LG slips UK an Xnote P300

Back in December at LG's South Korean launch, this was the sexiest 13.3in laptop on Earth. Then along came the MacBook Air. No matter, it's certainly

Back in December at LG's South Korean launch, this was the sexiest 13.3in laptop on Earth. Then along came the MacBook Air. No matter, it's certainly still one of the most powerful.

Weighing in a shade heavier than the Air, the Xnote too ditches the DVD drive – in this case in favour of a bundled external unit. It gets the same size backlit LED screen, but also adds decent NVIDIA graphics to handle gaming as well as Vista and HD video with aplomb.

We're also licking our lips over the 2.4GHz Penryn Core 2 Duo T8300 processor, generous 3GB of memory and chunky 250GB hard drive that kicks Air's puny 80GB drive and 1.6/1.8GHz chip firmly into touch.

Oh, and just for good measure it gets three USB ports plus one mini USB and HDMI. How'd you like them apples, er, Apple?

LG Xnote P300

Price: €1,600

On sale: TBA

Contact: LG