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  • Connect Your Surface Pro to a Projector - Get the Most Out of Your Device!

    Want to connect your Surface Pro device to a projector, or to a second monitor? Most projectors will work with Surface Pro devices, and to find out how, simply read the guide below - it couldn't be simpler!

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    Wired Connections

    All you need is a Microsoft Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter and a HDMI cable. Simply plug the adapter into your Surface Pro and connect the HDMI cable and you're all set! To change your mirroring settings, use Windows + P to switch between extending or mirroring your display.

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    Wireless Connections

    For this method, we recommend you use a projector with a powered USB or HDMI port, such as the Pico Genie M550 Plus or the Pico Genie P200.

    Simply purchase one of our Wireless Mirroring Dongles and plug it in. Make sure it's set to the Miracast setting (just push the button on the dongle) and follow the following steps on your Surface device.

    1. Select the search box in the taskbar, enter project to a second screen, and in the search results, select Project to a second screen.

    2. Choose one of the following options:

    PC screen only: You’ll see everything on your Surface screen. (When you're connected to a wireless projector, this option changes to Disconnect.)
    Duplicate: You’ll see the same things on all screens.
    Extend: You'll see everything spread over all screens, and you can drag and move items between them.
    Second screen only: You’ll see everything on the connected screen or screens, and your Surface screen will be blank.

    For more info, just watch the handy video below!

    What Surface models are currently supported?

    Surface
    External displays
    Max refresh rate
    Max screen resolution
    Surface Pro 2, or Surface Pro 3 with any processor
    One
    24 Hz
    4096 x 2160
    Surface Pro 2, Surface 3, or Surface Pro 3 with any processor
    One
    30 Hz
    3840 x 2160
    Surface 3
    One
    30 Hz
    3840 x 2160
    Surface 3
    One
    60 Hz
    2560 x 1600
    Surface Pro 2, or Surface Pro 3 with any processor, or Surface Pro 4 Core M
    One
    60 Hz
    3840 x 2160
    Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book with any processor
    One
    60 Hz
    3840 x 2160
    Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book with i5 or i7 processor
    One
    60 Hz
    4096 x 2304
    Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro 3 with i7 or i5 processor, or Surface Pro 4 Core M
    Two
    30 Hz
    3840 x 2160
    Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book with i5 or i7 processor
    Two
    30 Hz
    4096 x 2304
    Surface Pro 3 with i3 processor
    Two
    60 Hz
    1920 x 1200
    Surface Pro 2, or Surface Pro 3 with i7 or i5 processor
    Two
    60 Hz
    2560 x 1440
    Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book with any processor
    Two
    60 Hz
    2560 x 1600

  • Who will be the new CEO of Microsoft and what will it mean?

    Steve Ballmer has revealed he is to leave the technology giant within the next 12 months. The race is now on to find his replacement.

    "We need a CEO who will be here longer term for this new direction."

    The world software company has a round table of knights (ok, committee members) for Microsoft's rescue, including Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

    Steve Ballmer, 57, took his position as CEO in 2000 in blazing style, shouting 'I love this company', will Microsoft now find someone equally as dedicated to take the company in the direction is needs and deserves?

  • Review and comparison of Optoma PK301, PK301+ (new) and PK320

    Optoma recently launched the new Optoma PK301+ projector to replace the now end of line Optoma PK301. This new model is very similar to the much higher priced pocket projector from Optoma, the PK320. The new Optoma PK301+ Plus, is not only a fraction of the price of the Optoma PK320 but it has almost all the same benefits.

    New Features Optoma PK301+

    The Optoma PK301+ is based on the original Optoma PK301 but with key differences

    • Brighter – 100 Lumens, widescreen images up to 150” (381cm)
    • Better contrast - for sharper, clearer images
    • Great price

    Features inherited from the Optoma PK301

    • Superior color performance and image quality (vs. LCOS)
    • Compact, stylish, light design allows you to move it anywhere with ease
    • USB file transfer/charging from PC/ Notebook computer
    • Project from a variety of devices – connect via HDMI, VGA and AV inputs
    • Connection to external speakers or headphones
    • Expandable memory up to 32GB to store a wide range of multimedia files
    • Use with Apple devices – Apple iPad®, iPod®, iPhone® and phone compatible
    • Battery life up to 1.5 hrs
    • Lamp life for 20,000 hours
    • Full review and more info click here: Optoma PK301+ spec
    • Product page available here

    Alternatively, if you want improved connectivity and even higher resolution (XGA instead of WVGA) with 100 lumens of brightness you may wish to consider the LumaFire M200 palm sized projector which has a host of in-the-box accessories (also available as a bundle) and

    Why not bundle your new LED projector with an external battery back from Energizer which works with all our LED projectors providing battery powered projection without sacrificing excellent image quality or reducing the number of lumens when on battery power, to give you valuable extra projection time. It can also power your other electronic gadgets at the same time while on the go.


    Optoma PK301+ comparison table

    Model

    PK301

    PK301+

    PK320

    Aspect Ratio

    16:09

    16:09

    16:09

    Lumens

    50

    100

    100

    Resolution

    854 x 480 (WVGA)

    854 x 480 (WVGA)

    854 x 480 (WVGA)

    Contrast Ratio

    2000:1

    3000:1

    3000:1

    Battery Life (Hrs)

    1.5

    1.5

    1.5

    Weight

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    VGA

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Composite

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    USB (upgrade/file transfer)

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Internal Memory

    55MB

    55MB

    1GB

    Card Slot

    MicroSD

    MicroSD

    MicroSD

    Speaker

    0.5W

    0.5W

    1.0W

    Audio Out

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Native Office Viewer

    Using Arcsoft

    PowerPoint only

    Using Arcsoft

    PowerPoint only

    Native

    PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Adobe

    OSD support

    GB, FR, ES, DE, PT, TR

    GB, FR, ES, DE, PT, TR

    GB, FR, ES, PT, DE, IT,

    RU, PL, DK, SE, GR

     

  • T3 Pico Projector round-up for March 2012

    3M CP45: ‘Hitting the slopes this season?’

    3M CP45 Camcorder Projector. Record your extreme sporting sessions and instantly project them back!

    Record

    3M’s new CP45 is great for capturing your extreme sporting adventures and projecting

    them back onto “a 65-inch wall in the lodge for après-ski appraisal by fellow dudes, brahs and gnarly bailers”
    3M’s new CP45 camcorder projector will record your gnarliest bails (do extreme sports types still say stuff like that?) in 720p HD and then throw them onto a 65-inch wall in the lodge for après-ski appraisail by fellow dudes, brahs and gnarly bailers. £250 from www.personalprojector.co.uk

    CES 2012 special: Turn your wall into a touchscreen with Microsoft PicoMagicYour wall is now a Touchscreen with Microsoft PicoMagic

    If you’re tired of “struggling through dull PowerPoint presentations” then the wait for an innovative, novel way to brighten them up may soon be over “courtesy of Microsoft’s PicoP Gen 2 HD laser display engine and PicoMagic Apps”. A combination of the two will allow 3D presentations & an interactive Touchscreen on any suitable wall space. “It’s also primed for gamers who want to get closer to the action” creating a world of new possibilities for interactive gaming.

    £TBC, out late 2012

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