Toshiba’s Latest Projector is Armed

Toshiba's S81 features a camera on a wire that can be used up to 30 feet from the projector itself.

Not content with releasing new consumer level projectors, Toshiba is also expanding its range of business-focused projectors with the S80. The stand-out feature is a high brightness rating of 2000 ANSI Lumens combined with a contrast ratio of 2000:1. This ensures that it is effective even in large and well-lit rooms, which is important in the SME and education markets it is being targeted at. The resolution is only SVGA (800 x 600), but that’s still fine for a good session of death by PowerPoint.

The S80 weighs in at a relatively light 2.8Kg, helped by the fact that is based on less bulky DLP technology. DLP is generally strong on colour reproduction but image quality should be given a further boost by Toshiba’s Natural Colour Enhancement (NCE) system.

Usability is aided by a remote control, and the range of connectivity options include RGB, composite, S-Video and Component over D-Sub. There native image is 4:3 but there’s also a 16:9 option for watching DVDs.

Also available is the S81 model featuring a removable camera arm. This is attached to the projector by a wire. The camera allows small objects to be captured from any angle and projected onto the screen. This application is a valuable tool for business environments, schools and universities.

An S81 is on its way to the TrustedReviews office for review so be sure to check back for our verdict.

Pricing has not been confirmed at time of writing.


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