Samsung seems to be a company that has its fingers dipped into just about every piece of consumer electronics possible, you name it, they’ve got it – from flat screen TVs to slim displays, notebooks and netbooks, MP3 players and portable media players to even projectors. This time round, we’re going to concentrate on what the Korean consumer electronics giant has in store for us where the world of projectors is concerned. The company has made a huge push by rolling out a whopping eight projectors that are designed for virtually any and every situation, including a portable model, a couple of classrom units as well as an equal number or large venue models to accompany a trio of home theater projectors. We’ll take a closer look at all of these right after the jump.
Samsung is making a big push today as they announce the release of eight new projectors. Samsung has created a wide array of models that are designed for everything including a portable model, two classroom units, two large venue models, and three home theater projectors. Most of these projectors can already be found on the Samsung website. “We’ve taken our expertise in displays and technology offering to give our projectors excellent picture quality. Every aspect of the projector, from the exterior to the AV inputs and sound system, was designed to maximize the viewing experience,” said Tom Grau, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Projectors at Samsung Electronics’ Information Technology Division. “As we expand our line of Data Projectors, we are launching a family of strategic offerings for growing market segments that leverage our brand’s heritage for superior display performance.”
First off we have the P400 projector that is lighter than 5 lbs, making it a snap to store into any travel bag for convenient traveling. In addition, the P400 will feature SVGA (800 x 600) resolution, a contrast ratio of 1,000:1 and a brightness of 150 ANSI lumens, capable of throwing images the size of 80″ from less than 9 feet away. You can pick up the P400 for $699.
The two classroom projectors would be the L220 and L300, where the former features 3LCD display technology and 2200 ANSI lumens brightness, featuring a a VGA and composite port in addition to stereo speakers. As for the L300, it is brighter at 3000 ANSI lumens, boasting a 500:1 contrast ratio and a native XGA (1,024 x 768) resolution. Apart from the connectivity found in the L220, the L300 also has an HDMI port and will retail for $1,099.
As for the D300, this large venue projector has a 3000 ANSI lumens brightness, a 3,000:1 contrast ratio, and XGA (1,024 x 768) resolution. Despite targeting big displays, it won’t tip over 10 lbs when on the scale, making this $1,000 projector a highly portable business tool. Double that price and you will get the D400 that comes with a 3,000:1 contrast ratio, XGA (1024 x 768) resolution and 4,000 ANSI lumens, complemented by the latest DarkChip4 DLP chipset for clear, crisp images.
Home theater buffs will be pleased to check out the $1,499 A400B that has WXGA (1,280 x 768) resolution a 2,500:1 contrast ratio, and 2,000 ANSI lumens. It comes with a short throw distance to be used in smaller theaters, while the superior A800B projector has a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, 1,000 ANSI lumens, and full HD (1,920 x 1,080) resolution. Last but not least is the high end A900 that boasts full HD (1,920 x 1,080) resolution, 1,000 ANSI lumens, and an amazing 12,000:1 contrast ratio.