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SVALT Cooling Dock model DHCR 4th gen for 2021-2024 MacBook Pro SVALT product design begins with an understanding of how a laptop’s built-in cooling system works, and then moves to researching and testing how to optimize the laptop’s cooling system while adding supplemental cooling to increase the laptop’s total cooling capacity, reduce heat degradation, and boost performance potential. Use this page to learn about your laptop’s built-in cooling system and to select a SVALT product optimized for your laptop from the following list:

MacBook Pro MacBook Air MacBook PC Laptops

Laptop Cooling System Fundamentals

Heat Generation
Computers generate work through processors. The more work they do, the more power they pull, and the more power that goes through the system, the more heat is created. Processors generate so much heat that temperatures can rise to the point of causing errors, reducing hardware durability and can even lead to immediate hardware failure.

To avoid frying the computer, a built-in cooling system attempts to remove a portion of the heat that could cause hardware damage. However, when the cooling system is not sufficiently sized, as is often the case for laptops and compact desktops, then processing power is throttled. Throttling helps to protect hardware, but it also has the undesirable result of slowing performance. If not already familiar with throttling, then you can learn more on the Throttling page.

While processors (CPUs and GPUs) are the primary heat generating components within a laptop, essentially all electrical components generate some heat. The computer’s internal power supply and batteries can also generate significant heat when being charged or when being rapidly discharged.

Apple laptops, as with most laptops, use a built-in cooling system to remove internal heat. These cooling systems consists of the following components that will be reviewed in greater detail in subsequent sections: 1) an external aluminum enclosure heatsink, and 2) an air cooling system that includes one or more processor heatsink, heat pipe, heat radiator fan, cool air intake vent and hot air exhaust vent.

Aluminum Enclosure
The first production Mac laptop with a metal enclosure was released in 2001, and by 2006 all Mac laptops began to use an anodized aluminum metal enclosure. Using metal instead of plastic allows the enclosure to act as the device’s structure onto which mechanical and electronic components mount. This helps create a structure that is light, strong and rigid, as well as creating a durable and beautifully finished surface. Using aluminum for the enclosure also allows it to act as a heatsink, absorbing heat from internal heat generating components through direct physical contact (conduction), heat waves (radiation) and hot air (convection). This means that the aluminum enclosure is an important component in the laptop’s built-in cooling system, with it playing a more significant role as the laptop size increases.

For the most effective enclosure cooling, the enclosure should be open and exposed to cooling airflow, or should be connected to an external heatsink to pull heat away from the laptop. Running the laptop with the screen closed in clamshell mode can trap heat, resulting in a greater need for supplemental cooling. Using laptop covers can also negatively impact cooling performance as the covers are typically made of insulating materials that will prevent heat from escaping. So while laptop covers and cases may serve their purpose in decorating and protecting surfaces, its good to be aware of the disadvantages so that a user can determine what best serves their needs.

SVALT products are designed to maximize laptop enclosure cooling, such as the Cooling Stand product line that takes open-screen cooling to the ultimate level with every dimension and element designed for unrestricted cooling airflow that is both powerful and quiet, and the heatsink Cooling Dock product line that uses an innovative thermally conductive padded interface, thermally massive heatsink, cooling fins and open air channels to silently extract heat from the laptop enclosure.

Air Cooling
Laptop built-in air cooling systems include one or more processor heatsink, heat pipe, heat radiator, fan, cool air intake vent and hot air exhaust vent. Heat is transferred from the processor to the heatsink, which then transfers heat to the heat pipe, which then transfers heat to the radiators through which the fan blows air that extracts heat from the radiator’s large surface area and finally expels it out of the laptop. The laptop’s internal fans pull cooling air through intake vents, and depending on that laptop, the cooling air path can help to directly cool components as the cool air is pulled into the fan. The processors, heatsink, pipe and radiator are typically the areas on a laptop with the highest temperatures. All of these components are located towards the back edge of the laptop, approximately at the center upper section of the keyboard.

Keeping the laptop intake vents open with access to fresh and cool air helps with cooling performance, while keeping the exhaust vents free of obstructions is essential for maintaining proper laptop function. Restricting hot air exhaust vents can quickly lead to higher temperatures, and sever restrictions of blocking the vents could result in hardware damage. Even placing an external fan that pulls heat from the laptop can cause damage if the fan is not pulling more exhaust air than would normally be discharged by the laptop’s internal fan.

SVALT products are designed to work with passive airflows to support the laptop’s built-in cooling system, as well as providing focused supplemental cooling at the processor area through a variety of methods, such as a thermally conductive heatsink (DHCR, DHC and DHCx), passive and active airflow (all models), and direct processor cooling (all Cooling Dock models when used with compatible laptops).

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MacBook Pro 16-inch M3, M2 and M1 Max (Apple Silicon) 2021-2024

Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Apple Silicon M1 Max 2021 cooling system
Laptop Description
The 2021+ MacBook Pro is Apple’s next generation Apple Silicon laptop. It includes two cool air intake vents located on each side, as well as the return of the pre-2016 model’s central intake vent located along the back screen hinge for direct processor cooling. Vents located on both ends of the back screen hinge exhaust hot air from the two internal fans. With the screen open, duplicate vents on the top of the screen hinge allow for additional hot exhaust airflow. The vents on the 16-inch are longer than the 14-inch. The 16-inch has two large internal cooling fans that are larger than the 14-inch and larger than the prior 16-inch Intel laptop. The M Max has a larger processor and heatsink than the M Pro. This laptop model’s longer vent openings, larger fans, and larger and more powerful M Max processor allow it to run in Apple’s special High Power Mode.

Laptop Analysis
The 16-inch laptops are effectively desktop replacement computers, and this is especially true with the M Max processor. Apple increased the thickness of the 2021 MacBook Pros, which allowed for a larger cooling system, increased cooling capacity, and for the laptops to run cooler and quieter when handling most normal tasks. However, when tackling sustained heavy workloads, internal temperatures can climb and internal fans can spin up to higher speeds in an effort to remove heat and avoid performance throttling. This is especially so with High Power Mode, which depends on cooler laptop temperatures to more readily sustain the higher performance capabilities.

Laptop with Products

SVALT Cooling Dock DHCR 4th gen model with Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Apple Silicon M1 Max 2021 cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model DHCR 4th generation with noted features diagram
DHCR Cooling Dock from $279 for 4th gen
Silent Conductive Heatsink Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The new 4th generation DHCR offers the ultimate in silent heatsink cooling performance tailored to Apple’s latest flat backed laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros and 2022+ MacBook Airs), as well as working with current and prior generation Apple laptops. The new 4th gen design includes extensive improvements for increased cooling efficiency and peak performance potential. The 4th gen features rectilinear styling, an extra-large thermally conductive interface to more effectively extract heat from the laptop and transfer it to a massive 2.6 pound heatsink carved from solid aluminum with 11 extra-deep cooling fin air channels that create an exceptionally large 143 square inches of cooling fin surface area for improved heatsink cooling. When used with an optional Fx Cooling Fan, the heatsink’s angled air channels and numerous cooling thru-holes boost heatsink cooling performance, as well as drive cooling airflow into 2021+ MacBook Pro center intake vents for direct internal processor cooling. By designing the heatsink to work with a separate fan, the Fx Cooling Fan moves more air with less noise, while allowing for maximum heatsink cooling capacity. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Dock Dx model with Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Apple Silicon M1 Max 2021 cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model Dx with noted features diagram
Dx Cooling Dock $149 to $199 with built-in fan
Quiet Active Airflow Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The Dx offers more affordable built-in fan cooling performance for current and prior generation Apple laptops. The Dx features quiet laptop surface cooling, as well as direct internal laptop processor cooling on compatible laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros, 2012-2015 MacBook Pros and 2010-2017 MacBook Airs), and offers the convenience of an integrated fan. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Stand SRx model with Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Apple Silicon M1 Max 2021 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

SVALT Cooling Stand Sx model with Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Apple Silicon M1 Max 2021 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

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MacBook Pro 16-inch M3, M2 and M1 Pro (Apple Silicon) 2021-2024

Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Apple Silicon M1 Pro 2021 cooling system
Laptop Description
The 2021+ MacBook Pro is Apple’s next generation Apple Silicon laptop. It includes two cool air intake vents located on each side, as well as the return of the pre-2016 model’s central intake vent located along the back screen hinge for direct processor cooling. Vents located on both ends of the back screen hinge exhaust hot air from the two internal fans. With the screen open, duplicate vents on the top of the screen hinge allow for additional hot exhaust airflow. The vents on the 16-inch are longer than the 14-inch. The 16-inch has two large internal cooling fans that are larger than the 14-inch and larger than the prior 16-inch Intel laptop. The M Pro has a smaller processor and heatsink than the M Max.

