Pico projectors are definitely a niche device in a decidedly small market. How many people do you know actually carry around one of these to deliver a presentation? Well, two major factors do go against the pico projector in everyday use – the lack of brightness, and a relatively short battery life. The AAXA P300 pico projector does not address both issues, but it does pack a 300 lumens brightness which is superior to many other models in the market, not to mention it is about time that a bump has been given in the right direction for its resolution count, where it supports 1,280 x 800 resolution.
Connectivity options also keep up with the times, where we are treated to a VGA adapter, Composite video input, and HDMI connectivity. With a battery life of up to 75 minutes, forget about using this to watch full length movies on battery power alone – you will need to hook it up to a power outlet if you were to do so. An ARM processor is part of the package to help it perform slide-show playback, but you might want to hook it up to an audio system since the dual 1-watt speakers are definitely not going to bring the house down anytime soon.
Things do seem to move forward in the right direction where pico projectors are concerned, and the AAXA P300 fits in nicely, although the $419 price point (on promotion) might be a wee bit steep.
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