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We’ve all been there. You leave your laptop on the bed for 5 minutes and when you pick it up it’s hotter than the sun! Laptops are well known for cooling and ventilation issues. Due to their small form factor, the heat has less places to go. It also doesn’t help that the fan is underneath.
So how can you make your laptop run cooler and perhaps even quieter than what it may be currently? There are quite a few solutions and most of them cost little to nothing so let’s get started.
Why do laptops typically get hot?
There’s wireless everywhere these days, whether it’s wireless in a coffee shop, wireless in your home, and you can even tether your phone to create a WiFi hotspot. And even your phone works off a type of WiFi aswell, or at least the type of radio signals used within telephone networks is similar to WiFi. And even Bluetooth, a PAN network (personal area network) is somewhat based on the same principle as WiFi.
So with WiFi everywhere you really have to wonder “hmm… is wireless really that much better than wired?” and to put it simply it really depends on what you are doing. If you’re deciding on whether to go wired or wireless, there’s no definitive answer other than, if you’re going to be moving around a lot then you’ll want to go with wireless.
In short… no. That opinion may seem somewhat biased but to tell you the truth, I’ve experienced the problems with netbooks and I actually have a netbook as well. Netbooks have been around for longer than most people remember, most people think that they have only come about over the last few years, however this is not true. Many early netbook were running Windows 95!
One day you may be asking yourself, should I get a portable computer or a static computer, the simple answer is… both! (If you can)
Yes both have their advantages and disadvantages which I will be covering in this blogpost. So, first of all you may need to ask yourself questions along the lines of, will I be moving this computer around frequently? Is size an issue? Am I prepared to cater for either form factor of machine.