Casio XJ-A140 XGA DLP Multimedia Projector Review
April 2010 - Anthony Arrigo
Casio XJ-A140 Projector Overview
The Casio XJ-Al40 has a native resolution 1024x768 pixels. The XJ-A140 is somewhat revolutionary because of its unique and patented way of projecting light. It uses a hybrid light source that combines Laser and LED to produce what appears to be a very desirable image. Casio has really designed quite a projector. For the traveling presenter you will enjoy its compact size. This unit measures in with a foot print no larger than a piece of paper. One can also achieve a fairly nice size image from a very close distance.
It seemed to me just from setting it up that Casio thought of just about everything when they designed this projector. The XJ-A140 has a lower contrast ratio than I would have expected from a DLP, but one has to keep in mind the light emitting technology is not the norm. However, the average user will get up to 20,000 hours of usage out of this projector before having to replace the light engine. By that time, most of us will have gone through either multiple projectors or lamps with any other projector.
Brightness is moderate at 2500 lumens. Not too bad for a projector of this size. Comparable units in the price range of the XJ-A140 produce about 700 more lumens, but very few if any are as compact. Consider, that about 10 years ago projectors would produce no more than about 300 lumens and still be quite useable. So expect the lumen output of this model to be very satisfactory in a multitude of light conditions.
The XJ-A140 is also very eco friendly. Especially if you setup the projector in ECO mode. Something most might want to do as I will get into when I talk about the projectors performance. I encourage you to read on about this projector. It is designed for the Road Warrior and as you can see from its size. The brightness is brightness and MSRP of $849, it might be just the ideal projector for your sales team.
Casio XJ-A140 Projector Highlights
- Moderate brightness 2500 ANSI Lumens
- Extremely long lamp life (20000 hrs.)
- Fairly light at 5 lbs.
- Instant shut-off. No waiting for the lamp to cool before unplugging.
- Closed captioning
- Ability to project onto blackboards.
Specs for the Casio XJ-A140
Brightness: 2500 ANSI Lumens
Imaging Technology: DLP 0.55" Chip
Zoom Lens Ratio: 2X Power Zoom
Lamp Life: 20000 hours
Dimensions: 11.69'' x 8.26'' x 1.69''
Weight: 5 lbs.
Warranty: 3-Years Limited Parts and Labor. 3 years or 6000 hours on light source
Casio XJ-A140 Projector Special Features
Long lamp life of 20000 hours. Because this unit uses the new Laser LED technology, one can expect to save a lot of money in maintenance costs.
Routine maintenance is made simple with the Casion XJ-A140. Just simply vacuum the ports on the right and left side to remove dust.
Extremely low profile, even for a portable projector. This projector will travel easy and fit into virtually every laptop bag.
Remote is very well designed and has a mouse pointer to help direct your presentation.