When it comes to BIG laptop coolers, the Thermaltake Massive 23 LX definitely has all the bases covered. Incase the name didn’t give it away, the key feature of the Thermaltake Massive23 LX is it’s size. It is, to put it bluntly, huge, and will hold nearly any larger laptop with ease.
While it’s size is huge, the rest of it is also surprisingly well put together, but despite it all, it’s cooling is still only average. The large fan is great for silence, and this is a quiet laptop cooler, but performance-wise, most people only report a temperature drop of about 5 degrees. This makes this more of a ‘casual’ laptop cooler, than a gamers laptop cooler, despite it’s size.
But lets get down to basics.
The structure of the Thermaltake massive23 LX is much larger than most, and it’s wide base makes sure that widescreen laptops don’t have any overhang. The metal mesh stretched over the fan is great for heat dispersal, and the carrying handles make this fairly portable despite it’s size. This laptop cooler can easily support a widescreen 17 inch widescreen laptop, and I used it with a 19 inch widescreen laptop with only a small amount of overhang.
The fan is large, backlit, and silent. Unfortunately, along with many others, the actual airflow seemed a little low. While this is fine for more casual laptop users, hardcore gamers may feel a little disappointed.
Additional features include a switch for the backlight, an on/off switch, two USB ports and a USB storage drawer. There is no fan speed wheel, which is kind of a let down, but the rest of the features are great.
All in all this laptop cooler doesn’t really win any awards in any particular category, and yet it’s great ‘all around-ness’ actually makes t perfect for those who are not entirely sure what kind of laptop cooler is best for them.
So if you are on the fence, not sure what you need, so don’t want to spend too much, this is might be the perfect laptop cooler for you!