has announced a price drop on its InFocus X1 digital projector, which originally debuted last October for US$1,699. Now, the digital projector is available for $999, and it’s available from Mac resellers, InFocus.com, and Apple retail stores.
The InFocus X1 weighs about 6.8 pounds, measuring 9.8 inches wide, 12.5 inches long and 4.2 inches high. It has color-coded connectors, including a 15-pin female HDDSUB connector for attaching to a Mac or PC, and also has a video interface that works with S-Video, Composite Video through an adapter, and composite video RCA. The device also has a 3.5mm audio mini-jack.
The X1 sports a native resolution of 800 x 600 pixels. The projector has a 2000:1 contrast ratio and a 3000-hour lamp life, and uses Faroudja’s DCDi video processor. It produces images at 1000 lumens. The InFocus X1 supports 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios, and sports a 1.2:1 zoom lens with manual focus and manual zoom adjust. It can project to a maximum distance of 32.3 feet, or a minimum distance of 5 feet. It supports NTSC, PAL, SECAM, EDTV and HDTV video signals.
InFocus targets small to medium businesses, small office/home office users, educators and other price-driven markets as potential customers for the X1 projector. It’s suited to display presentation software slideshows, QuickTime and Flash presentations, Web site demos, even play games.
The InFocus X1 is available now and comes with a two-year standard product warranty. InFocus also offers a “Technology Upgrade program” to its customers in the Americas and EMEA that enables them to trade up to a new model at any time.