updated 09:50 am EST, Tue October 31, 2006
BenQ MP510 Projector
BenQ today unveiled its new MP510, a DLP projector the company says is made for classrooms, offices, or other areas where portability is a crucial factor. The MP510 has a surface area of 8.2 by 10.9 inches -- just smaller than a standard sheet of paper, BenQ notes. The system also weighs 5.9 pounds and is light enough to be carried between buildings. The DLP processing allows for a full 16.7-million color palette, a 2,000:1 contrast ratio, and a 1,500-lumen brightness level. While the device displays only an SVGA (800x600) resolution, it can accept most HDTV formats including 720p and 1080i. Input focuses on analog sources such as VGA, RCA, and S-video. BenQ hopes to ship the MP510 in November for an inexpensive $499.