Date: August 21st, 2007
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Antec
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
The finish is protected by plastic film on the front and both sides. After peeling the film away…
We can get a look at the panel treatment. While not highly reflective, the finish has a brushed appearance and the deep gray color looks great against the black trim on the remainder of the case. Mr. Bones likes shiny stuff, but was forced to admit that Antec did a fine job with the overall appearance of the P182. He also likes the placement and accessibility of the front ports. I concur.
The door is secured with magnetic catches and swings open to reveal four big bays and a floppy bay. The power and reset buttons are only accessible with the door open and, like the P180, the door swings open a full 270 degrees. Louvers on the sides of the bezel and at the bottom allow airflow to the front fan(s) with the door in the closed position.
The two louvered panels are easily opened to service the dust filters that live behind them.
The top of the case features a honeycomb grille for the top 120mm exhaust fan.