Portable Digital Projectors: Ratings of Sources
Total of 13 Sources
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Portable Projector Reviews
by Art Feierman
Our AssessmentProjectorCentral.com covers portable projectors in depth and keeps up with new products more consistently than other reviewers. Projectors are rated for performance, features, ease of use and value, with top projectors earning the site's Highly Rated designation. Testing is comprehensive, and discussion, while not extensive, covers the essentials. Reviewers especially like the Epson PowerLite 1775W and Optoma Neo-I. The Vivitek D511 scores well among full-sized portable projectors. Among pico projectors, the 3M Mpro150 and Favi E3-LED-Pico get strong reviews.
by Editors of ProjectorReviews.com
Our AssessmentProjectorReviews.com has commentaries and in-depth reviews on nearly 100 different projectors for both home theater and business use. The reviews are usually spread over three pages of content and contain a summary at the end that discusses the pros, cons and a summary evaluation of each projector. Top-rated projectors receive a Hot Product designation. Business projector reviews are highlighted in green so you can easily find them, but you have to read the reviews to see which projectors are top-rated.
by Editors of PCMag.com
Our AssessmentPCMag.com regularly covers digital projectors in single-product reviews and multi-projector roundups. Each digital projector is assigned a rating, and the top performing units earn an Editors' Choice award. One negative is that many discontinued projectors appear in the listings; however, new products are reviewed in a relatively timely fashion. A small collection of portable projectors stand out sufficiently to be honored as Editors' Choice winners.
by Editors of PC World (Australia)
Our AssessmentPC World (Australia) subjects each business projector it reviews to a battery of tests designed to reveal how each performs with text, still images and moving images. Features and value are also considered. A numerical rating is provided, so it's easy to see how the projectors compare to one another. The number of recent reviews has dwindled, but some older models are still available and well-covered here. The InFocus IN3114 impresses enough to earn an Editors' Choice award.
Portable Projectors: 7 for the Road
by John Breeden II
Our AssessmentGovernment Computer News doesn't review portable digital projectors as often as some sources, but this seven-projector comparison remains relevant and helpful. Testing is comprehensive and results are presented without any obvious bias. The NEC NP64 portable projector prevails and is given the magazine's Reviewer's Choice Award. It calls the NP64 "foolproof" and gives it straight-A grades in all areas. A separate review of the more-recent NEC NP M260X is positive, but it doesn't score quite as highly.
Mitsubishi XD600U Review
by Jeff Sauer
Our AssessmentSound & Video Contractor is a trade magazine targeted at professional audio/video installers. Business projectors are covered on a regular basis, and the reviews tend to be meaty. But while pros and cons are occasionally given, comparisons are minimal and no attempt is made to rate or rank projectors. Reviews are also mixed in with news items and press releases, making them hard to find. User registration is required to read some articles. The Mitsubishi XD600U receives high scores in everything but color accuracy, and reviewer Jeff Sauer considers the Mitsubishi improvements in this model compared to the rest of the industry as nothing short of phenomenal. No more-recent model under $5,000 fares so well.
by Editors of CNET
Our AssessmentCNET doesn't review as many projects as some other computer products, but those reviews tend to be thorough and comparative. Older products are mixed in with newer reviews. Among recent projectors, the Optoma Neo-I garners a Very Good rating.
Pico Projector Shootout
by Melissa J. Perenson
Our AssessmentThis listing of pico projectors is getting older, but it offers a comprehensive look at a number of projectors still on the market. Links lead to full reviews. The 3M MPro120 receives the best score, with 4.5 out of 5 stars, followed by the Optoma PK102. Some content from this review is also republished on the PCWorld (Australia) site above.
by Ron Mertens
Our AssessmentThis website publishes news, information and reviews pertaining exclusively to pico projectors. Editor Ron Mertens says the 3M MPro150 is the best pico projector tested so far, comparing favorably even to the more recent (and more expensive) 3M MPro 180. He also compares it to the MPro 120, saying the 120 is quite similar in quality and has almost as bright a picture. While reviews here seem competent, finding them can be a challenge.
by Editors of Laptop Magazine
Our AssessmentLaptop Magazine reviews portable digital projectors on occasion, but covers fewer models than sources we rate a bit higher -- and none in the past year. While these reviews aren't as detailed as those at some other sites, all of the important points are covered. A rating system lets visitors see at a glance where a projector stands relative to its competition, and the very best projectors are recognized with an Editors' Choice award. The Samsung SP-H03 pico projector earns one such award for its great image quality. The magazine awards it 4 out of 5 stars.
3M MPro150 Business Pocket Projector
Our AssessmentGadgetSpeak.com is a British blog that publishes reviews of the latest high-tech devices for personal and business use. The site reviews projectors only on rare occasion. In a review of the 3M MPro150, a professional salesman details his experience with the product, calling it the ideal projector for a business or sales person who makes regular presentations to small groups of people and laments the fact that he hasn't had one at his disposal for the past decade or so. He awards it a Gadget Speak Highly Commended rating.
by Editors of TechRadar.com
Our AssessmentThis British site publishes its own reviews as well as reviews from affiliated publications and sites such as What Laptop? Reviews aren't particularly long but are balanced and backed by hands-on testing. Pros and cons are usually well explained. The site hasn't published a new projector review since mid-2010, however, though many remain available. Among those, the Vivitek D11 and Optoma EW330 score best. Picture quality is complimented on the EW330, while the Vivitek D511 is called a "great example of what an entry-level projector should be."
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentFinding user reviews of business-centric portable digital projectors can be a challenge, but several have attracted a good handful at Amazon.com. Quality, like all user reviews, can be variable, though we did see some that go into great detail about what they like -- or dislike -- in their portable digital projector. Among those business projectors with enough feedback to be meaningful, the ViewSonic PJD5123 projector fares best, trailed slightly by the Optoma PK301 pico projector (which has more feedback) and the BenQ Joybee GP1. The Vivitek Qumi Q2 pocket projector also does well, but the 3M pico projectors do not.