Acer's C110 pico-projector

Acer launches 'ultra light and portable' Acer C110 pico-projector

Acer has launched the C110 pico-projector, which is designed to fit in with a user’s mobile lifestyle, the company says.

Acer’s C110 pico-projector does not need a power adaptor or display port, and only needs a single USB cable connected to a laptop to be powered.

The projector measures 110x85x25mm and is “ultra light and portable” – weighing 175g and lighter than a smartphone, Nick Walter, the company’s business development manager said.  

Acer said the projector also had a Display over USB feature, which meant users could simply connect the projector to a laptop to immediately display images, vidoes or presentations, and Acer’s SmartFormat technology meant users no longer needed to worry about adjusting the resolution of the notebook.

The Acer C110 pico-projector combines DLP technology with LED lamp technology, has a brightness of 50 ANSI Lumens, and a contrast of 1000:1. It is available in August, and will retail for £199.  A £69 foldable 26 inch screen will also be available to go with the C110.

Meanwhile, Acer’s C112 pico-projector which is a “step-up” from the C110 will in the UK at the end of this month. The £229 product comes with its own battery pack, is iPod and iPhone compatable, has a brightness of 70 ANCI lumens, and an integrated USB port.

The new projectors will accompany Acer’s C20 pico-projector – a small pocket-sized projector with a built-in USB and HDMI that can be connected to a laptop, phone or camcorder and watched on any surface - which was released at the end of last year.

According to the latest data distributed by the analyst firm PMA (Pacific Media Associates) Acer reached the third spot in the worldwide projector market in the first quarter of 2011 and achieved a 7.2 per cent market share.

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