updated 10:00 am EDT, Wed September 5, 2007
InFocus Work Big IN38
InFocus today gave word of its new Work Big IN38 projector built with notebook-based presentations in mind. The DLP-based unit is portable enough to be carried in its own case but casts a much brighter image than most projectors, producing 3,500 lumens versus the 2,000 of most models, and reaching a high 2,000:1 contrast ratio. Presenters also have the choice of several high-resolution inputs: adapters for the specialized M1 port can attach a DVI-based computer or an extra component link, while native component and VGA inputs handle most other sources. The display tops out at 1024x768 but accepts up to 1280x1024 from computers and 1080i from TV feeds with adjustments for widescreen pictures.
The latest device in the Work Big series also manages a 1.2X optical zoom with throw distances as short as 2.5 feet away. InFocus packs the system with a case and remote and will sell the IN38 for $1,999 when it becomes available by late September.