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LG's 'Chocolate' laptop

Trademark piano-black finish is distinguishing feature


LG seems determined to repeat the success of its "Chocolate" branding beyond its mobile phones, extending it to home theaters and other equipment. The latest object of this confection affection, according to PClaunches, is the "Z1" laptop.

The computer is notable for the type of dual LCD screens (12.1 and 2.5 inches) seen in other laptops designed to use the "SideShow" feature in Windows Vista PCs. The rest of the specs aren't too shabby either, including a 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 1GB of memory, a 120GB hard drive, Bluetooth connections and an ATI Mobility Radeon X1350 graphics card.

But as far as LG is concerned, the most distinguishing aspect of this "Chocolate laptop" is the touch-sensitive buttons and piano-black finish, both elements carried over from its high-gloss mobile phones. Don't get too carried away fondling it, though, or you'll spend your days trying to wipe away incriminating smudges.