Business Projectors

The business projectors category includes the latest technology in DLP, LCD, LCoS projectors. The category includes projectors from lightweight portables to projectors with 10,000+ lumens. The gallery is showing a wide range of projectors that have been reviewed in the past two years or so.
Business projectors are used for all types of presentations. Some offer interactive features.

Business projectors are typically used in conference room presentations, interactive advertising, sales, and market analysis.

The projectors listed here will span the range from sub-five pound portable business projectors to large venue projectors with 10,000 lumens or more.

Some of the top selling brands of business projectors include Epson, Optoma, Sony, Panasonic, BenQ, Christie, and Sharp, but there are over 60 different manufacturers.

Most business projectors are on the market for at least two years, many even longer. Yet with all the brands there are still hundreds of new models released each year.

When it comes to business projectors, we typically review between 20 and 25 new models a year. It is important to note, though that manufacturers normally don’t release a new model, but a new family of models. Thus, our single review serves to inform on as many as 6-8 new models. Those models in a family of projectors are usually almost identical in most ways, but often differ in resolution and various networking abilities.

There are mobile projectors and projectors mostly stationary, or mounted to wall or ceilings. A typical office projector for small presentation rooms, conference rooms and training rooms these days offers up 2000 to 3500 lumens with entry level performance and resolution, starting at $299.

That said, most of you are looking for a high-performance, high brightness business projector for your lecture hall, board room, hotel ballroom or auditorium, or even an interactive advertising display. A good business projector meets the criteria of the applications it will be used for, as well as the ambient lighting conditions of the room. Recently WUXGA and 1080p business projectors have gained significant market share now that they are far more affordable, starting as low as $600.

Business Projectors Reviews

LG PROBEAM BU53PST 4K LASER PROJECTOR REVIEW
The LG ProBeam BU53PST is a compact new 4K short-throw laser DLP projector that retails for $4,299 MSRP. It utilizes a multi-channel laser light source, provides a 3,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, and delivers up to 5,000 ANSI lumens of brightness. The BU53PST is a professional laser projector designed for various applications such as simulator markets, […]
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BENQ LU9750 PRO WUXGA 8,500 LUMEN LARGE VENUE LASER DLP PROJECTOR REVIEW
August 30, 2022

  BenQ LU9750 Performance, Installation Flexibility, and Reliability   The BenQ LU9750 is an ultra-bright 8,500 ANSI lumens professional projector compatible with interchangeable lenses (not included) that sells for $11,999 MSRP. The LU9750 has a manuf ...

OPTOMA ZU920TST PRO WUXGA 8,200 LUMEN LASER PROJECTOR REVIEW
August 16, 2022

The ZU-920TST is Optoma’s replacement for the ZU-720TST The Optoma ZU920TST is an ultra-bright 8,200 ANSI lumen professional projector that sells for $12,999 MSRP. The ZU920TST has a manufacturer-rated DYNAMIC CONTRAST Ratio of 3,000,000:1 and a WUXGA ...

EPSON PRO EB-PU1008W 3LCD LARGE VENUE LASER PROJECTOR REVIEW
July 18, 2022

The Pro EB=PU100W is one of seven new P series projectors in Epson's 2022 line The Epson EB-PU1008W is a WUXGA 8,500-lumen 4K-enhanced laser projector that accepts the full range of 4K content. This projector is designed for large venues, but its compa ...

Wemax Go Advanced Full HD DLP Business Laser Projector Review
June 24, 2022

8.6" x 4.6" x 0.97" (W x D x H) and weighs just 1.7 pounds The Wemax Go Advanced is a first-of-its-kind, ultra-portable 1080p DLP business laser projector, capable of 600 ANSI lumens of brightness, 1.5 hours of battery life, less than one-inch thick, a ...

Panasonic PT-FRQ50 4K DLP Business/Education Laser Projector Review
June 14, 2022

PT-FRQ50 Available in black and white chassis The Panasonic PT-FRQ50 is a SOLID SHINE, professional, DLP laser projector that can display 4K (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) resolution with a rated brightness of 5,200 lumens. The PT-FRQ50 is an installation-clas ...

Sony VPL-FHZ85 Commercial Interchangeable Lens 3LCD Projector Review
March 1, 2022

The Smallest and lightest projector in its class The Sony VPL-FHZ85 is a 7,300 ANSI lumens/8,000 center lumens, 3LCD laser, interchangeable-lens projector that sells for $6,999 MSRP. Sony has been a leading manufacturer of professional/education projec ...

