I purchased this mat for my new HP laptop computer. I'm very satisfied with it's performance and design. It's a must have for anyone with a laptop type computer as they tend to run very hot during peak usage and need a device to keep them at an acceptable heat level while working on it.
After having my laptop turn itself off several times because of, what it is saying is an "overheating problem", I decided to attempt to solve the problem with a chill mat. The local Staples in my area (Wooster, Ohio) has at least four different chill mats on their shelves that fit different sizes of laptops - starting at 16 inches and going above 17 inches. I purchased the 16 inch Targus single fan chill mat even though I have a 17 inch laptop. The actual chilling surface is as large as, or even larger, than all the larger models. The 16-inch Targus single-fan model is very quiet and keeps my laptop cool while I'm using it and even while I'm away from it for a long period of time. I would suggest this model to other people who need one.
This is my first chill mat and it definitely does its job. my laptop was overheating and shutting down and after hearing on the news about the laptop overheating and catching a bed on fire i figured it was time to purchase one. it is a very quiet fan you hardly know its running and it keeps laptop cooler and vented well. my laptop has not overheated once since using it. for the price of $19.99 at staples i would definately recommend this chil mat to anyone looking for one. for performance and value.
I recently purchased a used DELL Inspiron 1720 laptop from a friend of mine. Since purchasing it, it has shut down twice because of overheating. I needed something that would keep it cool, was quiet and light in weight. In looking at the other models that were available at other office supply stores, I decided to purchase what I had found at Staples. Even though I was told this was actually made to be used for a 15 to 16 inch laptop, I find that it actually works very well with my 17 inch model.
I work late into the night and like to be comfortable, often with a fuzzy blanket on my lap. This means my laptop gets hot. With my laptop cooler it keeps my computer the right temperaure for top performance. Once I even fell asleep and covered my laptop by mistake. The easy USB plug in allows the fan to keep running and not fry my laptop! It is quiet so as not to interrupt me when I stream a video for a college class. I got the slightly larger size to accomodate my 15.6" laptop I use it on which fits just right and isn't bulky.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend