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Promate LumiTab Android Tablet Features a DLP Pico-Projector

Back in 2011 & 2012, we saw some Android products with a pico-projector, including a lightbulb running Android, but pico-projectors never really seemed to be embedded into consumers products. Promate, however, decided to add one of those to one of their Android tablets. Promate Lumitab would just be a typical Android 4.2 tablet with a 7″ touchscreen, a dual core processor (OMAP4460), 1GB RAM, 16GB flash, if it did not also come with a DLP pico-projector capable of outputting an image up to 100″ (254 cm).

Promate LumitabPromate Lumitab Specifications:

  • SoC – TI OMAP4460 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 @ 1.5GHz + PowerVR SGX540 GPU
  • System Memory – 1GB LPDDRII RAM
  • Storage – 16GB flash, and a microSD slot
  • Display – 7-inch IPS display (1024×600)
  • Video Output
    • mini HDMI
    • Pico-projector
      • DLP technology
      • 854×480 (WVGA) resolution.
      • 35 Lumens,
      • Projection size of more than 100 inches, and projection ratioof 1.5
  • Audio I/O – 3.5mm stereo output, microphone and stereo loudspeakers
  • Cameras – 2MP front and rear cameras
  • Connectivity – 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB – USB 2.0 high-speed port with OTG support
  • Sensors –  3-axis accelerometer
  • Battery – 4800mAh Lithium Polymer
  • Size – 200 x 115 x 15 mm
  • Weight – 379 grams

Promate_Lumitab_Pico_projector

I’m not quite sure how readable text will be with a 854×480 resolution with an image scaled to 100″, but for a presentation with large characters it may be readable. Watching SD movies would be fine as well… DLP pico-projector technology used in this product is also from Texas Instruments, and the specs look somewhat similar (a little bit better) to their DLP Lightcrafter Pico-projector module.

There’s no availability nor pricing information at this time.

Via Linuxgizmos

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  1. vtomin
    May 2nd, 2013 at 16:25 | #1

    It would be really cool if there was a decent mini PC with a pico-projector for less then 50€.

  2. May 2nd, 2013 at 16:49 | #2

    @vtomin
    I can’t find any that can match your price target. One solution would be to use: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-drop-shipping-LED-lamp-Cheap-Mini-LCD-Portable-Projector-with-VGA-and-remote-control-micro/727567860.html with a mini PC with an AV output. You’d have to buy an AV cable with 3.5mm connectors on both sides. Total cost could be around $100, but the resolution is only 320×240.

    Another options is PhoneSuite Lightplay (http://www.phonesuit.com/phonesuit-lightplay-android-mobile-video-projector), but it’s $360.
    I also wrote about a Android full projector before http://www.cnx-software.com/2012/11/10/444-smartbeam-android-4-0-media-player-projector-powered-by-telechips-tcc8925/, but it’s not mini at all, and not around 50 Euros…

  3. joker
    May 2nd, 2013 at 17:52 | #3

    @cnxsoft

    well so good thx cnxsoft
    we love to hear from you :)

  4. vtomin
    May 2nd, 2013 at 20:50 | #4

    @cnxsoft
    Thanks . The first one you mentioned looks interesting but I’m not sure how usable it would be with that resolution. I wonder if my netbook that runs Windows 7 would detect it as a 1024×768 display or it would detect the exact resolution of 320×240.

  5. May 2nd, 2013 at 22:21 | #5

    Looks like a rebadged SmartQ U7. They’re even using a touched up version of the U7’s promo image.

  6. May 3rd, 2013 at 12:58 | #6

    @Brad Linder
    Yes, you’re right., and the SmartQU7 has been available for a little while.
    Video demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pku7aCha9uU

    So now I know why pico-projectors aren’t more popular: they’re expensive, and the resolution is too low.

  1. August 15th, 2013 at 16:30 | #1