VR-Zone takes a look at a couple of LG’s latest notebooks today, the P300 Slim and the E300. Targeted at different segments of the market while maintaining a similar 13.3″ form factor, how will LG entice users in terms of features? We’ll check it out for you right now.

The E300 in gloss black finish

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LG is a relatively new player in the portable computing market with product entries a couple of years back since the dawn of the Intel Core Duo Processors, and they have done well with many innovations. Recently, LG sent us a couple of their latest 13.3" laptops for evaluation, the LG P300 and the E300. Aesthetically pleasing and yet sporting some impressive specifications, the guys in our labs were cowering over this pair, and the majority of them has some pretty good things to say about this pair of notebooks. In this review, we’ll bring you on a short tour of the pair. Before we continue, a brief comparison of specifications.

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LG P300
LG E300
Processor
Intel� Core�2 Duo Processor T9300 (2.5GHz)
Intel� Core�2 Duo Processor T8300 (2.4GHz)
Operating System
Windows Vista� Business Edition
Windows Vista� Home Premium
Chipset
Mobile Intel� 965PM EXPRESS, 1GB Turbo Memory (Robson Technology)
AMD Radeon 690M Mobile
Memory
3GB DDR2 RAM (667MHz)
2GB DDR2 RAM (667MHz)
LCD
13.3inch WXGA Glare w/ LED back light (1280×800),*Fine Bright Technology
13.3 inch WXGA+(1280×800),*Fine Bright Technology
Graphic
NVIDIA� GeForce� 8600M GS (256MB) with Turbo Cache
ATI Express 1250 (Up to 896MB)
HDD
2 5 0GB 5,400rpm (SATA)
200GB 5,400rpm (SATA)
ODD
External DVD Super Multi Dual Layer
DVD Super Multi Dual Layer (DVD-R/RW, +R/RW, RAM)
Wireless
Intel� Pro/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connection w/Triple Hexa-band Antenna
Atheros AR5007EG 802.11b/g
Modem
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56kbps Modem
LAN
Gigabit Ethernet
10/100MB Ethernet
Bluetooth
*Yes (Bluetooth v2.0+EDR)
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Security
HDD Security
Webcam
*Yes (1.3 Mega Pixel)
Keyboard
86 Keys
84 Keys
Pointing Device
Touchpad with Scroll Function
Multimedia Card
5-in-1 (XD/SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro)
PC card slot
ExpressCard/34
Audio
SRS WOW HD, SRS TruSurround XT, 24bit High Definition, Internal Mic
24bit High Definition
Input/Ouput Port
3xUSB , RJ45 , VGA, HDMI, HP-out, Mic-in, Smart Link
3*USB, VGA, HDMI, RJ45, Mic-in, Headphone, DC In
Battery
6Cell(Li-Ion)
AC Adapter
65W
Pre-installed Software
Battery Miser, On Screen Display, LG Magnifier, LG Smart Cam, LG Intelligent Update, LG Smart Indicator, LG Smart Partition, LG Smart Link
Battery Miser, On Screen Display, LG Magnifier,LG SmartCam, LG Intelligent Update, LG Fan Mode Tile, LG Touchpad Tile, LG Smart Indicator
CD/DVD Titles
CyberLink Power2Go, Recovery Center, LG Intelligent Update (Norton Anti-Virus, Drivers, Applications, Easy Manual and Easy trouble shooting Guide)
Dimensions (WxDxH)
315 x 236.5 x 21.2, 25.8~32.1 mm
309 x 228.5 x 35.3~37.1 mm
Weight
1.6Kg

2.04Kg(1.89Kg with weight saver)

Notice something peculiar? Yes, we’ve got an Intel processor sitting on top of an AMD chipset on the E300. Throughout our tests, the notebook was stable throughout, so there is absolutely no issues on incompatibility between the archrivals in the industry. =)