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Press Release  |  Jan 27, 2004

New Presentation Device Gives Customers Greater Flexibility

ROUND ROCK, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 27, 2004--Dell (Nasdaq:DELL) customers can now choose a new high-brightness conference room projector that delivers crisp images from many angles and comes with picture-in-picture (PIP), among many new features.

The Dell 4100MP Projector, introduced today, is targeted at business and education customers looking for high-performance projectors for large conference rooms or classrooms.

Priced at $2,099, the projector weighs 6.5 pounds and uses Digital Light Processing(tm) (DLP) DDR technology to produce clear, sharp images. The unit features a 2,000:1 contrast ratio and a brightness of 2,200 ANSI lumens (max)(a). Through its auto-sync feature, the 4100MP's native XGA (1024 x 768 dpi) resolution will adjust to accommodate that of the source device.

The Dell 4100MP joins Dell's microportable projector line that includes the affordable 2200MP and portable 3200MP. New features in the 4100MP are a full-function RF remote control, which allows the user to control the projector from anywhere in the room. It also incorporates horizontal and vertical keystone corrections, which straighten images and eliminate the need to place the projector directly in front of the screen or wall. Manual and digital zoom capabilities help ensure that images can still be clearly viewed when presenting from a distance.

The 4100MP also includes PIP for viewing images from two different sources simultaneously, and an optional 5-in-1 card reader that allows users to project digital pictures and presentations without a computer attached.

The 4100MP is housed in a sturdy magnesium chassis and can be used on a desktop, mounted to a ceiling with optional kit or projected from behind a screen. Other standard features include an interactive back-lit LCD display and two built-in 2-watt speakers. An optional Eco-Mode feature helps reduce noise output and can double lamp life (up to 3,000 hours). Preset and user-programmable video modes ensure color performance is optimal, no matter what is being displayed.

The projector ships with cables (M1-DA to VGA/USB, S-Video, component video, composite video RCA, audio, and mini pin to mini pin) and a fitted, drop-tested carrying case.

Initial availability will be in North America, with other regions to follow in the coming months. More information and specifications can be found at

Additional technical features of the 4100MP include:
-- 250-watt, user-replaceable UHP lamp; 1,500 hours (up to 3,000 hours in Eco-Mode)
-- 16.7M displayable colors
-- 1.2X optical zoom
-- +/- 16 degree (32 degree total) keystone correction
-- 3.9-39.4 ft (1.2m-12m) projection distance
-- 24.8-292.5 inches adjustable screen size (diagonal)
-- NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N, SECAM, and HDTV (480i/P, 576i/P, 720P; 1080i) compatible, composite video, and S-Video capability
-- Motion adaptive hardware de-interlacing with 3:2 and 2:2 pull down
-- Universal 90-240V AC 50/60 Hz power supply
-- 11.9 x 9.9 x 4.5 inches (302 x 251 x 114.5 +/- 1 mm)
-- 2-year limited warranty(b) and Advance Exchange service(c)
-- 36 dBA noise output (33 dBA in Eco-Mode)
-- Monitor loop-through for viewing on additional PC monitors
-- Smart lens cap with power management shuts down projector when lens cap is not removed

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 $39.7 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

Pricing, specifications, availability, and terms of offers may change without notice. Taxes and shipping charges are extra, and vary. Dell cannot be responsible for errors in typography or photography.

(a) Based on ANSI/NAPM IT7 .228-1997 tests of 35 units, November 2003, with average ANSI Lumens 2144. Bulb brightness degrades with usage. Dell recommends replacing your bulb after 1500 hours of usage.
(b) 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
(c) Replacement system or replacement part will be dispatched, if necessary following phone-based troubleshooting, in advance of receipt of returned defective system. Replacements may be refurbished. Defective unit must be returned. Bulbs have a 90 day limited warranty. Availability varies. Other conditions apply.

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