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BenQ Introduces New Ultra-Short Throw Projectors

BenQ MX852USTBenQ has begun shipping its new DLP-based XGA and WXGA projectors, with throw ratios of 0.43 and 0.35 respectively. Designed for classroom use, both projectors are compatible with BenQ’s PointWrite technology. Both are also equipped with BenQ’s Colorific image quality, meaning they are capable of displaying 1.07 billion colors.

The XGA and WXGA both have contrast ratios of 10,000:1 and deliver brightness of 3,000 and 3,2000 lumens, respectively. Both use BenQ’s SmartEco technology, which is designed to reduce power consumption by 70 percent via automatic lamp power adjustment based on brightness requirements. This gives each device’s 230W lamp up to 7,000 hours of life.

Other features of both devices include the following:

  • 140 perfect offset ±5 percent;
  • ±40-degree vertical keystone correction;
  • 3D, PC and Blu-ray readiness;
  • double 10-W speakers; and
  • LAN control.

AV inputs include HDMI, Computer In (dual D-sub 15-pin), Composite Video In (RCA), S-Video In (Mini DIN 4-pin) and Audio In (mini-jack). AV outputs include Monitor Out (D-sub 15-pin) and Audio Out (mini-jack).

Priced at $1,099 (XGA) and $1,249 (WXGA), these projectors are now shipping in North America. 

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Julia Sufrin is a contributing writer based in Los Angeles.

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