Monday, June 15, 2009

The Toshiba TDP-F10U

toshiba tdp-f10uThe Toshiba TDP-F10U is an interesting new little projector to consider if you are looking for the latest in palmtops. At 1.4 pounds, it is relatively lightweight compared to other leading palmtops and has many fascinating features to consider.

One of the most useful things about the TDP-F10U is its ability to show JPEG files from an SD memory card or a USB memory key. This means that you can take your presentation, covert it to a JPEG file, store it on a card or key, and then present it through the TDP-F10U without needing a computer. This makes the palmtop extra portable.

The light source of the TDP-F10U is a DLP chip combined with LEDs. The LEDs are rated at about 20,000 hours, which should last the life of the projector. This is an important fact to consider because most standard projector lamps cost $200 or more to replace. A lifetime light source could save a lot of money in that area of future repairs.

The set up of the TDP-F10U is very simple and easy to understand. At the back of the projector there is a RCA phono plug for composite video, a VGA connector for hooking up a computer, an SD card slot, and a USB port. To get the projector up and running all that you have to do is plug in the power cord, utilize one of the connector points, the card slot, or the USB port, and you are ready to go. To make your experience even more laid back and simplified, use the credit card size remote to control all the functions of the projector.

One criticism of the TDP-F10U is that it lacks good audio. For business presentations with no sound, this shouldn’t be an issue, but for anything that might require audio you will definitely need a separate sound system.

You can get the TDP-F10U for around $600. I think that it seems like a pretty decent value for the features that it includes. Yeah, the sound isn’t perfect, but with its lifetime light source and useful qualities, I think the TDP-F10U would be a satisfying buy.
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