Quirky laptops

What laptop features would you pay extra for? And how much would you pay? Even if your choices are outlandish (I was thinking along the lines of a built-in jelly bean dispenser and cheese shredder, for those emergency snack situations I find myself in) I doubt you'd have thought of the two ideas on offer from Flybook and Luvaglio.

In the "you know, that's not a bad idea" category we have the Italian-designed Flybook VM, which includes a widescreen 12.1-inch LCD that can be raised on a telescoping arm and angled. The notebook packs an Intel ULV Core Duo 1.06 GHz processor, 60 GB hard drive, dual-layer DVD burner Bluetooth 2.0, 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi, fingerprint reader, microphone, ExpressCard/54, and camera. You also have the option of including integrated 3G wireless broadband (UMTS/EDGE/GPRS/GSM) (there's a slot for a SIM chip). The Flybook VM comes in four fashionable colors (black, silver, red or yellow) and sell for $2900 to $3270.

In the "more money that sense" category we have UK-based Luvaglio's Million Dollar Notebook. Sure, the 17-inch LED-backlit screen makes it a little pricey, as well as the 128 GB of solid-state storage, Blu-ray drive, integrated screen cleaner (I'm not sure what that means, and I'm scared to ask). And the ability to customize the notebook based on a selection of "materials, finishes and accessories" (in the words of Luvaglio CEO Rohan Sinclair Luvaglio) costs a little extra as well. But the real expense probably comes from a single piece of bling: a rare colored diamond that doubles as a security device, as the laptop won't start unless that specific jewel is placed in its housing. It sounds to me like someone's a fan of science-fiction clichA©s.

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