AMD Vision Takes Complicated Processor Stickers off Laptops…Kinda

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Alright AMD, I'm feeling what you're putting down. Instead of stickers with XY and Z processor names taking up palmrests, you'd rather just tell people what the computer can do.

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No more shiny AMD Turion or Athlon stickers. The company is done telling consumers what exact processor is inside the computer and instead it will use its new Vision platform to explain what you can do with the computer.

Vision breaks systems into three tiers—Vision, Vision Premium and Vision Ultimate. The basic Vision is for simple tasks (that of your netbook, ultrathin notebook or basic mainstream system). The Premium is one step up the computing ladder and has Direct X 10.1 and HD support amongst other things. On the top is Ultimate which can work video encoding and HD video editing. Now my first question was how the hell is Joe Schmo supposed to know the difference between these levels on a system any better than they know a processor name?

Illustration for article titled AMD Vision Takes Complicated Processor Stickers off Laptops…Kinda

AMD's answer is to couple these Vision levels with other explainers or icons that tell you what the system can actually do with digital content — see, share, create. Seems simple enough—which means more stickers on the palmrest.

Illustration for article titled AMD Vision Takes Complicated Processor Stickers off Laptops…Kinda

You tell me, are you happy to wave goodbye to the processor stickers or do you think this AMD's Vision will just complicate things even more? [AMD]

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DISCUSSION

StarControl

One of the stupidest ideas ever. I mean not that I look at stickers since they're not informative all that much now either - but this is plain old retarded.

If they go this way their stickers should be

- "You poor bastard - you can just browse the web on this - slowly"

- "Yeah that's about as powerful as your office computer ... you can watch videos if ya want"

- "Howdy casual gamer"

- "dude - you got the cash - now enjoy the power"