NEC announced today the M260X Portable Series LCD projector which replaces the NP410 model.
The NEC M260X is a value-driven, eco-friendly portable projector ideal for education and small-to-medium-sized business environments. This 2600-lumen model delivers remarkably bright images and features wired and wireless (optional) networking, HDMI and USB inputs, high contrast, and up to 6000 hours of lamp life (in ECO Mode). It was designed with the environment in mind with a carbon savings meter, extended lamp and filter life, and energy-saving features such as quick startup and direct power off. Whether in the classroom or boardroom, the M260X's multitude of advanced technologies allows you to start up in seconds, connect with your audience and shut down with ease.
- XGA native resolution (1024×768),
- UXGA maximum resolution (1600×1200)
- Brightness up to 2,600 lumens
- Contrast Ratio: 2,000:1
- Lamp life up to 6,000 hours when operated in ECO Mode
- 6,000-hour filter life provides a virtually maintenance-free projector and lowers the total cost of ownership
- New cabinet design
- Ample input connectivity, including HDMI and USB
- 10-watt speaker
- Variable audio-out to connect the projector to an external speaker and control the volume with the projector's remote control
- RS-232 with less than 1 watt consumption in standby mode
- DICOM Simulation enables users in medical environments to display accurate diagnostic images
- Image Express Lite enables the wireless transmission of an image to the projector without the need for external components
- Wireless LAN Connection IEEE801.11n (optional)
- Cornerstone correction using PC software allows users to easily square an image when the projector is set up at an angle to the screen
- Geometric Correction allows the projector to easily display an image on a cylindrical, spherical or other shaped screen without distortion
- Auto vertical keystone correction instantly projects a square image even when the projector is set up at a steep offset angle to the screen
- USB Viewer allows users to present in seconds by using a flash drive to project jpeg images without a computer source
- Virtual Remote (DDC/CI) allows users to control the projector directly from a computer without the need for additional control cables
- Active lens cover enables presenters to hide the display of content, mute the audio and lower the lamp brightness to 25% for a short period of time
- Closed captioning enables decoding and display of text information from a video source
- ECO Mode allows for multiple settings dependent upon the brightness required in the application and power savings desired by the user
- Carbon savings meter calculates the positive effects of operating the projector in ECO Mode, which is encouraged by an optional message at startup
Price and Availability
The new M260X Portable Series projector will be available in October 2010 at $799 MSRP.
NEC also announced the exact looking the 206W and M300X projectors today.