Acer Unveils C250i Portable LED Projector with Multi-Angle Projection

  • The projector sports full HD resolution, a battery that lasts up to 5 hours and wireless connectivity
  • The product will be available in India in April 2020. Prices yet to be updated.

Acer has introduced its C250i portable LED wireless projector with stand-free multi-angle orientation and the world’s first auto-portrait mode to allow users to share smartphone content anytime and anywhere.

The Acer C250i is a lightweight Full HD portable LED projector featuring full HD resolution, wireless connectivity and a battery that lasts up to 5 hours.

Its unique cylindrical design with multiple planes allows it to broadcast imagery on walls, ceilings or any surface without a stands or tripod.

“Acer continues to show innovation in the projector market with the C250i,” said Victor Chien, President, Digital Display Business, Acer Inc.

“It not only features a creatively designed form factor that allows multi-angle projection without a stand or tripod, but also a unique auto-portrait mode for smartphone content sharing,” he explained.

The new Acer projector was unveiled on Wednesday at the next@acer press event held in Berlin, where the company also announced a range of new devices and solutions for gamers, creators, families, students and professionals.

The Acer C250i will be available in India in April 2020. According to the company, exact product specifications, prices and availability will vary by region.

The idea behind its unique twisted roll design

Unlike other projectors limited to horizontal throws, the C250i supports stand-free multi-angle projection thanks to its unique twisted roll design.

Interestingly, users can roll the projector to find the best angle for viewing content on the wall or ceiling; vertical orientation supports horizontal wall throws and activates the auto-portrait mode.

The innovative auto-portrait mode lets users directly project portrait video chatting or live-streaming sessions (on Facebook or Instagram, for example) wirelessly, utilizing the full projection surface without black bars on the side.

High-quality full HD resolution and multiple connectivity options 

Despite its compact size, the C250i supports high-definition 1080p imagery and a battery life of up to 5 hours from a single charge.

Both Android and iOS users can connect to the C250i wirelessly for an effortless cable-free experience. The C250i’s LED module offers up to a 30,000-hour lifespan, a wide colour gamut that is 100 percent NTSC-compatible, 300 ANSI lumens brightness and a 5,000:1 contrast ratio.

The C250i also serves as a portable power bank to recharge phones on the go. The projector’s built-in Bluetooth speakers are rated at 5 watts for best-in-class sound when watching movies or TV shows.

In addition to wireless connectivity, the Acer C250i also features a standard HDMI port for connecting and viewing content on a laptop or desktop computer. USB Type-C and Type-A ports support video-out for smartphones and PCs alike and is 100 percent plug and play, that means no additional software or drivers are needed.

The USB Type-A port allows direct multimedia playback from a USB drive for PC-free projection experience.