The best laptop cooling pads in 2024

The best laptop cooling pads: Havit laptop cooling pad
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It might not be the coolest product around (sorry), but the best laptop cooling pads can be an essential. Cooling a laptop allows the processors to push harder and perform better without crashing – something no creative wants to experience. The challenge is finding the best cooling pad for your device, which means considering size, number of fans, power, noise, portability and more.

So what variables are at play? Size is a big issue. You don't want to buy a pad that's not large enough for your laptop as it won't cool it enough to offer any real benefit. Number of fans presents a similar issue, although this is more a question of power efficiency – some single-fan units can still push out a lot of cooling power. Noise is a big factor for anybody that thinks a whirring pad is going to get on their nerves. And portability is a must for anyone using their laptop on the go. Here's our pick of the best, and if check out the best laptops for graphic design if you're in the market for a whole new setup. 

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