Acer on Monday unveiled the Acer C120 ultraportable projector, a pico projector that can be powered using your notebook’s USB connection.
While Acer is pushing the USB power option the $259 (MSRP) device also includes an onboard battery although the time restraints for that option have not yet been revealed.
The Acer C120 is powered via USB 3.0 although users who choose that option will notice a drop in brightness. For example the AC power cord option provides 100-lumens while the USB cable drops that brightness down to 75 lumens.
The Acer C120 uses an LED to project images which means the “lamp” lights instantly and the contrast ration is decent but not spectacular at 1000:1 with a throw range from 15.75 inches to 12.14 feet away.
For business travelers the Acer C120 comes in at a very small 4.72 inches wide by one inch high with a depth of 3.23 inches, the C120 is also extremely light at just 6.34 ounces.
According to senior director of product marketing Chris White:
“We’ve designed the Acer C120 projector to be a powerful tool for businesspeople, consultants, real estate agents and anyone who needs an ultra-portable projector that will make their presentations even more effective. “It’s very convenient to use and provides a range of usage scenarios, making it the ideal companion for anyone that gives presentations on the go.”
The Acer C120 comes in a native format of 16:9 aspect ratio on a WVGA resolution of 854 x 480 pixels or 1280 x 800 pixels with an aspect ratio of 16:10.