When it comes to studying, we all know that sometimes the best work isn’t done on a desk. It’s done on a sofa, in bed, or generally lazing about on the floor in a heap of books and messy notes that aren’t organized in the slightest, leading to a higher chance of a stress-based meltdown.
The thing is, if you are bringing your laptop along with you in these locations then you could actually be damaging your machine, despite your good and honest intentions to study.
That’s because a laptop is designed to be used on flat surfaces where it can safely exhaust heat and reduce the intake of things like dust, cotton, and dirt – all commonly found on the floor. And, if your laptop is sat on top of your bed then the lack of space for heat to vent means that your machine can slowly overheat, leading to damage in the CPU and its battery, reducing its overall unplugged lifespan and the speed at which its capable of running tasks and operations.
Basically, if you don’t keep your laptop in good health, it’s going to annoy you.
So, you should look into some of the different laptop tray options out there, as there are plenty. If you want something traditional, spacious, and generally just nice-looking, you can always go for something like the HOMFA bamboo laptop desk. Its foldable, so you can tuck it away after use, has storage built-in AND it even has exhaust ports built right into the design so that your laptop can safely vent its heat – no problems will arise with your laptop’s hardware if you go for a tray like this.
But, if your laptop does tend to run a little hot when its in use and you could do with a bit of help in cooling, then there are options out there designed just for you. Intensive applications can make a laptop build up heat, and in these scenarios, it might be best to go for something like a laptop cooling tray.
These are similar to your bog-standard laptop trays that just work as…trays, but the key difference is that they have fans built right into them to assist in cooling your machine. So, if you tend to work pretty late on a different design or editing tasks for your schoolwork (or if your just you know…playing games in bed) then a cooling tray like this TopMate model could be a lifesaver.