Ok. I get it. Game of Thrones is popular, so much so that I cannot escape the memes and the references. They have permeated my thoughts and now, as I sit here, trying to come up with some witty repartee to get this review started all I can think of is the “Brace Yourselves, Winter is Coming”. Though, in this instance, it is summer that is fast approaching and PC users generally agree that the high temps of summer are our enemy. So what can we do to keep ourselves and our computers nice and cool, especially their little brothers, our laptops, what can we do for them?
Laptops are made to be portable, of course, and without that portability they basically become overpriced, low power desktops. Being portable comes at a cost; laptops rarely have the best airflow and cooling. Even though laptops use lower power hardware than their larger cousin’s use, they often generate nearly as much heat, especially considering their relative size. Trying to maintain portability and get some additional heat dissipation is a struggle.
The Thermaltake Massive TM is a 17” laptop and notebook cooler that comes with a little extra. The Massive TM by Thermaltake uses 4 temperature sensors that can each be repositioned to track temps on different parts of your laptop. There are two 120mm fans that can be set to turbo mode or set to automatically adjust themselves according to the temps picked up by the sensors. There is a temperature display alongside the five buttons for power, automatic and manual fans, a turbo button for the fans, a lock button, and a temp button to switch between sensors for the readout. The surface of the Massive TM is made of aluminum and the main body is crafted of plastic. The bottom of the Massive TM is equipped with a set of folding feet with two positions, which gives users three total positions for use.