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    Are there any laptop cooling solutions that make sense? For our use case, an auxiliary cooling pad/fan/whatever might just change the equation.

    Yes, I know that we "shouldn't" have to add a cooling kludge, that Cupertino has lost it's mojo, etc. That said, from a pragmatic POV, I like the idea that a MBP and a cooler might offer a nice combo - small and light for everyday tasks, but still able to shred with a simple outboard addition. Just sayin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blair S. Paulsen View Post
    Are there any laptop cooling solutions that make sense? For our use case, an auxiliary cooling pad/fan/whatever might just change the equation.

    Yes, I know that we "shouldn't" have to add a cooling kludge, that Cupertino has lost it's mojo, etc. That said, from a pragmatic POV, I like the idea that a MBP and a cooler might offer a nice combo - small and light for everyday tasks, but still able to shred with a simple outboard addition. Just sayin'

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    Dave Lee used a freezer and it worked.
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    Blair,

    I have not tried this myself but noted earlier that Pyrolytic material can wick heat away 7 times faster than Aluminium.

    Putting a thin (17um thin) sheet on the top and bottom of a laptop is likely to cause the entire surface to be one temperature rather than have hot spots near CPU and GPU.

    On the table the laptop is Placed - it could sit on something like this:
    Pyrolytic sheet (top of table under laptop)-> on top of Peltier Cooler -> on top of Heat sink (or to 1000 BTU passive convection radiator behind desk)

    https://www.amazon.com/BQLZR-TEC1-12.../dp/B00EQ1X5EC

    Hook up to a power source (with a lot of current) - this set up should cool the laptop FASTER then putting the laptop in a freezer.

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    MISC : This would be a >250 Watt cooling action. It might freeze everything in sight. If anyone does do this - start smaller! One side of the Peltier cooler willl be sub zero, and the other will be very very hot.
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    Or maybe we are too impressed with expensive gadgets that don’t perform the basic tasks they are designed for.
    Yes that's it.

    More accurately, it's a combination of consumeristic mentality combined with power user requirements and hyped marketing.

    To be fair, today's tools have become very complex to be able to achieve highly complex functions and tool makers have exceptionally difficult task of making it all work because variables to juggle are rising exponentially.

    So...you combine that with race for profit of insatiable dinosaurs with planned obsolescence tactics on one side and consumeristic mindset expecting everything better yesterday on the other and you get products released in beta widely accepted as normal. And unrealistic expectations and arrogant desires eventually bitch slapped by Reality through the endless loop of needs to compensate by constant fiddling and problem solving.

    Is today this really progress or just trading reliability, practicality and intuitiveness for peak performance chasing, i.e. quality for quantity...is another discussion.

    So...I got rid of Mac Pros, keep my "old" MBPs for everyday non-power usage stuff and for more intensive work use PC workstations I built myself, kept disconnected from the web. Greatly reduced need for fiddling, problem solving, hardware fixation, overall tool pampering and therapy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blair S. Paulsen View Post
    Are there any laptop cooling solutions that make sense? For our use case, an auxiliary cooling pad/fan/whatever might just change the equation.

    Yes, I know that we "shouldn't" have to add a cooling kludge, that Cupertino has lost it's mojo, etc. That said, from a pragmatic POV, I like the idea that a MBP and a cooler might offer a nice combo - small and light for everyday tasks, but still able to shred with a simple outboard addition. Just sayin'

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    I heard about these kind of cooling systems, but haven't tried them yet :
    https://www.amazon.com/Laptop-Coolin...ode=2243862011

    What do you guys think ? (except the fact that most of them are ugly as hell )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nils Ruinet View Post

    What do you guys think ? (except the fact that most of them are ugly as hell )
    A must if you plan on rendering anything longer on newer machines with deadlines ticking and preserving sanity.

    With older retinas I used the one like Thermaltake aluminum model and it prevented freezes and shut downs. In most cases.
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    Deep Cool has a lot of options ...
    http://www.deepcool.com/product/nbcooler/index.shtml
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