Besides its successful optics, the LG E300 offers more than sufficient capacity for Windows Vista and its applications thanks to its Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 (2.1 GHz) processor and its 3 GB working memory – with 576 PassMark performance test points.
The good material construction and the fantastic input devices should be noted. Prolific typers will certainly get their money’s worth from the solid keyboard and keys in standard size.
The noise level is very moderate as well due to the brakes on the fans in silent mode. The same holds of the notebook temperature and energy consumption.
The display only impressed the notebookjournal.de in the matter of luminance. The battery life of 101 minutes in the BatteryEater test is not exactly one of the LG E300’s strengths.
For all that, the price is favorable. In the configuration tested the E300 comes in at just under 900 Euros. A look at its near competitors, such as the Samsung Q70 Aura or the FSC Amilo Si 2636, shows that they provide somewhat more capacity and a longer battery life – but cost 100 – 200 Euros more. Moreover, it should be noted that the Q70 from Samsung fared very badly in terms of its construction.
The LG E300 is a good entrance into the middle class of 13.3-inch subnotebooks not least of all due to its successful construction.