Mitsubishi has upgraded its high-brightness portable projector line, the company has announced.

The firm claims that the two new DLP(R) models provide flexibility, simple set-up and low operating costs. The projectors also boast a ‘long-life lamp’, estimated to last up to 5,000 hours, given certain operating conditions.

Wayne Kozuki, product manager, Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc., said, "We're offering our customers an upgrade path to our very successful 600 series of DLP projectors with the new 700 series, Among many other features, we now offer vertical lens shift and a suite of the latest input connections for even more flexibility."

The wide-resolution WD720U and XGA-resolution XD700U have been designed with users such as educators and business-people in mind, especially those who require a bright projector of up to 5,000 lumens which is quick and easy to get up and running.

The projectors offer manual vertical lens shift and they can be placed on any table or desk. Adjustments are quick and easy to make and Mitsubishi promises a high-quality image on any screen or light-coloured wall – even when conditions are bright.

Mitsubishi has also taken steps to make the projector as energy-efficient as possible, as part of its drive to be greener. Users have different options for brightness and under certain conditions, the standby setting uses less than 0.5 watts of power. An auto-off function has also been provided.