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Ugly Wintel Stickers

June 6, 2005 Written by Charles Cook

I recently took delivery of a new laptop, a Dell Latitude D810. A very nice machine but why do they have to stick those hideous Intel Inside and Designed for Windows XP stickers below the keyboard? Unlike the discount stickers on books which peel off easily, these leave a horrible sticky mess, positioned so that you brush against it every time you use the keyboard. What a clever way of trashing any good feelings you might have about the machine you've just bought. So I now need to find some solvent which will remove the sticky mess without dissolving the paint on the plastic body. Yet more irritation.