Taiwanese tech company Acer has added a new laser projector to its eco-friendly Vero line, with a chassis that contains a lot of recycled plastic, requires less power to run than its bulb-based counterparts, and will ship fully recyclable Package.
The Vero PL3510ATV is wrapped in a chassis manufactured using 50 percent post-consumer recycled plastic waste, and Acer boasts that the combination of an “advanced laser light source” and high energy efficiency “reduce power consumption by approximately 48 percent” compared to its lamp-based compared to the P6500 model.
Its laser diode outputs 4,800 ANSI lumens for daytime viewing without opening the shades and is estimated to last approximately 20,000 hours in normal use or 30,000 hours in Eco mode. The laser phosphor technology at the heart of the installation “enables it to render rich, accurate colors while providing eight times less illumination falloff,” and the Full HD projector can project a 79-inch visual from 6.5 feet (2 meters) away— There is no mention of a maximum image size at this time.
The IP5X-rated projector features automatic 2D keystone and corner adjustment for easy setup, but focus and zoom are manual. One can connect to source devices via a pair of HDMI 2.0 ports (including one with an audio channel return), or there’s an Android TV dongle in the box to help with streaming entertainment needs. Audio is provided by a single 10-watt speaker, but there are also analog and digital audio outputs on the rear.
It looks like the Vero PL3510ATV will only (at least initially) come to EMEA with a starting price of €1,399, and will go on sale in September – when more detailed specifications will no doubt be revealed.