How to Control Your Laptop’s Temperature During Travel

One reason that your laptop doesn’t have the latest, fastest microprocessor is heat. Even in a desktop PC, cutting-edge technology generates lots of heat. Controlling the temperature in a desktop PC is a huge chore, so you can imagine the things your laptop has to do to keep cool.

So much electronics is packed into the laptop’s case that, when coupled with the battery, which heats as it discharges, there be a whole lot of heatin’ goin’ on. The laptop comes with a wee li’l cooling fan, one that may even have two speeds for when the temperature gets too hot. But that may not be enough! It’s important not to let your laptop get too hot.

  • Avoid putting your laptop anywhere that it will be in direct sunlight.

  • Do not store the laptop in your car’s trunk.

  • Don’t let the laptop run in a closet or any closed environment where air cannot circulate.

  • Do not block the little vents on the laptop that help it inhale cool air and expel hot air.

  • When the laptop continually runs too hot, especially when the battery compartment becomes too hot to touch, phone your laptop dealer for service.

  • Consider buying your laptop a cooling pad.

    Think about buying a cooling pad to help keep your laptop’s temperature down.

    Think about buying a cooling pad to help keep your laptop’s temperature down.