Monday, April 6

Acer’s C250i portable LED projector features multi-angle projection, world’s first auto-portrait mode


KUCHING: Acer announced its C250i portable LED wireless projector with stand-free multi-angle orientation and the world’s first auto-portrait mode to provide users with an effortless way to share smartphone content anytime, anywhere.

The Acer C250i is a lightweight projector that packs a punch when it comes to multi-angle viewing, resolution, battery life, and overall ease of use.

“Acer continues to show innovation in the projector market with the C250i,” said Acer Inc Digital Display Business president Victor Chien.

“It not only features a creatively designed form factor that allows multi-angle projection without a stand or tripod, but also a unique auto-portrait mode for smartphone content sharing.”

Unlike other projectors limited to horizontal throws, the C250i supports stand-free multi-angle projection thanks to its unique twisted roll design.

Placed on its side, users can “roll” the projector to find the best angle for viewing content on the wall or ceiling; vertical orientation supports horizontal wall throws and activates the auto-portrait mode.

This auto-portrait mode lets users directly project portrait video chatting or live-streaming sessions (on Facebook or Instagram, for example) wirelessly, utilising the full projection surface without black bars on the side.

Despite its compact size, the C250i supports high-definition 1080p imagery and a battery life of up to five hours from a single charge.

Both Android and iOS users can connect to the C250i wirelessly for an effortless, cable-free experience at home or on the road.

The C250i’s LED module offers up to a 30,000-hour lifespan, a wide colour gamut that is 100 per cent NTSC-compatible, 300 ANSI lumens brightness, and a 5,000:1 contrast ratio.

The C250i also serves as a portable power bank to recharge phones on the go. The projector’s built-in Bluetooth speakers are rated at five watts for best-in-class sound when watching movies or TV shows.

In addition to wireless connectivity, the Acer C250i also features a standard HDMI port for connecting and viewing content on a laptop or desktop computer. USB Type-C and Type-A ports support video-out for smartphones and PCs alike, and is 100 per cent plug and play so no additional software or drivers are needed.

The USB Type-A port allows direct multimedia playback from a USB drive for an incredibly sleek and PC-free projection experience.

The Acer C250i is now available in Malaysia.

Technical specification

Acer C250i

Maximum resolution: 1920 x 1200

Standard mode brightness: Up to 300 lm

Native aspect ratio: 16:9

Colour supported: 16.7 million colours (24-bit)

Maximum lens aperture: F/1.6

Maximum focal length: 5.02 mm

Lamp type: LED

USB ports: 2

HDMI ports: 1

Number of audio inputs: 1

Number of audio outputs: 1

Video compatibility: EDTV, HDTV, SDTV

Computer compatibility: Windows PC

Number of speakers: 1

Speaker output power: 5W

Speaker output mode: Mono

Battery run time: 5 hour

Package contents: C250i DLP Projector, AC to DC Power Adapter (1.5M), Exchangeable Plugs, Quick Start Guide, Tripod, Pouch, Remote Control, WirelessProjection-Kit (UWA5)