It’s not just phones that have become embroiled in a battle for thinness – laptops are at it too, and the latest to throw itself under a steamroller is this ultra-portable from LG.
The T1 Express Dual may wear considerably wider trousers than Sony’s X505 – it’s 21mm as opposed to 9.7mm – but it does house more powerful tech in its sumptuous, piano-black shell.
For a start, there’s the speed of Intel Core Duo processing, which will quicken your journey through Windows XP apps without sucking any extra battery juice.
It also offers considerably better connectivity than Sony’s flat-boy, making it more of a competitor to the higher-spec TX2 – there’s built-in Wi-Fi for web surfing, Bluetooth syncing and a 5-in-1 memory card reader.
We’d also recommend feeding it DVD discs. It’s got a dual-layer recording drive and the 14.1in screen comes in WXGA (1280x800) or WXGA+ (1440x900) variations.
The paranoid among you – you’ve sent some really interesting e-mails recently by the way – also have a fingerprint reader to help them sleep at night.
That’s all great news, but there is a slight downer: there’s no information yet on UK availability and pricing. Bookmark this page for an update later today, but for now you’ll have to conduct long-distance coveting by looking at it on LG’s US site here.