The AAXA M5 is a $499 pocket-class projector with LED technology, featuring a “lamp” with three RGB LED lights. The combination of these LEDs recreates the entire color spectrum for a picture with a lot saturation. This is a single chip DLP projector with WXGA resolution (1280x800) and 900 lumens when plugged in, 500 when operating using the built-in battery. That’s respectable for a projector this size.
The M5 is the little brother to the AAXA M6, which has 1080p resolution, a 1200 lumen output, and a slightly longer battery life when operating on battery power. That one won an award in this year’s Best Home Theater Projectors Report for Best in Class: Pocket LED Projector. The M6 is $599 and does have a better picture due to the higher resolution, but if you really can’t swing that extra $100, the M5 will get the job done.
The M5 could be useful in several applications besides home entertainment (i.e. streaming Netflix/Hulu/HBO Go, etc., watching movies and casual gaming). The portability of the M5 will make it useful for “road warriors” who need a powerful little projector for presentations on the go, but it would also have its place in business and education environments. In those cases, the projector is suitable for classrooms or conference rooms that do not have a permanently installed projector, or when the projector will be passed from room to room.
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