Acer Introduces K137 Portable Projector to the U.S. Market

Paul Lilly

A home theater that fits in the palm of your hand

Bigger isn't always better, especially when you're talking about mobility. For example, have you ever wanted to take your home theater with you? That's a tough task, though Acer's new palm-sized K137 projector makes it easy to bring a big screen experience to a friend's house . It weighs just 1.1 pounds and measures 7.4 inches (W) by 4.6 inches (D) by 1.6 inches (H).

"It’s easily moved to the den for a gaming match with friends or toted in a backpack for taking to the family cabin for movie night," Acer says .

The tiny projector puts out 700 ANSI lumens in standard mode (560 lumens in Eco mode) and has a 10,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. It has a native 1280x800 HD WXGA resolution and maximum UXGA 1080p Full HD resolution. According to Acer, the K137 can beam a 62-inch image from less than 6.5 feet away while maintaining up to 95 percent NTSC color gamut.

Other features include a pair of built-in 3W speakers with SRS Wow HD stereo enhancement, a microSD slot, USB port, HDMI port input (for connecting to PCs, game consoles, and Blu-ray/DVD players), and a bulb that lasts up to 20,000 hours in standard mode and 30,000 hours in ExtremeEco mode. It's also Microsoft Office compatible, Acer says.

The Acer K137 LED portable projector will be available this month for $599.

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