Optoma recently introduced on the market two new data-grade portable projectors, the Pro250X and Pro150S. Both projectors feature the latest forged DLP display technology. I can see a 2,800 ANSI lumens written in the technical specifications and a 3000:1 contrast ratio. The greatest difference between these two projectors is the projected resolution. The bigger Pro250X boasts a XGA 1024 x 768 resolution, while the little 150S only reaches SVGA 800 x 600 pixel resolution.
Here comes the nice part. Both of them can also support up to full HD
1920 x 1080 resolution, with the slight mention that connectivity spreads as wide as S-video, composite and VGA ports. Both are PC, Mac and Linux compatible.
"It's important that consumers be offered a selection of projectors that give them flexibility to meet their resolution requirements and their budget," said Jon Grodem, director of product and marketing for Optoma. "These powerful new projectors offer tremendous value and are extremely well suited for lighted rooms, including classrooms or meeting rooms, with 30 or more seated people. Buyers of other projection technologies will now receive the many benefits offered by DLP at comparable prices."
Even though there's no HDMI
or other HD specialized connector, the Pro250X and Pro150S support computer resolutions up to 1920 x 1080 pixels and even common global video inputs and video formats up to 1080p.
Optoma did not forget the eco-friendly trend that's happening lately and made the projectors so that, in stand-by mode, they need less than 1-watt of power. For both, the projection lamp lasts up to 3,000 hours in bright mode or almost 4,000 in standard mode.
The Pro250X and Pro150S are already available, shipping prices being $649.00 and $549.00.
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