Vivitek intends to breath life into the pico projector scene with their latest Qumi DLP pico projector, where it will first arrive in the China market later this month, followed by Taiwan and Europe in May. As most of you would know by now, having a pico projector isn’t exactly something to shout about, which explains the projected global market sales of around 300,000 to 500,000 units for the year. Vivitek is ambitious enough to carve out a 20% to 30% share for themselves, and are proud to tote the fact that they are the world’s first company to adopt Texas Instruments’ (TI) pico chips, with Qumi being the world’s first pico projector model to be able to hit 300 lumens of brightness. Tipping the scales at just 600 grams, at least this puppy touches the 720p resolution figure. One major drawback that we foresee would be the battery life of just an hour at 50 lumens. Imagine how fast that would go if you were to project stuff at 300 lumens.
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