NZXT Cryo E40 Notebook Cooler Review

NZXT are a company targeted more at gamers and enthusiasts than just your average notebook user. That’s why when we received the Cryo E40 from NZXT and had a look at it, we could see straight away it was designed from the ground up with advanced cooling performance in mind.

Notebook coolers are somewhat a subjective product. Some believe that they should simply cool down a notebook, others think they should integrate USB hubs, card readers and audio systems. However, NZXT have taken the simple approach with the Cryo E40, developing a notebook stand with two cooling fans – and that’s it.

The device is cleverly shaped for up to 15.6 inch notebooks, because lets face it the vast majority of notebook owners use notebooks 15.6 inches large or less. The two fans are complete movable and are both paired to a single USB connector because NZXT knows not every notebook is the same – where one might have a GPU intake vent another might have a RAM vent.

Before we give you a tour of the product, the packaging and how it performs let us first recap the specifications below:

  • Model: CRYO E40
  • Dimensions : 60x420x300mm
  • Laptop Support:15″ Max
  • Colour: Black
  • Material: Steel mesh, plastic, rubber
  • USB Ports: None
  • Fan Control: None
  • Fans: 2x80mm
  • Fan Speed: 2500+/-10% RPM