CoolerMaster NotePal U2 Notebook Cooler review

This laptop cooler makes sure your laptop is cool and protected

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Our Verdict

A great option for those with a particularly hot laptop


  • Moveable fans
  • Acts as added protection on the move
  • Keeps it cool

I've long been a fan of notebook coolers like this CoolerMaster NotePal U2 ever since my first modern notebook came harbouring an Athlon 2200+, which turned out to have the thermal dynamics of a very, very fat man.

Use of the machine for any length of time and, no matter what material it was made out of, the area which used to be directly underneath the CPU would be only so much molten slag. More disturbing still if you actually happened to use it literally as a laptop…

With a cooler though it was possible to use the machine without melting holes in things and without the processor throttling back to such an extent that it was hardly worth switching the damned thing on in the first place.

The NotePal U2 is such a cooler, with the now-traditional mesh-finish and exterior fans to blow soothing air of your hot bits. The difference here though is that it has some innovations.

The main one being the fact that the twin underslung fans are able to be completely re-positioned to cope with different laptop cooling designs. Not all machines have their intake fans in the same position but now you can match that location with the external fans of the cooling tray, giving far more efficient cooling.

The whole thing acts as a neat little suit of armour for your laptop. Remove the two fans and you slot your notebook into the wireframe giving extra protection for your screen and making the NotePal U2 easy to store and travel with.

The NotePal U2 is a simple little thing, but only if your laptop is generating enough heat to keep your house warm in the winter time.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeCooling Stand
Number of Fans2
Fan Speed1800 rpm
Brand NameCooler Master
Height58.6 mm
Width343 mm
Depth266 mm
ManufacturerCooler Master Co., Ltd
Product ModelR9-NBC-8PBK-GP
Product NameNotePal U2 - Laptop Cooling Pad with Two Configurable 80mm Fans
Product LineNotePal
Manufacturer Part NumberR9-NBC-8PBK-GP
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

NotePal U2 is a simple stand that elevates your notebook to a comfortable viewing angle and allows you to work with a better posture. The aluminum meshed design ensures that heat dissipates quickly to prevent your notebook from overheating. Its slim and lightweight feature gives you the absolute convenience to take it anywhere, easy stow away, and protection. Two adjustable/removable 80mm fans will allow you to cool the necessary areas generating the most heat.

Slim - Slim shape and light weight design offers great portability.

Sturdy - Dependable sturdy structure for long-term laptop use.

Protection & Storage - Light weight notebook cooler that is also great for protecting and storing your notebook.
Accommodate most 14~15" laptops, up to 17" size.

Comfort - Ergonomic angle for comfortable viewing height and better working position.

Cooling - Efficient dissipation design to prevent overheating.

Removable and smart fan (Fan Edition) - Exclusively designed removable fan, easier to install and locks better on the notebook cooler;
Adjust and focus dissipation on the hottest spot of your notebook.

Package Contents
  • NotePal U2 Notebook Cooler
  • 2 x Removable 80mm Fans
MaterialAluminium, Rubber
Weight (Approximate)582 g