A year ago, Epson introduced the new Powerlite X39 as an affordable classroom projector with connectivity options to meet most of the needs in an educational setting. Today, the X39 remains at the affordable end of the Epson line-up of classroom projectors.
The projection system is 3LCD, 3-chip technology delivering a native XGA resolution of 1024 x 768 in 4:3 aspect ratio.
Epson provides two brightness specs, which for this projector are identical:
White brightness: 3500 lumens (ISO 21118)
Color brightness: 3500 lumens (IDMS 15.4)
The excellent color brightness value for the X39 means color images will project at a strong perceived brightness level for the student even in classrooms with some ambient light.
The E-TORL ELPLP96 lamp generates the strong lumen output using 210 watts when operating in standard mode. This lamp has a very high rated life when compared to typical projector lamps - 6,000 hours when operated in standard mode – and the OEM replacement lamp from most resellers will be well under $100.
Standard connectivity via RJ-45 wired ethernet offers advanced network control including simultaneous display of multiple screens. Wireless connectivity is provided as an option.
This projector includes an HDMI port for video and audio connectivity using one cable.
Other specs include:
- 1.2x optical zoom
- Throw distance: 3.5 ft – 29.6 ft.
- 30 degree vertical and horizontal keystone correction
- Epson Easy-Slide control
- 12,000 hour lamp when operated in Eco-mode
The X39 meets all the key requirements for an easy to use, reliable workhorse classroom projector that will allow instructors to focus on the educational material, not on the projector technology.
The MSRP for the X39 is only $449. The price from AV dealers may be lower, making the X39 an extremely affordable solution for budget conscious school districts, colleges and universities.
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