Laptop Analysis
The 16-inch laptops are effectively desktop replacement computers. Apple increased the thickness of the 2021 MacBook Pros, which allowed for a larger cooling system, increased cooling capacity, and for the laptops to run cooler and quieter when handling most normal tasks. However, when tackling sustained heavy workloads, internal temperatures can climb and internal fans can spin up to higher speeds in an effort to remove heat and avoid performance throttling.

Laptop with Products

SVALT Cooling Dock DHCR 4th gen model with Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Apple Silicon M1 Max 2021 cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model DHCR 4th generation with noted features diagram
DHCR Cooling Dock from $279 for 4th gen
Silent Conductive Heatsink Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The new 4th generation DHCR offers the ultimate in silent heatsink cooling performance tailored to Apple’s latest flat backed laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros and 2022+ MacBook Airs), as well as working with current and prior generation Apple laptops. The new 4th gen design includes extensive improvements for increased cooling efficiency and peak performance potential. The 4th gen features rectilinear styling, an extra-large thermally conductive interface to more effectively extract heat from the laptop and transfer it to a massive 2.6 pound heatsink carved from solid aluminum with 11 extra-deep cooling fin air channels that create an exceptionally large 143 square inches of cooling fin surface area for improved heatsink cooling. When used with an optional Fx Cooling Fan, the heatsink’s angled air channels and numerous cooling thru-holes boost heatsink cooling performance, as well as drive cooling airflow into 2021+ MacBook Pro center intake vents for direct internal processor cooling. By designing the heatsink to work with a separate fan, the Fx Cooling Fan moves more air with less noise, while allowing for maximum heatsink cooling capacity. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Dock Dx model with Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Apple Silicon M1 Pro 2021 cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model Dx with noted features diagram
Dx Cooling Dock $149 to $199 with built-in fan
Quiet Active Airflow Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The Dx offers more affordable built-in fan cooling performance for current and prior generation Apple laptops. The Dx features quiet laptop surface cooling, as well as direct internal laptop processor cooling on compatible laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros, 2012-2015 MacBook Pros and 2010-2017 MacBook Airs), and offers the convenience of an integrated fan. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Stand SRx model with Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Apple Silicon M1 Pro 2021 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

SVALT Cooling Stand Sx model with Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Apple Silicon M1 Pro 2021 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

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MacBook Pro 14-inch M3, M2 and M1 Max (Apple Silicon) 2021-2024

Apple MacBook Air 14-inch Apple Silicon M1 Max 2021 cooling system
Laptop Description
The 2021+ MacBook Pro is Apple’s next generation Apple Silicon laptop. It includes two cool air intake vents located on each side, as well as the return of the pre-2016 model’s central intake vent located along the back screen hinge for direct processor cooling. Vents located on both ends of the back screen hinge exhaust hot air from the two internal fans. With the screen open, duplicate vents on the top of the screen hinge allow for additional hot exhaust airflow. The 14-inch has smaller vents and fans than the 16-inch. The M Max has a larger processor and heatsink than the M Pro.

Laptop Analysis
This is the first time that Apple has included the highest spec M Max CPU and GPU processors from the larger 16-inch model within the smaller 14-inch model, which effectively creates a 14-inch that offers the potential for desktop class performance within a compact and travel friendly platform. Apple increased the thickness of the 2021 MacBook Pros, which allows for a larger cooling system, increased cooling capacity, and for the laptops to run cooler and quieter when handling most normal tasks. However, when compared to the 16-inch model, the 14-inch’s smaller and thinner chassis, shorter venting and smaller cooling fans means that the significant amount of heat generated under heavy sustained workloads can result in processor temperatures rising, internal fans running at higher speeds and processor throttling. This is especially true for the smaller 14-inch with more powerful M Max processor, and even more of an issue with the M3 Max model that allows for High Power Mode that had previously been limited to the 16-inch Max models that include a more substantial cooling system to help with the increased heat generation. It is also notable that the 14-inch is among a small group of laptops that doesn’t see a large reduction in temperatures when the screen is open, or conversely, is particularly capable when running in clamshell mode with the screen closed.

Laptop with Products

SVALT Cooling Dock DHCR 4th gen model with Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Apple Silicon M1 Max 2021 cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model DHCR 4th generation with noted features diagram
DHCR Cooling Dock from $279 for 4th gen
Silent Conductive Heatsink Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The new 4th generation DHCR offers the ultimate in silent heatsink cooling performance tailored to Apple’s latest flat backed laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros and 2022+ MacBook Airs), as well as working with current and prior generation Apple laptops. The new 4th gen design includes extensive improvements for increased cooling efficiency and peak performance potential. The 4th gen features rectilinear styling, an extra-large thermally conductive interface to more effectively extract heat from the laptop and transfer it to a massive 2.6 pound heatsink carved from solid aluminum with 11 extra-deep cooling fin air channels that create an exceptionally large 143 square inches of cooling fin surface area for improved heatsink cooling. When used with an optional Fx Cooling Fan, the heatsink’s angled air channels and numerous cooling thru-holes boost heatsink cooling performance, as well as drive cooling airflow into 2021+ MacBook Pro center intake vents for direct internal processor cooling. By designing the heatsink to work with a separate fan, the Fx Cooling Fan moves more air with less noise, while allowing for maximum heatsink cooling capacity. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Dock Dx model with Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch Apple Silicon M1 Max 2021 cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model Dx with noted features diagram
Dx Cooling Dock $149 to $199 with built-in fan
Quiet Active Airflow Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The Dx offers more affordable built-in fan cooling performance for current and prior generation Apple laptops. The Dx features quiet laptop surface cooling, as well as direct internal laptop processor cooling on compatible laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros, 2012-2015 MacBook Pros and 2010-2017 MacBook Airs), and offers the convenience of an integrated fan. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Stand SRx model with Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch Apple Silicon M1 Max 2021 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

SVALT Cooling Stand Sx model with Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch Apple Silicon M1 Max 2021 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

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MacBook Pro 14-inch M3, M2 and M1 Pro (Apple Silicon) 2021-2024

Apple MacBook Air 14-inch Apple Silicon M1 Pro 2021 cooling system
Laptop Description
The 2021+ MacBook Pro is Apple’s next generation Apple Silicon laptop. It includes two cool air intake vents located on each side, as well as the return of the pre-2016 model’s central intake vent located along the back screen hinge for direct processor cooling. Vents located on both ends of the back screen hinge exhaust hot air from the two internal fans. With the screen open, duplicate vents on the top of the screen hinge allow for additional hot exhaust airflow. The 14-inch has smaller vents and fans than the 16-inch. The M Pro has a smaller processor and heatsink than the M Max.

Laptop Analysis
This is the first time that Apple has included the higher spec CPU and GPU processors from the larger 16-inch model within the smaller 14-inch model, which effectively creates a 14-inch that offers desktop class performance within a compact and travel friendly platform. Apple increased the thickness of the 2021 MacBook Pros, which allows for a larger cooling system, increased cooling capacity, and for the laptops to run cooler and quieter when handling most normal tasks. However, when compared to the 16-inch model, the 14-inch’s smaller chassis, shorter venting and smaller cooling fans means that the significant amount of heat generated under heavy sustained workloads can result in processor temperatures rising and internal fans running at higher speeds to avoid processor throttling. It is also notable that the 14-inch is among a small group of laptops that doesn’t see a large reduction in temperatures when the screen is open, or conversely, is particularly capable when running in clamshell mode with the screen closed.

