Once again, we have another notebook cooler from Zalman to review for you. This time, again from the “Ultra Quiet” category, we have the NC3000U. The NC3000U has been out for about a year now but in the ever-growing notebook industry, cooling is a priority that needs to be addressed. Hopefully the NC3000U will be up to the job…


  • 220mm cooling fan for maximum cooling performance, in silent operation (17-23.5dBA)
  • 3 port USB 2.0 hub
  • Auxiliary power support (DC in, 5V. Adaptor not included)
  • Maximum cooling of notebook base with 1300 vent holes
  • Compatible with notebooks up to 17" widescreen
  • Adjustable fan speed
  • Non-slip rubber grip
  • Sleek design incorporating aluminium panels
  • Ergonomic design for minimum user fatigue
  • Adjustable height with the use of a riser for user convenience


Zalman has done considerable product development since its 1999 founding, and now holds several patents focusing on both cooling and fan noise-reduction. Personal computer systems can generate significant heat and noise, the management of which is important for those modifying or assembling computer systems. Zalman's product range includes specialized heat sink and fan solutions for CPUs, as well as quiet power supplies, computer water cooling systems, motherboard chipset coolers, graphics card heat sink and fan combos, laptop coolers, cases, and hard disk cases that lower temperature and reduce noise.