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Acer today introduced their new K330 LED projector, offering 500 lumens of brightness in an extremely portable 2.73 lb. package! It is HD ready at an MSRP of $419. Sounds like a great option for the family to show movies, view photos and videos and play games. Hmmmm, and just in time for Christmas shopping too!
ACER K330 LED PROJECTOR DELIVERS 500 LUMENS BRIGHTNESS, VIVID IMAGES IN PORTABLE DESIGN
Acer K330 projector
The 2.73-pound projector is easy to take anywhere; delivers brilliant HD-ready visuals with enhanced color and clarity
SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov 7, 2011 – Acer America today debuts the Acer K330 LED projector, its first with 500 ANSI lumens of brightness for projecting vivid, clear images. The new Acer K330 projector also marries portability with excellent image output; it weighs less than three pounds, and provides an HD-ready 1280x800 (WXGA) resolution with enhanced color saturation for brilliant color and clarity.
Customers will appreciate that the Acer K330 projector is packed with the latest technology, including an LED that provides 500 ANSI lumens of brightness, and a 4000:1 contrast ratio that results in crisp visuals. The Acer K330 ensures image accuracy with improved color saturation (60 to 130 percent NTSC) and Acer ColorSafe II technology. As a result, the Acer K330 projects these high-quality images in a wide range of natural, deep colors, making it the ideal projector for presentations and data, as well as digital entertainment including movies and photos.
Users making customer presentations with the Acer K330 can leave their notebook PC back at the office. Using the Acer K330’s “Presentations to Go” function, customers can use the SD card reader or USB 2.0 port to display high-quality videos, audio as well as standard office files and presentations from an SD card or USB drive, eliminating the need to carry a computer at all times.
“Consumers and businesses who want a highly-capable and portable projector will be pleased with the new Acer K330,” said Chris White, senior director of product marketing, Acer America. “The Acer K330’s combination of bright LED projection, portable size, and many usability features allows customers to be flexible and use it in a wide range of environments to show off colorful, crisp presentations, movies, photos and more.”
The new Acer K330 projector is ideal for consumers as well as businesses and educational institutions that need an advanced projector that can easily be moved around the home or office. It weighs only 2.73 pounds and measures 8.6-inches (W) by 6.6-inches (D) by 1.8-inches (H).
The Acer K330 LED projector is an excellent investment thanks to its many features and extended lifespan, which translate into significant cost savings for customers. Maintenance is reduced for the product since there is no lamp to replace. Plus, the long 20,000-hour LED life ensures long-term dependable projector use.(1) In addition, the LED light turns on and off instantly and uses less power.
Its native WXGA resolution of 1280x800 and 16:10 aspect ratio can be adjusted to support a maximum 1080p (1920x1080) resolution and changed to either a 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio for video content from Blu-ray Discs™, DVDs and other sources. It provides 24p Film Support and can project an image ranging in size from 30 to 100 inches diagonally from 2.5 to 8.3 feet away, so it’s ideal both for a home environment as well as conference rooms and board rooms.
The Acer K330 is ready to connect to a range of sources. The HDMI™ port can be connected to popular sources like Blu-Ray and DVD for full audio and video playback. It also provides standard connections through its analog RGB/component video (D-sub) and composite video/audio (4-pin mini jack) connections. These multiple connectors allow multiple PCs to be connected for fast switching between presentations.
The Acer K330 takes advantage of the latest technologies. When paired with a computer supporting 120Hz output and 3D software along with 3D glasses, the Acer K330 can project 3D content to give entertainment an incredible boost. In addition, presenters may connect the Acer K330 wirelessly to a laptop, tablet or smart phone through an optional USB Wi-Fi dongle.
The new Acer projector employs an environmentally friendly management solution – Acer EcoProjection – which reduces standby power consumption by up to 70 percent to only one watt per hour of usage. Additionally, it delivers 20 percent additional power savings if it does not receive a signal input after five minutes. An included tool also lets customers create customized power-saving configurations.
The Acer K330 projector is available now for customers in the United States at leading VARs and retailers for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $419. The new Acer K330 projector is backed with a 1-year warranty.(2)
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has achieved the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Globally, Acer ranks No. 2 for total PCs and notebooks(3). A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to the company's continuing growth, while its multi-brand approach effectively integrates Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell, and eMachines brands in worldwide markets. Acer strives to design environmentally friendly products and establish a green supply chain through collaboration with suppliers. Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement, including the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and London 2012 Olympic Games. The Acer Group employs 8,000 people worldwide. Revenues for 2010 reached US$19.9 billion. See www.acer-group.com for more information.
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1. Lamp-life depends on a variety of factors including brightness and can be maximized via Acer EcoProjection Technology, which allows the user to customize power-saving configurations.
2. Limited warranties and service agreements apply. May not be available in all locations. Availability varies. Other conditions apply.
3. Source: Gartner data, FY 2010.