In our earlier coverage I pointed out that ASUS had moved
Microsoft’s required Certificate of Authenticity to the power
brick, something that’s usually located on the system itself.
Microsoft mandates the sticker’s placement on the system, however
there is a clean PC program an OEM can apply for in order to
somewhat skirt the requirement. ASUS did apply for and was
approved, allowing it the luxury of moving that CoA sticker to
the power adapter. While it does improve the beauty of the
machine, it also means that if you lose your power adapter you do
lose your CoA.
Microsoft and Intel were also petitioned to allow greyscale
versions of their respective product logos. ASUS’ request was also
approved, which is why you see less obnoxious Intel inside and
Windows 7 stickers on the Zenbook.
Fewer stickers on the laptop itself, and the grayscale ones are more tasteful. But you know what’s cool? Not slapping stickers on laptops in the first place.