When you use the laptop for months, dust may accumulate on the blades and other parts of the laptop’s fan. Because of the dust, the fan’s blade will rotate a bit slower. Although you can clean the accumulated dust manually or with the help of a vacuum cleaner, sometimes the fan’s speed may not be enough to reduce the overheated laptop’s temperature. Even if a laptop is new, the laptop will get hot like any other electronic device if it is in use for more than an hour. If you don’t shut down the laptop or close the application which has resulted in its overheating, the component which has become hot might be damaged. Replacing the damaged part may cost you thousands of Rupees. If the storage hardware has been damaged, you may lose important files and documents.
To keep the laptop cool, you can either buy an air conditioner or a cooling pad. Although air conditioners will do a great job in keeping the laptop cool, they are expensive. A cooling pad costs less than 1/10th the price of an AC.
Stand vs pad? The stand will lift the laptop by a few millimeters or inches to make sure that the heated air doesn’t get obstructed by the furniture on which the laptop is placed. It won’t work with the fan to keep the laptop’s temperature at a normal level. The cooling pads have a USB port and they’re equipped with 1+ fans which may operate at higher speeds than the fan built-in the laptop. They also ship with an adjustable stand. You can keep the laptop on the pad and connect the two devices with each other with a USB cable. The cooling pad will work with the laptop’s fan to keep the processor, HDD, SSD, GPU, and other parts cool.
Best laptop cooling pads
The K26 cooling pad features 4 powerful fans that operate at a blistering speed of 1200 rpm to bring down the temperature of an overheated laptop or to make sure that the laptop remains cool when you’re working. The length of the fans in K26 is 120mm. According to the manufacturer, the sound produced by K26 is less than 26 dB. The manufacturer offers a warranty of 5 years on K26. K26 is ideal for 11 to 16-inch wide laptops. It is priced below 3000 Rs. You can purchase K26 with one of these three color LED options – green, red, or blue.
The ChillMate cooling pad under 1000 Rs ships with two 125 millimeters fans that operate at 1000 rpm speed. It boasts rubber finishing and features a stand. Beneath the rubber finishing, ChillMate features a honeycomb metal sheet. You can adjust the height of the stand if you change your seating position instead of adjusting the laptop’s lid. ChillMate carries two USB ports and weighs just 300 grams. Its dimensions are 100 x 50 x 100 millimeters.
Like the above cooling pad, NC-3300 illuminates the area where the fans are installed with the blue color led light. NC-3300’s fans are 300 rpm faster than that of ChillMate’s and they are 120 millimeters long. NC3300 comes with 2 fans and a year’s warranty. It is 200 Rs costlier than LapCare ChillMate. Because of its faster fans, NC3300 is a great alternative to ChillMate.
The Comet cooling pad costs under 1500 Rs and is equipped with 140 mm fans that produce noise of up to 25 Db. It comes with a switch for adjusting the fan’s speed and has 620 grams weight. Its height is adjustable. Comet has a non-slip design. According to Cosmic Byte, Comet flaunts a broad base and metal mesh. Hence, it is ideal for 14 to 17 inch laptops. Comet’s dimensions are 140 x 140 x 20 mm.
FQ23 is another cheap cooling pad that you can buy for your laptop for around 1000 Rs. It has good ratings and is ideal for 12 to 15.6 inch laptops. It features a stand whose height you can adjust as per your convenience. FQ23 contains two 125 millimeter fans and like other cooling pads we’ve covered here, it has a non-slip design and a beautiful blue color light emitting system. FQ23 weighs 820 grams.
So these were the 5 best laptop cooling pads you can buy in India. If you have a laptop that gets hot quickly, buy one of the cooling pads we’ve shared above.