ViewSonic meets the needs of corporate businesses with launch of first widescreen projector - PJ359w
November 24, 2008 | 08:09
The PJ359w Ultra-Portable Performance Leading Projector is Specially
Designed to be Compatible with Wide-Screen Format Laptops
21st Nov, 2008 - ViewSonic® Corp., a worldwide leader in display
technologies, will be launching their first wide-screen laptop compatible
projector PJ359w. The impressive ultra-portable WXGA 3LCD PJ359w, featuring
HDMI 1.3 connectivity and supporting HD signals up to 1080p, is the first
projector specially designed to be compatible with widescreen-format laptops
and meet the increasing demands of consumers as the transition to widescreen
laptops rapidly grows.
Over the past six years, the popularity of wide-screen 16:10 format laptops
has risen dramatically while the demand for regular 4:3 notebooks has
plummeted. In 2002, 100% of businesses were using 4:3 laptops but within
three and a half years 50% of this market had switched to using widescreen.
95% of consumers are currently working on widescreen laptops with the
remaining 5% of regular laptops user predicted to fizzle out entirely by
"The introduction of ViewSonic's PJ359w meets the corporate market's need
for compatible wide-screen format laptops and imaging applications of
European businesses and government organizations today and tomorrow," said
Thorsten Helmich, European Product Marketing Manager Digital Projectors. "We
have closely monitored the growing trend for 16:10 wide-screen laptops since
their introduction in 2002 and by launching the WXGA PJ359w we are meeting
the needs of all our customers in this region."
The PJ359w has a short-throw lens enabling large images to be projected from
short distances in small rooms with short throw distances; from just 1.6m,
it is possible to achieve a screen size of 50-inches. It delivers 2,000
lumens and 1280x800 WXGA resolution for crisp, detailed images in any
lighting situation and its HDMI 1.3 high definition signal input ensures the
best image performance and supports HD signals up to 1080p.
Allowing presenters more flexibility when setting up their projectors in
variable environments, the PJ359w boasts an automatic built-in vertical
keystone correction of +/-30 degrees ensuring that images are perfectly
proportioned, while the preset screen mode provides the best possible
picture for the users projection surface. The slim design PJ359w weighs just
1.8kg making it ideal for presenters on the go; it is ideal for table-top or
mounted use in the office, classroom or on the road.
ViewSonic's PJ359w is easy to set up and comes with a direct off feature
that allows busy presenters to simply unplug the projector and go without
waiting for the usual cool down phase. This advanced feature also protects
lamp life from sudden power blackout.
The PJ359w is both backed by ViewSonic's superior customer support program
that includes a three-year on-site exchange warranty, ViewSonic also offers
a one-year warranty on the lamp. RRP is £499 Ex VAT.