I hooked a shipping unit to a 500MHz Pentium III notebook and projected a series of PowerPoint presentations, digital photos, and other images onto a 1.27m portable tabletop screen and a highly reflective white wall. I also connected it to a TV tuner and S-VHS VCR to check the quality of the video images it projected - no disappointments.
Several factors enhance the $13,000 Epson's punch, starting with a three-panel LCD that delivers rich, saturated colours. The PowerLite has a native XGA resolution, but it can also resize and display VGA and UXGA resolutions.
Features include an optical zoom lens, a built-in speaker, a 120W bulb and a keystone control for correcting image distortion.
An infrared remote control permits users to adjust brightness, contrast and other variables easily. There is no built-in laser pointer, however, and you can't save custom presets. But this unit's virtues outweigh its shortcomings.
For business travellers who don't mind paying a premium price, the EMP-710 delivers unmatched performance.
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