TAIWANESE PC MAKER Acer has launched an HD ready LED projector that it is marketing as portable because it is smaller than a magazine.
The Acer K330 is 3D ready with the option of buying 3D glasses to go with it, and can be used with an optional USB dongle. Acer claims the device is the first LED projector with a bright 500 lumen lamp. It will cost £479.99.
The projector has 1280x800 resolution and comes with Acer Colorsafe II technology. It has a Presentation to Go application that opens office and multimedia files as well as a D-Sub input and Multi-PC connection. It weighs 1.24kg.
Acer also showed off its first entry into the Ultrabook class of laptops with the Aspire S3 at a launch event yesterday. It said the device will tip up at the end of October, priced between £699 and £1099.
The Aspire S3 is 13mm thick and weighs around 1.4kg. The thin and light laptop will compete against other Ultrabooks from vendors such as Lenovo, Toshiba and Asus.
Like other Ultrabooks the S3 is powered by a choice of Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors. It offers a choice of a 320GB or 500GB hard drive or an optional 240GB solid state disk (SSD) drive.
Choosing the SSD model will get you the most battery life at up to seven hours, according to Acer.
The focal point will be a 13.3in HD LED display and the S3 will have an aluminum/magnesium alloy chassis with a finger print free lid.
Connectivity will include WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, and it will have USB and HDMI ports. The S3 will also include a 1.3MP webcam and a two-in-one card reader.
Acer will include two instant features, which are 'Green Instant On' and 'Instant Connect'. These supposedly mean you will be able to instantly resume the laptop and get connected to the internet in 2.5 seconds. µ
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