Laptop computers get warm, it is a fact. Anyone who owns one and uses it regularly will tell you this. A laptop cooler is one way to help your computer run better while extending its usable lifetime.
For the most part, people do not keep a laptop on their lap. They will place it on a table or even their briefcase to use it due to the heat. This will block the few air holes it has to help keep it cool and overheat it that much faster, causing slowdowns in operation and more problems.
Using a cooler or cooler pad helps alleviate this issue. The cooler has one or two fans built right in. When the computer is placed on top, these will circulate the air around it.
The laptop cooler pad is a simple, non powered device that raises the laptop off the surface by four small legs. This allows natural air flow around the machine. Of the two, this is the less inexpensive solution, but the transfer of heat away from the computer is limited.
The laptop cooler with the fans built in is much more efficient than the non powered pad. This also needs no other power than the laptop battery itself. A USB cable plugs right in to the computer and draws its power from there, removing the need for any other type of power source.
Either method will help the computer stay cooler, thereby allowing operating much more efficiently. Both are very portable, fitting in to most laptop carrying cases and inexpensive compared to the price of a new computer that has been damaged by heat. These can be purchased either online or at your local computer or office supply store.