LapWorks Attache Laptop Desk
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Keith Hamilton
Date: 04-10-2008
Provided by: LapWorks
A Closer Look

The upper section of the Attache is constructed of aluminum, while the underside gets a high density ABS plastic treatment. Besides looking neat, LapWorks did this for a reason... that being, aluminum is a good conductor of heat. The idea is that heat that isn't "blown away" by the two cooling fans will be absorbed by the aluminum surface and slowly dissipated.

At the bottom of the unit are two fold-out flaps that are used to hold your laptop in place when it is in the vertical position. As you can see, the surface of the Attache has a slight curve to it. This is to allow air to circulate under your laptop, courtesy of the two cooling fans.

Here we have some different angles on the support flaps and the internal fans / grills. Each fan is rated at 2200 RPM and produce 20 CFM @ < 23 dBA.

The backside of the Attache is constructed of plastic. Two rubber feet help hold the unit in place firmly on your desk. We can also see the 4-position adjustable stand. On the middle of the right side is the button used to adjust the stand.

On the back left corner of the Attache are three USB 2.0 ports. Just around the corner on the left is another USB 2.0 port, a mini-USB port (for power), an unknown port, a power switch for the fans and a blue LED.

There is no mention of this unknown port on LapWorks' website and the handful of other reviews I checked out online didn't even mention this, as if it didn't exist. So, when in question... take it apart for a closer look!

I'm no electrical expert, but this appears to be some sort of power connector. Strange, because the Attache uses the mini-USB port for power. Maybe the internal PCB is used in other products where this port would be used.

Anyway, move ahead as we cover usage and wrap things up with a conclusion...

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