EverCool AIOLUS II Notebook Cooler
Posted November 9, 2013 by Joe Kershner in Cooling
OverviewHardware: Cooling, Peripherals
WHAT WE LIKED:Lightweight, Great Performance, Affordable
WHAT WE DISLIKED:Would have liked to seen rear intakes on the bottom fans, Does not support laptops with rear exhaust.
EverCool’s AIOLUS II, Inspired by Greek mythology- Aeolus as the design concept, AIOLUS contains a blower which, as a symbol, typifies superior airflow and thermal effects. With it’s lightweight aluminum construction, weighing in at 720 grams and an overall dimension of 425 x 260 x 65mm, EverCool started with the AIOLUS II and its dual 70mm intake fans. These helped reduce the HDD temps, although by themselves they really didn’t help much with either the system or CPU temps.
At first I wasn’t too keen on the blower concept for simply assisting the stock cooler as an exhaust fan. Ultimately though, it ended up being the real star of this cooler. With a low speed of 2800rpm and high speed of 3600rpm the cooler dropped overall temps down 10c-12c respectively. The airflow really made a difference with the angled pad allowing fresh cold air to enter. I would have liked to see the fan mounts have a slotted opening towards the backside of the mount to improve on the amount of intake instead of just grabbing air directly underneath the fans, but the design still works. The EverCool AIOLUS II can be found on newegg.com. It is priced to sell fast at a mere $33.99 USD with an included 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. For the price and performance, the EverCool AIOLUS II easily earns the PureOverclock Great Hardware Award.