Acer India has just launched two new projectors to its existing line up of products in India. The two new devices include the attractive C110 Pico projector which should prove extremely handy for busy travellers who need to conjure up quick presentations in the most unexpected places. The other model to be announced was the K330 LED Pico Projector which is claimed to be the first LED projector with a 500 lumen lamp.
Let’s take a look at the products in detail now. We start with the C110 which is the smaller of the two. This is actually a compact projector no larger than the size of a portable hard drive. It weighs in at just 175 grams – a tad heavier than a normal smartphone. The best part is the fact that it needs just a USB slot to draw power. An interesting facet of the product is the twin USB cable that you can attach to a second USB port to draw more power for better brightness levels.
The C110 boasts of a 1000:1 contrast ratio and supports resolutions of up to WVGA (854×480) resolution in 16:9 format. Then there is the proprietary SmartFormat technology which allows users to instantly set up the projector without dabbling with the settings much. Being an LED lamp projector, the device boots up almost instantly after powering on. The addition of an LED lamp ensures long life and low maintenance. Acer claims a lamp life of 20,000 hours.
Acer also provides a fascinating accessory, optional with this projector. It is a 25” foldable wrinkle free screen that doubles the reflectivity compared to any standard projector screen. This one is priced at Rs. 15,000 which we think is a decent price for a handy, mobile projector you can carry around in your pocket. The best part is, the device is compatible with Android tablets with USB ports. Macs though are not supported.
As for the K330, this one is the larger of the two, but is still a compact projector – but for more serious applications than its smaller sibling. The K330 weighs a tad over 1.2 kgs. The K330 is the first LED projector with a bright 500 lumen lamp according to Acer. Apart from hooking it up to a computer, you can also use the USB port on the device to play directly from a USB flash drive.
It also has a native document viewer which lets users project data, even when they do not have a laptop around. The K330 supports WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution and has a contrast ratio of 4,000:1.Connectivity options include VGA, HDMI, composite video inputs, and AV input.
The K330 can be yours for Rs. 54,000 and is now on sale across the country.