Sony is eradicating the clutter associated with presentations by replacing the notebook with Memory Stick technology. Weighing in at 2.5kg, the vendor's new VPLCX3 ultra-portable features 900 ANSI lumens and XGA resolution. It includes a flip-up front panel with built-in speakers, a new cooling mechanism which allows it to be placed flat, an auto-run that plays an assigned presentation independently, remote control with wireless mouse, and digital keystone correction that electronically compensates up to 15 degrees of image distortion.
VPLCX3 retails for $8800.
Sony 1800 017 669, www.sony.com.au.
Epson has released its EMP-800 product, supporting the sRGB colour-quality specification, a new colour-management technology developed jointly by Epson and Mitsubishi. sRGB allows the projector to reproduce the same natural colour tones as printers and monitors, giving a "truer" picture quality. Weighing 4.5kg, the unit supports resolutions from VGA to UXGA. It has a maximum brightness of 1500 ANSI lumens, allowing data and video images to be viewed in full daylight conditions. The EMP-800 features horizontal and vertical keystone correction, allowing the projector to be offset by 10 degrees and 30 degrees, respectively.
EMP-800 retails for approximately $10,200.
Epson 1800 652 726, www.epson.com.au.
Hitachi has gone to great lengths to reduce the "fly-screen" effect and noise output of its new CP-X985W projector, and has added a Black Level Enhancer to achieve truer blacks and whites. Sporting 3200 ANSI lumens, the unit features a Cinema Mode with a 3/2 Pull-Down System to compensate for the difference in frame speed between film (24 frames per second) and video (60 fields per second) and reduce blur and colour errors. CP-X985W has three RGB and three video terminals for simultaneous input, electrical zoom and focus, and weighs 6.4kg.
CP-X985W retails for $15,995.
Hitachi 1800 032 689, www.hitachi.com.au.