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. 

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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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