Acer has launched an HD ready projector, that also boasts the 3D viewing as an option.

The Acer K330 is being marketed as a portable projector, according to the Inquirer, thanks to its small size and weight of just 1.24kg. It also features a 'Presentation to Go' application, which allows users to open office and multimedia files easily.

But in making the device portable, the designers have been careful not to sacrifice the picture quality. The K330 is the first LED powered projector to come with a 500 lumen projector lamp, and the manufacturers estimate the light will last for up to 20,000 hours, using just 1W in standby mode.

It has a resolution of 1280x1880 and comes with Acer Colorsafe II technology. The gadget also benefits from a contrast ration of 4,000:1.

However, to take advantage of the 3D option on the projector, consumers will need to purchase the 3D glasses in addition to the device itself.

In terms of connectivity, there is the option of using HDMI, component and composite inputs, as well as PC compatibility, optional WiFi and an SD card slot and USB port to bypass the need for a separate device altogether.