@dc3 I so appreciate you taking your time to respond to my post, thank you so much.
~ As one who has built a desk top, and own 4 laptops, I'm quite savvy about the needs for fans, as well as how critical it is to keep our devices from over heating.
It's awesome for you to remind us about that potential snafu.
~ Regarding the laptop speaker location, whether on a lap, desk, or any surface, the speakers would remain underneath the case. To infinity I'll never know why the design team came up with this feature!
~ No doubt one would wonder why I purchased this laptop, with speakers on the bottom of the case, Oh well...it sure does have other outstanding features, I would certainly recommend this laptop for purposes other than "listening" to anything.
~ I'm still left with the idea if there "might" be a creative work around to redirect sound from the bottom of this case (or any laptop model)
Perhaps this post might have been best in the General Chat Forum, as it's just something to chew on!
Again, thank you for your reply dc3, as I am extremely impressed with your knowledge and problem solving abilities here in BC!