In the few years since the company was formed, the NZXT brand has developed quite a reputation with their computer cases and power supplies. Their products are generally focused on providing well built, interesting designs to appeal the computer enthusiast looking for a suitable place for their high end systems to call home. While they now offer a variety of products for desktop computers, it is with the product provided for this review that they take their first step into the mobile computing market.
The NZXT Cryo LX notebook cooler is shown in the promotional image above, and while this first glimpse might not make it look like anything special, a closer look should change that! This Cryo LX definitely takes inspiration from some of NZXT's cases, and incorporates quality materials and a well thought out design into a cooler capable of handling 17" (and even 19") notebook computers. Constructed mostly of thick Aluminum, and sporting three 120mm fans, this isn't just an oversized version of the typical notebook cooler.
Before taking a closer look at the Cryo LX Notebook Cooler provided for review, let's take a look at some published data on it taken from the NZXT website...
» Built with thick Aluminum with sturdy construction
» Brushed Aluminum finish
» Rubber finish lifts the notebook up to allow less heat pockets and better airflow
» Cools your notebook with three adjustable large 120mm fans
» Four USB ports for your media, storage, and input devices
» Ability to power devices such as external hard drives
» Folding design for easy storage and transportation
» Support for power notebooks with 15", 17" and 19" wide screens
» Dimensions (W x D): 16.6" x 11.6"
NZXT packages the Cryo LX in the box shown below. You get a good look at the cooler from a few angles, as well as a list of some of the key features. As also indicated on the box, you have a choice of silver or black, and this review will be covering the black model.
Right off the bat I knew this was going to be a substantial cooler. The box isn't too big, but it definitely weighs more than other notebook coolers I have used.