LG's new HX300G XGA DLP projector is leading way when it comes to light output in microportable.

The projector is one of the brightest in its field, with a theoretical potential for 300 lumens - more than enough for a 60" diagonal 4:3 image in a darkened viewing area, or a 40" to 50" diagonal image in a room with ambient light.

The machine fits in to the microportable, or 'pocket', range. It is smaller than a typical five-pound portable XGA projector - weighing in at just 1.7 pounds – but larger than a pico, benefiting from a greater power source and exponentially improved light output.

Its three-setting lamp – Presentation, Normal and Low – allows for varying degrees of brightness, while the lamp's life span is perhaps the most impressive aspect.

The LED light source is rated at 30,000 hours of life. With the ability to give 8 hours of presentation time five days a week, for around 15 years the light source, in theory, should long outlive the projector.

It measures only 2.4" x 6.3" x 5.3" - small enough to put in a briefcase – yet manages a 2000:1 contrast. Unlike many other microportables, its native reolution is XGA, rather than SVGA.

With all of these features, along with an FM transmitter and good data picture, the projector's advanced capabilities, combined with its effortless portability gives it excellent credentials for the presenter on the go.