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Optoma PK320 Pico Projector

  1. Posted by Aaron Mason on July 22, 2013 in the categories: User Peripherals

Ultra-portable battery-powered projector.

Very Small
Can be battery-powered when needed

Short battery life (90 minutes)
Fairly low brightness
Doesn’t work effectively for screens larger than 6 feet

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Product Description

The Optoma PK320 Pico projector combines image quality and brightness demanded by presenters and movie-lovers with a palm-sized profile that lets you take it along wherever you may need it. Whether you want to deliver widescreen presentations, share graphics or watch a movie, Optoma’s PK320 Pico pocket projector provides projection power anywhere.

With a brightness of 100 Lumens and projecting images of up to 150 inches, the PK320 extends the functionality and usability of Optoma’s Pico projector line. This travel projector, which incorporates a cool metallic look, provides easy and flexible connectivity to a broad range of sources, including tablets, iPhones, DVD players, laptop computers, set top boxes and more.

Featuring Native widescreen WVGA resolution, the PK320 DLP travel projector lets you enjoy unlimited content playback at your fingertips with the on-board office viewer, microSD card slot, and HDMI and VGA connectivity. The PK320, which comes complete with a remote control, projects natively at 854×480 resolution and weighs in at half a pound.

This projector is very small and is definitely built for portability. The biggest advantage of this projector is the lithium ion battery that allows it to function without external power. The PK320 is great for people who travel a lot and need to give presentations, or for scenarios where there may be no power for short periods of time.

This is not the brightest projector, nor does it have the longest range. Its best application would be in a smaller and darker room. It is also worth noting that the projector is brighter when connected to a power source and goes into a dimmer power-saving mode when running from battery. The battery is meant to power the projector for at most 90 minutes.

Our recommendation is especially based on the following criteria:

Value Performance
The PK320 is a capable projector for a very specific scenario. The unit is very small and battery powered, which makes it great for single-use presentations or in environments with intermittent power situations.

Asus VS208N-P 20” LCD/LED

  1. Posted by Aaron Mason on July 22, 2013 in the categories: User Peripherals

Low-power LED-backlit full HD monitor

Super low-power consumption
Good black levels
Very light shipping weight
Works at high temperatures

Slightly less bright than higher power-consuming monitors
Must be powered by AC only, i.e. There is no 12VDC battery power option.

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Product Description

If you’re looking for some serious business monitors, then get a monitor that’s made for it. VS series monitors are built from the ground up to be used in the office environment with embedded power adapters into the design while still remaining slim and stylish. For added convenience, these monitors are VESA compatible, so you can neatly place it on a wall. VS monitors deliver Full HD quality visuals and are LED backlit delivering brighter displays than non-LED backlit monitors. With an ultra-fast 5ms response time, enjoy smooth motion playback for videos and movies. The first monitors to be featured in the renowned Corporate Stable Model (CSM) program, VS monitors are guaranteed in stable supply for a minimum of one year so you can order the same model without worry of it being discontinued and, with the included advanced swap replacement service, saving you time should the unit require servicing. These monitors are EPEAT Gold and ENERGY STAR certified to reduce environmental impact and save on energy costs.

This monitor is a true breakthrough among larger size LCD monitors in terms of low power consumption. In Inveneo’s tests with the “Eco” setting turned on, the 20“ VS208 used virtually the same power as a low-power consuming 15” unit. Since most monitor power goes into lighting the display, and therefore increases with area (not the diagonal measurement), this is an exceptional achievement. Also remarkable, since LCD panels are inherently temperature sensitive, the VS208 worked well at 45°C in Inveneo’s Hotbox tests.

With the “Eco” setting, the monitor is bright enough for virtually any indoor environment. However, when used near a very bright window, its settings might need tweaking to satisfy some user’s preference for higher display brightness.

Our recommendation is especially based on the following criteria:

Value Value
The VS208N-P is available for $110-120, a great price when compared to other 20” displays.
Value Performance
Excellent contrast, true colors. The monitor performs well when compared to standard monitors; excellent when compared to low-power monitors.
Value Power
The VS208N-P is very power efficient, with eco-mode dropping power usage down to just 8 watts. The unit is also EPEAT gold certified.

Inveneo/Perfect 15″ Monitor

  1. Posted by Aaron Mason on May 2, 2013 in the categories: User Peripherals

Lightweight, low-power 15” LED monitor


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Product Description

The Inveneo/Perfect 15” monitor is a lightweight, super low-power monitor. Consuming just 7 watts during operation, this moderately bright LED monitor is an excellent choice.

This monitor is useful anyplace where power is an issue and transportation costs are high due to it being small and light. The monitor will function on standard AC power as well as 12v, working on battery power directly. The 15 is perfect for school installations as it’s easy to attach a computer like the Asus EB1007P on the back, making it hard for students to break. Inveneo has placed thousands of these monitors in the field with outstanding results.

Our recommendation is especially based on the following criteria:

Value Power
The 15 is an excellent performer. The monitor operates with just 7w, which is incredibly low. Typical LED monitors consume 15-30 watts, while 25-40w is normal for LCDs.
Value Reliability
The 15 has an incredibly low failure rate. We’ve placed thousands in the field over several years and have had very few failures.
Value Standalone / Dependencies
The 15 is less dependant on power systems than traditional monitors due to to the fact that it can run on 12v systems directly without requiring AC power.