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Hitachi Introduces Lighter, Portable LCD Projector

BRISBANE, Calif.-- April 13, 1999--Hitachi America, Ltd., today announced its latest portable LCD Projector, the CP-X935W, weighing less than 10 pounds and featuring Hitachi's superior quality in brightness and resolution.

The CP-X935W's size and light weight allows for maximum portability from the office to the presentation site.

The CP-X935 allows users to display images from different information sources accurately with excellent resolution.

The CP-X935W is priced at $8,995 and is available for immediate delivery.

"The compact size of the CP-X935W combined with its intuitive features allow mobile professionals to easily present on the road," said Pete Denes, national sales manager of Hitachi America, Ltd., Computer Division, Multimedia Products. "We have established a strong presence in this market and the addition of the CP-X935W is a big step towards the company's move into ultra portable LCD projectors. The CP-X935W is Hitachi's first branded LCD projector that weighs less than 10 pounds."

The CP-X935W weighs 9.8 pounds and includes built-in speakers and manual zoom. The wireless remote control is equipped with menu setting, screen position pull-down, mouse functions, and has a built-in laser pointer. The unit also includes an easy-to-use set up menu and has a top/bottom image reversal function.

Key Features

Bright - 700 ANSI Lumens True XGA - 1024 x 768 resolution shows full-screen color detail Under 10 Pounds - 9.8 pounds Versatile and easy to connect -- 2 RGB inputs with auto setup and digital zoom capability Clear sound -- built in speakers; 200:1 contrast ratio Remote control -- remote control with built-in laser pointer that controls mouse movement and has full projector functionality Full warranty -- Two-years parts and labor warranty; 90-day lamp warranty Manual Lens -- 1:1.3 focus

About Hitachi

Hitachi America, Ltd., Computer Division, supplies high-performance computer storage products and multimedia products to OEMs, value-added resellers, system integrators and distributors. The division's products include high-capacity hard disk drives and optical drives, digital multimedia recorders, hand-held computers, LCD projectors, color laser beam printers and flat panel displays.

Hitachi America, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., Japan, markets and manufactures a broad range of electronics, computer systems and products, semiconductors and provides industrial equipment and services throughout North America. For more information on Hitachi in North America, visit http://www.hitachi.com. 6 Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, is one of the world's leading global electronics companies, with fiscal 1997 (ending March 31, 1998) consolidated sales of 8,417 billion yen ($63.8 billion).(a) The company manufactures and markets a wide range of products, including computers, semiconductors, consumer products and power and industrial equipment. For more information on Hitachi Ltd., please visit Hitachi's Web site at http://www.hitachi.co.jp.

(a) At an exchange rate of 132 yen to the dollar

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