Yet another 13.3in notebook joins the fray.
We spotted the P300 last December when it was scheduled for its launch in Korea, but LG has finally done the decent thing and brought it across to Europe. In the process it has also given the specs a decent upgrade, possibly making LG’s the 13.3in notebook to have, until every other manufacturer makes similar refreshes to its lines.
The upgrades in question see the processor upped from a 2.4GHz T7700 to a similarly clocked T8300 Penryn chip, hopefully offering better battery life and performance. System memory is up to 3GB, with an unspecified nVidia graphics chip, most likely a GeForce 8400M, providing graphics acceleration.
The panel is still the same 1,280 x 800, LED-backlit affair seen elsewhere, so no improvement there, and making up for the lack of a built-in DVD drive, a USB-powered model is bundled. Weight wise the LG P300 keeps itself under 1.7Kg, which while not Toshiba R500 levels of lightness is certainly not going to cause undue strain to anyone carrying the system around regularly. Oddly, the P300 isn’t showing on LG’s UK site quite yet, but will hopefully be rectified soon. Price wise the rest of Europe will be forking out €1,599 (about £1,200), which is in line with similar systems.
LG press release (translated).