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Why can’t PC makers take a cue from Apple and have a CLEAN machine when you unbox it?

Bought a new Acer Swift 3 laptop and it’s great but I had to peel off not one, not two but three stickers right where you rest your hands.

I just don’t get this obsession to remind me what processor or specs I have. It’s just annoying and dumb. Red Face

Kind of like the gunmakers who have to emblazon or engrave/mold all sorts of stupid patterns or warnings into the frames or slides of their guns.


 
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But, but...

How else would you know that the processor has 27 cores? Where am I supposed to grip the pistol at?


My other Sig is a Steyr...
 
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First world problem day?

My daughter put an Apple sticker over the Dell logo and a dozen unicorn stickers as well on her laptop.

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My Dell had four stickers.
 
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I always peel stickers off any electronic device that has them, along with CD/DVD/Blu-ray/UHD disc cases.

But then I know strange people that think the stickers HAVE to be there and leave them on for some reason, and in some cases refuse to remove them. The silliest is the protective film on shiny clear plastic things. Company IT department had to send emails telling people to remove the protective film from the laptop power supplies because it blocked airflow and caused overheating. And of course, I saw an IT consultant with one of our company issued laptops with the stupid film on his power supply...

Apple covers everything in clear plastic for assembly and shipping but puts white pull tabs on there so it's obvious you're supposed to remove it.
 
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Why can’t PC makers take a cue from Apple and have a CLEAN machine when you unbox it?
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First world problem day?


Isn’t every problem we have a first world problem since that’s where we live? The fact that a problem is even posted here implies a certain level of advancement being that it requires a device, electricity, and an internet hookup. Dismissing anything as a first world problem is akin to saying “21st century problem.” Of course a sticker isn’t as problematic as bubonic plague, but we’re not living in the 13th century, so any equivalency of problems meant to diminish the problem seems unwarranted.

It especially sucks when product stickers use that permanent glue that makes the sticker tear apart, so you end up nearly damaging the product to remove it. I hate that, and those blister packs that cause you to damage stuff trying to get it open.



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Every laptop I've bought in the last ten years have had stickers on the hand rest area. So what? They peel off with little effort and leave no residue. Next time just buy a Mac so you don't have to whine about a minor inconvenience.
 
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I hate . . . those blister packs
There is no suitable punishment for the guy who invented those, short of his dick turning green and falling off.



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I think this harkens back to the days when PCs were basically open systems. And PC makers needed ways to differentiate their offerings. Macs, on the other, were generally closed systems.

Mac only needs to distinguish between their own models. PC makers need to distinguish within their own models based on different internal parts coming from various companies but also other PC makers.

I also hate the stickers - gimme the information when I make the purchase decision. After I buy something, I don't need to be reminded what I bought w/ a dozen different stickers.




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I agree. and I just usually leave the stickers alone. What bugs me if a corner starts lifting up. Then I keep trying to press it down. Worse is if I have no choice left but to peel it off then I have to deal with the stuff underneath or the difference between what was under the sticker and the rest of the surface.



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Isn’t every problem we have a first world problem since that’s where we live?...

I thought PAsig's post may have been an April Fools as three stickers on a laptop usually don't rise to the level of a problem in the first world either. No extra trips to the hardware store were made; no bigger hammers, torches or heat guns were used; nothing was broken; no knuckles were bloodied; and it probably took him longer to post about it than to peel the stickers off. Seemed like an April Fool's post.
 
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Originally posted by sigcrazy7:

Isn’t every problem we have a first world problem since that’s where we live?...

I thought PAsig's post may have been an April Fools as three stickers on a laptop usually don't rise to the level of a problem in the first world either. No extra trips to the hardware store were made; no bigger hammers, torches or heat guns were used; nothing was broken; no knuckles were bloodied; and it probably took him longer to post about it than to peel the stickers off. Seemed like an April Fool's post.


Gotcha. Carry on. Smile



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My laptop I am typing on right now has them, and they don't just peal off. In-fact half of the important info has rubbed off. I could be using a piece of crap.. who knew?
 
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Yeah such a problem to have to deal with.
The tormented can always remove them.
I de-badged my truck - they must be in cahoots with the PC makers.
And don't get me going on those ridiculous stickers that every one leave on their hat. Mad
 
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I'd say these stickers have their roots in the ingredient branding "Intel Inside" ad campaign from the early 90's. Prior to that the average consumer had neither heard of nor knew anything about Intel. When these ad's started it was a way to teach consumers about important components inside the computer. In Intel's case it was the identity of the processor and to be associated as a sign of quality and innovation. They even provided subsidies to OEM's that used the logo on their systems. It was a highly successful campaign. By the mid-late 90's most everyone knew, or had heard of, Intel (regardless if they knew anything about how the chips were developed and manufactured.) So maybe annoying to some, the Intel Inside sticker (that eventually changed to just Intel) gave people something to identify to - to the effect people wanting a computer with "Intel Inside". Other companies followed with their own logo stickers to hopefully cash in on their own branding.




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Apple hires brilliant designers. PC companies hire the type of people who came up with the "grip zone" on the XD.
 
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