Asus Laptop Prototype With Built-in Projector

Asus Laptop Prototype With Built-in Projector

One of the more curious items spied at this week's Computex trade show in Taipei, is an Asus laptop prototype with a built-in mini projector. There is still not too much known about the unlabeled notebook, other than that the laptop has a large space above the display's bezel, in which a working, pivoting mini projector is housed.
 



Mini projectors are just now starting to hit the market. Earth Trek recently just released its
90-805R mini projector, and Samsung showed off its P400 Pocket Projector prototype in May. Both Texas Instruments and 3M have developed micro-projector technologies, which will be driving many of these new mini projectors.





In fact, Foxconn was displaying a micro projector at Computex, which uses a Texas Instruments DLP chip.
Engadget reports: "Foxconn's PD-W1001, which features a 0.3-inch Texas Instruments DLP chip, WVGA (854 x 480) resolution and 25 Lm -- all within a 55- x 46- x 26-millimeter package that weighs just 65-grams."





Engadget also reports on the
Honlai MP100 LED mini projector, which "utilizes LCoS micro-projection technology and can throw up a 640 x 480 image between 5- and 37-inches. We're also hearing that it packs a modest 200:1 contrast ratio and a lamp good for some 20,000 hours of use. Not a peep on pricing / availability..."

It is starting look as though the mini-projector revolution is in full swing. Not only are frequent business travelers who give presentations going to benefit from these technology advances, but expect to also see the technology used in innovative ways for advertising in retail spaces.
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Good Idea for teachers. I'd love to see my teacher use that instead of the big bulky ones.

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And I say it again, there are so many micro projectors in the works, it's ridiculous. That one doesn't seem to perform too well, actually. The micro projectors I read about are supposed to have a greater throw and project a larger screen at that distance. Overall, a very interesting idea that could have useful applications in business and education.

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Lev_Astov:
That one doesn't seem to perform too well, actually. The micro projectors I read about are supposed to have a greater throw and project a larger screen at that distance. Overall, a very interesting idea that could have useful applications in business and education.

 

The concept is pretty slick and if you had a built in TV tuner you could watch the news and work on the computer at the same time but as Lev Astov pointed out this paticular one didnt seem to have that much strength in that department.Maybe better in a dark room at a greater distance! I like  the idea put one of those on desk top!    More pics below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                  

 

 

                                                                                                                   

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Let's just hope that durability is a key design consideration on the table when these companies create these things. If you want it to be THAT portable, it HAS to be durable, probably much more so than a regular projector.

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I don't see this being to useful they are better off investing in smaller portable projectors or working with infocus or some other leading company to make one.

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Asus Laptop Prototype with Built-in Projector., as what I understand, that mean a laptop is also a projector,mmm. Now there are many mini projector in the market, is does really brought a great convenience to our life, but there is no doubt that it also has some limitation, as most of the micro projector can not have a larger display with a long didtance, hope more brand new technology could change this situation.

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