A Closer Look – From the Outside
The most notable and obvious feature of the P182SE is the addition of polished stainless steel panels to the front door and both sides of the enclosure. The panels exhibit a mirror finish and definitely give this case a one of a kind look.
Both side panels are removable and constructed with three layers of material for sound dampening. The side panels are plastic with a sheet of polished stainless steel on the outside and a sheet of plain cold rolled steel (painted black) on the inside.
The large front door has a nice feel to it (opens, closes and latches smoothly) and opens a full 180° so you can easily work on the front of the case without the door getting in the way. There are four exposed 5.25” bays on top and one exposed 3.5” bay located between the two front air inlet grills. The grills can be removed to access two dust filters on the inside for cleaning.
The I/O panel is not covered when the door is closed, which is a nice feature IMHO. All of the usual ports are included with the exception of an eSATA port.
• Reset button (recessed)
• Power On-Off button
• IEEE1394 Firewire
• (2) USB 2.0
• Microphone jack
• Headphone jack
• Key lock