Acer has just announced their own projector here at CES this year. They are touting that it has Chromecast-like functionality, it can also stream audio to a Bluetooth speaker, which is pretty neat. It's a Short-Throw projector, so it can throw images up to 300 inches. There's also a hidden wireless adapter here so you can wirelessly send data from a smartphone, laptop, Chromebook, or tablet to the projector. Which is where the Chromecast-like functionality comes in. There's also 3 HDMI ports, which could come in handy. Two of those HDMI ports have MHL inside so they can charge your smartphones, tablets and other devices.
"Our newest home entertainment projector is one of our best yet," said Simon Hwang, Acer Stationary Computing and Display Business Group. "Leading short throw technology increases flexibility in placement options, while a wireless adapter makes transferring and projecting data easier and more convenient than ever. Home cinema enthusiasts will be thrilled with the News release Full HD visuals combined with dynamic 20W stereo audio with built-in DTS Sound that make movies and games breathtakingly lifelike."
The Acer H7550ST Projector can project images up to 1920×1080 resolution, so you'll be able to see it in full HD. Also it is 3D ready, even though we thought 3D died a while ago. We mentioned above that you can stream audio to a Bluetooth speaker, well you can also stream to Bluetooth soundbars and headphones. Which is really nice. So that you can watch a movie on this projector and stream the audio to your headphones and not disturb others around you. Nice touch there.
So what about pricing and availability? Well we're looking at a price of $999, both in USD and Euros. It'll be available in March in Pan America, and EMEA.
What does everyone think of the Acer H7550ST Projector here? Is it something you'd be interested in? Let us know in the comments below.