Story time: Bob was moving from one home to another and was getting rid of a bunch of ThinkComputers products that he had built up in the basement and asked me if I wanted anything before he trashed it or gave it away. Since I’m an admitted hoarder I jumped at the opportunity and grab up a select few item. Among them was a laptop cooler. I never really saw the purpose of having a laptop cooler but the thing looked neat and I figured allowing my laptop to run “cooler” was never a bad thing. The years went past and I never really “used” the thing. It sat on my desk and ran and ran. I rarely gamed on my laptop, really only at LAN’s, and when I did I never took the cooler with me. Being a desktop gamer, because REAL gaming is never done on a laptop (sorry Alienware and Razer fanboys), I never saw it as anything more than something taking up space on my desk.
A year or so went by after I acquired that cooler off of Bob and in the process of moving homes for me I ended up losing the power cable for the cooler and eventually threw it away.
A few weeks ago I was laying in bed with my significant other watching a movie on her Macbook Pro. Naturally the Macbook was lying across my thighs and after about 30 minutes the bottom of her computer began to get really hot, hot to the point where I had to lay the computer between us.
Coincidentally the next week Bob asked me to review the NXZT Cyro E-40 Laptop cooler and my first thought was, “where was this thing when I actually needed it?” NZXT has a solid history in the laptop cooling market. Any recommendation I’ve made in the past for a cooler I’ve always said to look at NZXT. Let’s find out if the Cyro-E40 lives up to my recommendation.
This is the first NZXT product I’ve reviewed so I’m not familiar with there packaging. I must say, I’m quite impressed. The box features all the standard information you’d require when selecting a laptop cooler for purchase plus much more.
The packaging gives you the ability to view the product before you completely remove it from the box. Inside the box you’ll have the cooler itself enclosed in formfitting enviro-foam and a small manual.