Optoma has again reduced the chassis size in the DuraCore laser line, and with the ZW350e it has released its most compact DuraCore laser projector yet. The ZW350e is as much as 34% smaller than previous laser projectors and their lamp-based counterparts, measuring just 4.49 x 10.79 x 8.5 inches and weighing 6.61 pounds.
The ZW350e is an update to the recently discontinued ZW350, offering its smaller form factor while improving light output. The laser light source of this WXGA (1280x800) single-chip DLP projector puts out 4,000 lumens with a life of up to 30,000 hours. Its optical engine is IP6X certified and needs minimal maintenance over the life of the projector. Because of the light technology, the projector supports 360-degree operation and has a portrait mode and auto keystone correction of ±40 degrees.
The ZW350e has 1.1x manual zoom, native offset of 112%, and a throw ratio 1.54-1.72:1. Optoma lists a projection distance range of 39.37 to 393.7 inches. There are two HDMI 1.4a ports (which support 3D), a 3.5mm audio out, USB-A for power, and RS232 for control.
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To help reduce its carbon footprint, the Optoma ZW350e cuts power consumption by up to 45% compared to lamp-based projectors, and the projector's small size and packing materials, made up of 97% recyclable materials, allow more products to be shipped in the same container size.
The Optoma ZW350e is available now for $999.