At CES 2017 today, Epson America Inc. introduced what is billed as "its slimmest ultra-portable projector to date." The PowerLite 1700 Series includes four models especially suitable for business travel.
"Thin as a laptop and just four pounds, the PowerLite 1700-Series are lightweight and wireless projectors, ideal for road warriors that require bright images, optimized connectivity and HD quality presentations," said Eric Uaje, Product Manager, Projectors.
Epson's new projectors are based on 3LCD, 3-chip technology, said to offer "3x Higher Color Brightness," and up to "3x Wider Color Gamut" compared to competing DLP projectors.
All the new PowerLite 1700 models support Chromecast, Roku and MHL-enabled devices. All models incorporate both HDMI and wireless connectivity, with automatic vertical keystone correction. The PowerLite 1781W, 1785W and 1795F add auto horizontal keystone correction and Screen Fit, allowing adjustment of the image to fit the screen, even if the projector is placed off center.
PowerLite 1780W - 1280x800, 3,000 lumens, 3.9lbs, US$749 MSRP
PowerLite 1781F - 1280x800, 3,200 lumens, 4,0lbs, US$799 MSRP
PowerLite 1785W - 1280x800, 3,200 lumens, 4.0lbs, US$1,099 MSRP
PowerLite 1795F -- 1920x1080, 3,200 lumens, 4.0lbs, US$1,249 MSRP
All PowerLite models come with a 2-year limited warranty and a 90-day limited lamp warranty, with free next business day replacement in the US or Canada. The PowerLite 1781W will be sold through authorized retailers, while the other models will be sold through authorized Epson resellers.