Looking at the Ninja without at least one laptop would be a shame, since they've really taken the time to make it look good. I've had this under my 17" Dell for a while now, and Kate, who uses the laptop more than I do, has expressed that she can type longer on the laptop and that she likes the angle at which it sits. I must agree, since the angle helps me avoid resting my wrist on the touchpad. Nothing is more annoying than typing an email, bumping the pad, and moving your cursor somewhere else.
Although my laptop is 2" larger than the maximum supported size, it does have some small rubber feet about 1" in on either side. If you take care you can rest these feet on the edges of the Vizo Ninja and it will not move
around or wobble.
You can see how much wider the laptop is than the Ninja here.
The laptop also extends over the back a bit.
Now, using a laptop that is the right size, you don't have to worry about any of those things. My old Compaq fits on it really well – too bad it's a P2 300MHz machine, or I would use it more often.
This laptop doesn't overhang at all; it goes right to the edge and stops.
Overall, the laptop cooler has worked well with the Dell laptop and provided some extra ergonomic support that I needed that my other half (Kate) wanted. Most of the time, the noise doesn't bother me, as I am used to working in an office with a few computers running. In a completely quiet room, you can hear the hum of the fans. The power cable for the Ninja is long enough to reach a side USB port if necessary, but it's best suited for laptops with rear USB ports. Finally, the mesh on the laptop cooler feels like a flimsier version of the AC Ryan mesh fan grills. I would have liked to have seen them attached with screws, rather than with strapping tape.
Thanks to Vizo for sending over this sample!