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ThermaPAK HeatShift Pad Review

ThermaPAK HeatShift Pad Review

When your product promises to do one thing and do it well, you're potentially setting yourself up for a whole lot of criticism if the reality doesn't match up to the sales claims. Latest to enter the arena is the ThermaPAK Laptop Cooling HeatShift Pad; according to ThermaPAK slotting the pad under your notebook will result in better cooling than any fan-based rival can manage. Marketing hype or salvation for your toasty lap? Check the full SlashGear review to find out.

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Ionic-cooling system may soon cool off notebooks

Ionic-cooling system may soon cool off notebooks

Well this is pretty cool! It seems a company called Tessera is working on a new system that uses ionic-cooling for cooling down hot laptops that are running at faster and faster speeds. This new cooling idea might be able to offer 30% more cooling than a standard fan according to Tessera and the University of Washington.

The added bonus is it uses half the power. And with no moving parts, there's less likelihood of breakdown and noise. During the demonstration of this new technology, the cooler was put by a vent in a notebook. Then, pipes that are filled with liquid pull the heat away from the chipset and move it to the ionic system.

The system contains two electrodes, one with ionizing air molecules, the other with a receiver for the molecules. As these ions move from one spot to the other, this causes neutral air to move across hot areas, making for cooling. This is still a ways off from being included in your next notebook, but it's an interesting technology that we might see as soon as next year.

Dell XPS 625 and XPS 630 now have liquid cooling

Dell XPS 625 and XPS 630 now have liquid cooling

Now this is "cool." Ugh, that was an awful pun. The Dell XPS 625 and XPS 630 have just gotten a liquid cooling option added to their specs in place of the standard fan-cooling option.

The Asetek liquid cooling system provides for a more even cooling of the processor and makes overclocking a much more versatile possibility for users that really want to get the most out of their systems.

This cooling option also reduces the noise, as there's no loud fan noise to contend with. Since both of these computers include the Intel Core 2 Extreme and are unlocked, making speed boosts much easier, having a stronger cooling option just makes sense. To add the Asetek liquid cooling option, it will cost you nearly $120 extra on top of the $899 and $1,099 priced XPS 625 and XPS 630 gaming towers. The new option will be available by the end of the month.

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