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Does Asus Q526FA-BI7T13 come with only one of the two vent grid opened?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi I'm new to the forum so forgive me if I have the wrong title, tag, bad grammer/english and or question.

 

I just got an ASUS model Q526FA-BI7T13 as a gift from a friend who bought it from amazon. (view the full spec from best buy)

And when I opened the computer I noticed that one of the row of vent grill was completely sealed.

Would that a defect or is there a reason for that.

 

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It's by design, or rather, design flaw - Asus do this apparently because they can't be bothered to engineer a proper cooler.

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Intended to force the air over other components on the way?


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