Smart Devices SmartQ U7: Android tablet with built-in projector

Over the past few years I’ve seen a number of folks use tablets to give small group business presentations. Just fire up a slideshow app, prop up your iPad on a table, and everyone can crowd around to look at a tiny PowerPoint presentation.

SmartDevices has another solution. The company’s new SmartQ U7 tablet features a built-in 40 lumen projector for presentations, movies, or other content.

Smart Devices SmartQ U7

That way you can project a 50 inch, 854 x 480 pixel image on a wall or screen about 6 feet away.

The tablet has a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, 1GB of RAM, and a TI OMAP4 dual core processor. There will be two models, and AndroidYo reports prices will start at $315:

  • 1 GHz OMAP 4430 CPU and 8GB of storage for $315
  • 1.5 GHz OMAP 4460 CPU and 16GB of storage for $400

While those prices might seem a little high for Chinese tablets, they’re not bad at all when you consider the built-in Pico Projector. A battery powered projector alone could cost $200 or more — and that’s without the attached Android tablet.

In addition the projector, the tablet appears to have an HDMI port, audio jack, and microSD card slot.

via Android Tablets.net

 

  • http://www.facebook.com/nick.mavrogenes Nick Mavrogenes

    I dunno about this… looks like vapor ware. Until I can see and hold a real product,,,

  • http://www.facebook.com/rolandas.medelis Rolandas Medelis

    There are plenty of Android tablet makers out there and the big names like Samsung, Asus, Google and Amazon often get all the attention, however there are some good but lesser known tablet makers. One of these isSmartQ which has just released a 7 inch tablet with a built-in DLP projector. I got hold of one and I wasn’t disappointed.

    The real unique, differentiating feature which makes this tablet special is the built-in DLP projector. I must admit before I received the device I was skeptical about its ability to perform, but having played with it I am smitten. In fact I am having a hard time keeping the device out of the hands of my family as they are already formulating plans about which movies and cartoons they want to watch with the projector. The projector is activated by using a switch on the front next to the DLP lens. There is also a slider to focus the projection. When the projector is running pressing the standby button on the tablet switches off the touch screen but leaves the device running with the projector. This is especially useful for movies or presentations.

    The idea of an Android tablet with a built-in DLP projector is brilliant. It isn’t for everybody, but if you find yourself needing to give small presentations or demos; or you like the idea of watching a movie on a “bigger screen” then this device is fantastic. The specs are more than reasonable, the DLP performs well for its size and with Android 4.2 its core you can’t go wrong…