Any cooling pad is waste of money , best is small desk fan , it work well for me . Be shure that you get small one . My had clip and stand and i get this think for about $8, just perfect for my need . My notebook is Durabook , it have aluminium and magnesium body . Be shure that you get plenty of air under your lap top . It bring down temperature as much 30- 45 degree no problem at all even in tropical clima . Last year in south Italy I do not believe my eye how effective small desk fan it is, outside temperature was +46 C and my Durabook worked in this temperature for long hours outside relatively cool .