Mac’s are great for designers, musicians and artists. They combine great aesthetics with high performance, but this comes with a cost. Macbooks can get hot, real hot, and this heat can commonly generate hard drive errors and more, which is the last thing you need when you use your work for time consuming projects, especially those which you are doing for clients.
Whether you use your Macbook for school, work, or fun, a hard drive failure can be devastating. The good news is, they can be avoided relatively easily just by using a laptop cooler.
Finding out if you need additional cooling for your laptop is insanely easy, just hold your hand against different places on the base. If you feel somewhere that is hot to the touch, it is slowly damaging your computer from the inside. If the base is painful to the touch after a few seconds, your laptop is likely to fail within six months because of a heat related issue.
So do you need a Macbook cooler?
There is a good chance you do if you use your MacBook for intensive purposes, heavy media, image rendering and the like. If you use it for lighter use, emails etcetera, then you may be able to get away without using one.
My advice is to always use a laptop cooler, no matter what you use it for, or what kind of laptop you have. It helps prolong your laptop lifespan, and can save you from data loss.