Promate introduces LumiTab, the first-ever tablet with a built-in projector


Tablets have proven themselves great for a number of reasons: you can take all of your favorite reading material on the road without weighing yourself down; you can download plethora apps to do just about anything you need; and you can download and stream videos to help pass the time when traveling. But what if you want to share that video with a large group of people? We’re not talking about the video file itself, but rather enjoy watching it together. Sure, you could hook it up to your television, but who has the time to fiddle with cords! Enter: Promate’s LumiTab, the self-declared first-ever tablet with a built-in projector.

The 7-inch tablet  has an odd 854×480 pixel screen, will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, comes with 16GB storage (and a microSD slot to expand), has 1GB RAM, and is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor by Texas Instruments. It features both a front- and rear-facing camera, a Mini HDMI plug, Micro USB port, built-in microphone, and, of course, the projector.

The 1080p HD projector can create displays as big as 100 inches (it claims), so for your next movie night, you can feel free to invite the whole neighborhood.

It’s unlikely that the tablet will appeal most to those looking for a mega big screen viewing experience. Other projecting devices, like the Samsung Galaxy Beam, seem cool but are more gimmicky than useful.

There’s no word on what the release date may be or the approximate price, but we’re sure looking forward to trying it out and seeing if it lives up to its self-induced hype.