Dell Delivers Pocket Projectors

Traveling business folks: rejoice! Another big name is entering the pocket projector party. Dell's M109S On-the-Go projector weighs a scant 0.8 lbs, and fits neatly into your hand. Compared to Sony's latest projector that weighs in at 265 lbs., this is feather!

The SVGA DLP projector has a resolution of 858 x 600, so it's not quite 720p. Too bad about that.

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The M109S has a maximum of 55 ANSI Lumen, and the projection distance is 94.5 inches. It's mercury-free LED is said to last up to four years.

Traveling light? Instead of needing a separate power source, the M109S can use the power adapter from a Dell Latitude or Vostro laptop. Neato.

From Dell: "Designed for the road warrior that wants it all, Dell M109S projector is set to deliver ultra mobility, performance and ease of use in an amazingly small pod, where you want it, when you want it. It is primed to be your excellent assistant during small group presentations and collaborative meetings. Additionally, the projector is equipped with 858 x 600 (SVGA) native resolution for producing crisp text and vibrant colors. Coupled with DLP® and BrilliantColor technologies, the M109S projector is further enhanced with an optimal brightness of 50 ANSI Lumens and a high contrast ratio of 800:1 typical (Full On/Full Off).

"This SVGA projector featuring 3-in-1 multi-input cable, delivers easy connectivity for multimedia presentations and visual applications such as DVD playback and gaming, and also eliminates the hassle of fussing over multiple cables and connectors. Moreover, the projector offers an effective projection image size of up to 60 inch diagonally which enables you to get your visuals and messages across to your audience precisely and effortlessly. In addition, the M109S comes with a host of intuitive features such as auto keystone, password protection and mercury-free LED light source – ideal for both business and personal use. Dell branded projectors undergo exhaustive testing for performance, reliability, durability and compatibility with Dell systems."

It's available today for $499 in the US. The rest of the world will have to wait a few months. -Leslie Shapiro

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