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The Epson EB-U04 is a WUXGA 3LCD projector that costs just S$1,299

By Ng Chong Seng - on 21 Aug 2015, 12:03pm

The Epson EB-U04 is a WUXGA 3LCD projector that costs just S$1,299

Epson has just pushed out a series of new business-oriented value projectors, including one with a native WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200 pixels) resolution.

Besides its WUXGA resolution, the S$1,299 EB-U04 has color and white brightness of 3,000 lumens, a contrast ratio of 15,000:1, 1.2x zoom ratio, built-in 2W monaural speaker, two HDMI inputs, and two USB ports (one for USB memory, one for USB display and input control). Wireless networking isn’t built-in, though this can be achieved using an optional dongle. A 3LCD-based projector, it also touts a lamp life of up to 10,000 hours under Eco mode, or 5,000 hours under normal use.

Joining the EB-U04 are four other 3LCD projectors: the EB-S31, X31, W31, and X36.

The EB-S31 is an entry-level model with an SVGA (800 x 600 pixels) resolution. Priced at S$699, it has white and color light outputs of 3,200 lumens. It has digital zoom but no optical zoom. Connectivity-wise, there’s VGA, composite, S-Video, HDMI, and USB. Wireless networking is possible through a dongle that’s available as a separate purchase. Lamp life is rated at up to 10,000 hours under Eco mode, or 5,000 hours under normal use.

Moving up a notch, we’ve the EB-X31 and X36, priced at S$899 and S$1,099 respectively. Both are XGA (1,024 x 768 pixels) models, but the latter is brighter at 3,600 lumens. Both also have a 1.2x optical zoom lens.

Last but not least, there’s the S$1,099 EB-W31, which is a WXGA (1,280 x 800 pixels) model with brightness of 3,200 lumens. It sports similar features as the aforementioned models, including a 1.2x optical zoom ratio, one HDMI input, and a lamp life of up to 10,000 hours (Eco mode).

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