Acer announced the new B250i portable LED projector with “studio sound” at CES last week (and available from April at $699). The unit is designed to be an all-in-one source of “take-and-go” entertainment, and the 205 mm x 204 mm x 78 mm device – which weighs in at just 1450g – features wireless Full HD 1080p projection, auto-focus and “excellent” audio fidelity in a portable chassis. Acer says that the product is suited for those looking for easy-to-setup and portable entertainment with excellent A/V quality.
The B250i was designed to be an entertainment hub that can be slipped into a backpack or tote bag, set up quickly and used anywhere. The PJ has a pair of 5W chamber speakers with passive radiators featuring Waves Maxx Audio and Acer TrueHarmony technology, delivering “impressive” sound with crisp and clear bass notes.
The projector includes support for a Full HD 1080p image, as well as a push-button auto-focus function to the projected surface. It features up to 1,000 ANSI lumens brightness, a claimed 5,000:1 contrast ratio, and supports a wide color gamut of 120% of the Rec. 709 color space. The B250i’s LED light module offers up to a 30,000-hour lifespan negating the need to replace lamps during the life of the unit.
Wireless screen mirroring is available over Wi-Fi for both Android and iOS users, in addition to a standard HDMI port for connecting to and displaying content from a compatible source. USB Type-C (display and charging) and Type-A ports are also available, supporting video-out for both smartphones and PCs. The B250i is ready-to-use out of the box with no additional software needed for screen mirroring or direct multimedia playback.
The Acer B250i projector will be available North America in April. For more information and updates, please visit Acer.