NEC Debuts Mobile DLP Projectors

NEC this week introduced two new single-chip DLP projectors that it will ship in the fall. The NP41 and NP61 are both mobile models, weighing in at 3.5 pounds, but offering brightness ratings of up to 3,000 ANSI lumens.

The higher-end NP61, which will ship first, offers a brightness of 3,000 lumens, while the lower-end, sub-$1,000 NP41 offers a brightness of 2,300 lumens. Both offer a resolution of 1,024 x 768 (XGA) and a contrast ratio of 1,600:1.

Other features the two models share in common include:

  • A six-segment color wheel;
  • Component (15-pin RGB), composite (RCA), and S-video connections, along with audio input;
  • AutoSense for computer signal synchronization;
  • HD compatibility;
  • 3,500-hour lamp life in economy mode;
  • 32 dB operation in economy mode; and
  • BrilliantColor technology for optimizing brightness and saturation.

The NP61 is expected to ship in September for $1,399. The NP41 is expected to ship in October for $999. Both include one-year InstaCare and two-year limited warrantees on parts and labor with a one-year/500-hour lamp warranty.

About the Author

David Nagel is editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 25-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

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