LG always has some fascinating new products to show off each CES show, making it a landmark location to stop at every year. Always toward the front of the central convention space, it is one of the first large booths everyone sees walking into the room. One of the new products this year is going to be a light-weight 4K projector that might take you back a little in terms of style.
It is the new LG 4K CineBeam Qube Projector and it is unlike any projector that LG has ever delivered in the past. At least, partially. The company is well known for coming up with some unique projector designs, so this doesn’t exactly come as a complete surprise.
Unlike some of its flagship models, this one seems dialed in to compete with some of these other small profile semi-affordable options you see coming from brands like Anker or XGIMI. It features just 500 ANSI lumens of brightness, offers 4K with HDR10, webOS 6.0, and weighs around 3lbs. It can project an image up to 120 inches and offers a visual design that seems destined to blend in as part of a room’s decor. Making it a compact option that is light in and weight but not so much in specs (you can find more specs listed below).
Although it is small and even comes with a handle, it doesn’t have a built-in battery. So it is portable, but only as long as you have a plug nearby it seems. Still, this should do well at competing with some of the other small alternatives out there.
At this moment, LG hasn’t shared anything about the projector’s release or its price point. But you can expect to find it launching sometime in 2024 (this is obvious), and with a price that is clearly going to be less than $1k.
Hopefully, closer to $400-$500 range at most if it really wants to be competitive since it lacks some of these auto-calibrations features some of these other brands have been running with. At least, similar specs aren’t mentioned in any of the released information, so I can only assume it will be lacking those features. But then again, the company may be waiting till CES to drop additional information about it. We will likely have more information once we’ve spoken to LG at the show.
|UHD (3,840 x 2,160)
|500 ANSI Lumens
|Size (W x D x H)
|80 x 135 x 135 mm
|50 – 120 inches
|Throw Ratio (Min.)
|Auto Screen Adjustment
|Android / iOS
|HDMI with eARC / USB Type C