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ViewSonic Pro8300 projector lands for under a grand

ViewSonic Pro8300 projector lands for under a grand
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ViewSonic has announced the latest addition to its projector family – the ViewSonic Pro8300.

Made with business heads in mind but with enough home entertainment features for the machine to moonlight as a home cinema on weekends, the Pro8300 has been given a brightness of 3000 lumens, offers up a 4000:1 contrast ratio and has a 1.5X optical zoom lens.

The technology used by ViewSonic to give the projector's images a little bit of a kick is called BrilliantColor and this is all pushed through the ViewSonic's Pixelwork PW980 10-bit image processor.

Pro specs

When it comes to connectivity, there are dual HDMI inputs so you can connect it to a laptop, Blu-ray player or if you are feeling a little bit fancy, a tablet and smartphone.

The projector is surprisingly 'short throw' as well, able to project 100-inch 16:9 images from a distance as low as 3.16 metres.

And for those who don't mind listening to their audio through a projector's speakers and not a surround sound setup, there are two 10 watt speakers on board – which are decent enough for your average meeting room.

The ViewSonic Pro8300 is shipping now and is priced at £999.

Marc Chacksfield

Marc Chacksfield is the Editor In Chief, Shortlist.com at DC Thomson. He started out life as a movie writer for numerous (now defunct) magazines and soon found himself online - editing a gaggle of gadget sites, including TechRadar, Digital Camera World and Tom's Guide UK. At Shortlist you'll find him mostly writing about movies and tech, so no change there then.