Today’s society is always on the go. Between work, school, friends and family, and all the little things that make those possible, just finding time to relax can be hard work. I know I am one of the lucky ones, I do something I love, and I get to do it at home, but I spent many years working 10-12 hour days, sitting in traffic for another 1.5-2 hours, then still trying to find time to make it all worthwhile. My biggest passion is gaming and it is something I have done since we used pencils, paper, and dice. Now, games are a booming industry, pushing the envelope of science and computer technology. For the longest time, one was tethered to a bulky TV and console to play electronic games, or they were stuck at the desk playing on a huge desktop. Personally, I still like my oversized desktop (and would go bigger, if budget allowed), but many gamers are finding a home on portable gaming laptops.

CM Storm SF-17 Notebook Cooler


Gaming laptops really push the edge of what is capable in technology. The biggest limitation we face is heat dissipation, it is literally the reason we can’t make things smaller and lighter and cheaper than we already do. Some of these gaming laptops generate a huge amount of heat, and have ingenious ways of dealing with it. Now that the laptop has become a staple in our everyday lives, it is beginning to fill more and more roles. One such role is serious and enthusiast gaming. When reading some of the specs for gaming laptops, many desktop gamers would be quite envious! People who have gaming laptops will almost undoubtedly use them for other tasks, such as school or work, and under those portable situations the laptop does a fine job of keeping its cool. But come the weekend, or some other such extended break, long hours of intense gaming can take a toll on the hardware of the laptops. Thankfully, there are products like the Cooler Master CM Storm SF-17 laptop cooler.


The CM Storm SF-17 is designed with enthusiasts in mind.  The Cooler Master CM Storm SF-17 can fit laptops up to 19’ and sports a 180mm silent fan, four levels of usability, four USB ports, a step less fan controller, and a really good look about it with the red LED across the front. A laptop cooler is perfect for people that use laptops for everything, i.e. a college student who needs a portable PC for classes and homework, yet also intends to use it for heavy gaming during downtime. It is during these times that the CM Storm SF-17 can really shine, effectively allowing a laptop user to cool their machine more efficiently which, in turn, lets them game on.