BenQ’s Latest Are Aimed at Home Theaters and Boardrooms with Built-in BYOD Wireless

benq-mh-0214BenQ America just introduced its new MH680 and MH740 projectors, both of which are 1920×1080, 1-chip DLP projectors claiming a lamp life of 6,500 hours.

Designed using the company’s “Colorific” picture system, the MH680 is spec’d at 10,000:1 contrast ratio and 3,000 lumen brightness, while the MH740 features a spec of 11,000:1 contrast ratio and brightness of 4,000 lumens. Both projectors have integrated 10-watt speakers and the ability to display 3D content and are spec’d to project up to 300″ diagonally.

Featuring BenQ’s QPresenter app, the MH680 allows up to four participants (BYOD) to collaborate and share documents, photos and Internet content directly from their handheld devices, PCs or Macs in 2:1 and 4:1 split-screen viewing options, which allows sketching directly onto existing documents, and provides access to content from Dropbox or email via users’ mobile devices. To ensure privacy, QPresenter provides double-layered security through IP address and password authentication.

Both projectors feature SmartEco technology, which BenQ says automatically adjusts lamp power to deliver up to 6,500 and 3,500 hours of lamp life, respectively, and energy savings of up to 80 percent without any compromise in picture-quality. To further reduce power consumption, an “Eco Blank” mode allows users to blank out the screen whenever projection isn’t needed, while a “No Source Detected” mode automatically reduces power consumption to 20 percent when no source has been detected for more than three minutes. With the “Auto Power Off” function, the MH680 and MH740 will automatically shut down when not in use for 30 minutes, providing even more energy savings.

Available now, the MH680 and MH740 projectors retail at $799 and $1,499, respectively and here are all the specs.