InFocus IN1146 Projector Review
The new InFocus IN1146 is an ultraportable presentation projector that is packed to the gills with features. An LED light engine gives the projector quick start-up times and less heat exhaust. Extensive connectivity options make it a snap to present from a laptop, USB drive, SD card, or smart device. And with the optional WiFi adapter, presentation is as simple as pulling out your smartphone. With an MSRP of $649, the IN1146 is price-competitive and feature-rich, making it a great option for portable presentation.
The IN1146 starts up quickly, as is typical of LED projectors, and comes to full brightness right away. "Full brightness" on this projector means about 640 lumens in Brightest mode, which is an indication that it is not built for large conference rooms or even classrooms, but for small-screen, highly portable mobile presentation.
The IN1146's Brightest mode isn't much for color, but both PC and Movie modes produced balanced, well-saturated images. When viewing PowerPoint slide shows, graphics, or photographs, the IN1146 did a good job of rendering detail and shadows, though the latter is highly dependent on room lighting and even in a perfect environment there is some crushed detail. As a presentation projector, though, the IN1146 balances image quality with brightness and portability, and the trade-off here is worthwhile.
Coupled with the optional WiFi adapter, presentation on the IN1146 takes on a whole different dimension. By controlling the presentation from your smartphone, you can bypass limitations of remote range and cable length, making the whole presentation process much quicker and easier. The experience is so much better, in fact, that you should consider the purchase non-optional if you plan to do any presentations at all.
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