Pad Recommendations

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
I have just purchased a 15.4" MacBook Pro. In researching this notebook, I have noticed that it seems to have heat issues when running games, playing DVDs and possibly when running XP in Bootcamp. I was wondering if any of you have purchased cooling pads for your MacBook Pro and if so, which one did you purchase and what is your evaulation of it? Thanks.

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  • Reply 1 of 8
    There's no comparison -- get an iLap:



    http://www.raindesigninc.com/ilap.html



    It's aluminum and the Macbook Pro's rubber pads will keep it a fraction of an inch above the aluminum allowing the heat to dissapate and it stays remarkably cool. I have one and use it constantly -- and my MBP seems to stay MUCH cooler than when on my lap or the table.
  • Reply 2 of 8
    Thanks for the recommendation. That's the kind of response I was hoping for.
  • Reply 3 of 8
    iLap is nice if you like the big comfortable handrests.
  • Reply 4 of 8
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 17,912member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post


    iLap is nice if you like the big comfortable handrests.



    I used a flexible fanless cooling pad...it was like $50. I used for a Alubook, which was MUCH hotter than the MBP. I can't find the link anymore, but it worked well. It was light and portable. My main goal was to keep my lap from burning up.
  • Reply 5 of 8
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SDW2001 View Post


    I used a flexible fanless cooling pad...it was like $50. I used for a Alubook, which was MUCH hotter than the MBP. I can't find the link anymore, but it worked well. It was light and portable. My main goal was to keep my lap from burning up.



    For fan-driven active cooling, I like this:

    http://www.zalman.co.kr/eng/product/...t.asp?code=030



    Only if you are running very intense applications all day,

    otherwise fanless is good enough.
  • Reply 6 of 8
    mydomydo Posts: 1,888member
    I am the only one that like their keyboard flat? All of these seem to tip it forward?
  • Reply 7 of 8
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mydo View Post


    I am the only one that like their keyboard flat? All of these seem to tip it forward?



    I like my keyboards on a very slight angle, maybe 5-10 degrees at most.



    (Note: Damn these PC's and their keyboards! My Macs can insert a degree symbol using Opt-Shift-8, but nooooo, not Windows. I really hope my iMac finishes it's 200GB+ data migration soon.)
  • Reply 8 of 8
    mydomydo Posts: 1,888member
    I'm the guy at work that is always popping the feet down on all the public keyboards. I think I might even like an inverse angle if I could do with a notebook (easily).
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