Aiptek ProjectorPad P70: Android Tablet With Built-In Projector

I looked at EPICT's EPP-100 Android computer-in-a-projector a year ago. While that device's only visual output was its projector lens, Aiptek's ProjectorPad P70 also has a screen – it's a 7” tablet with a DLP lens embedded in its bottom-right corner. It may not be quite as unique a design as the EPICT is, but it's certainly more versatile... up to a point.



The ProjectorPad's lens is slightly better than the EPICT's. The resolution is the same at 854x480, but it's good for 50 lumens and a 120” large display, versus 30 and 80 for the EPICT. You can disable the main 7” IPS screen while using the projector, or have both going at once. The Aiptek also actually has a battery – you have two hours with the projector on, and eight with it off.

If the battery and bulb seem restrictive, that's because they are. I would've liked Aiptek to match the main screen's 1024x600 res with the projector's, rather than downscaling to 480p for wall viewing. Come to think of it, the main display's res is also pretty cramped! This is an age where $250 7” tablets have 1920x1200-pixel resolutions, so it wouldn't hurt to boost these specs a bit.

Aside from that, the ProjectorPad P70 has an unspecified quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of flash storage, all a step up from the EPICT EPP-100's equivalents. You also get a micro SD slot, a 5MP rear camera, and a 2MP front camera, with Android 4.4 KitKat running the show.

There's a listing on Amazon for $369 USD, albeit “Temporarily out of stock”. That's fairly pricey given my comments above, but if you really want a tablet with a built-in projector, Aiptek's ProjectorPad P70 is just about the only choice.

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