I have the 350E. I purchased it in February. If its a choice for you between the 300 and the 350, I would definitely go with the 350. It has the automatic thread cutter, which is a MUST HAVE for me. And, it uses USB sticks in addition to memory cards. There is also an external hard drive available, and it can be used with the new software upgrade to the 350E. So, if you have designs on CD, you don't need to use a PC or laptop to transfer the designs to the USB, and then to the machine. I like its ease of use, and the stitching is perfect. I've sewn on all sorts of fabrics and have only had to adjust my tension twice. I even use a thread stand, so that I can take advantage of the cost savings associated with buying large spools. My dealer told me that the "old fashioned" thread stands wouldn't work. But, there is no difference in my stitching.
I am sorry, though, that I didn't wait until I could have afforded a sewing/embroidery machine. I just don't have enough room to switch between two machines.
And, I have one problem that my dealer hasn't been able to resolve. My LED screen keeps fading, and I have to reset it while I'm sewing. A new screen was put in, under warranty. While it is a little better, it still has the fading issue. I haven't read of any other complaints online, but I can't believe I am the only one with this problem.
For me, buying the machine from a dealer was important. If I would have ordered online, I wouldn't have had a local dealership to honor the warranty issues. And, I have the opportunity, for the first year, of trading in my machine for full purchase price...if I upgrade to another Janome.
So, for what it's worth, that's my 2 cents.
Brother Dreammaker XE, Janome 350E, Baby Lock Elizabeth, Janome 1110DX serger, MC 4000 (retired)
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