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Optoma Ships Sub-$1,000 1080p Projector

Optoma has begun shipping three new DLP projectors, including a sub-$1,000 1080p model and two sub-$700 data projectors.

The two new data projectors, the PRO250X and PRO150S, both offer a brightness of 2,800 lumens and a contrast ratio of 3,000:1. The PRO250X offers a resolution of 1,024 x 768 (XGA), while the PRO150S offers an SVGA resolution (800 x 600). Some other features of the new models include:

  • Lamp life of up to 4,000 hours in "standard" mode, 3,000 hours in "bright" mode;
  • VGA passthrough;
  • Power consumption of 230 watts in standard mode; and
  • Various security features, such as password protection and a Kensington Lock port.

The new sub-$1,000 HD projector, the HD20, which was introduced earlier this month, offers a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080, a brightness of 1,700 lumens, and a contrast ratio of 4,000:1. It includes two HDMI inputs, as well as component, composite, and VGA.

The PRO250X and PRO150S are available now for $649 and $549, respectively. The HD20 is available for $999.

Further information on all of the new models can be found here.

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.

He can be reached at You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at or follow him on Twitter at @THEJournalDave (K-12) or @CampusTechDave (higher education).

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