ThermalTake Tai-Chi M+ notebook cooler review

ThermalTake is pretty famous for its cooling products, cases, and power supplies. In this review I take a look at their new Tai-Chi M+ notebook cooler, this product is designed for widescreen notebooks and besides making them run less hot it should also improve ergonomics a bit. The cooler slightly raises the laptop , making it a bit easier to type and to view the LCD display of your system.

Besides this model for widescreen notebooks, ThermalTake also has the older Tai-Chi M cooler for non-widescreen laptops. The TaiChi M+ is 400mm wide while the Tai-Chi M is only 320mm wide. The Tai-Chi M+ is compatible with 12" to 17" widescreen notebooks. For small ultra-portable 12" notebooks it will probably be quite big but for 15.4" and 17" models it fits perfectly.

The product ships in this nice box. Besides the cooler you can also find a USB cable and a short manual inside the box.

Now lets take a look at the features and specifications:

Model A2420
Weight 1530 g
Dimension 400 x 330 x 35 mm
Material Aluminum
Fan Dimension 70 x 70 x 15 mm
Start Voltage 4.5 V
Power Input 0.60 W
Rated Current 0.12A
Bearing Sleeve
Fan Speed 1000 R.P.M
Noise 14.0 dBA
Accessories USB2.0 cable

  • Modernized black-silver aluminum extrusion pad.
  • Design for 12”~17” wide-screen Laptop.
  • Space-saving Folding design for easy storing.
  • Ergonomic wrist pad design for maximum comfort.
  • Adapter-free design; powered by notebook’s USB port.
  • Dual silent 7cm fans(1000RPM.14dBA) with power switch.

  • A closer look at the TaiChi M+

    The Tai-Chi M+ has a nice-looking foldable design. The product is made out of aluminum, the first part is black and the second part is silver and has lots of rounded rectangular-shaped ventilation holes.

    Added: March 29th 2007
    Product reviewed: ThermalTake Tai-Chi M+ notebook cooler
    Reviewer: Thomas De Maesschalck
    Score: 9/10
    Page: 1/3

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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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    Comment #1 posted by Anonymous on 2008-12-29 22:49:21
    I use one at work daily. It does help a LITTLE, but doesn't keep my notebook COOL for 8 hours.

    Comment #2 posted by Mattv on 2007-05-30 15:39:20

    Has anyone found a source for these yet?

    I've searched high and low, with no luck.

    Comment #3 posted by Thomas on 2007-05-09 18:58:22

    Check out this page and take a look at some of the stores near to you to see if they have the product in their catalog. If it's not listed on their website try e-mailing them, perhaps they will be able to get the product for you.

    Comment #4 posted by Anonymous on 2007-05-09 14:58:48
    Where can I buy the Tai-Chi MT A2420 please let me no thank you Jesse My e-mail is

    Comment #5 posted by Anonymous on 2007-05-02 17:41:49
    Exactly! where can we buy one? Cant find them anywhere!!!!!!!

    Comment #6 posted by Anonymous on 2007-03-30 14:07:32
    ok.. great read.. this sounds exactly like the product for my 17"toshiba satellite p105 oven!! only question is.. where can i buy one? cant find one anywere!!