updated 02:05 pm EDT, Fri August 29, 2008
BenQ MP513 Projector
BenQ is wrapping up its week with the addition of a new entry-level projector. The Taiwan-area company's MP513 DLP projector is being sold equally to home theater users as well as business users but centers primarily on its quietness. A mix of dampers and better airflow keep the device's noise output down to 26 decibels in its low-power mode and prevents its incidental sounds from overriding movies or presentations.
The front projector is limited to 800x600 output but produces a relatively deep but visible image with a 2,500:1 contrast ratio and 2,500 lumens brightness. VGA input provides its digital support and is helped along by S-video and RCA for analog sources.
In contrast to some BenQ launches, the MP513 is shipping worldwide and should be available in multiple countries this weekend. The company doesn't provide a price for the unit.