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AMD might stop putting tacky stickers on laptops

By Matthew
Sep 2, 2010
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  1. Hate it when companies crazy glue half a dozen stickers to your brand new $1,200 laptop? AMD understands. According to a NY Times report, the chipmaker likens it to buying a new luxury car that's plastered with permanent bumper stickers promoting the motor oil, floor mat, and air freshener companies. If you peel them off, the adhesive often leaves behind a residue that can be annoying because it's on the palm rest, meaning your hands touch whatever grime remains.

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  2. GonchuB

    GonchuB TS Rookie Posts: 19

    I like it when companies take care of customers in this way. I feel protected in a family way. I think I'm crazy.
     
  3. Zilpha

    Zilpha TS Enthusiast Posts: 319

    I might be in the minority on this, but I actually like those stickers. I've been a supporter of AMD chips for years and I kind of like opening my laptop and people can see at a glance what I have inside. The only thing that annoys me is that sometimes after a few years the stickers start to peel.

    Besides - they always make the stickers look so nice. I hope that if they stop placing them on the laptop, they at least include them as part of the package so that people can choose whether they want to use them or not.
     
  4. not really a big deal, the stickers are nothing a little wd-40 and a bit of elbow grease cant fix.
     
  5. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 548   +8

    When its a hi spec Graphics card sticker, I like it. ''hey look what I have in my laptop'' The windows one, like ''Windows vista, Windows 7 compatible'' I don't like!
     
  6. foreverzero89

    foreverzero89 TS Enthusiast Posts: 217

    i agree with Zilpha, i like em.
     
  7. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    :haha::haha: You just started my day with a good guffaw GonchubB
     
  8. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,212   +174

    I would like the opportunity to place the sticker where ever I choose. Which is usually on the back of my phone or on the refrigerator. My proposal is to keep the stickers attached to their peel-off paper backing and let the customer pick where they go!

    I agree that the palm-rest is the worst possible place for the obvious reasons that Matthew already mentioned.
     
  9. Gars

    Gars TS Booster Posts: 224

    + for that
     
  10. Eddie_42

    Eddie_42 TS Rookie Posts: 173

    good use of an intel sticker........

    I like the idea though, now if we can get computers to not come with 50gb of bloatware. Then its a perfect system.
     
  11. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 831   +18

    IDK those stickers never bothered me, and sometimes helped to remind what CPU was in that computer :p.
     
  12. I personally like stickers. It's a good way to show off your ego.... I mean specs!!!!

    I'm proud of my hardware.
     
  13. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 412

    If it's a cool legit sticker, they stay. The DOLBY sticker not so much for example.
     
  14. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,290   +239

    Honestly, I'm surprised they aren't etching their logos into the case or track pads and backlighting them by now... :)
     
  15. I love my stickers. I build my own PC's and each component comes with a sticker. They are referred to as "case badges" and that's what they are like for me. Like boy scout badges, but for your computer
     
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,683   +1,876

    This whole "decalcomania" thing reminds me I'm getting old and don't have a case sticker in sight.

    I wax nostalgic for a small "Moon Eyes" decal for my laptop, even if it doesn't have hubcaps, or wheels for that matter.

    I'm pretty sure the more stickers your case has, the faster it computes. Now, all you have to do is fit it with straight pipes.

    "Spare me of the day";
    Yeah right, but without any "merit".
     
  17. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 640   +56

    If only it were easy to build our own laptops. We could do whatever we want with the stickers that come with individual components.
     
  18. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 991   +90

    I like that idea. :)
     
  19. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    +1 I've always liked them and I hope they at least include them. Always enjoy showing off my CPU/GPU badge, however I could care less about a Microsoft sticker.
     
  20. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    I never had a problem with the stickers until OEM's started indenting the plastic to make it a lot harder to get off (not to mention you still have a weird indent after its gone).

    I think they should go the way of the Video Card and just send the stickers with the hardware, if someone wants to show it they will gladly apply it.
     
  21. blimp01

    blimp01 TS Enthusiast Posts: 144

    "AMD will provide the same amount of marketing cash, but it will be used in other ways" ---- with a giant splash screen lasting 2 seconds after the BIOS posts
     
  22. the article isnt presenting it in the right way. These stickers dont resemble that of floor mats or motor oil. therse are somethig like "AMG and v8"
     
  23. It takes nothing but a fingernail to completely remove laptop stickers forever. I don't understand why this is news.
     
  24. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,683   +1,876

    It's not real news. It's for people who think that "Access Hollywood" is real news.
     
  25. The stickers are just kind of there. I like 'em, but I don't really look at them unless I have a lapse in memory and forget just what hardware is in my laptop. They don't get in my way, but that may be because I have a widescreen laptop with a full keyboard and the stickers are mostly focused under my numberpad, which essentially puts them out of the way for the greater majority of the time I am using my laptop.
     

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