Portable Projector Showdown: Dell’s M109 Pico vs. Microvision’s Showwx Laser
Intro: Its no secret that Blackberries lack video out. But with the Playbook already on its way and dual-core Blackberries just over the horizon, the promise of video out gets closer and closer. Until then, let’s take a look at the most portable mid-range projectors on the market–decently priced projectors that are small, reasonably priced, and that can be used for both presentations on the road and media viewing at home.
Microvision’s ShowWX Laser Projector: In addition to VGA input, the SHOWWX can plug directly into an iPod/iPhone/iPad for media. The projector itself is tiny, barely bigger than a blackberry itself. Because the SHOWWX uses a laser source the resolution of the image is very low, but the image is always in focus.
Dell M109 Pico Projector: The M109 uses an LED source which means that the bulb will last a very long time, but the image has to be focused. The resolution is way higher than the SHOWWX, both for text and for video.