Over the years, Intel has not been content with simply dominating the personal computer market with its CPUs. It wanted to let users know—nay, reassure them even—that the Windows PC they were using was powered by Intel silicon.
Thus, the “Intel Inside” sticker was born. For years, these stickers weren’t simply seen as gauche advertising—unless you were a Mac user—they were almost looked upon as visual guarantees or certificates of authenticity even. That sticker meant your PC had the best chip money could buy inside. (Of course, these stickers were just big dumb ads, but the legitimacy they attained is perfectly illustrated by the Google answers entry “Is it OK to remove the Intel inside sticker?”)
Oh, but how the tables have turned.
Today, Intel is being attacked on all possible fronts. In Intel’s own Windows backyard, AMD in the last few years has slashed what was a canyon-sized gap in market share in favor of Intel into an out-and-out fist fight. (Intel processors still dominate the server and laptop spaces, but AMD is slowly making inroads there as well.)
Meanwhile, Apple’s M-Series chips have not only wiped out the Mac business for Intel, but have also called Intel’s ability to compete in the modern computing space into question entirely due to the M-Series’ ability to produce huge amounts of power with low energy consumption.
At this point if any CPU deserves a sticker, it’s the M-Series chips. Which is why this playful collection of “Inside” stickers was created.
Available for $7 a piece or in packs of three for $16 at InsideSticker.com, you can choose from stickers for M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, M1 Ultra, M2 Pro, and M2 Max.
And being that these are made for a Mac, they are not cheapo quality stickers. They’re made from high-quality vinyl and have a holographic, iridescent finish, producing a metallic, rainbow effect when hit by the light.
So, if you’re into a little boasting in jest at Intel’s expense, show off that M-Series power with one of these stickers.