ViewSonic has announced the upcoming Q1 release of three new projectors. Two are sub-$1,000 4K projectors—the PX701-4K and PX748-4K—and one is the 1080p-resolution M2e portable—an update to the M2 selected for ProjectorCentral's 2020 Best of the Year Awards.
There are only five projectors currently being sold for under $1,000 that display 4K resolution and two of them—the PX727-4K and PX747-4K—are already from ViewSonic. The two new ViewSonics being added to that list both stick with a traditional lamp light source and use the latest DLP chips with XPR pixel-shifting technology from Texas Instruments. They also both support HDR and are capable of a rated 5ms input lag time while outputting a 1080p signal at 240Hz.
The PX701-4K has a light output of 3,200 ANSI lumens and can display an image with a diagonal up to 300 inches. Light source life in Eco mode can be expected to last up to 20,000 hours (6,000 in normal mode). The 1.1x optical zoom has a throw ratio of 1.5-1.65 (check ProjectorCentral's Throw Distance Calculator to see if it fits your space). There are two HDMI 2.0 and one USB 2.0 inputs, a 3.5mm audio out, and a RS232 out on the back. The projector weighs 6.2 pounds and measures 12.3 x 4.3 x 8.7 inches (WxHxD). The PX701-4K is expected this month with an MSRP of $899.
At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the PX748-4K has a 1.2x zoom and a throw ratio of 1.47-1.76. The lamp can last up to 15,000 hours in Eco mode. Two HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 1.4 inputs and a USB-C input are included on the back. The projector can be connected to a home automation system via a LAN connection and there's a 12V trigger input. The PX748-4K will be released in March with an MSRP of $999.
In addition to the two 4K projectors is the 2.2 pound M2e portable projector. It has the same form factor as ViewSonic's M2. Two Harman Kardon speakers are built in or the projector can be connected via Bluetooth to external speakers. For signal input there is a single HDMI 1.4 with HDCP 1.4, a USB-C, USB type A, MicroSD card (supports up to 64 GB) and Wi-Fi connectivity. The M2e can also screen mirror with an Android or Apple mobile device. The M2e will be available in March for $549 ($100 less than the M2).
For more detailed specifications and connections, check out our ViewSonic PX701-4K projector page.