Laptop with Products

SVALT Cooling Dock DHCR 4th gen model with Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Apple Silicon M1 Max 2021 cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model DHCR 4th generation with noted features diagram
DHCR Cooling Dock from $279 for 4th gen
Silent Conductive Heatsink Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The new 4th generation DHCR offers the ultimate in silent heatsink cooling performance tailored to Apple’s latest flat backed laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros and 2022+ MacBook Airs), as well as working with current and prior generation Apple laptops. The new 4th gen design includes extensive improvements for increased cooling efficiency and peak performance potential. The 4th gen features rectilinear styling, an extra-large thermally conductive interface to more effectively extract heat from the laptop and transfer it to a massive 2.6 pound heatsink carved from solid aluminum with 11 extra-deep cooling fin air channels that create an exceptionally large 143 square inches of cooling fin surface area for improved heatsink cooling. When used with an optional Fx Cooling Fan, the heatsink’s angled air channels and numerous cooling thru-holes boost heatsink cooling performance, as well as drive cooling airflow into 2021+ MacBook Pro center intake vents for direct internal processor cooling. By designing the heatsink to work with a separate fan, the Fx Cooling Fan moves more air with less noise, while allowing for maximum heatsink cooling capacity. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Dock Dx model with Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch Apple Silicon M1 Pro 2021 cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model Dx with noted features diagram
Dx Cooling Dock $149 to $199 with built-in fan
Quiet Active Airflow Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The Dx offers more affordable built-in fan cooling performance for current and prior generation Apple laptops. The Dx features quiet laptop surface cooling, as well as direct internal laptop processor cooling on compatible laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros, 2012-2015 MacBook Pros and 2010-2017 MacBook Airs), and offers the convenience of an integrated fan. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Stand SRx model with Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch Apple Silicon M1 Pro 2021 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

SVALT Cooling Stand Sx model with Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch Apple Silicon M1 Pro 2021 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

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MacBook Pro 14-inch M3 (Apple Silicon) 2023-2024

Apple MacBook Air 14-inch Apple Silicon M3 2023 cooling system
Laptop Description
The 2021+ MacBook Pro is Apple’s next generation Apple Silicon laptop. The 2023+ M3 14-inch model is the new entry-level MacBook Pro that replaces the prior Touch Bar generation design 13-inch TouchBar MacBook Pro with M1 and M2 chips. The M3 14-inch includes two cool air intake vents located on each side, as well as the return of the pre-2016 model’s central intake vent located along the back screen hinge for direct processor cooling. A vent located on the left end of the back screen hinge exhaust hot air from a single internal fan. The M3 only has a single fan that is the same size as the 14-inch M Pro/Max fans, which are smaller the 16-inch model. With the screen open, duplicate vents on the top of the screen hinge allow for additional hot exhaust airflow. The entry-level M3 14-inch has a processor and heatsink that is approximately have the size of the M Pro/Max 14-inch models.

Laptop Analysis
Apple has increased the thickness of this new 14-inch entry-level MacBook Pro compared to the prior Touch Bar generation design 13-inch TouchBar MacBook Pro, which allows for a larger cooling system, increased cooling capacity, and for the laptops to run cooler and quieter when handling most normal tasks. However, the M3 14-inch model only has a single fan and heatsink that is half the size of the M Pro/Max models, so there’s less cooling capacity to avoid processor throttling under heavy workloads. The 14-inch is among a small group of laptops that doesn’t see a large reduction in temperatures when the screen is open, or conversely, is particularly capable when running in clamshell mode with the screen closed.

Laptop with Products

SVALT Cooling Dock DHCR 4th gen model with Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Apple Silicon M1 Max 2021 cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model DHCR 4th generation with noted features diagram
DHCR Cooling Dock from $279 for 4th gen
Silent Conductive Heatsink Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The new 4th generation DHCR offers the ultimate in silent heatsink cooling performance tailored to Apple’s latest flat backed laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros and 2022+ MacBook Airs), as well as working with current and prior generation Apple laptops. The new 4th gen design includes extensive improvements for increased cooling efficiency and peak performance potential. The 4th gen features rectilinear styling, an extra-large thermally conductive interface to more effectively extract heat from the laptop and transfer it to a massive 2.6 pound heatsink carved from solid aluminum with 11 extra-deep cooling fin air channels that create an exceptionally large 143 square inches of cooling fin surface area for improved heatsink cooling. When used with an optional Fx Cooling Fan, the heatsink’s angled air channels and numerous cooling thru-holes boost heatsink cooling performance, as well as drive cooling airflow into 2021+ MacBook Pro center intake vents for direct internal processor cooling. By designing the heatsink to work with a separate fan, the Fx Cooling Fan moves more air with less noise, while allowing for maximum heatsink cooling capacity. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Dock Dx model with Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch Apple Silicon M3 2023 cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model Dx with noted features diagram
Dx Cooling Dock $149 to $199 with built-in fan
Quiet Active Airflow Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The Dx offers more affordable built-in fan cooling performance for current and prior generation Apple laptops. The Dx features quiet laptop surface cooling, as well as direct internal laptop processor cooling on compatible laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros, 2012-2015 MacBook Pros and 2010-2017 MacBook Airs), and offers the convenience of an integrated fan. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Dock Dx model with Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch Apple Silicon M3 2023 cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model Dx with noted features diagram
Dx Cooling Dock $149 to $199 with built-in fan
Quiet Active Airflow Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The Dx offers more affordable built-in fan cooling performance for current and prior generation Apple laptops. The Dx features quiet laptop surface cooling, as well as direct internal laptop processor cooling on compatible laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros, 2012-2015 MacBook Pros and 2010-2017 MacBook Airs), and offers the convenience of an integrated fan. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Stand SRx model with Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch Apple Silicon M3 2023 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

SVALT Cooling Stand Sx model with Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch Apple Silicon M3 2023 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

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MacBook Pro 13-inch Touch Bar M2 and M1 (Apple Silicon) 2020-2023

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Touch Bar Apple Silicon M2 2022 and M1 2020 cooling system
Laptop Description
The M2/M1 MacBook Pro uses the same case design and cooling system layout as the former entry level Intel version that includes a single fan with exhaust vent and intake vent along the underside back screen hinge. While the cooling system is relatively small, the venting layout creates an efficient cooling airflow path that pulls the cool air from one side, drawing it over the processors for directly cooling, and then the fan pushes the air past the radiator and out the exhaust.

Laptop Analysis
The laptop has reduced cooling capacity compared to most other MacBook Pro models, but this reduced cooling system is well matched for the M2/M1 chip’s efficiency cores that generate less heat. Temperatures can increase and internal fans can spin up to higher speeds in an effort to remove heat and avoid performance throttling while under heavier sustained workloads that stress the M2/M1 chip’s performance cores.

Laptop with Products

SVALT Cooling Dock DHCR 4th gen model with Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Touch Bar Apple Silicon M2 and M1 cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model DHCR 4th generation with noted features diagram
DHCR Cooling Dock from $279 for 4th gen
Silent Conductive Heatsink Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The new 4th generation DHCR offers the ultimate in silent heatsink cooling performance tailored to Apple’s latest flat backed laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros and 2022+ MacBook Airs), as well as working with current and prior generation Apple laptops. This level of laptop compatibility allows users of older laptops to use the DHCR with laptop and then unlock additional heatsink cooling capabilities when they upgrade to a current generation laptop. The new 4th gen design includes extensive improvements for increased cooling efficiency and peak performance potential. The 4th gen features rectilinear styling, an extra-large thermally conductive interface to more effectively extract heat from the laptop and transfer it to a massive 2.6 pound heatsink carved from solid aluminum with 11 extra-deep cooling fin air channels that create an exceptionally large 143 square inches of cooling fin surface area for improved heatsink cooling. When used with an optional Fx Cooling Fan, the heatsink’s angled air channels and numerous cooling thru-holes boost heatsink cooling performance, as well as drive cooling airflow into compatible laptops with a center intake vents for direct internal processor cooling. By designing the heatsink to work with a separate fan, the Fx Cooling Fan moves more air with less noise, while allowing for maximum heatsink cooling capacity. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Dock Dx model with Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Touch Bar Apple Silicon M2 and M1 cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model Dx with noted features diagram
Dx Cooling Dock $149 to $199 with built-in fan
Quiet Active Airflow Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The Dx offers more affordable built-in fan cooling performance for current and prior generation Apple laptops. The Dx features quiet laptop surface cooling, as well as direct internal laptop processor cooling on compatible laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros, 2012-2015 MacBook Pros and 2010-2017 MacBook Airs), and offers the convenience of an integrated fan. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Stand SRx model with Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Touch Bar Apple Silicon M2 and M1 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

SVALT Cooling Stand Sx model with Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Touch Bar Apple Silicon M2 and M1 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

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MacBook Pro 16-inch Touch Bar (Intel) 2019-2020

Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Touch Bar 2019-2020 cooling system
Laptop Description
The MacBook Pro Touch Bar generation includes two cool air intake vents located on each side, but lacks the center intake along the screen hinge as found on prior and 2021 MacBook Pros. The 16-inch version includes two fans connected to two hot air exhaust vents at either end of the back screen hinge. For Intel generation MacBook Pros, only the larger 16 and 15-inch models include a more powerful dedicated graphics processors (GPU) with second heatsink attached to the heat pipe shared with the Intel processor (CPU) heatsink.

