Acer Announces Smartphone-Sized LED Pico Projector

The projector weighs 6.34 ounces and has a foot print the size of an average smartphone(4.7x3.2x1.0 inches). The C120 is powered via USB 3.0 and offers both a 16:9 aspect ratio at WVGA resolution (854x480) or at the maximum resolution WXGA (1280x800) in a 16:10 aspect ratio.

The Acer C120 has a wide projection throw range -- it can project clearly from as close as 15.75 inches and as far as 12.14 feet away.

The projector delivers a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and a luminous flux of 75 ANSI lumens, according to Acer. The LED lightsource is estimated to last about 20,000 hours.

"We've designed the Acer C120 projector to be a powerful tool for businesspeople, consultants, real estate agents and anyone who needs an ultra-portable projector that will make their presentations even more effective," said Chris White, senior director of product marketing, Acer America. "It's very convenient to use and provides a range of usage scenarios, making it the ideal companion for anyone that gives presentations on the go."

The C120 is available now for a suggested retail price of $259.

  • EzioAs
    That's small. Sometimes manufacturers build something too small that I don't know what their target is. Not everything in this world needs to be very small. If it's the size of something like the asus P1 projector, that's seems appropriate.
  • thebigt42
    No HDMI, No HD, FAIL
  • trumpeter1994
    So this is aimed at the business end right? Well since when do businesses run those weird resolutions?
  • What is funny is that the "brick" that connects it to the wall is probably just as large as the projector. So if you think you are fitting it in your pocket, you are out of luck.
  • Unless it is also powered via the USB 3.0 connection.

    Also, I thought 1280x800 would qualify as HD.
  • teddymines
    Not sure why all the negative comments. Anyone who has to make presentations, especially within a company that has multiple offices, knows the complexity of finding a conference room with a built in projector, or borrowing one from their department. This projector simplifies the task and is small enough to use in small spaces like cubes or hallways. The resolution doesn't matter when you're throwing up a powerpoint or visio, visiting a prototype site under development, or doing a code walkthrough. Just add a clip to mount on the top edge of a laptop and you have all you need for 90% of your presentations.
  • The_Trutherizer
    And in the not too distant future..

    "Company X Announces Smartphone-Sized super computer with built-in Full HD LED Pico Projector. Can play Crysis 5"

    I can see where this is going... B)

  • stevo777
    For a cheap little $250 projector, it could definitely find its uses. I actually bet this will sell decently.
  • technokid79
    Does this new portable model come with an HDMI Output? I can't seem to find anything on the internet about it.

  • LeeHone
    I like this idea: interface touch led panel light screen input device with context sensitive controls. it turns into whatever you need depending on what is selected. This was actually the concept behind the LCARS interface in Star Trek The Next led outdoor lighting Generation. (Yes, I'm a big fan of LCARS. I want it on my phone, on led strip lights 12v my computer, and in my car.) Something like this could easily be integrated into Windows 8, which has much the same interface.