IBMs M400 Casts Sharper Image

By Anne Chen  |  Posted 2004-07-20 Print this article Print

People are sure to take notice if you show your PowerPoint slides on IBM's M400 Projector.

People are sure to take notice if you show your PowerPoint slides on IBMs M400 Projector.

The $1,849 M400, which was released last month, is the first exclusive IBM projector design in years. Weighing in at a mere 2.4 pounds, this microportable DLP (Digital Light Processing) projector has a 4.25-inch-by-5.5-inch footprint. The M400 has a native XGA resolution of 1,024 by 768 pixels and, at 1,100 lumens, is impressively bright for its size. IBM estimates a lamp life of about 2,000 hours. The projector has input capabilities for computer, video (DVD, VCR, S-Video and HDTV) and audio.

In my tests, the projector displayed PC screen images and video sharply and brightly. The only difficulty I encountered was that projected images skewed a bit when I adjusted the height of the projector (buttons on either side of the M400 adjust the height of the legs).

The projectors remote control unit includes an integrated laser pointer.

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As a senior writer for eWEEK Labs, Anne writes articles pertaining to IT professionals and the best practices for technology implementation. Anne covers the deployment issues and the business drivers related to technologies including databases, wireless, security and network operating systems. Anne joined eWeek in 1999 as a writer for eWeek's eBiz Strategies section before moving over to Labs in 2001. Prior to eWeek, she covered business and technology at the San Jose Mercury News and at the Contra Costa Times.

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