Monday August 18,2003
The InFocus X1 is designed for those who want to go beyond Power Point presentations in the office and utilise their projector for watching movies or playing games at home. As a "multi-use" projector, the X1 combines portability, a simple user interface and enhanced video quality to cater for home theatre or the creation of more dynamic presentations back in the office that incorporate MPEG, Quicktime or Flash.
Targeted at small to medium businesses and home offices, the X1 features a keypad on top, an intuitive "mobile phone-like" scroll menu and colour coded cables to make the process of moving, setting up and operating the projector simple.
The X1 weighs 3.1kg, offers a 2000:1 contrast ratio and native SVGA resolution (with scanning capability up to XGA resolution). Its 150W lamp provides 1000 max ANSI lumens brightness with a maximum projection distance of 9.8m, a minimum projection distance of 1.5m and 3000 hours lamp life - meaning that you are unlikely to have a wall that's too big for the X1.
The InFocus X1 costs AUD$3,599. See www.au.infocus.com for full specs and further reading.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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