I took a look at the Zalman site earlier. Apparetnyl they have 3 models. NC1000/2000/3000. The latest and more complete seems to be 3000 but looking I got confused. It has one(?) Sleeve bearing at operating at low RPM (620-720), while the 2 previous models have 2 centrifugal FDB fans (?mm) at 1100-1500RPMs. Of course they're going to make more noise but arent they going to provide better airflow? Also is sleeve bearing better than FDB?
I also found these link that picks Logitech as best pad, for some concept that incorporates speaker as well. Looks comfy but what the hell do the speakers have to do with anything?
I also found a similar logitech product with no speakers included but i wonder if it is going to perform the same way, or if they've changed other things as well. It is the Lapdesk N500.
Coolermaster seems to have many, but i dont know what to look for them.
I dont know if other respect brands build such components, or if some other respectable component exists in this section.
In conclusion based from the google research i performed, it seems to be the Zalman NC3000 to be the best coolpad for hard surfaces (Desks, tables and such) but the Logitech may be comfier for sitting in your lap, and possibly on the Bed. If not for the latter i wonder what is the best way to sit the laptop in the Bed, without overheating
.. Which is something that is very dangerous and has to happen often.
I also saw something about absorption pads on this link, but i dont know what the heck that is, and even if it gets any job done.