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I have searched for some pics on the web of air coolers for laptop. I see that it is something like a plate with holes so the air can leave the laptop trough the holes instead of hitting your desk. Is this true or does it do more? Cause, it would be the same as holding your laptop in the air, wouldn't it?
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Yes, exactly like holding your laptop in the air, without the discomfort of your arms getting tired and trying to actively fan the bottom of the laptop with your knees.

Some of these coolers actually have fans built into them to help keep things cool on higher performance laptops. If you're using your grandmothers netbook with integrated non-HD capable graphics and an abaccus processor then you wouldn't need one. If you're running a new gaming rig with twin graphics cards and an I7 processor you want to think about bumping up a couple mhz... then you would want one.

Also, they're called laptops for a reason... ie: they on your lap. New laptops can get quite toasty at the best of times so some people can put these lower profile coolers on their lap to prevent the discomfort.
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laptops have vents underneath for intake and vents on the sides or back for exhaust. The easiest solution is to just put a book underneath the back end to prop it up.

Some coolers are just plates with raises in the corners to keep the laptop higher off the desk; this serves the same purpose as the book, yes, just fancier and costs money

Then some have vents or plain fans with holes cut blowing onto the underside of the laptop to aid in intake.
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Yes, exactly like holding your laptop in the air, without the discomfort of your arms getting tired and trying to actively fan the bottom of the laptop with your knees.

Some of these coolers actually have fans built into them to help keep things cool on higher performance laptops. If you're using your grandmothers netbook with integrated non-HD capable graphics and an abaccus processor then you wouldn't need one. If you're running a new gaming rig with twin graphics cards and an I7 processor you want to think about bumping up a couple mhz... then you would want one.

Also, they're called laptops for a reason... ie: they on your lap. New laptops can get quite toasty at the best of times so some people can put these lower profile coolers on their lap to prevent the discomfort.
Well, I have hold my laptop in the air, and it did not make a really big difference. Will the coolers with fans built in make a big difference?!
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Not really, no...

Laptops, for the most part, dont have any air flowing through them, just an exhaust fan or two and the end of a heatpipe that usually (found in hp's) connect both the cpu and gpu sink
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