Logitech has followed up on its N700 Lapdesk with a unit designed for 14-inch or smaller notebooks and netbooks – the Lapdesk N550. The new addition features integrated stereo speakers, an ergonomic design and four layered heat-shielding.

Compared to the N700 which was designed for laptops up to 16-inches the N550 is designed for notebooks and netbooks 14.1 inches and smaller. Both units have identical 2 W, 2 inch, USB powered speakers, similar ergonomic features like a 10 degree inclined surface and padded base, and both are are Mac and PC ready.

The main points of difference are the four layered heat-shielding device seen in the N550 (replacing the cooling fan from the N700) and of course the size difference, with the N550 measuring 17 x 9.8 x 2 inches (430 x 250 x 50 mm) on the thicker side compared to the N700 which measures in at 20.5 x 11.2 x 3 inches (520 x 280 x 75mm).

Weighing only 1.1kg (390 ounces) Logitech Speaker Lapdesk N550 costs US$59 compared to US$79 for the N700 model.