SmartQ U7 is a 7-inch tablet with a built-in 35-lumen projector

SmartQ U7 is a 7-inch tablet with a built-in 35-lumen projector
Here is one device that will surprise you - it comes from China, it is a 7-inch tablet, but what makes it unique is a built-in 35-lumen DLP projector. The device is called the SmartQ U7 and having the ability to project 50-inch movies from your tablet, definitely puts it instantly in our wishlist. All of that comes in two versions: an 8GB one for $319 (the SmartQ U7), and a 16GB version for $399 (the SmartQ U7H).

What makes the two versions different is also the processor. The cheaper 8 gig one runs on a TI OMAP 4430, the same one Motorola used on the Droid RAZR, while the 16GB one features a TI OMAP 4460, the very same processor Samsung used on the Galaxy Nexus. Best of all, both tablets come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on board, which should guarantee flaw-less performance.

All the rest of the specs are pretty standard, and you can find them right below, but obviously the big focus is the projector. Having it built-in means that you get a slight hump on the back of the tablet. Interestingly enough, activating it is as easy as flipping a switch. 

You can also press a dedicated standby button while the projector is running and that would turn off the screen, but keep the projection active. Overall, you can expect around 4 hours of projection until the battery drains out, and that sounds solid.

The only other similar device we can compare the SmartQ U7 with is the Samsung Galaxy Beam, a 4-inch phone with a 15-lumen built-in projector. The difference is definitely huge when you compare the brightness of the two. 35-lumen is far from ideal, but makes for a much more discernible image in semi-dark rooms.

Spec highlights:

  • 7 inch, 1024 X 600 pixels capacitive touchscreen
  • 35-lumen, 854×480 DLP projector
  • 1GB RAM
  • Micro SD card slot, up to 32GB
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • HDMI output
  • Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2MP front, 2MP back camera
  • 4,800mAh battery, lasts 4 hours for projection
  • Dimensions: 200.3×116.2×11.0~14.4mm, 360g

The only thing that could stop you from buying this device is the fact that you’d either need to shop for it on eBay where prices are a bit higher, or have to ship it from China and pay for courier fees. Nonetheless, it’s pretty unique. 

Check out more details about it at the source below, and let us know what do you think about the idea of having a built-in projector inside a tablet, does it make sense?

source: Android Authority

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