Hitachi America and NEC on Monday announced LCD (liquid crystal display) projectors weighing about 5 pounds. Hitachi America, a subsidiary of Hitachi, unveiled its first XGA micro-portable projector. The Hitachi CP-X270W with XGA resolution provides a sharper image than standard SVGA projectors. It weighs 5 pounds and costs $5,495.
Meanwhile, NEC introduced the LT156, which it describes as the industry's first LCD projector weighing less than 5 pounds and featuring DVI-I input. The latter feature allows the transmission of both analog and digital signals. The projector is compatible with the analog outputs featured on laptops today, but also with future laptops that may feature digital outputs. It weighs 4.9 pounds and costs $4,795.