Arctic Cooling ARCTIC NC Notebook Cooler

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Logan King
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Aron Schatz
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November 2, 2010
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Arctic Cooling
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ARCTIC NC
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Arctic Cooling ARCTIC NC Notebook Cooler
The Arctic Cooling ARCTIC NC offers good performance and a nice design, all in a small package. The performance is still lacking compared to full-size coolers resulting in a product that performs well enough for a compact cooler, but not enough to be recommendable over similar-priced full-size coolers unless size is a primary concern.

Page 1: Introduction, About Arctic Cooling, Packaging

Introduction

Most people are aware of the benefits provided by your typical laptop cooler. They help remove heat from the system, cooling it down and prolonging the systems life. However, not everyone is able to use one. Traditional notebook coolers are large and bulky, and while there have been passive coolers that fold out to dimensions similar to full-size models, generally, the only option for a storage-friendly notebook cooler are compact models. Recently, Arctic Cooling developed their ARCTIC NC notebook cooler targeting this market and it is the target of this review.

About Arctic Cooling

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Who we are?

ARCTIC COOLING is a privately owned company founded in 2001 with headquarters in Switzerland, offices in Hong Kong and the USA and production facilities in Asia. The ARCTIC COOLING team consists o­f international highly educated people with business, technical and communicational skills. The attitude to work is based o­n Swiss principles of innovative spirit and high standards of workmanship for which it is recognized internationally. This striving for excellence is integrated in all processes as a matter of course. ARCTIC COOLING´s core competencies are multifarious including systematic noise reduction,copper and aluminum heatsink development, customization of thermal solutions, as well as designing quiet fans. More recently quiet and cool PC Cases and Power Supplies have been developed.

http://arctic-cooling.com/catalog/static_info.php?tid=ABOUT_US


Packaging

The front of the packaging proudly displays the cooler as well as some mention of the warranty information. Pretty straightforward, all told. You can also see the loop at the top of the packaging for hanging this from a store shelf. While the packaging is clear plastic, the color of the cooler itself still manages to convey the same themes seen in other Arctic Cooling products.

Packaging Front


The rear of the packaging is where the meat of the information is held. It contains the specifications of the product, a bit more information about the design, and a comparison chart for performance purposes. One nice thing about the chart is that it specifically mentions the type of laptop used for comparison, rather than some vague "X% cooler" number with a tacked-on bar graph. This means you could look up the laptop used to see more information about it (for example, whether it is known to run hot during use or how powerful it is) so you can get a better idea of the cooler's performance.

Packaging Rear


Another nice thing about the packaging is how it is designed. While it looks like the typical shrink-wrapped plastic case that you have to go overboard and cut open to get inside, it is actually just held closed by 3 raised tabs on the back. This allows you to open the case up without much hassle, and it also allows you to close it back up and have it stay closed. A nice attention to detail.

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