Rated 1.8 out of 5 by 5
Rated 1 out of 5 by moose33 something is missing
I purchased this laptop riser because I needed a platform for my Dell laptop which INCLUDED a ventilated platform since all laptops have incredibly poor clearance from the flat surface on which they are set - i.e., they all overheat unless ventilation from below is adequate.There is NO ventilation on the flat surface of this Fellowes laptop riser and I'm wondering how much (or little) thought went into its design. I am returning this riser to Amazon and ordering one that has been thoughtfully designed to keep my laptop from overheating - possibly a "Designer Suites Laptop Riser" or a "Laptop Cool Riser".
July 21, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bubby Fellowes Laptop Riser # 8032001
The 80320 Does not hold a Dell Laptop 5720 (17R Notebook). In fact Fellowes does not have a riser that has a 1" "lip" required to hold my Dell to PC securely and prevent it from sliding off the riser. While trying to open my Dell 17R Laptop, the 80320 riser collaped because the "lock" mechanism does not lock securely! The slighest movement makes this riser unstable. The two small stops at the forward end that prevents the upper portion of the riser from moving forward are too short in length and too small in diameter. This model is definitely for a lighter PC and one that is much thinner than a Dell 5720 Inspiron bottom half which is 1" high.
The better model for the weight on my Dell PC is a #80384 but needs modification to the front physicall stop which is only approximately 0.4" high. Luckily I had a scrap piece of 1/4" thick clear plexiglass and cut a 1" wide stip by approximately 8" long and fastened it using 3, small beveled head (countersink) type screws. This was a tedious fix and I had the hardware - drills, countersink tool and various other small tools to complete the job. I fastened the plexiglass to the existing 0.4" high lip using three screws. I could send a photo to those interested. As a retired mechanical engineer this was not too large a challenge but again tedious and requiring some special hand tools. And very time sensitive. It is NOT a 15 minute job!!!!
Fellowes is missing an opportunity here especially for DELL PC's that are larger and heavier than some PC Laptop competitors. It is an "easy" fix but obviously requires retooling for their molding process.
August 16, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sesel Completely useless
Does not do what it is designed to do.
The lip at the front edge is completely inadequate to hold any modern laptop (ie anything with a curved profile) in place, meaning your laptop is guaranteed to slip off sooner rather than later (if you can get it to sit there in the first place).
End result? Expensive laptop hits the floor, coffee gets knocked over, complete disaster...
Avoid at all costs.
October 20, 2015