Laptop Compatibility (S and S Pro)
The Cooling Stand (S and S Pro) was designed for universal passive and active cooling compatibility. The design was optimized for current generation Mac laptops, like the 16-inch MacBook Pro, as well as most typical laptop designs that place hot air exhaust vents along the side and back edges of the laptop.
The Cooling Stand (S and S Pro) was designed for universal support and fit with all Mac laptops as well as all PC laptops that are at least 9.5 inches wide. The Stand uses a bolted heavy metal support structure that is oversized so that even the largest and heaviest PC gaming laptops will be held securely in place. The support base is made from 1/4 inch 6061 aluminum and the support arms are made from 11 gauge cold rolled steel. Each arm has two #10-32 fasteners bolting it rigidly in place. The arms use a deep beam design to maximize strength and rigidity.
Mac Mini Compatibility (S Mini)
The Cooling Stand Mini (S Mini) was designed to work with all current and previous Mac Mini computers. For Mac Minis that have a removable bottom cover, the support pads have been design to work with the cover on or off. When the cover is off, the padding locks the Mac Mini in place so that cooling air is driven directly onto the internal components for immediate system wide cooling. A user installed dust filter is included to help reduce internal dust accumulation.
- 2005 - 2009 Mac Mini 1st and 2nd generation include a taller silver aluminum and white plastic enclosure that uses cool air intake vents along the front and side bottom edges.
- 2010 - 2017 Mac Mini 3rd generation includes a thinner silver aluminum enclosure that uses a cool air intake vent along the front edge of a removable round bottom cover that once removed exposes components for increased cooling performance.
- 2018 - 2019 Mac Mini 4th generation includes the thinner space gray aluminum enclosure that uses cool air intake vents around the edge of a removable round bottom cover that once removed exposes a perforated metal screen covering for increased cooling performance. An iFixit pry bar is included to assist users who choose to remove the bottom panel.
NOTE : Operating the Mac Mini with the bottom cover removed may not be considered normal operating conditions for the Mac Mini by Apple, and could impact warranty.