Television sets are always a big hit at CES but come next month, new models from LG will have to share coveted space on the show floor with the company's latest laser projector.
LG's new ProBeam (model HF80JA) projector comes equipped with an advanced laser engine capable of turning out up to 2,000 lumens of brightness which LG claims is suitable for use in a brightly-lit room.
Even more attractive is the unit's lightweight, standing-type design. At just 4.6 pounds, LG says the ProBeam is the industry's lightest Full HD laser projector in the 2,000 lumens range. By nature, this also makes it much more portable than your ordinary projector.
Other features including four corner keystone and vertical auto keystone should make setup a breeze.
It's more than just a display, however, as the ProBeam comes loaded with LG's webOS Smart TV platform, thus eliminating the need for a standalone streaming media device. Should you want to stream from a mobile device, LG's wireless mirroring feature via Miracast should do the trick. Users can even stream audio directly to a Bluetooth speaker or headphones, both of which could be incredibly useful in the right situation.
LG's new laser projector will be on display at CES early next month at which time I suspect we'll be provided with a launch window and cost. If priced favorably, LG could have a seriously attractive setup on its hands.