updated 12:50 pm EST, Thu February 1, 2007
NEC's light NP60 projector
NEC has announced the NP60, which the company is promoting as the brightest projector under four pounds. The 60 actually weighs 3.5 pounds, and has a brightness rating of 3,000 lumens, with a contrast ratio of 1,600:1. Supported resolutions top out at 1024x768 (XGA), though inputs can be running at 1600x1200 (UXGA). With the target audience of the projector being business travellers, the 60 starts up the moment it's plugged in, and will automatically detect and optimize signals within moments. It also corrects focus and image shape on the fly. The projector is shipping today for $1,299.