The Epson PowerLite L400U is a WUXGA (1920 x 1200) 3LCD laser projector intended for larger meeting spaces and the field of higher education. WUXGA is the business and education world’s 1080p, and offers full 1080p support. This $2,499 projector features some pretty awesome color, brightness and excellent clarity and will suit many medium-sized auditoriums and large university lecture halls well. Epson claims a brightness of 4,500 lumens, which simply tears through some fairly heavy ambient light. It’s equipped an RJ-45 network port for interfacing with existing networks, and supports an optional wireless module for WiFi connectivity. Once connected to a network, this projector accepts connections from smart Android and iOS devices via the free Epson iProjection App. It also offers support for USB mass storage.
This projector is part of Epson’s PowerLite L Series, and has 6 siblings! That’s not really a surprise from Epson, as they are they have the largest market share of projectors by a long shot – around 50%. This family of laser projectors includes the WXGA L500W and L610W models, with a list price of $1,999 and $2,599 respectively. The L610 XGA model at $2,399, and of course, the WUXGA models of L510U, L610U, and L615U, at $2,799, and $3,499 for the L610U and L615U. This family’s brightness ranges from 4,500 lumens to a wall-melting 6,000, and offers vertical Lens Shift and a zoom ratio of 1.60:1 for good placement flexibility.
At $2499, the L400U is the lowest priced WUXGA laser projector we’ve found yet, to review. It's also worth mentioning that Epson's L500 (at $1999) is tied for the least expensive WXGA laser projector we’ve reviewed.
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