Maybe pricing is just now starting to make them a viable option, but integrating mini-projectors into notebook PCs seems like a natural fit, and that's exactly what HP plans to do.
According to Monty Wang, vice president and manager of personal computing systems group at HP Taiwan, Quanta Computer will build the upcoming notebooks, and will most likely plop the projector on top of the notebook's display, right where the webcam would normally be.
Cooling has been another obstacle that has prevented notebooks from sporting mini-projectors, at least on a mainstream scale. Wong didn't say how HP and Quanta plan to tackle the potential problem of overheating.
HP also plans to launch a bunch of standalone mini-projectors in the coming months as a precursor to integrating them into notebooks.