Laptop Analysis
The 2016 redesign created the thinnest MacBook Pro generation while simultaneously adding more powerful Intel and graphics processors, including Apple’s first use of a 6-core processor. The upgraded cooling system helped with the added heat load, however, the thinner chassis and elimination of the prior generation’s center intake vent located next to the processors meant that the substantial processor heat output could build up and cause the laptop’s internal fans to spin at higher and louder speeds, as well as leading to performance throttling under a variety of workload scenarios. This was particularly the case with the 16-inch’s higher-end i9 processors and top-spec graphic processors.

Laptop with Products

SVALT Cooling Dock DHCR 4th gen model with Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Touch Bar Intel cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model DHCR 4th generation with noted features diagram
DHCR Cooling Dock from $279 for 4th gen
Silent Conductive Heatsink Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The new 4th generation DHCR offers the ultimate in silent heatsink cooling performance tailored to Apple’s latest flat backed laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros and 2022+ MacBook Airs), as well as working with current and prior generation Apple laptops. This level of laptop compatibility allows users of older laptops to use the DHCR with laptop and then unlock additional heatsink cooling capabilities when they upgrade to a current generation laptop. The new 4th gen design includes extensive improvements for increased cooling efficiency and peak performance potential. The 4th gen features rectilinear styling, an extra-large thermally conductive interface to more effectively extract heat from the laptop and transfer it to a massive 2.6 pound heatsink carved from solid aluminum with 11 extra-deep cooling fin air channels that create an exceptionally large 143 square inches of cooling fin surface area for improved heatsink cooling. When used with an optional Fx Cooling Fan, the heatsink’s angled air channels and numerous cooling thru-holes boost heatsink cooling performance, as well as drive cooling airflow into compatible laptops with a center intake vents for direct internal processor cooling. By designing the heatsink to work with a separate fan, the Fx Cooling Fan moves more air with less noise, while allowing for maximum heatsink cooling capacity. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Dock Dx model with Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Touch Bar Intel cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model Dx with noted features diagram
Dx Cooling Dock $149 to $199 with built-in fan
Quiet Active Airflow Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The Dx offers more affordable built-in fan cooling performance for current and prior generation Apple laptops. The Dx features quiet laptop surface cooling, as well as direct internal laptop processor cooling on compatible laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros, 2012-2015 MacBook Pros and 2010-2017 MacBook Airs), and offers the convenience of an integrated fan. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Stand SRx model with Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Touch Bar Intel 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

SVALT Cooling Stand Sx model with Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Touch Bar Intel 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

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MacBook Pro 15-inch Touch Bar (Intel) 2016-2019

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Touch Bar 2016-2019 cooling system
Laptop Description
The MacBook Pro Touch Bar generation includes two cool air intake vents located on each side, but lacks the center intake along the screen hinge as found on prior and 2021 MacBook Pros. The 15-inch version includes two fans connected to two hot air exhaust vents at either end of the back screen hinge. For Intel generation MacBook Pros, only the larger 16 and 15-inch models include a more powerful dedicated graphics processors (GPU) with second heatsink attached to the heat pipe shared with the Intel processor (CPU) heatsink.

Laptop Analysis
The 2016 redesign created the thinnest MacBook Pro generation while simultaneously adding more powerful Intel and graphics processors, including Apple’s first use of a 6-core processor and then an 8-core processor. The upgraded cooling system helped with the added heat load, however, the thinner chassis and elimination of the prior generation’s center intake vent located next to the processors meant that the substantial processor heat output could build up and cause the laptop’s internal fans to spin at higher and louder speeds, as well as leading to performance throttling under a variety of workload scenarios. This was particularly the case with higher-end processors and top-spec graphic processors.

Laptop with Products

SVALT Cooling Dock DHCR 4th gen model with Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Touch Bar Intel cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model DHCR 4th generation with noted features diagram
DHCR Cooling Dock from $279 for 4th gen
Silent Conductive Heatsink Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The new 4th generation DHCR offers the ultimate in silent heatsink cooling performance tailored to Apple’s latest flat backed laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros and 2022+ MacBook Airs), as well as working with current and prior generation Apple laptops. This level of laptop compatibility allows users of older laptops to use the DHCR with laptop and then unlock additional heatsink cooling capabilities when they upgrade to a current generation laptop. The new 4th gen design includes extensive improvements for increased cooling efficiency and peak performance potential. The 4th gen features rectilinear styling, an extra-large thermally conductive interface to more effectively extract heat from the laptop and transfer it to a massive 2.6 pound heatsink carved from solid aluminum with 11 extra-deep cooling fin air channels that create an exceptionally large 143 square inches of cooling fin surface area for improved heatsink cooling. When used with an optional Fx Cooling Fan, the heatsink’s angled air channels and numerous cooling thru-holes boost heatsink cooling performance, as well as drive cooling airflow into compatible laptops with a center intake vents for direct internal processor cooling. By designing the heatsink to work with a separate fan, the Fx Cooling Fan moves more air with less noise, while allowing for maximum heatsink cooling capacity. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Dock Dx model with Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Touch Bar Intel cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model Dx with noted features diagram
Dx Cooling Dock $149 to $199 with built-in fan
Quiet Active Airflow Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The Dx offers more affordable built-in fan cooling performance for current and prior generation Apple laptops. The Dx features quiet laptop surface cooling, as well as direct internal laptop processor cooling on compatible laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros, 2012-2015 MacBook Pros and 2010-2017 MacBook Airs), and offers the convenience of an integrated fan. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Stand SRx model with Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Touch Bar Intel 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

SVALT Cooling Stand Sx model with Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Touch Bar Intel 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

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MacBook Pro 13-inch Touch Bar (Intel) 2016-2020

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Touch Bar 2016-2020 cooling system
Laptop Description
The MacBook Pro Touch Bar generation includes two cool air intake vents located on each side, but lacks the center intake along the screen hinge as found on prior and 2021 MacBook Pros. The 13-inch version with Touch Bar includes two fans connected to two hot air exhaust vents at either end of the back screen hinge.

Laptop Analysis
The 2016 redesign created the thinnest MacBook Pro generation while simultaneously adding more powerful Intel and graphics processors, including Apple’s first use of a quad-core processor in the smaller 13-inch platform. The upgraded cooling system helped with the added heat load, however, the thinner and smaller chassis and elimination of the prior generation’s center intake vent located next to the processors meant that the substantial processor heat output could build up and cause the laptop’s internal fans to spin at higher and louder speeds, as well as leading to performance throttling under a variety of workload scenarios.

Laptop with Products

SVALT Cooling Dock DHCR 4th gen model with Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Touch Bar Intel cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model DHCR 4th generation with noted features diagram
DHCR Cooling Dock from $279 for 4th gen
Silent Conductive Heatsink Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The new 4th generation DHCR offers the ultimate in silent heatsink cooling performance tailored to Apple’s latest flat backed laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros and 2022+ MacBook Airs), as well as working with current and prior generation Apple laptops. This level of laptop compatibility allows users of older laptops to use the DHCR with laptop and then unlock additional heatsink cooling capabilities when they upgrade to a current generation laptop. The new 4th gen design includes extensive improvements for increased cooling efficiency and peak performance potential. The 4th gen features rectilinear styling, an extra-large thermally conductive interface to more effectively extract heat from the laptop and transfer it to a massive 2.6 pound heatsink carved from solid aluminum with 11 extra-deep cooling fin air channels that create an exceptionally large 143 square inches of cooling fin surface area for improved heatsink cooling. When used with an optional Fx Cooling Fan, the heatsink’s angled air channels and numerous cooling thru-holes boost heatsink cooling performance, as well as drive cooling airflow into compatible laptops with a center intake vents for direct internal processor cooling. By designing the heatsink to work with a separate fan, the Fx Cooling Fan moves more air with less noise, while allowing for maximum heatsink cooling capacity. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Dock Dx model with Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Touch Bar Intel cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model Dx with noted features diagram
Dx Cooling Dock $149 to $199 with built-in fan
Quiet Active Airflow Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The Dx offers more affordable built-in fan cooling performance for current and prior generation Apple laptops. The Dx features quiet laptop surface cooling, as well as direct internal laptop processor cooling on compatible laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros, 2012-2015 MacBook Pros and 2010-2017 MacBook Airs), and offers the convenience of an integrated fan. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Stand SRx model with Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Touch Bar Intel 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

SVALT Cooling Stand Sx model with Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Touch Bar Intel 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

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MacBook Pro 13-inch non-Touch Bar (Intel) 2016-2019

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch non-Touch Bar 2016-2019 cooling system
Laptop Description
The MacBook Pro Touch Bar generation that does not have the Touch Bar includes a single fan connected to a single hot air exhaust vent at one end of the screen hinge, and then a cold air intake vent at the other end of the hinge.

