Fresh out of the educational realm, Hitachi is throwing down two new business oriented projectors that ditch the fancy paint jobs and security functions for a more subtle, mind numbing look to presumably match up with the mundane presentations they will inevitably show. While both units sport XGA resolutions, "ultra quiet operation," built-in Ethernet / WiFi, and dull designs, the similarities end there; the CPX2 comes in at 3.8 pounds, touts 2000 lumens, a 500:1 contrast ratio, short throw wide-angle lens, USB port for "PC-less presentations," and dual VGA inputs. The CP-X608, on the other hand, earns a heavyweight badge by tipping the scales at 15 pounds, and boasts a slightly more impressive 4000 lumens, 1000:1 contrast ratio, manual zoom / focus controls, and "innovative designs" to help ease the typical frustrations in "projector maintenance." Although definitive pricing hasn't yet been nailed down, you can expect the CPX2 to hit shelves in October, while the CP-X608 should be available now.
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