The MiniBeam is what LG is calling a “Short Distance Focus” projector, thanks to its ability to project a large image from a short distance.

The MiniBeam PF1000U claims to project a 100in image from only 38cm away from the screen. It supports full HD resolution, brightness up to 1000 lumens and a contrast ratio of 150,000:1. 

LG also says it’s ideal for carrying around due to it weighing 1.9kg, which, according to the company makes it the “lightest Short Distance Focus projector in the world”.

It comes with a four-corner keystone function for adjusting the image on screen when it’s placed on uneven ground, and built-in Bluetooth for wirelessly connecting to a soundbar or speaker system. 

Wi-fi and Miracast are also onboard, allowing users to share content from computers and smart devices. 

The LG MiniBeam PF1000U will cost approximately $1,340 when it’s released, although UK and US availability has yet to be announced - US website B&H Photo has the projector listed for $1399.

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It also says it comes with a built-in digital TV tuner and a 30,000 hour lifespan for the LED light source.

Netflix, Google Maps, Spotify and Hulu among others are likely to be available through LG's app store. 

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[via Business Korea]