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BenQ Adds Ultra-Portable Data Projector to Professional Series

Lightweight, Compact MP510 Offers the Mobility Critical for Business, Education, and On-the-Go Applications


IRVINE, Calif., (October 31, 2006) – BenQ, a leading manufacturer of digital lifestyle devices, today announced the introduction of its newest professional digital projector, the ultra-portable MP510. Weighing only 5.9 pounds with a footprint of just 10.9” x 8.2” (less than an 8½” x 11” sheet of paper), it offers exceptional mobility, critical in business applications, educational institutions, and on-the-go presentations. With an MSRP of $499, it is priced right for budget conscious environments as well as for multiple-purchase situations.

While compact in size, the BenQ MP510 is not short on user-friendly features. From small cubicles to moderate-sized offices and classrooms, the BenQ MP510 is a presenter’s best friend. With 1500 ANSI lumens of brightness and a 2000:1 contrast ratio, it is never necessary to completely dim the lights or shut the curtains. A whisper-quiet operation of just 22dB – nearly the same low decibel level as ruffling leaves – assures presentations will be heard free of whirling fans and humming motor noises.

Utilizing reliable DLP™ projection, the MP510 provides excellent image quality much longer than other projection systems. Additionally, its five-segment golden ratio color-wheel coating technology helps balance true color saturation and maximizes color accuracy, helping ensure that the projected image is exactly the same color and saturation as the input signal.

A special wall color correction feature eliminates the need to tote around or have available a projection screen and still maintain the MP510’s ability to display accurate colors. Whether projecting onto greenboards, blackboards, room walls, or even a cubicle partition, presentations will look exactly as they were meant to look.

The unit accepts analog RGB, component video, and S-Video inputs. Enhancing its multimedia functionality, the BenQ MP510 also accepts a wide range of digital video formats, including 480p, 576p, 720p, and 1080i, enabling it to work with many high-definition TV systems. It provides superb picture quality with natural motion, crisp details, and vibrant colors for the most realistic viewing experience.

Its quick-cooling feature cuts the time needed for the unit to cool down after use by over 60%, sparing users from awkward waits after a presentation and minimizing the risk of heat damage to sensitive internal components. To save power and prevent overheating, the auto-off function automatically shuts the unit down when no data source is detected after a user-defined amount of time. To prevent unauthorized usage, the MP510 is password protected, requiring entry of a correct password prior to an input source being accepted.

With front/rear and table/ceiling positioning capabilities, space or room configuration is not an issue with the handy MP510. It is constructed of sturdy heat resistant composite in a white glossy finish.

Technical Specifications
10.9” (W) x 3.6” (H) x 8.2” (D) unit dimensions
5.7 lbs. weight
1500 ANSI lumens
SVGA native resolution
2000:1 contrast ratio
4:3/16:9 screen selectable
NTSC/PAL/SECAM video compatibility
22dB noise level
Golden ratio color wheel (5 segments)
Full 16.7 million color palette
PC and AV preset and application modes
Wall color correction
Presentation timer
Resolution reminding function
Seven picture mode settings
Quick cooling
Auto adjustment
Power saving “Auto Off”
Security password
HDTV compatibility

The MP510 will be available in November through participating BenQ E-tailers at an MSRP of $499.