Those little Perforations

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  1. SteveJUAE macrumors 68000

    SteveJUAE

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    I just noticed today with the sun at 45deg behind me that the perforated strip along the top of the KB and below the screen highlighted 4 rectangular areas


    I hadn’t given it much thought before and assumed the strip was mainly for ventilation etc


    On further investigation (looking at Ifixit tear down) I see the 4 little areas are the speaker outlets and the rest of the perforations are not, they are just cosmetic blind holes to mask the speakers perforations.


    Not that it matters a dam, I was just surprised my assumption was wrong

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  2. xmichaelp macrumors 68000

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  3. Significant1 macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't have a fan, so it does not need holes for ventilation, as there is no airflow.
     
  4. Cape Dave macrumors 65816

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    I bet it uses convection air flow to help with cooling. So they may very well be necessary for cooling.
     
  5. Significant1 macrumors 6502

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    I bet you are mistaken. Have a look inside it at iFixit. Everything is concealed. Anyway, this is not a subject want to argue about, so I am leaving it here.
     
  6. Cape Dave macrumors 65816

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    I am not the type to argue such a point. It was just a guess on my part.
     

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