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Epson Intros High-Brightness LCD Projectors
Epson has unveiled two high-light-output portable LCD projectors with image correction features, built-in audio capabilities, and support for HDMI video.
For image correction, the new projectors--the PowerLite 1850W and the PowerLite 1880--have a horizontal keystone slider that can be used to square the projected area of an equipped projector when the unit is placed to left or right of a screen, as well as a quick corner feature that enables the corners of a projected image to be adjusted individually.
The PowerLite 1880 offers a brightness of 3,700 lumens, a 1,024 x 768 (XGA) resolution, wired networking, support for message broadcasting, and support for Crestron RoomView software (a Web-based multi-user management tool).
The PowerLite 1850W has a brightness of 4,000 lumens and a 1,280 x 800 (WXGA) resolution.
Both projectors can display images and play audio files from a computer or USB thumb drive.
Additional features include:
- A 1.6x optical zoom;
- Direct power on and off;
- Support for HDMI video; and
- A 10-watt speaker.
The PowerLite 1850W and the PowerLite 1880 will ship in September and be covered by a two-year parts and labor warranty.
The WXGA PowerLite 1850W will sell for $1,299, while the XGA PowerLite 1880 will sell for $1,399.
Additional details will be available on Epson's education portal.
Dan Thompson is a freelance writer based in Brea, CA. He can be reached here.