The problem with that is one of basic physics: Heat rises.
Laptop coolers work mostly by virtue of the fact that laptop makers have turned the entire case into a giant heatsink in order to make everything thinner. So there's a lot of heat generating components really close to the bottom of the case, and there's also not a lot of options for where else the heat can go.
The 360 doesn't necessarily work the same way. While Microsoft hasn't officially said anything, the heat problem in the 360 is due to some kind of manufacturing defect. So if you're getting overheating issues, you should make a warranty claim on it. From what I've heard, it doesn't guarantee you'll get back a "fixed" system, but you don't appear to have a lot to lose. Worst case scenario is that you have to live without the console for maybe a month, and then it comes back no better than when it left.
my xbox tends to freeze a lot while I'm playing and gets the red overheating lights a lot too. I have my 360 on a flat wooden surface in the middle of the room so there is plenty of ventilation. I have been reading a lot that the nyko and pelican fans don't actually fix the xbox but break it so I was thinking of getting a laptop cooler. I wanted to know if that would work. If I got a laptop cooler and put it under the 360 to keep it cool. If it works does anyone know which one I should get?