Xaser S1000 Overview
The S1000 has a little different design than most notebook coolers that we have seen. Instead of being large like other coolers it has a small rectangular design with enough room for the 2 cooling fans. Both cooling fans are 70mm and light up bright blue when in operation. The honeycomb openings are designed like the “X” that we see on so many Xaser cases from Thermaltake.
On the end of each side of the cooler there are rubber strips that will hold your notebook on the cooler nicely. The cooler has a nice brushed aluminum finish, we received the black version, but it also comes in silver. On the right side of the cooler you will find the speed adjustment for the fans. The fans can be adjusted from 200RPM all the way up to 1200RPM. Also on each side of the cooler is a set of ventilation holes.
On the back of the cooler there are another set of ventilation holes and the power connection. Power is provided by a USB cable, but I don’t know why Thermaltake did not make this connection on the cooler USB, or at least miniUSB. If you lose the cable, you are pretty much out of luck getting another one. Flipping the cooler over there are some more ventilation holes over the fans and 2 larger rubber strips that keep the cooler secure on your computer desk.
Setup and Testing
Getting the S1000 setup is pretty simple, just go ahead and set it on your desk, then place your notebook on top of it and plug in the USB cable. Then you can go ahead and turn the cooler on and adjust the speed as you like it. As you can see the fans light up bright blue when turned on.
To test the S1000 I used my Dell XPS M1210 notebook. I made it so all fans in the notebook would be running at high speed, so we did not have any variable fan speeds inside of the case that would make the tests unfair. I ran 2 tests, one with the S1000 at high speed and one without the cooler at all. Here are the results.
As you can see not much of a difference during idle but during load there was a 4 degree difference. Still not the best cooling, but I did its job.