IBMs M400 Casts Sharper Image

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.

More information can be found at www.ibm.com.

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