Small projectors that let you beam content from a laptop, phone, or other device can come in handy if you don’t have space for a full TV. But most small projectors I’ve seen lately have relatively dim bulbs and support relatively low display resolutions.
And then there are LG’s new Minibeam projectors.
The LG Minibeam Pro PF1500 is a 1400 lumen, full HD projector with a 150,000: contrast ratio. It’s relatively compact, measuring 8.7″ x 5.2″ x 3.3″ and weighing about 3.3 pounds.
But I’m more intrigued by the smaller LG Minibeam TV PW800, which is a 1.3 pound, 5.5″ x 5.5″ x 2″ model with a 1280 x 800 pixel native resolution, 800 lumens, and a 100,000:1 contrast ratio. Oh yeah, it also has a built-in TV tuner, allowing you to use the PW800 as a standalone television.
It may not be quite as powerful as the larger model, but the Minibeam TV is much more portable machine which could be easy to move from room to room or carry with you for use in meetings, hotel rooms, or other situations.
The PW800 supports a maximum image size of 100 inches and supports HDMI and USB input. It can also support wired and wireless smartphone, tablet, or PC screen mirroring.
LG has been offering Minibeam projectors for a few years, but the latest models are smaller, brighter, and more energy efficient.
LG hasn’t yet announced pricing for its new Minibeam projectors.