Pico projectors may not be Acer's main source of income but they are, nonetheless, an integral part of the IT industry, so it is not that great a shock to learn of the impending arrival of a new one.One might say that projectors are one of, if not the oldest means of rendering moving images, dating back to the first motion pictures and cinemas.
Since then, with the evolutions of technology and the advent of the so-called digital age, smaller and/or better projectors have appeared.
Pico projectors are one sub-class, so to speak, being small form factor projectors usually meant for less spacious rooms instead of movie theaters.
They are often employed in financial meetings, earnings conferences and any other occasions where presentations need to be made.
That said, Acer is getting ready to unleash one such pico projector, with the name of C110 and constructed with a LED lamp. Said lamp has a life of 20,000 hours.
The C110 should have what it takes to project images in 1,280 x 800 pixels resolution and will be compatible with any device, or so reports say.
What makes this possible is the reliance on USB, meaning that even tablets or smaller consumer electronics will be supported.
All in all, Acer's product measures 10 x 85 x 25 mm and weighs 175 grams, making it more than easy to log around in a bag.
It will work well for those that like to prepare presentations on their laptops and want something they can take along with them whenever it is required, much like notebooks themselves.
Images cast by the Acer C110 will be clearest when limited to a diagonal of 12 to 100 inches. True, Full HD is not supported, but the price of $300 is more than likely to counterbalance this and cause rapid sales once availability ramps up in August (2011).