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It works, but the Targus version is better,
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I bought the Zalman ZM-NC3 and Targus Lap Chill Mat for Christmas. I gave the Targus to my girlfriend, and kept this one for myself.
We use the laptops in bed and on a duvet, for computer games, email etc. Sometimes the laptops got hot, especially on computer games - and possibly even affecting graphics performance if they overheat etc.
We've now used them for a month, and both are good. However, the Zalman is a more "closed-box" design, with the fan underneath. This doesn't work so well on duvets etc, as the fan gets blocked, and that makes it louder as it works harder. Even when lifted up, it still makes a whirring noise. However, it works and does keep the laptop cooler and my lap doesn't get hot anymore!
Comparing that to my girlfriend's Targus - hers is definitely better (and she won't swap). The Targus is an interesting, simple-looking "open-sided" design so air can get through the fans even on a duvet. Its also quieter (2 fans vs 1?). She was really pleased with the Targus, her laptop doesn't over-heat, its comfortable and she thinks the cooling has helped her graphics perform better.
So, I would be happy with the Zalman - but even happier with the Targus.
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Initial post: 10 Apr 2014, 17:35:32 BST
Euan Brown says:
Posted on 11 May 2014, 11:35:38 BST
yeah thanks mate. I use my laptop on a duvet mostly so will grab the targus.
Posted on 13 Jan 2015, 12:23:18 GMT
C. G. Sell says:
Posted on 3 Dec 2015, 11:03:03 GMT
Got the Targus cooler based on this review. Found it to be quite noisy so sent it back.
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