LG’s new portable 4K projector doubles the brightness of the Samsung Freestyle
There’s a new portable 4K projector in town, and it might put the Samsung Freestyle to shame.
LG has unveiled a new CineBeam smart projector called the PU700R, which takes on a similar portable form factor and adaptable design, but packs twice the brightness of Samsung’s impressive on-the-go beamer.
At $1,699 (around £1,350 / AU$2,600), the Cinebeam PU700R is relatively expensive for a portable projector. Samsung’s Freestyle launched at half the price of LG’s model and has since dropped to about a third, meaning they occupy very different price points than Samsung’s Full HD – though it’s on par with 4K projectors. Hardly surprising.
The LG model is a bit more cinematic minded, with a minimum image size of 60 inches and a maximum of 120 inches for 4K resolution output. Samsung’s model is in the 30-100-inch range for Full HD, so is a bit more flexible, especially in smaller spaces, but can’t quite reach the same size as the PU700R.
when the brightness is right
Brightness is the major disparity here, with the LG’s 1000 lumen output nearly double the Samsung Freestyle’s maximum of 550 lumens.
In our Samsung Freestyle review, we really praised the “nice brightness”. Not that you’ll suffer on that front, although we know that a high brightness level can be a killer specification for a good projector – especially one for a large, high-resolution image.
When Samsung unveiled the Freestyle, we called it an “oddball” device, but LG’s entry into the portable 4K projector market makes it clear that there’s a broader trend toward higher-quality beamers that combine the portable gadget’s versatility and versatility. Packed in Freedom. , Why drill a projector into the ceiling when you can easily point it in any direction?
The difference in price will mean some buyers are stuck choosing between these two options – although a bigger, brighter and higher-resolution image may well speak volumes after a portable projector that doesn’t skimp on specification .