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Press Release  |  Oct 20, 2003

ROUND ROCK, Texas, Oct. 20, 2003-Customers can now display wall-sized images of everything from sporting events to presentations to video games and DVDs on a Dell 2200MP projector, introduced today for $899.

"We designed the 2200MP to meet the demands of customers that want a projector that can be easily used in the office and at home, as projectors become a more common component in the home digital entertainment center," said Scott O'Hare, vice-president and general manager, Dell Software and Peripherals. "For an attractive price, this projector provides an outstanding image and high-quality features."

The 2200MP projector uses the latest Digital Light Processing (DLP(tm)) DDR(1) projection technology to generate high resolution images at a 1700:1 contrast ratio with a maximum brightness of 1200 ANSI lumens(2) for crisp video and graphics. For true plug-and-play operation, an auto-sync feature adjusts the output resolution to match that of the input device up to SXGA+ (1400x1050 dpi).

At 4.7 lbs, the projector weighs less than many notebook computers but still provides advanced features such as motion-adaptive hardware de-interlacing - which digitally smoothes out pixilated images, a power-saving auto shutdown mode, and preset and user-programmable video modes for easy custom-configuration.

Accessories that ship standard with each 2200MP projector include a sturdy, hard foam carrying case; all video cables, including S-Video, composite video, component video/HDTV, audio, VGA and USB; a quick start guide; and a remote control. Also standard is a 1-year limited warranty(3) and Advance Exchange Service(4).

Initial availability will be in North America, with other countries to follow in the coming months. Additional information and specifications can be found at Technical specifications of the 2200MP projector include:

* Native SVGA (800 x 600 dpi) resolution with auto-sync to SXGA+
* Single chip DLP DDR technology
* 1.2x manual zoom lens
* Native 4:3 aspect ratio with 16:9 option
* Built in 2W speaker
* 200-watt, user-replaceable P-VIP lamp; 2,000 hours
* 16.7M true colors
* +/- 16 degree (32 degree total) digital keystone correction
* Includes AC power input, one 15 pin D-sub connector for analog RBG/Component Video/HDTV signal inputs, one 15-pin D-sub for PC output, one Composite Video (RCA) input, one S-Video input, one USB mouse input, one 3.5 mm phone jack for line audio input
* NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL (B,D,G,H,I,M,N), SECAM (B,D,G,K,K1,L) and HDTV (480i/P; 576i/P, 720P; 1080i) compatible
* Image size adjustable from 27.9" to 337.5" (diagonal)
* FCC Class B Certified
* 250W power consumption (full)
* 37 dBA (normal operation); 34 dBA (eco-mode) sound output
* 10.5"x8.5"x3.4" (WxDxH); 4.7 lbs

About Dell
Dell Inc. (Nasdaq: DELL) is a premier provider of products and services required for customers worldwide to build their information-technology and Internet infrastructures. Company revenue for the past four quarters totaled $38.2 billion. Dell, through its direct business model, designs, manufactures and customizes products and services to customer requirements, and offers an extensive selection of software and peripherals. Information on Dell and its products can be obtained at

(1) DLP DDR technology is based on a unique semiconductor known as the Digital Micromirror Device, or DMD. It was invented by Texas Instruments in 1987. The DMD is a fast, reflective digital light switch. It can be combined with image processing, memory, a light source and optics to form a DLP system capable of projecting large, bright, seamless, high-contrast color images with unmatched color fidelity and consistency. The Dell 2200MP incorporates the latest generation of DLP DDR technology.
(2) Based on ANSI/NAPM IT7 .228-1997 tests of 73 units, September 2003, with average ANSI Lumens 1118. Bulb brightness degrades with usage. Dell recommends replacing your bulb after 2000 hours of usage.
(3) For a copy of our guarantees or limited warranties, please write Dell USA L.P., Attn: Warranties, One Dell Way, Round Rock, TX 78682. For more information, visit
(4) Replacement system or replacement part will be dispatched, if necessary following phone-based troubleshooting, in advance of receipt of returned defective system. Defective unit must be returned. Bulbs have a 90 day limited warranty. Availability varies. Other conditions apply.

All pricing, specifications, availability, and terms of offers may change without notice. Taxes and shipping charges are extra, and vary. U.S. new purchases only. Dell cannot be responsible for errors in typography or photography.

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