LG Electronics has released four new MiniBeam projectors and three interesting and targeted desktop monitors as part of its expanded visual IT range.
Officially unveiled at a car dealership stocked with BMWs and Mini Coopers, LG’s launch range of MiniBeamers (get it?) is fresh from being unveiled at IFA and includes the ultra-portable PG60G (RRP $999). a WXGA (1,280 x 800) model that can used wirelessly for up to two hours thanks to its rechargeable battery.
Russ Prendergast, LG marketing manager, said the Korean company’s new projectors make large screen playback attainable for a broad section of the community, who might otherwise miss out.
“From our consumer research, not only do consumers want great picture quality and cinema-like experiences, but the number one need is big screens,” he said. “Whilst the cost of big screens is coming down each year, some really big screens — 84 inches and more — are unattainable for some at over $10,000, so we see an opportunity here to bridge that gap between very large screens and prices with projectors, which can produce a screen size of 100 inches but at an affordable price.”
For users looking for a more stationary, Full HD option, LG has the PF80G for RRP $1,999. This is more of a full-service projector, with a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 and 30,000 hours of lamp life (roughly four hours per day for 20 years). This model has DLNA, Miracast and WiDi wireless connectivity, as well as two HDMIs and USB plug and play.
Consumers looking for a more accessible option have the choice of the PG60G (RRP $799) and the PA1000 (RRP $1,199). These are both WXGA resolution (1,280 x 800) with the big difference being the brightness: the more expensive unit is 1,000 lumens, twice the 500 lumens of the cheaper model.
LG is also rolling out new desktop monitors, including a Digital Cinema 4K screen (31MU97, RRP $2,499), a dedicated Gaming display (24GM77, RRP $599) and an incredible UltraWide Curved unit that essentially triples a user’s conventional field of view (34UC97, RRP $1,799).
The UltraWide model has a 21:9 ratio and a modest but noticeable curve to envelop the user in sheer MegaDesk productivity. The QuadHD (3,440 x 1,440) display provides intricate detail and it would be the ultimate monitor for someone looking to watch the races while betting on the races and Tweeting about the races!
Here’s LG talking about its 4,096 x 2,160 Digital Cinema 4K model: “Whilst this visually outstanding monitor can be enjoyed by all, adding an immense quality to your desktop experience, the individuals who are going to be blown away by this screen are the likes of film professionals, or those working in design and photography”.
And last up is the Gaming Monitor (24GM77, RRP $599), which has been created to reproduce fast-moving, intense action on the screen in real time. “You may never have had experienced gaming quite like this,” says a confident LG.