Laptop Analysis
The 2016 redesign created the thinnest MacBook Pro generation and the non-Touch Bar model used less powerful processors with a less powerful cooling system. More sustained and heavier workloads can increase temperatures, leading to faster spinning and louder internal fans, as well as throttling processor performance.

Laptop with Products

SVALT Cooling Dock DHCR 4th gen model with Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch non-Touch Bar Intel cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model DHCR 4th generation with noted features diagram
DHCR Cooling Dock from $279 for 4th gen
Silent Conductive Heatsink Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The new 4th generation DHCR offers the ultimate in silent heatsink cooling performance tailored to Apple’s latest flat backed laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros and 2022+ MacBook Airs), as well as working with current and prior generation Apple laptops. This level of laptop compatibility allows users of older laptops to use the DHCR with laptop and then unlock additional heatsink cooling capabilities when they upgrade to a current generation laptop. The new 4th gen design includes extensive improvements for increased cooling efficiency and peak performance potential. The 4th gen features rectilinear styling, an extra-large thermally conductive interface to more effectively extract heat from the laptop and transfer it to a massive 2.6 pound heatsink carved from solid aluminum with 11 extra-deep cooling fin air channels that create an exceptionally large 143 square inches of cooling fin surface area for improved heatsink cooling. When used with an optional Fx Cooling Fan, the heatsink’s angled air channels and numerous cooling thru-holes boost heatsink cooling performance, as well as drive cooling airflow into compatible laptops with a center intake vents for direct internal processor cooling. By designing the heatsink to work with a separate fan, the Fx Cooling Fan moves more air with less noise, while allowing for maximum heatsink cooling capacity. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Dock Dx model with Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch non-Touch Bar Intel cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model Dx with noted features diagram
Dx Cooling Dock $149 to $199 with built-in fan
Quiet Active Airflow Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The Dx offers more affordable built-in fan cooling performance for current and prior generation Apple laptops. The Dx features quiet laptop surface cooling, as well as direct internal laptop processor cooling on compatible laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros, 2012-2015 MacBook Pros and 2010-2017 MacBook Airs), and offers the convenience of an integrated fan. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Stand SRx model with Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch non-Touch Bar Intel 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

SVALT Cooling Stand Sx model with Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch non-Touch Bar Intel 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

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MacBook Pro 15-inch Retina (Intel) 2012-2018

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Retina 2012-2015 cooling system
Laptop Description
The MacBook Pro Retina generation includes two cool air intake vents located on each side as well as a central intake vent located along the back screen hinge for direct internal processor cooling. The larger 15-inch version includes two large fans connected to two hot air exhaust vents at either end of the back screen hinge. For Intel generation MacBook Pros, only the larger 16 and 15-inch models include a more powerful dedicated graphics processors (GPU) with second heatsink attached to the heat pipe shared with the Intel processor (CPU) heatsink.

Laptop Analysis
This MacBook Pro generation represents Apple’s first significant move towards a smaller and thinner platform. While the cooling system has a fairly high cooling capacity, the heat output can be substantial, leading to faster spinning and louder internal fans, as well as throttling processor performance under a variety of workload scenarios. Since this generation includes the center intake vent, direct internal processor cooling can significantly reduce processor temperatures.

Laptop with Products

SVALT Cooling Dock DHCR 4th gen model with Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Retina Intel cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model DHCR 4th generation with noted features diagram
DHCR Cooling Dock from $279 for 4th gen
Silent Conductive Heatsink Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The new 4th generation DHCR offers the ultimate in silent heatsink cooling performance tailored to Apple’s latest flat backed laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros and 2022+ MacBook Airs), as well as working with current and prior generation Apple laptops. This level of laptop compatibility allows users of older laptops to use the DHCR with laptop and then unlock additional heatsink cooling capabilities when they upgrade to a current generation laptop. The new 4th gen design includes extensive improvements for increased cooling efficiency and peak performance potential. The 4th gen features rectilinear styling, an extra-large thermally conductive interface to more effectively extract heat from the laptop and transfer it to a massive 2.6 pound heatsink carved from solid aluminum with 11 extra-deep cooling fin air channels that create an exceptionally large 143 square inches of cooling fin surface area for improved heatsink cooling. When used with an optional Fx Cooling Fan, the heatsink’s angled air channels and numerous cooling thru-holes boost heatsink cooling performance, as well as drive cooling airflow into compatible laptops with a center intake vents for direct internal processor cooling. By designing the heatsink to work with a separate fan, the Fx Cooling Fan moves more air with less noise, while allowing for maximum heatsink cooling capacity. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Dock Dx model with Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Retina Intel cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model Dx with noted features diagram
Dx Cooling Dock $149 to $199 with built-in fan
Quiet Active Airflow Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The Dx offers more affordable built-in fan cooling performance for current and prior generation Apple laptops. The Dx features quiet laptop surface cooling, as well as direct internal laptop processor cooling on compatible laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros, 2012-2015 MacBook Pros and 2010-2017 MacBook Airs), and offers the convenience of an integrated fan. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Stand SRx model with Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Retina Intel 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

SVALT Cooling Stand Sx model with Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Retina Intel 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

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MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina (Intel) 2013-2017

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina 2013-2015 cooling system
Laptop Description
The MacBook Pro Retina generation includes two cool air intake vents located on each side. Other than the 2012 first year of production, the 13-inch model also includes an intake vent for direct internal processor cooling that is located along the back screen hinge and extends from the center to one side. This later 13-inch includes a single large fan and single hot air exhaust vent.

Laptop Analysis
This MacBook Pro generation represents Apple’s first significant move towards a smaller and thinner platform. When under a variety of workload scenarios temperatures can build, leading to faster spinning and louder internal fans, as well as throttling processor performance. Since this generation includes the center intake vent, direct internal processor cooling can significantly reduce processor temperatures.

Laptop with Products

SVALT Cooling Dock DHCR 4th gen model with Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Intel cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model DHCR 4th generation with noted features diagram
DHCR Cooling Dock from $279 for 4th gen
Silent Conductive Heatsink Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The new 4th generation DHCR offers the ultimate in silent heatsink cooling performance tailored to Apple’s latest flat backed laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros and 2022+ MacBook Airs), as well as working with current and prior generation Apple laptops. This level of laptop compatibility allows users of older laptops to use the DHCR with laptop and then unlock additional heatsink cooling capabilities when they upgrade to a current generation laptop. The new 4th gen design includes extensive improvements for increased cooling efficiency and peak performance potential. The 4th gen features rectilinear styling, an extra-large thermally conductive interface to more effectively extract heat from the laptop and transfer it to a massive 2.6 pound heatsink carved from solid aluminum with 11 extra-deep cooling fin air channels that create an exceptionally large 143 square inches of cooling fin surface area for improved heatsink cooling. When used with an optional Fx Cooling Fan, the heatsink’s angled air channels and numerous cooling thru-holes boost heatsink cooling performance, as well as drive cooling airflow into compatible laptops with a center intake vents for direct internal processor cooling. By designing the heatsink to work with a separate fan, the Fx Cooling Fan moves more air with less noise, while allowing for maximum heatsink cooling capacity. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Dock Dx model with Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Intel cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model Dx with noted features diagram
Dx Cooling Dock $149 to $199 with built-in fan
Quiet Active Airflow Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The Dx offers more affordable built-in fan cooling performance for current and prior generation Apple laptops. The Dx features quiet laptop surface cooling, as well as direct internal laptop processor cooling on compatible laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros, 2012-2015 MacBook Pros and 2010-2017 MacBook Airs), and offers the convenience of an integrated fan. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Stand SRx model with Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Intel 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

SVALT Cooling Stand Sx model with Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Intel 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

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MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina (Intel) 2012

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina 2012 cooling system
Laptop Description
The MacBook Pro Retina generation includes two cool air intake vents located on each side as well as a central intake vent located along the back screen hinge for direct internal processor cooling. The 2012 first year of production included two small fans connected to two hot air exhaust vents at either end of the back screen hinge.

