NEC has announced a new line of portable projectors called the M Series. The series includes three mainstream models aimed at education and business users. All three the projectors have a special ECO Mode offering a carbon savings meter, extended filter life, and energy saving features. The projectors include the M271X, M311X, and M311W.
The 271X and 311X projectors both have a bulb life of up to 10,000 hours and contrast ratio of 3000:1. The 311W projector has a lamp life of 8000 hours and the same 3000:1 contrast ratio. NEC promises that these projectors consume 12% less power in ECO Mode than previous models.
The 271X and 311X offer 2700 lumens of brightness with the 311W offering 3100 lumens. The projectors have XGA resolution with the 311W offering WXGA. Connectivity includes HDMI inputs, and all three projectors have dual computer inputs for switching between presentations.
The projectors also support presentations from a flash drive with no computer needed and offer a self-powered external speaker. The projectors have integrated Ethernet ports and optional wireless connectivity. All three projectors will be available in December with the M271X selling for $802, the M311X selling for $912, and the M311W selling for $989.