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Pico projectors have been on the market for a while now and one of the universal issues is that they are not very bright. The lack of brightness means they work well in a dark room, but in a room with light, they are not very good.
HP is rumored to be working on a new line of notebooks and tablets set for launch this year that will sport built-in pico projectors. The projectors would reportedly be where the webcam is on the notebooks now.
I would think on the lid facing away from the user would be where the projector would need to go. I wonder if notebooks with these projectors would have a hump to hide all the gear, presumably they would. No other details are available.
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CES 2010 - Touch screen technology has grown rapidly since the iPhone launched. The tech was relatively unknown until the iPhone made touch the feature to have. Today touch technology has made its way into all sorts of devices from phones to computers.
3M has announced its latest multi touch LCD at CES called the M2256PW. The screen uses new 3M technology allowing it to accept input from ten fingers at one. More than one user can input to the screen at once too.
The LCD is Windows 7 compatible so it needs no drivers to operate. The screen resolution is 1680 x 1050 and it supports 720p video. Inputs include DVI and VGA with audio and USB ports included as well. Pricing and availability are unknown.
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I am a big fan of projectors for several uses. I like to watch movies with a really big image size and I like to play games on a giant screen. I have some fond gaming memories of playing Need for Speed Most Wanted with a 70-inch projected image on the wall.
If you like projectors, but your room is small, NEC has a couple new short throw options for you. The projectors are the NP510WS and the NP610S. Both offer the same short throw design and similar specs. They feature virtual remote control directly from a computer, closed captioning, vertical keystone, Auto Power ON, and 7-watt speakers.
Both projectors have an ECO mode that extends lamp life to 5000 hours while reducing noise and power consumption. Connectivity options include VGA, DVI, and an RJ45 connector is built-in. Both are set to ship in January with the 510 going for $949 and the 610 selling for $999.
I am a big fan of projectors for many uses. I like to watch my favorite movies on a big screen and I like to play video games on a big screen too. And by big I don't mean 50-inches; I want 100-inches or more. NEC has announced a couple new projectors aimed at businesses and educations that would be used at home too, if your room is big enough.
The projectors are the NP2200 and the NP1200. They share many of the same features including a 1024 x 768 resolution, 600:1 contrast ratio, optional lenses, closed captioning, and 5-watt speakers. The things can throw an image up to 500-inches. That's what I am talking about.
The two differ in brightness with the NP2200 boasting 4200 ANSI lumens and the NP1200 offering 3700 lumens. Both also have an ECO Mode that uses only 0.4W at idle. The NP2200 sells for $2399 and the NP1200 sells for $1999. Those prices are presumably with no lens.
I bought myself one of Dell's 30-inch LCDs with the WQXGA 2560 x 1600 resolution years ago. The screen is fantastic for working and when it comes time for gaming the high resolution of the screen is awesome. 30-inch LCDs have long been the only items supporting the high resolution.
Projectiondesign has announced a new projector called the F35 that boasts a resolution of 2560 x 1600. The projector is the first to use the new Texas Instruments WQXGA DLP chip. The F35 has a brightness of 6500 ANSI lumens.
The contrast ratio is 8000:1 and the screen can throw an image up to 20 meters. Man would I like to play Modern Warfare 2 on a 50-foot screen, that would rock. Pricing is unknown and the projector will debut in the second half of 2010.
My hobbies aren't exactly green. I like fast computers and fast cars, both of which don't scrimp on consuming power in the form of electricity or gas. If you prefer to be green in your computer use, NEC has a new display for you.
The display is LED backlit and is called the MultiSync EA222WMe. The display has the same brightness as other displays while consuming 20% less power. The screen uses 52% less power than previous generation NEC displays and produces 61% less heat.
The display is ENERGY STAR 5.0, TCO 5.0 and EPEAT Gold compliant. The screen resolution is 1680 x 1050 and the LCD has a 30,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. The screen brightness is 250 cd/m2 and the display has a 4-way ergonomic stand.
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I would really like a second monitor on my desktop, but I can't fit a full-size screen on my desk thanks to the massive size of the 30-inch LCD I normally use. I can fit a smaller 7-inch LCD on the desktop though along the lines of the MIMO iMo Pivot Touch.
MIMO is offering special deals on the 7-inch screen for Black Friday. The screen is for the first time available for under $200. The little 7-inch screen has an 800 x 480 resolution, 350cd/m2 brightness, and a 400:1 contrast ratio.
The screen needs only one USB cable for power and connectivity. During the sale, the LCD ships free and buyers will get a free carry case, screen protector, and a stylus. This may be the perfect gift for the computer geek on your shopping list.