Laptop Analysis
This MacBook Pro generation represents Apple’s first significant move towards a smaller and thinner platform. When under a variety of workload scenarios temperatures can build, leading to faster spinning and louder internal fans, as well as throttling processor performance. Since this generation includes the center intake vent, direct internal processor cooling can significantly reduce processor temperatures.

Laptop with Products

SVALT Cooling Dock DHCR 4th gen model with Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Intel 2012 cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model DHCR 4th generation with noted features diagram
DHCR Cooling Dock from $279 for 4th gen
Silent Conductive Heatsink Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The new 4th generation DHCR offers the ultimate in silent heatsink cooling performance tailored to Apple’s latest flat backed laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros and 2022+ MacBook Airs), as well as working with current and prior generation Apple laptops. This level of laptop compatibility allows users of older laptops to use the DHCR with laptop and then unlock additional heatsink cooling capabilities when they upgrade to a current generation laptop. The new 4th gen design includes extensive improvements for increased cooling efficiency and peak performance potential. The 4th gen features rectilinear styling, an extra-large thermally conductive interface to more effectively extract heat from the laptop and transfer it to a massive 2.6 pound heatsink carved from solid aluminum with 11 extra-deep cooling fin air channels that create an exceptionally large 143 square inches of cooling fin surface area for improved heatsink cooling. When used with an optional Fx Cooling Fan, the heatsink’s angled air channels and numerous cooling thru-holes boost heatsink cooling performance, as well as drive cooling airflow into compatible laptops with a center intake vents for direct internal processor cooling. By designing the heatsink to work with a separate fan, the Fx Cooling Fan moves more air with less noise, while allowing for maximum heatsink cooling capacity. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Dock Dx model with Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Intel 2012 cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model Dx with noted features diagram
Dx Cooling Dock $149 to $199 with built-in fan
Quiet Active Airflow Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The Dx offers more affordable built-in fan cooling performance for current and prior generation Apple laptops. The Dx features quiet laptop surface cooling, as well as direct internal laptop processor cooling on compatible laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros, 2012-2015 MacBook Pros and 2010-2017 MacBook Airs), and offers the convenience of an integrated fan. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Stand SRx model with Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Intel 2012 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

SVALT Cooling Stand Sx model with Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Intel 2012 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

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MacBook Air 15-inch M2 (Apple Silicon) 2023-2024

Apple MacBook Air 15-inch Apple Silicon M2 2023 cooling system
Laptop Description
The 2023+ M2 MacBook Air uses a fanless design similar to Apple’s prior 12-inch MacBook model. Without an internal built-in air cooling system, the laptop’s cooling depends on the external aluminum enclosure to act as a heatsink for cooling.

Laptop Analysis
While the M2 chip’s efficiency cores stay cooler than Intel chips, the lack of a built-in fan means that heat can build up and performance can throttle while under heavier sustained workloads that stress the M2 chip’s performance cores.

Laptop with Products

SVALT Cooling Dock DHCR 4th gen model with Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Apple Silicon M1 Max 2021 cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model DHCR 4th generation with noted features diagram
DHCR Cooling Dock from $279 for 4th gen
Silent Conductive Heatsink Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The new 4th generation DHCR offers the ultimate in silent heatsink cooling performance tailored to Apple’s latest flat backed laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros and 2022+ MacBook Airs), as well as working with current and prior generation Apple laptops. The new 4th gen design includes extensive improvements to increase cooling efficiency and peak performance potential. The 4th gen features rectilinear styling, a thin extra large thermally conductive interface to more effectively extract heat from the laptop and transfer it to a 2.6 pound heatsink carved from solid aluminum with 11 extra deep cooling fin air channels to create an exceptionally large 143 square inches of cooling fin surface area for improved heatsink cooling. When used with an optional Fx Cooling Fan, the heatsink’s angled air channels and numerous cooling thru-holes boost heatsink and internal processor cooling (center vent laptops 2021+ MacBook Pros, 2012-2015 MacBook Pros and 2010-2017 MacBook Airs). By designing the heatsink to work with a separate fan, the Fx Cooling Fan moves more air with less noise, while allowing for maximum heatsink cooling capacity. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Dock Dx model with Apple MacBook Air 15-inch M2 Apple Silicon 2023 cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model Dx with noted features diagram
Dx Cooling Dock $149 to $199 with built-in fan
Quiet Active Airflow Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The Dx offers more affordable built-in fan cooling performance for current and prior generation Apple laptops. The Dx features quiet laptop surface cooling, as well as direct internal laptop processor cooling on compatible laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros, 2012-2015 MacBook Pros and 2010-2017 MacBook Airs), and offers the convenience of an integrated fan. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Stand SRx model with Apple MacBook Air 15-inch M2 Apple Silicon 2023 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

SVALT Cooling Stand Sx model with Apple MacBook Air 15-inch M2 Apple Silicon 2023 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

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MacBook Air 13-inch M2 (Apple Silicon) 2022-2024

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Apple Silicon M2 2022 cooling system
Laptop Description
The 2022+ M2 MacBook Air uses a fanless design similar to Apple’s prior 12-inch MacBook model. Without an internal built-in air cooling system, the laptop’s cooling depends on the external aluminum enclosure to act as a heatsink for cooling.

Laptop Analysis
While the M2 chip’s efficiency cores stay cooler than Intel chips, the lack of a built-in fan means that heat can build up and performance can throttle while under heavier sustained workloads that stress the M2 chip’s performance cores.

Laptop with Products

SVALT Cooling Dock DHCR 4th gen model with Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Apple Silicon M1 Max 2021 cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model DHCR 4th generation with noted features diagram
DHCR Cooling Dock from $279 for 4th gen
Silent Conductive Heatsink Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The new 4th generation DHCR offers the ultimate in silent heatsink cooling performance tailored to Apple’s latest flat backed laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros and 2022+ MacBook Airs), as well as working with current and prior generation Apple laptops. The new 4th gen design includes extensive improvements to increase cooling efficiency and peak performance potential. The 4th gen features rectilinear styling, a thin extra large thermally conductive interface to more effectively extract heat from the laptop and transfer it to a 2.6 pound heatsink carved from solid aluminum with 11 extra deep cooling fin air channels to create an exceptionally large 143 square inches of cooling fin surface area for improved heatsink cooling. When used with an optional Fx Cooling Fan, the heatsink’s angled air channels and numerous cooling thru-holes boost heatsink and internal processor cooling (center vent laptops 2021+ MacBook Pros, 2012-2015 MacBook Pros and 2010-2017 MacBook Airs). By designing the heatsink to work with a separate fan, the Fx Cooling Fan moves more air with less noise, while allowing for maximum heatsink cooling capacity. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Dock Dx model with Apple MacBook Air 13-inch M2 Apple Silicon 2022 cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model Dx with noted features diagram
Dx Cooling Dock $149 to $199 with built-in fan
Quiet Active Airflow Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The Dx offers more affordable built-in fan cooling performance for current and prior generation Apple laptops. The Dx features quiet laptop surface cooling, as well as direct internal laptop processor cooling on compatible laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros, 2012-2015 MacBook Pros and 2010-2017 MacBook Airs), and offers the convenience of an integrated fan. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Stand SRx model with Apple MacBook Air 13-inch M2 Apple Silicon 2022 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

SVALT Cooling Stand Sx model with Apple MacBook Air 13-inch M2 Apple Silicon 2022 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

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MacBook Air 13-inch M1 (Apple Silicon) 2020-2023

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Apple Silicon M1 2020 cooling system
Laptop Description
The M1 MacBook Air is a first generation Apple Silicon laptop. It lacks an internal built-in air cooling system and as a results relies only on the external aluminum enclosure to act as a heatsink for cooling.

Laptop Analysis
While the M1 chip’s efficiency cores stay cooler than Intel chips, the lack of a built-in fan means that heat can build up and performance can throttle while under heavier sustained workloads that stress the M1 chip’s performance cores.

