BenQ MP720p portable digital projector new available

Posted on Friday, January 06 2006 @ 8:15 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
BenQ today announced the MP720p portable digital projector at the Consumer Electronics Show 2006 in Las Vegas. This is a high-value, general-purpose unit designed for education and business applications. The MP720p offers a strong combination of brightness, high image quality, high reliability and versatile connectivity via an optional wireless feature that is ideal for open environments such as classrooms and conference rooms.

The MP720p's optional wireless function enables a cable-free connection. Users can switch from one presenter to another without the hassle of swapping VGA cables from system to system. The wireless feature supports all three high-speed wireless protocols (i.e., IEEE802.11a/b/g) for optimum flexibility when connecting to a network.

Weighing only 6.6 lbs and featuring XGA native resolution of 1024 x 768, a brightness of 2500 ANSI lumens and a 2000:1 contrast ratio, the MP720p's entry-level feature set strikes the perfect balance between performance and value.

For graphics enthusiasts who require the best color quality, the MP720p's unique color-matching technology features BenQ's proprietary Golden Ratio Color Wheel that provides high-grade color reproduction. Using the Golden Ratio Color Wheel, the CP120 produces more natural flesh tones by delivering better color saturation on red and blue than standard RGB without sacrificing green. This feature brings a rich true-color picture to all video formats, especially DVD, high-definition television or sporting event.

The MP720p also features a new technology for projectors: sRGB (Standard Red Green Blue). Defined by Microsoft and HP, sRGB creates color-matching between applications and hardware devices, such as monitors, scanners, printers and digital cameras to ensure that whatever users see on their computer screen will be exactly the same as what they will get from their projector. Unlike other projectors, sRGB ensures that users do not get a greenish color even if they prepared their presentation with a yellow background. They receive true-life colors regardless of whether they are making a presentation or watching a movie.

The MP720p provides an auto-off function (5, 10, 15, 20 min.) and an ultra-long lamp life of up to 5,000 hours in economic mode for enhanced projector life and overall viewing time. To effectively double the viewing time, users receive an additional free lamp with the purchase of the MP720p, a $399 value.

  • 11.45" (1) x 3.70" (h) x 9.21" (w) unit dimensions
  • 6.6 lbs weight
  • Full 16.7 million color palette
  • 2000:1 contrast ratio
  • 5-segment color wheel
  • 4:3 aspect ratio with 16:9 support
  • XGA native resolution
  • 2500 ANSI lumens
  • Inputs: NTSC, PAL, SECAM, and HDTV (480p, 576p, 720p, and 1080i)
  • The MP720p is available for $1,299.

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    Re: BenQ MP720p portable digital projector new available
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 31 2006 @ 19:58 CET
    In your review of the BenQ MP720p Projector you state that it is available. I have searched for this computer in several ways and cannot find it available anywhere in the USA. Can you tell me where it is available in the USA?