Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th May 2013 00:01 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "We're sure that more high-density Windows laptops are on the way, but the Kirabook is the first to make it to market. The laptop raises some natural questions: Does a computer that is both thinner and lighter than the Pixel and the Pros skimp on battery life to achieve these feats? Is the Kirabook good enough to justify its jaw-dropping $1,599.99 starting price? Most importantly, can Windows support high-density displays as well as OS X, Chrome OS, iOS, Android, and others can?" Great laptop, great screen, decent battery life - but Windows' scaling is a terrible mess. Metro is fine, but the proper desktop is a disaster.
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The stikers
by Ultimatebadass on Wed 15th May 2013 14:37 UTC
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2006-01-08

How much longer are we going to see those awful stickers on all windows laptops? Who the hell cares about "core i7 inside" or the damn "energy star"? Why are they intentionally ruining the appearance of the product?

If they absolutely have to have them, why not spraypaint the damn logos on the bottom of the laptop?

Edited 2013-05-15 14:37 UTC

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RE: The stikers
by Stubbs on Wed 15th May 2013 14:54 in reply to "The stikers"
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2007-03-08

At least you can peel them off without them making a mess. First thing I do when I get a new machine

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RE[2]: The stikers
by Ultimatebadass on Thu 16th May 2013 07:37 in reply to "RE: The stikers"
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2006-01-08

Not always, the ones on my old dell m1530 took some coercing and left a generally unpleasant leftover glue. Good thing the surface was aluminum - if it was plastic there would be lots of nasty scratches.

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RE: The stikers
by Hayoo! on Wed 15th May 2013 16:10 in reply to "The stikers"
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2013-04-13

The fact that PC manufacturers like to use the same shell for a wide range of configurations doesn't help. Shoppers can only tell them apart from the stickers. For example, I saw six different HP Envy dv6's on display at a local HP counter last week: one with AMD A6, one with AMD A8, three with Intel Core i7, and one with Intel Core i5. They all looked very much alike, apart from the array of stickers on the palmrest. In a sense, those stickers are part of the visual differentiators.

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RE[2]: The stikers
by Ultimatebadass on Thu 16th May 2013 07:38 in reply to "RE: The stikers"
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2006-01-08

I could see the logic behind this but OTOH every shop i've been to always had a little information card with the specs next to the laptop anyway.

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RE: The stikers
by tylerdurden on Wed 15th May 2013 20:09 in reply to "The stikers"
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2009-03-17

Actually AMD, NVIDIA, and Intel subsidize most of those stickers. Sometimes they seem to use super glue on those things, which ends up ruining the surface when attempting to remove them.

Whoever was the marketing "genius" who came up with that idea should be forced to remove sticky residue from anything he owns for the rest of his or her life...

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RE[2]: The stikers
by Ultimatebadass on Thu 16th May 2013 07:40 in reply to "RE: The stikers"
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2006-01-08

Ahh. Money. I should have guessed it was more then some brain dead marketing and "tradition".

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