2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 26, 2010 4:06 AM by Darkeyes
Charlie Moores Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have had a MacBook Air for about a year and a half now and recently I have run into problems of the computer running slow and I think it could be improved with a purchase of a cooling system. I have seen many different designs and prices and am unsure as which one to purchase. I have smcFanControl installed and have seen my computer at temperatures in excess of 170 deg F. Thanks!

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • ahostmadsen Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
    I use Logitech Notebook Cooling Pad (N100). It's too bad you have to use a bulky cooling pad when the MBA is so slim by itself. Fortunately, I only need to use it with intensive tasks (e.g., watching video).
  • Darkeyes Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Even I suggest buying the Logitech N100 cooling pad as IMO it's the best cooling pad out there... Even I have a Macbook Air and it gets hot a lot of times, but after buying this pad, it's been a lot more cooler and the Logitech is also designed really well, great ergonomics and really good to use on the lap...

    Also, it really works well with the Air is cause the Air only has 1 vent at the back where it ***** the air and this pad pushes in Cold air into it and that makes a dramatic difference in performance... Example, before this pad, I couldn't watch more than 3-4 youtube video (10 minute each) as the thing would slow, but after the pad, I can easily watch up to an hour of video (still no slowdown)... The Air circulation is really great and the concave shape of it helps keep the hot air to escape and not trap beneath...

    I give the logitech pad a thumbs up and a must buy for any Air user... Really quiet fan, low power consumption and keeps the degrees down....