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BenQ Debuts Vivid, No-Nonsense DLP® Projector for SOHO, Education

BenQ Debuts Vivid, No-Nonsense DLP® Projector for SOHO, Education


TAIPEI, TAIWAN, November 3, 2008  - BenQ announced today the launch of their Mainstream Series MP523 projector geared towards the everyday projection needs of K-12 education, SMB multi-user application, and crossover home-office use.  Bold, vivid picture quality ideal for average size rooms are backed by all-digital DLP® and BrilliantColor™ technologies, a substantial 2000:1 contrast ratio, and a bright 2000 ANSI lumens.  High durability, a mobile size, and a generous 4000-hour lamp life (economy mode) easily adapt the MP523 to high-traffic, high-use settings.

Vividly Versatile
The MP523, with popular XGA native resolution, makes a perfect presentation partner for a variety of applications.  A 30”-300” image size plus 3.6”-39.6” throw distance makes the MP523 a superb choice for elementary and middle school classrooms, home offices, and small meeting rooms.  Classroom charts and graphs are rendered in rich, vivid color with Texas Instruments® BrilliantColor™ technology.  By boosting brightness up to 50% and amplifying mid-tone hues, BrilliantColor™ also makes the MP523 a suitable choice for crossover use, such as for photo-viewing and movies.  SMB’s will also find the MP523 to be a practical projector, displaying text-rich presentations in clean definition courtesy of the 2000:1 contrast ratio and all-digital DLP® technology.|

The MP523 is also engineered with smart features to meet multi-user demands.  Numerous preset modes enable one-touch optimization for various user scenarios:  PC Input offers PC, Movie, sRGB, White Board, Black Board, Green Board, and customized User modes; A/V Input offers PC, Movie, sRGB, and User modes.  Wall Color Correction – with color adjustments for three wall colors – further facilitates multi-room use.  And at 5.3 pounds (2.4kg), the MP523 is easily portable between offices or between classrooms for sharing.

Reliable and Ready to Go
The entry-level MP523 likewise impresses with low-maintenance and easy setup-and-go features, all for a lot less than comparable models.  A class-leading 4000-hour lamp life (economy mode) plus intelligent lamp care and filter-free design ensures minimal maintenance and costs.  Anti-dust DLP® technology additionally makes the MP523 extremely durable in high-traffic, high-dust environments like classrooms and offices.  Outstanding cost/performance is also enhanced by Auto-Off (power-saving) capability.  Audiences won’t be kept waiting as presentations get up and running fast with Auto Source Search, Resolution Reminder, integrated speaker, full-function remote, preset modes, and ±35º 1D Keystone.  Additional specifications for accommodating the needs of multiple users include 1.10:1 manual zoom, 4:3 native aspect ratio with 16:9 selectable, and HDTV 1080i compatibility.  Essential connectivity includes Component, Composite, S-Video, Analog RGB, Stereo mini-jack, and RS232.  A Standby D-Sub Output offers added convenience by enabling a monitor that is connected to the projector to still be operable even when the projector is off. The MP523 offers many superior specs compared to competitor models costing hundreds more.

Available worldwide November 2008.  For more information, please click here.