Sharp Electronics Corp. today introduced two new lightweight digital projectors for traveling sales executives, trainers, or anyone else that needs the ability to display computer graphics to a crowd — the NotevisionM15X and NotevisionM15S. Each projector weighs about 3.5 pounds and offer 1100 ANSI Lumens. Made out of magnesium alloy frames, the projectors measure 8.9-inches by 2-inches by 6.9-inches — small enough to fit under a standard airplane seat.
The M15X sports native XGA resolution (1024 by 768 pixels) up to SXGA (1280 x 1024 pixels), and the M15S sports native SVGA resolution (800 x 600 pixels) up to SXGA. Each projector offers wireless remote capability with mouse control, and sports composite RCA, S-Video, and DVI-I inputs, along with a 3.5 mm stereo minijack audio input. Sharp said that both projectors work with Macs and PCs.
In addition to computer input, the projectors can handle NTSC, PAL, SECAM and DTV/DVD video signals. The projectors also offer autoSYNC and Advanced ImageACE Resizing, which automatically adjusts computer images and resets the projector to different resolutions without requiring the user to fiddle with menus. The projectors also sport digital keystone correction with edge smoothing, to remove trapezoidal effects.
Expected to be released in August, the NotevisionM15S will be available for about $4000, while the NotevisionM15X will be available for about $6,000. Each projector includes a three year parts and labor warranty, including two years of Sharp’s ER service, a 24-hour turnaround repair service.