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This probably isn't news, but it's something I didn't notice before so I thought I'd pass it on in case anyone else out there didn't notice as well.

When announcing DSi LL last week, Nintendo shared a bunch of official product images. They looked a little something like this:

Ignoring the size differences, it's pretty much just the DSi in a new color, right?

Actually, the product images don't show one major feature of the iLL. The current DSi has a matte finish. With the DSi LL, Nintendo has gone with a glossy finish for the cover.

The only reason I noticed this is because this week's Famitsu has a picture of the system specifically highlighting the glossy finish, noting that it gives the system a "high end feel."

I'd have to agree. While I didn't think much about the DSi LL from Nintendo's official media, the Famitsu images make it look a lot more attractive in my eyes -- at least when closed.

There's also one additional bit in the Famitsu story covering the system. The current DSi has two screen positions. That is to say, the screen can snap into two positions, one angled and one straight. For DSi LL, this has increased to three. The third position looks like it's at a 45 degree angle. The Famitsu story says that this will make it easier to view 1seg broadcasts.

That's all. Carry on, carry on.

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