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SVALT Cooling Dock model DHCR with 2021 14-inch MacBook Pro M1 Max Before comparing product features and specifications below, let’s start with what SVALT products share in common.

SVALT products are unique first-and-only products of their kind with innovated designs and features, as well as numerous issued and pending patents. Made locally in the Pacific Northwest with enduring metal construction milled from solid aluminum, all SVALT products use modular bolted/snapped assemblies and ship with the tools required for right-to-repair servicing, exchanging and upgrading.

SVALT Cooling Dock models work with the laptop operating in closed-screen clamshell mode and feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads. All heatsink Cooling Docks include air channels to work with an optional Fx Cooling Fan Fx accessory to boost cooling performance with active airflow cooling and direct internal laptop processor cooling on compatible laptops.

SVALT Cooling Stand models use a fully modular bolt/snap system with exchangeable components and reconfigurable models. All laptop Cooling Stand models are designed to work with the laptop screen open for a more visually ergonomic workstation, either with the user typing directly on the rigid no-bounce stand or using external keyboard and display.


Compare Key Features

SVALT Cooling Dock model DHCR with noted features diagram DHCR Cooling Dock from $239
Silent Conductive Heatsink Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The DHCR offers the ultimate in silent cooling performance tailored to Apple’s latest flat backed MacBook Pro laptops (2021/2023 MacBook Pro and 2022 MacBook Air), and features a massive 3.2 lbs heatsink sculpted from solid aluminum with rectilinear styling, extra large thermally conductive coupling interface, numerous cooling fins and air channels for passive and active airflow cooling.


SVALT Cooling Dock model DHC with noted features diagram DHC Cooling Dock from $199
Silent Conductive Heatsink Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The DHC offers silent conductive cooling performance optimized for a wider range of laptops, and features a 2.5 lbs heatsink sculpted out of solid aluminum with a thermally conductive coupling interface, cooling fins and extra large air channels for passive and optimized active airflow cooling.


SVALT Cooling Dock model DH with noted features diagram DH Cooling Dock from $159
Silent Passive Heatsink Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The DH offers stylish silent passive cooling optimized for a wide range of laptops, and features a massive 3.2 lbs heatsink sculpted from solid aluminum with extra large air channels for passive and active airflow cooling.


SVALT Cooling Dock model Dx with noted features diagram Dx Cooling Dock from $239
Quiet Active Airflow Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The Dx offers quiet active airflow cooling and direct internal laptop processor cooling on compatible laptops, and features an integrated modular fan cooling system.


SVALT Cooling Dock model DLx with noted features diagram DLx Cooling Dock from $209
Internal Active Airflow Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The DLx offers direct internal laptop processor cooling on a limited number of compatible laptops, and features an integrated modular fan cooling system.


SVALT Cooling Stand model SRx with noted features diagram SRx Cooling Stand from $299
Quiet Active Airflow Cooling for Open-Screen Laptops
The SRx offers rectilinear styling with an unmatched level of open airflow for lower noise and higher cooling efficiency optimized for a wide range of laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system.


SVALT Cooling Stand model Sx with noted features diagram Sx Cooling Stand from $279
Quiet Active Airflow Cooling for Open-Screen Laptops
The Sx offers an unmatched level of open airflow for lower noise and higher cooling efficiency optimized for a wide range of laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system.


SVALT Cooling Stand model SRxN with noted features diagram SRxN Cooling Stand from $199
Silent Passive Airflow Cooling for Open-Screen Laptops
The SRxN offers rectilinear styling with an unmatched level of open airflow for silent passive cooling.


SVALT Cooling Stand model SxN with noted features diagram SxN Cooling Stand from $179
Silent Passive Airflow Cooling for Open-Screen Laptops
The SRxN offers an unmatched level of open airflow for silent passive cooling.


SVALT Cooling Stand model SRxM with noted features diagram SRxM Cooling Stand from $279
Internal Active Airflow Cooling for Mac Mini
The SRxM offers rectilinear styling with Mac Mini active internal airflow cooling, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system.


SVALT Cooling Stand model SxM with noted features diagram SxM Cooling Stand from $279
Internal Active Airflow Cooling for Mac Mini
The SxM offers Mac Mini active internal airflow cooling, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system.

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Compare Specifications

Device Compatibility DHCR DHC DH Dx DLx S/RxN S/Rx S/RxM
MacBook Pro 16” M2/1 M/P 2021+ best best best yes maybe yes best option
MacBook Pro 14” M2/1 M/P 2021+ best best best yes maybe yes best option
MacBook Pro 13” TB M2 2022+ yes best best best no yes best option
MacBook Pro 13” TB M1 2020-21 yes best best best no yes best option
MacBook Pro 16/15” TB 2016-20 yes best best best no yes best option
MacBook Pro 13” TB 2016-20 yes best best best no yes best option
MacBook Pro 13” nTB 2016-19 yes best best best no yes best option
MacBook Pro 15” Retina 2012-18 yes best best best best yes best option
MacBook Pro 13” Retina 2012-17 yes best best best best yes best option
MacBook Air 13” M2 2022+ best best best yes no yes best option
MacBook Air 13” M1 2020+ yes best best best no yes best option
MacBook Air 13” Retina 2018-20 yes best best best no yes best option
MacBook Air 13/11” 2010-19 yes best best best best yes best option
MacBook 12” Retina 2015-18 yes best best best no yes best option
PC large / gaming laptops maybe maybe maybe no no yes best option
PC medium / standard laptops maybe maybe maybe maybe maybe yes best option
PC small / compact laptops maybe maybe maybe maybe maybe yes yes option
iPad and tablets best best best yes no no no no
Mac Mini 2005-23 cover removed no no no no no option option best
Mac Mini 2005-23 cover in place no no no no no option option yes
Mac Studio 2022+ no no no no no option option yes

