ASUS Announces ZenBeam E1

Palm-sized projector features HDMI / MHL input for full compatibility with PCs, smart devices, gaming…

Palm-sized projector features HDMI / MHL input for full compatibility with PCs, smart devices, gaming consoles, and media streamers

KEY POINTS

  • Award-winning projector delivers clear and bright WVGA (854 x 480) resolution images measuring up to 120in diagonally at a distance of just 3.7m
  • HDMI / MHL port allows for full compatibility with various input sources including PCs, smart devices, gaming consoles, and media streamers
  • Built-in 6000mAh battery provides up to 5 hours of projection time and allows ZenBeam E1 to be used as a power bank to charge mobile devices

 

ASUS today announced ZenBeam E1, a pico projector capable of projecting TV-sized images measuring up to 120in diagonally. ZenBeam E1 features a HDMI / MHL port and is designed to be compatible with a wide range of devices ranging from PCs, smart devices, gaming consoles, and media streamers. A built-in 6000mAh rechargeable battery provides up to five hours of projection time and allows users to use ZenBeam E1 as a power bank to charge their mobile devices.

The pico projector market is expected to grow thanks to its compatibility with mobile phones and tablets. According to IT research firm BCN, ASUS was the top mobile projector (under 1kg) brand in the Japanese market in 2015. In addition, the ASUS S1 projector was consistently a top-three best seller in the North American pico projector market throughout 2015 and the first quarter of 2016, according to PMA Research’s Retail Projector Tracking Service.

 

Compact, award-winning design

The stylish ZenBeam E1 weighs just 307g and has ultra-compact palm-sized dimensions measuring just 110 by 83 by 29 mm. It has an understated Zen-inspired design — its unibody aluminum-alloy chassis features a lens cap with a spun-metal finish, and smoothly-sanded diamond-cut edges. ZenBeam E1 recently won a 2016 iF Design Award and 2016 Red Dot Design Award.

 

 

Projecting bright and crisp WVGA images

ZenBeam E1 has a bright 150-lumen Eco-LED light source with a 30,000-hour lifespan that helps reduce maintenance costs. In addition, ZenBeam E1 has instant on/off capabilities since the Eco-LED light source requires almost no warm up or cool down time. Zenbeam E1 has a 100% NTSC color gamut, and features DLP® IntelliBright™ technology which intelligently boosts image brightness and contrast by up to 30%, while at the same time lowering power consumption by up to 50%.

ZenBeam E1 has native WVGA (854 x 480) resolution and accepts Full HD 1080p video files. Its 1.4:1 short-throw-ratio lens helps it project images measuring 15in to 120in diagonally at close distances, so it’s great for indoor and outdoor use.

ZenBeam E1’s HDMI port makes it compatible with PCs and notebooks, game consoles, media streamers, compute sticks like ASUS Chromebit and ASUS VivoStick, and MHL-enabled mobile devices. It can even charge MHL-compatible mobile phones and tablets while simultaneously projecting content.

 

Cable-free projection, auto keystone correction and unrivalled audio

ZenBeam E1 has a built-in rechargeable 6000mAh battery that provides up to five hours of cable-free projection time. It also doubles as a power bank to charge mobile devices on the go.

Auto keystone correction detects ZenBeam E1’s orientation and corrects distorted images that result from angled projections so users get to enjoy perfect projections every time. For audio, it has an ASUS SonicMaster-enhanced speaker for exceptional sound delivery.

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

Pricing $539 SGD
Availability Yes

 

SPECIFICATIONS[1]

ASUS ZenBeam E1

 

Display technology 0.2in DLP®
Light source R/G/B LED with a 30,000-hour lifespan
Native resolution WVGA 854 x 480
Max. light output 150 lumens
Contrast ratio 3500:1 DCR
Color saturation 16.7 million colors
Throw ratio (@ 16:9) 1.4:1 (32in diagonal images @ 1m)
Projection distance/ screen size 0.5 – 3.7m / 15 – 120in diagonal images
Projection offset 100%
Zoom ratio Fixed
Picture modes 6 modes (Presentation/ Standard / Theater /Eco/ Flashlight / SOS)
Aspect ratio Auto / 16:9 / 4:3
Auto keystone Yes, ±40°
Input/ Output HDMI/ MHL. earphone jack, Type-A USB port(for power charging usage)
Built-in speaker 2W speaker with ASUS SonicMaster technology
Power consumption <24W
Internal battery 6000mAh (5V @ 1A)
Size 110 x 83 x 29mm
Weight 307g

 

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