Using a popular business laptop, the Lenovo ThinkPad T60, we put the LapWorks Laptop Desk UltraLite to the test by running CNET Labs' grueling Multitasking test on the system and recording the CPU temperature.
Running the test without the laptop desk, the CPU got as hot as 80.8 degrees. After a cool-down period, we ran the test again, this time with the laptop sitting on the LapWorks Laptop Desk UltraLite. The highest temperature recorded during the second test was 78.8 degrees, a fairly minor decrease. Interestingly, this was the same exact temperature as another laptop desk from the same manufacturer, the slightly larger and thicker LapWorks Laptop Desk 2.0.
We saw a much bigger drop, to 74.4 degrees, using the Xpad Laptop Desk, which leaves more of the laptop bottom's surface area exposed to the air.