The Best PowerPoint Projector: 7 Projectors Reviewed
Written by co-founder Kasper Langmann, Microsoft Office Specialist.
Using a PowerPoint projector during presentations helps make it more immersive, appealing, and enjoyable.
Unfortunately, a projector isn’t always available in every venue.
So, you may have to bring your own!
There are tons of projectors in the market – and some of them are really bad.
It took +50 hours of research to find 7 projectors that passed the bar.
My favorite is the ViewSonic 3800 Lumens as its design is great, easy to set up, and just works.
I did +50 hours of research and compiled this list of 7 PowerPoint projectors you won’t go wrong with!
Let’s get started right away!
PowerPoint Projectors Reviewed
This list was last updated on January 4th, 2022.
1. ViewSonic 3800 Lumens
One of the most popular projectors being used by the education and business sectors is the ViewSonic 3800 Lumens, which costs around $300.
It could project 120 inches from 15 feet in 3,800 lumens.
It’s also easy to set up. Just plug and play your presentations and you’re good to go.
In terms of connectivity, this ViewSonic projector supports most media players, personal computers, Mac devices, and even mobile devices. It allows USB, Audio, HDMI, VGA, and Composite RCA connections.
You could also rest easy with its lifespan since this projector has a super eco mode which allows the lamp to shine bright for up to 15,000 hours — that’s around 625 days of continuous use.
2. Luby Portable Movie Projector
Aside from being popular with those who use projectors for entertainment purposes, you would also love this Luby Portable Movie Projector that comes with a free 65” portable projector screen.
This compact size projector allows you to bring this with you to your business meetings, wherever that might be.
As a multimedia video projector, it could easily be connected to your laptop, smartphone, or to your game console.
It also has a large projection screen of 50-130 inches, which you can easily adjust to fit your needs. The projection tech being used is LCD with a lamp lifetime of approximately 50,000 hours.
This projector has three different styles ranging from $123-$233. All come with a free projector screen, HDMI wire, remote, and a VGA wire.
3. Epson VS250
When it comes to projectors, Epson is one of the most trusted brands.
This Epson VS250 projector is one of the best price value projectors out there.
It has 3,200 lumens suitable for vivid presentations, even in well-lit places.
It features an SVGA resolution (800 x 600), which makes this projector ideal for presentations and graphics.
Although it has an SVGA resolution, this project supports HDMI. Its projection distance is at 30-350 inches, compatible with both PC and Mac devices.
It could also connect to iPhone, iPad, and Android devices via the iProjection app.
This Epson projector costs around ~$300.
4. Optoma X341
This Optoma X341 projector has a 22,000:1 contrast ratio, enough to make your presentations, images, and videos pop.
This projector has 3,300 lumens, 1024 x 768 resolution, with 10,000 hours lamp life.
It also has an Edge Mask feature which removes the soft and jagged edges you usually see the borders of an image.
Aside from having an awesome contrast ratio, this projector also has an advanced optical lens that produces highly detailed graphics, deep shadows, and textures.
This projector costs around $750 and comes with a carrying bag for easy transport.
This makes it a great companion for meetings and presentations in the field or in conference rooms.
5. Epson EX7240 Pro
If you need an Epson project with a higher resolution than the Epson VS250, check out Epson EX7240 Pro.
This has a widescreen WXGA resolution (1280 x 800).
It has 3,200 lumens color brightness for more accurate and vivid colors with the same 3,200 lumens white brightness for well-lit rooms.
You can also use this projector wirelessly. You can project your presentation from your laptop, tablet, or even your smartphone without plugging the projector with its QR Code Quick Connect feature.
Epson EX7240 Pro costs around $690.
It could last up to 10,000 hours and also support HDMI if you like to make a wired connection.
6. WiMiUS Upgrade 6800Lux
Another awesome projector with supports native 1080p full HD is WiMiUS Upgrade 6800Lux.
The price for this one is around $260.
It uses a 6-layer led source with a brightness up to 6,800 LUX.
This makes it 4x brighter than other projectors out there.
It also has a lifespan of 100,000 hours or over 20 years of daily use.
There are also built-in dual cooling fans to allow ventilation.
This makes the projector cool for up to 5 hours of continuous use.
In terms of connectivity, it supports HDMI, USB, VA, AV, and Audio Out. It could easily connect to your PC, laptop, Macbook, iPhone, Android device, and even to your game consoles.
7. Optoma EH500
Of all the projectors listed here, this Optoma EH500 is the most expensive, with many high-end features out of the box.
It has 4,700 lumens of brightness, the highest on this list.
It supports 1080p with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio.
This is perfect in well-lit conference rooms, classrooms, and even on the field.
It also has a wide range of connectivity options as it supports DisplayPort, two HDMI, two VGA, S-Video composite video, and more.
If you watch 3D movies when you’re not presenting, you would love this project as it displays true 3D content from almost any 3D source.
All this feature comes at a price of around $1,075-$1,100.
The price varies depending on how much zoom feature you would like.
Wrapping things up…
If you’re still using a television (or worse, your own laptop) for your PowerPoint presentations, you might want to try using a projector. This is absolutely a great idea especially if you have a large audience.
But choosing the right projector takes time. You need to research exhaustively and check out hundreds of projectors on the market.
If you want to save time, simply look up the recommendations on this article. One of them will definitely take your presentation to the next level. 😊
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