Epson recently announced the introduction of two new budget projectors. The new models, the VS220 ($359) and the VS320 ($429) offer plug-and-play compatibility to project images, video, and audio from Macs or PCs via a USB connection, as well as HDMI connectivity should you want to show your presentations on an HD-quality monitor.
Both models provide 2,700 units each of color brightness and white brightness via Epson's 3LCD, three-chip technology. Both also come with automatic vertical keystone correction to easily align images, along with "Instant Off," a function that powers these projectors on and off without warm-up or cool-down time.
The VS320 offers a higher screen resolution (1024 x 768) than the VS220 (800 x 600). In addition, the VS320 comes with a horizontal easy-slide control bar that allows for a rectangular image from any angle and an A/V Mute slide to stop sound and picture should you need to pause a presentation.
Although Epson is positioning both projectors toward small businesses, litigation staff may find either useful for exhibits and other case presentation. Both models weigh just over five pounds and have about the same dimensions as a ream of letter-sized copy paper.
Robyn Weisman is a freelance writer based in California. Email: email@example.com.