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Toshiba's new low-cost projector

Toshiba's new low-cost projector

Today, Toshiba released the TDP-T9U, a low-cost projector aimed at mobile professionals and the small to midsize business market.

This pint-size projector is 9 inches wide, 8 inches deep, and 3.5 inches thick, and it weighs only 4.4 pounds, making it an ultraportable option for travelers or companies who need to easily move a projector from room to room.

It lacks a couple of features we'd like to see, such as automatic zoom and focus, as well as automatic keystone correction; unfortunately with the TDP-T9U, all these adjustments must be made manually. Its brightness is a fairly low 2000 ANSI lumens, but it should be enough for daytime viewing in a small conference room.

The included remote comes with a laser pointer and has dedicated volume buttons as well as buttons for moving pages forward and back in a presentation. It has a built-in two-watt speaker and comes with a very handy soft carrying case. The port array on the projector's backside is minimal but offers basic video, audio, and RGB inputs.

Though its MSRP of $1,099 doesn't place it with the least-expensive budget projectors, this Toshiba model could be a viable solution for presenters who need a portable system. Keep an eye out for it on shelves soon.