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Do not take the name literaly


The name Laptop computer suggests that the computer can be put on your lap while you are using it.That however depends. Having the computer on your lap can sometimes block or restrict the air-flow to the CPU and motherboard> This can result in the machine overheating and can cause serious and expensive damage. Invest in a COOLING PAD. This is a pad on which your laptop rests while you have it on your lap or while it is standing on any surface for that matter. The cooling pad has built in fan/s underneath and are easily powered by any usb ports on your laptop (plug and play) The idea of the cooling pad is to blow cool air through to the laptop's vent especially while you have the machine on your lap. There has been many reports of CPU's that have overheated and burnt our while on a persons lap for long periods of time. So yes the name Laptop can be debated. Lol...seriously, a cooling pad is so inexpensive, that it would be foolish not to have one.

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