I’ve sat through and given dozens (if not more) of presentations throughout the year. There is one thing in common with all of them – everyone uses a VGA cable connected to the computer.
I was reviewing two video clips related to Epson’s new PowerLite Presenter ($899), Epson’s first Projector/DVD Player/Speaker combo for the business market and it’s pretty neat.
There’s three things about it that make it a productivity and feature rich powerhouse.
First of all, you don’t need a VGA cable to connect to your computer, but can use a standard USB cable and have it automatically pop up on your computer’s display.
Secondly, instead of working from a notebook, just use a USB key (or any USB connected drive) – no need for a laptop.
Finally, this particular unit has built in 10w speakers, microphone input and a DVD player.
If giving presentations is your bread and butter – you’ll make a lot of it with this new projector. My guess is that Epson is not the only vendor with these features. A Twitter follower told me that Sony makes one as well.