Laptop with Products

SVALT Cooling Dock DHCR 4th gen model with Apple MacBook Air 13-inch M1 Apple Silicon 2020 cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model DHCR 4th generation with noted features diagram
DHCR Cooling Dock from $279 for 4th gen
Silent Conductive Heatsink Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The new 4th generation DHCR offers the ultimate in silent heatsink cooling performance tailored to Apple’s latest flat backed laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros and 2022+ MacBook Airs), as well as working with current and prior generation Apple laptops. This level of laptop compatibility allows users of older laptops to use the DHCR with laptop and then unlock additional heatsink cooling capabilities when they upgrade to a current generation laptop. The new 4th gen design includes extensive improvements for increased cooling efficiency and peak performance potential. The 4th gen features rectilinear styling, an extra-large thermally conductive interface to more effectively extract heat from the laptop and transfer it to a massive 2.6 pound heatsink carved from solid aluminum with 11 extra-deep cooling fin air channels that create an exceptionally large 143 square inches of cooling fin surface area for improved heatsink cooling. When used with an optional Fx Cooling Fan, the heatsink’s angled air channels and numerous cooling thru-holes boost heatsink cooling performance, as well as drive cooling airflow into compatible laptops with a center intake vents for direct internal processor cooling. By designing the heatsink to work with a separate fan, the Fx Cooling Fan moves more air with less noise, while allowing for maximum heatsink cooling capacity. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Dock Dx model with Apple MacBook Air 13-inch M1 Apple Silicon 2020 cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model Dx with noted features diagram
Dx Cooling Dock $149 to $199 with built-in fan
Quiet Active Airflow Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The Dx offers more affordable built-in fan cooling performance for current and prior generation Apple laptops. The Dx features quiet laptop surface cooling, as well as direct internal laptop processor cooling on compatible laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros, 2012-2015 MacBook Pros and 2010-2017 MacBook Airs), and offers the convenience of an integrated fan. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Stand SRx model with Apple MacBook Air 13-inch M1 Apple Silicon 2020 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

SVALT Cooling Stand Sx model with Apple MacBook Air 13-inch M1 Apple Silicon 2020 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

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MacBook Air 13-inch Retina (Intel) 2018-2020

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Retina 2018-2020 cooling system
Laptop Description
The MacBook Air Retina generation does not include intake vents along the side, and instead includes a single intake vent at one end of the back screen hinge and a single exhaust vent at the other end of the back screen hinge. Unlike other air cooling laptops, the processor’s heatsink is not connected to a heat pipe, radiator and cooling fan. Instead the processor heatsink has cooling fins that transfer heat to internal airflow generated by the built-in cooling fan.

Laptop Analysis
The cooling system used for this model is unusual, but also efficient in terms of size, weight and cost. For light tasks it does well, but more sustained and heavier workloads can increase temperatures, leading to faster spinning and louder internal fans, as well as throttling processor performance.

Laptop with Products

SVALT Cooling Dock DHCR 4th gen model with Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Intel 2018 cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model DHCR 4th generation with noted features diagram
DHCR Cooling Dock from $279 for 4th gen
Silent Conductive Heatsink Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The new 4th generation DHCR offers the ultimate in silent heatsink cooling performance tailored to Apple’s latest flat backed laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros and 2022+ MacBook Airs), as well as working with current and prior generation Apple laptops. This level of laptop compatibility allows users of older laptops to use the DHCR with laptop and then unlock additional heatsink cooling capabilities when they upgrade to a current generation laptop. The new 4th gen design includes extensive improvements for increased cooling efficiency and peak performance potential. The 4th gen features rectilinear styling, an extra-large thermally conductive interface to more effectively extract heat from the laptop and transfer it to a massive 2.6 pound heatsink carved from solid aluminum with 11 extra-deep cooling fin air channels that create an exceptionally large 143 square inches of cooling fin surface area for improved heatsink cooling. When used with an optional Fx Cooling Fan, the heatsink’s angled air channels and numerous cooling thru-holes boost heatsink cooling performance, as well as drive cooling airflow into compatible laptops with a center intake vents for direct internal processor cooling. By designing the heatsink to work with a separate fan, the Fx Cooling Fan moves more air with less noise, while allowing for maximum heatsink cooling capacity. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Dock Dx model with Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Intel 2018 cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model Dx with noted features diagram
Dx Cooling Dock $149 to $199 with built-in fan
Quiet Active Airflow Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The Dx offers more affordable built-in fan cooling performance for current and prior generation Apple laptops. The Dx features quiet laptop surface cooling, as well as direct internal laptop processor cooling on compatible laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros, 2012-2015 MacBook Pros and 2010-2017 MacBook Airs), and offers the convenience of an integrated fan. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Stand SRx model with Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Intel 2018 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

SVALT Cooling Stand Sx model with Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Intel 2018 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

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MacBook Air 13-inch (Intel) 2010-2019

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 2008-2015 cooling system
Laptop Description
This MacBook Air generation does not include intake vents along the side, and instead includes a long intake vent running from the center to one end of the back screen hinge, and then a single exhaust vent at the other end of the back screen hinge.

Laptop Analysis
This MacBook Air design was a capable laptop for it’s size, weight and cost, however, when dealing with more sustained and heavier workloads the cooling system could quickly get overwhelmed, leading to high temperatures, faster spinning and louder internal fans, and processor performance throttling. Since this generation includes the center intake vent, direct internal processor cooling can significantly reduce processor temperatures.

Laptop with Products

SVALT Cooling Dock DHCR 4th gen model with Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Intel cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model DHCR 4th generation with noted features diagram
DHCR Cooling Dock from $279 for 4th gen
Silent Conductive Heatsink Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The new 4th generation DHCR offers the ultimate in silent heatsink cooling performance tailored to Apple’s latest flat backed laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros and 2022+ MacBook Airs), as well as working with current and prior generation Apple laptops. This level of laptop compatibility allows users of older laptops to use the DHCR with laptop and then unlock additional heatsink cooling capabilities when they upgrade to a current generation laptop. The new 4th gen design includes extensive improvements for increased cooling efficiency and peak performance potential. The 4th gen features rectilinear styling, an extra-large thermally conductive interface to more effectively extract heat from the laptop and transfer it to a massive 2.6 pound heatsink carved from solid aluminum with 11 extra-deep cooling fin air channels that create an exceptionally large 143 square inches of cooling fin surface area for improved heatsink cooling. When used with an optional Fx Cooling Fan, the heatsink’s angled air channels and numerous cooling thru-holes boost heatsink cooling performance, as well as drive cooling airflow into compatible laptops with a center intake vents for direct internal processor cooling. By designing the heatsink to work with a separate fan, the Fx Cooling Fan moves more air with less noise, while allowing for maximum heatsink cooling capacity. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Dock Dx model with Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Intel cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model Dx with noted features diagram
Dx Cooling Dock $149 to $199 with built-in fan
Quiet Active Airflow Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The Dx offers more affordable built-in fan cooling performance for current and prior generation Apple laptops. The Dx features quiet laptop surface cooling, as well as direct internal laptop processor cooling on compatible laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros, 2012-2015 MacBook Pros and 2010-2017 MacBook Airs), and offers the convenience of an integrated fan. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Stand SRx model with Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Intel 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

SVALT Cooling Stand Sx model with Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Intel 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

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MacBook Air 11-inch (Intel) 2010-2016

Apple MacBook Air 11-inch 2015-2018 cooling system
Laptop Description
This MacBook Air generation does not include intake vents along the side, and instead includes a long intake vent running from the center to one end of the back screen hinge, and then a single exhaust vent at the other end of the back screen hinge.

Laptop Analysis
This MacBook Air design was a capable laptop for it’s size, weight and cost, especially the smaller 11-inch model. However, when dealing with more sustained and heavier workloads the cooling system could quickly get overwhelmed, leading to high temperatures, faster spinning and louder internal fans, and processor performance throttling. Since this generation includes the center intake vent, direct internal processor cooling can significantly reduce processor temperatures.

