Lets face it, projectors are not the most exciting of gadgets. And if we have to hear about another mobile projector ever again, we’ll probably scream. With that said, the BryteWerks Model One Projector does look pretty neat. This HD digital projector is actually running on an Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 CPU and it also packs in a slot-loaded Blu-ray player, up to 2 terabytes of storage – including a 500 gigabyte Solid State Drive, plus built-in Wi-fi and ethernet. Yep, so the Model One Projector is basically a media center PC with a built-in projector. Now that is a media center PC that saves space and makes a whole lot of sense, so why didn’t someone think of it until now!?
When it comes to software, the system is running a custom version of XBMC, an open source media organization and playback application. Things get more interesting because the Model One also packs in an 8.9-inch touch panel display with a 720P resolution. This display, located at the back of the projector, allows you to control the system, although a remote control is included too, and you can also use the free XBMC remote app for Android and iOS devices, or even a WiFi or bluetooth keyboard.
The cubed system itself measures 17 inches cubed and weighs 28lbs, and even claims to be rugged. That is hardly portable though. As far as its projector prowess is concerned, the Model One eatures an ultra-wide 105 mm adjustable prime lens, an ultra-high brightness of 6,000 – 11,000 lumens, a 1000:1 True Contrast Ratio, a 1:1 throw of 1 foot to 50 feet, and it’s capable of producing a full 16:10 widescreen HD 1080p resolution .
Some other features include dual HDMI and USB ports and 5.1 individual analog surround sound outputs. The system’s design also uses a patent-pending cable management system that conceals all cable interfaces in the projector’s Mag-Snap feet.
The BryteWerks Model One projectors series is available in four models, with prices from $2,449.00, $2,999.00, $3,999.00 and $5,999.00. The projectors go on sale January 9th, just in time for CES.