Originally Posted by Rob Williams
I agree with that for the most part, but that's not always the case. I have a friend with a 12" notebook, and that thing gets hot. He told me so, but when I actually used it, I couldn't believe it. And he's using it on a flat surface, and keeps care of it like no one else. Thankfully, notebooks like these are hard to come by.
Even in his case though, I'm highly doubtful a notebook cooler would make an ounce of difference.
Indeed it is a good thing this sort of problem is rare... Has he checked with others of the same make and model? Do they get as hot as his? It is possible there's a problem with the cpu cooler. A little dab of Arctic Silver and a blast of compressed air may be all the machine needs...
Then again, there were a bunch of laptops put out that did normally run extremely hot... Fortunately they got the message and started working on lower powered CPUs and GPUs for laptops. AMD's latest offerings are using less than half the power they used only 2 years ago... and that's a giant step in the right direction.