Laptop with Products

SVALT Cooling Dock DHCR 4th gen model with Apple MacBook Air 11-inch Intel cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model DHCR 4th generation with noted features diagram
DHCR Cooling Dock from $279 for 4th gen
Silent Conductive Heatsink Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The new 4th generation DHCR offers the ultimate in silent heatsink cooling performance tailored to Apple’s latest flat backed laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros and 2022+ MacBook Airs), as well as working with current and prior generation Apple laptops. This level of laptop compatibility allows users of older laptops to use the DHCR with laptop and then unlock additional heatsink cooling capabilities when they upgrade to a current generation laptop. The new 4th gen design includes extensive improvements for increased cooling efficiency and peak performance potential. The 4th gen features rectilinear styling, an extra-large thermally conductive interface to more effectively extract heat from the laptop and transfer it to a massive 2.6 pound heatsink carved from solid aluminum with 11 extra-deep cooling fin air channels that create an exceptionally large 143 square inches of cooling fin surface area for improved heatsink cooling. When used with an optional Fx Cooling Fan, the heatsink’s angled air channels and numerous cooling thru-holes boost heatsink cooling performance, as well as drive cooling airflow into compatible laptops with a center intake vents for direct internal processor cooling. By designing the heatsink to work with a separate fan, the Fx Cooling Fan moves more air with less noise, while allowing for maximum heatsink cooling capacity. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Dock Dx model with Apple MacBook Air 11-inch Intel cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model Dx with noted features diagram
Dx Cooling Dock $149 to $199 with built-in fan
Quiet Active Airflow Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The Dx offers more affordable built-in fan cooling performance for current and prior generation Apple laptops. The Dx features quiet laptop surface cooling, as well as direct internal laptop processor cooling on compatible laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros, 2012-2015 MacBook Pros and 2010-2017 MacBook Airs), and offers the convenience of an integrated fan. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Stand SRx model with Apple MacBook Air 11-inch Intel 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

SVALT Cooling Stand Sx model with Apple MacBook Air 11-inch Intel 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

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MacBook 12-inch Retina (Intel) 2015-2018

Apple MacBook 12-inch Retina 2010-2015 cooling system
Laptop Description
The MacBook Retina generation lacks an internal built-in air cooling system and as a results relies only on the external aluminum enclosure to act as a heatsink for cooling.

Laptop Analysis
Apple’s thinnest and lightest Apple laptop lacks a dedicated cooling system so processor performance throttling is used to manage heat, which means that throttling can be constant and severe.

Laptop with Products

SVALT Cooling Dock DHCR 4th gen model with Apple MacBook 12-inch Intel 2015 cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model DHCR 4th generation with noted features diagram
DHCR Cooling Dock from $279 for 4th gen
Silent Conductive Heatsink Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The new 4th generation DHCR offers the ultimate in silent heatsink cooling performance tailored to Apple’s latest flat backed laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros and 2022+ MacBook Airs), as well as working with current and prior generation Apple laptops. This level of laptop compatibility allows users of older laptops to use the DHCR with laptop and then unlock additional heatsink cooling capabilities when they upgrade to a current generation laptop. The new 4th gen design includes extensive improvements for increased cooling efficiency and peak performance potential. The 4th gen features rectilinear styling, an extra-large thermally conductive interface to more effectively extract heat from the laptop and transfer it to a massive 2.6 pound heatsink carved from solid aluminum with 11 extra-deep cooling fin air channels that create an exceptionally large 143 square inches of cooling fin surface area for improved heatsink cooling. When used with an optional Fx Cooling Fan, the heatsink’s angled air channels and numerous cooling thru-holes boost heatsink cooling performance, as well as drive cooling airflow into compatible laptops with a center intake vents for direct internal processor cooling. By designing the heatsink to work with a separate fan, the Fx Cooling Fan moves more air with less noise, while allowing for maximum heatsink cooling capacity. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Dock Dx model with Apple MacBook 12-inch Intel 2015 cooling system SVALT Cooling Dock model Dx with noted features diagram
Dx Cooling Dock $149 to $199 with built-in fan
Quiet Active Airflow Cooling for Closed-Screen Laptops
The Dx offers more affordable built-in fan cooling performance for current and prior generation Apple laptops. The Dx features quiet laptop surface cooling, as well as direct internal laptop processor cooling on compatible laptops (2021+ MacBook Pros, 2012-2015 MacBook Pros and 2010-2017 MacBook Airs), and offers the convenience of an integrated fan. All Cooling Dock models feature a unique and stable leaning configuration for easy closed-screen clamshell setup while the laptop remains connected to cables and safely in a padded cradle with adjustable/replaceable laptop support pads.

SVALT Cooling Stand SRx model with Apple MacBook 12-inch Intel 2015 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

SVALT Cooling Stand Sx model with Apple MacBook 12-inch Intel 2015 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 Apple and PC laptops, and features an extra large and powerful modular dual-speed fan cooling system with new ultra-quiet Noctua fans, hidden cord clutter, improved workstation ergonomics, extra rigid no-bounce device support, and a fully modular system with exchangeable components.

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PC Laptops - Large / Gaming

General Laptop Considerations
Cooling performance improves with laptops that have the following attributes: 1) Metal enclosures / chassis to absorb heat and then expel it. 2) Processor location centered and near bottom edge to align the highest temperature location with the most cooling for the largest heat transfer potential.

Cooling Dock
Each Cooling Dock model can support a different maximum laptop thicknesses, such as DHCR, DHC and DH accommodating 1.100 inch thickness, and the Dx 0.910 thickness. The laptop’s venting locations also need to be considered, such as the hot air exhaust vents should NOT be located within the 4.500 inch center portion of the bottom edge (screen hinge edge on laptops) on all Cooling Dock models and 4.800 inch for the DHCR model, and ideally a cooling air intake vent occupies this central location for direct internal processor cooling. The DHCR and DHC models also require the laptops to have a flat backed bottom surface where they couple with the thermally conductive pad.

Cooling Stand
The Cooling Stand’s heavy bolted and oversized metal structure easily provides stable and rigid no-bounce support for the largest PC laptops. Select the rectilinear SRx or angular Sx models for ultra-quiet active airflow cooling to help tackle more sustained and heavier workloads.

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PC Laptops - Medium / Standard

General Laptop Considerations
Cooling performance improves with laptops that have the following attributes: 1) Metal enclosures / chassis to absorb heat and then expel it. 2) Processor location centered and near bottom edge to align the highest temperature location with the most cooling for the largest heat transfer potential.

Cooling Dock
Each Cooling Dock model can support a different maximum laptop thicknesses, such as DHCR, DHC and DH accommodating 1.100 inch thickness, the Dx 0.910 thickness. The laptop’s venting locations also need to be considered, such as the hot air exhaust vents should NOT be located within the 4.500 inch center portion of the bottom edge (screen hinge edge on laptops) on all Cooling Dock models and 4.800 inch for the DHCR model, and ideally a cooling air intake vent occupies this central location for direct internal processor cooling. The DHCR and DHC models also require the laptops to have a flat backed bottom surface where they couple with the thermally conductive pad.

Cooling Stand
The Cooling Stand’s heavy bolted and oversized metal structure easily provides stable and rigid no-bounce support for the largest PC laptops. Select the rectilinear SRx or angular Sx models for ultra-quiet active airflow cooling to help tackle more sustained and heavier workloads.

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PC Laptops - Small / Compact

General Laptop Considerations
Cooling performance improves with laptops that have the following attributes: 1) Metal enclosures / chassis to absorb heat and then expel it. 2) Processor location centered and near bottom edge to align the highest temperature location with the most cooling for the largest heat transfer potential.

Cooling Dock
Each Cooling Dock model can support a different maximum laptop thicknesses, such as DHCR, DHC and DH accommodating 1.100 inch thickness, the Dx 0.910 thickness. The laptop’s venting locations also need to be considered, such as the hot air exhaust vents should NOT be located within the 4.500 inch center portion of the bottom edge (screen hinge edge on laptops) on all Cooling Dock models and 4.800 inch for the DHCR model, and ideally a cooling air intake vent occupies this central location for direct internal processor cooling. The DHCR and DHC models also require the laptops to have a flat backed bottom surface where they couple with the thermally conductive pad.

Cooling Stand
The Cooling Stand SRx model works with laptops that are at least 9.4 inches wide (side-to-side) and 6.8 inches deep (front-to-back), while the Sx model works with laptops that are at least 9.5 inches wide (side-to-side) and 10.25 inches deep (front-to-back). Select the rectilinear SRx or angular Sx models for ultra-quiet active airflow cooling to help tackle more sustained and heavier workloads.

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