Aiptek bolts pico projector onto new Android tablet

by Doug Drinkwater

September 9 2013

Aiptek claims that the P100 is the world's first 7-inch tablet with a built-in projector
Aiptek claims that the P100 is the world's first 7-inch tablet with a built-in projector

In a bid to entice travelling business folk and media lovers, Taiwanese gadget maker Aiptek is preparing to launch an innovative new Android tablet with an integrated pico projector.

BERLIN, GERMANY: The company announced the new "Projector Pad P100" tablet at the IFA convention fair and described it as a 7-inch Android tablet with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a quad-core 1.6GHz processor, a 1280 x 800 resolution IPS display, 16GB of storage and 1GB of RAM.

The tablet sports dual-facing cameras and a connectivity port for micro SD, and is able to beam content wirelessly to the DLP projector over Wi-Fi or with a HDMI cable. The projector itself can be removed to be used as a standalone product if desired.

All of this comes for a reasonable €399 (approximately $525), with the P100 tablet set to debut internationally sometime in October or November, although business users would be well advised to consider if screen quality is paramount

After all, the pico projector – while bright at 300 ANSI lumens and with the ability to produce images up to 300cm (120 inches) – offers a rather basic native resolution of 854 x 480 and a contrast ratio of 1,000:1.

Aiptek was showing an eclectic mix of products at IFA and also announced the V150W, a new 100 ANSI lumen projector which can stream content over Wi-Fi to smartphones, tablets and PCs.

The projector, which will debut for €399 later this month, can also be used for playing back content on the device and offers connections for HDMI, VGA and SD cards.

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