Device Setup and Support DHCR DHC DH Dx DLx S/RxN S/Rx S/RxM
laptop screen closed yes yes yes yes yes yes yes option
laptop screen open no no no no no yes yes option
laptop screen opens within pads yes yes yes yes yes yes yes option
pads for different device sizes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Mac Mini and Studio desktops no no no no no option option yes

Cooling Type and Method DHCR DHC DH Dx DLx S/RxN S/Rx S/RxM
silent no fan option yes yes yes no no yes option no
fan w/ different fan models w/ Fx w/ Fx w/ Fx yes yes option yes yes
conductive heatsink coupling yes yes no no no no no no
passive heatsink thermal mass yes yes yes yes yes no no no
passive airflow external yes yes yes yes no yes yes yes
passive airflow internal yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
active airflow external w/ Fx w/ Fx w/ Fx yes no option yes yes
active airflow internal w/ Fx w/ Fx w/ Fx yes yes option option yes

Cooling Heatsink Specs DHCR DHC DH Dx DLx S/RxN S/Rx S/RxM
heatsink metal thermal mass (lb) 3.2 2.5 3.2 1.8 1.9 n/a n/a n/a
heatsink cooling surface (in2) 169 123 96 92 86 n/a n/a n/a
heatsink cooling fin number 12 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a
heatsink conductive surface (in2) 13 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a
heatsink airflow channel size small large large large none n/a n/a n/a

Cooling Active Airflow Specs DHCR DHC DH Dx DLx S/RxN S/Rx S/RxM
B16 or B14 low/hi spd (1k rpm) 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 option 0.9/1.4 0.9/1.4
R17 or G17 low/hi spd (1k rpm) 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 option 1.2/1.7 1.2/1.7
W20 low/hi spd (1k rpm) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 option n/a n/a
B16 or B14 low/hi airflow (cfm) 21 21 21 21 21 option 67/90 67/90
R17 or G17 low/hi airflow (cfm) 31 31 31 31 31 option 77/97 77/97
W20 low/hi airflow (cfm) 41 41 41 41 41 option n/a n/a
B16 or B14 low/hi noise (dBA) 12 12 12 13 14 option 11/20 12/21
R17 or G17 low/hi noise (dBA) 17 17 17 18 19 option 15/25 16/26
W20 low/hi noise (dBA) 22 22 22 23 24 option n/a n/a

Right-to-Repair Modularity DHCR DHC DH Dx DLx S/RxN S/Rx S/RxM
bolted modular model system no no no no no yes yes yes
bolted modular cooling system w/ Fx w/ Fx w/ Fx yes yes option yes yes
bolt/snap modular speed control w/ Fx w/ Fx w/ Fx no no option yes yes
bolt/snap fan w/ Fx w/ Fx w/ Fx yes yes option yes yes
includes all tools for disassembly yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
modular parts in travel box no no no no no w/ R w/ R w/ R

Materials and Manufacturing DHCR DHC DH Dx DLx S/RxN S/Rx S/RxM
"R" rectilinear straight side yes no no no no yes yes yes
solid aluminum w/ anodize finish yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
steel w/ powder coat finish no no no no no yes yes yes
trade-in reduce env. impact yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
made locally in Portland, OR yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

Release and Pricing DHCR DHC DH Dx DLx S/RxN S/Rx S/RxM
initial release year 2022 2022 2019 2020 2015 2019/22 2019/22 2019/22
most recent update Aug ‘22 Oct ‘22 Oct ‘22 Feb ‘22 Feb ‘22 Feb ‘22 Feb ‘22 Feb ‘22
starting price $239 $199 $159 $239 $209 $179 $279 $279


Key to Terms and Notes:
  • DHCR / DHC / DH = 2nd generation models used for compatibility, features and specs. See product pages.
  • S/RxN = SxN and SRxN models.
  • S/Rx = Sx and SRx models.
  • S/RxM = SxM and SRxM models.
  • w/ Fx = when used with Cooling Fan Fx accessory.
  • option = optional configuration for modular product line, see product pages.
  • best = recommended and with full compatibility, see Laptops page.
  • yes = yes for full compatibility, feature or spec, see product page.
  • maybe = possible compatibility, feature or spec, see product page.
  • no = no for non-compatibility, feature or spec, see product page.
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