Yah, I have no problem at all with the device overall. The picture quality is great and the overall functionality is good.
I assume the situation went something like this:
Engineers: We’re going to have to add a fan in the Quad to keep it cool.
Marketing: How much is that going to cost?
Engineers: Not very much but it’s going to be a bit noisy.
Marketing: How noisy?
Engineers: Well it’s going to sound like a little dentist drill to get enough airflow.
Marketing: No way can we have that people will complain about the noise, will it survive without it?
Engineers: We’ll I guess so, but it’s going to run the hard drive stupid hot.
Marketing: Well we’re not including a hard drive, so not our problem really.
Just my guess, not saying that’s what really happen.