Epson Pro EX10000 3LCD 1080p Wireless Laser Projector Review
December 31, 2021

Epson states the Pro EX10000 is Epson’s most advanced business projector to date. Epson introduced three new versatile business projectors – the Pro EX10000, Pro EX9240, and EX3280 which have been optimized for hybrid workspaces and home offices. The p ...

LG PF610P CineBeam Portable LED DLP Projector Review
December 7, 2021

Portable LED Projector The LG PF610P, which retails for $849 MSRP is a DLP LED home entertainment projector, and it is small enough to be considered transportable. This LG projector utilizes a single DLP chip to deliver Full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,08 ...

Sony VPL-GTZ380 4K SXRD Laser Projector Review
November 29, 2021

  If you are looking for the ultimate home theater experience, you should definitely take a close look at Sony's flagship projector, the VPL-GTZ380, which is a 10,000 lumen, native 4K SXRD projector that retails for $80,000 (minus lens). In 2017 when A ...

Panasonic PT-MZ880 3LCD SOLID SHINE Laser Projector Review
October 5, 2021

The Panasonic PT-MZ880 is feature packed   The Panasonic PT-MZ880 3LCD SOLID SHINE Laser Projector is an 8,000-lumens projector with a laser light engine that can natively display WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution. This is an installation class projector ...

LG PROBEAM BU60PST LASER BUSINESS PROJECTOR REVIEW
July 19, 2021

LG BU60PST ProBeam laser business projector is a 6000 Lumen 4K Smart business projector which retails for $4499,

PANASONIC PT-FRZ60 LASER DLP INSTALLATION PROJECTOR REVIEW
May 15, 2021

Review of the Panasonic PT-FRZ60 an installation class DLP laser projector with WUXGA resolution and rated brightness of 6,000 lumens.

Epson Brightlink 1485Fi Business/Education Projector Review
April 28, 2021

When Epson announced the Brightlink 1485Fi series collaborative projector last year, like most of us, they never expected the outbreak of the worldwide pandemic we still find ourselves living with. To quote Epson, the Brightlink 1485Fi was designed to ...

VIEWSONIC M2 SMART LED PROJECTOR REVIEW
March 17, 2021

The ViewSonic M2 Smart 1080P LED projector with Harman Kardon Bluetooth speakers (referred to as “the M2” in the remainder of this review) is a 500 ANSI Lumen (1200 LED lumen), full HD (1,920 x1,080) DLP LED-powered business and home media projector de ...

Overcoming Seven Common Projector Installation Challenges
March 1, 2021

This month’s featured article is brought to you by Sharp NEC, leaders in the commercial projector marketplace. We've all been there. You’re in an important meeting and no one can figure out how to turn on the projector in the board room. Even worse, on ...

NEC P506QL 4K LASER BUSINESS PROJECTOR REVIEW
February 8, 2021

The NEC P506QL is a laser light engine equipped installation class DLP projector capable of displaying 4K resolution with a current street price of $4,299. Its laser/phosphor wheel light engine can deliver 5,000 ANSI lumens and has a rated life of 20,0 ...

Indiana University’s Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art Designs Ultra-Immersive Contemporary Art Space with State-of-the-Art Native 4K Laser Projection
February 2, 2021

This month’s sponsored article comes to us from Epson, which partnered with Indiana University to install three Epson Pro L12002QNL native 4K 3LCD Laser Projectors and Epson ELPLX02W (V12H004Y02) ultra-short-throw lenses in the on-campus museum’s conte ...

LG HU85LS 4K UST SMART BUSINESS PROJECTOR REVIEW
January 12, 2021

The LG HU85LS is a 4K Ultra-Short Throw Laser Smart Projector designed to replace traditional flat panel TVs.

Panasonic PT-LRZ35U RGB LED DLP Projector Review
November 28, 2020

Panasonic's first discrete RGB LED DLP projector that's being marketed to both the business and home markets.

LG BU50NST 4K LASER BUSINESS PROJECTOR REVIEW
November 11, 2020

The LG ProBeam BU50NST is a compact projector designed for various ProAV applications, including enterprise, education, hospitals, and museums. It provides UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and is rated to deliver 5,000 ANSI lumens of light output.

TI DLP® Technology Meets LED, Gets Brighter, and Together, Take On Traditional Lamp Projectors!
August 3, 2020

Our featured article will touch on the many advantages of combining DLP® with solid-state light sources, from the technology side, and the practical side.

Epson PowerLite U50 Business and Education Projector Review
July 27, 2020

The Epson PowerLite U50 is a 3LCD, WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution projector with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity for business use.

BENQ LU710 Business/Education Projector Review
July 5, 2020

New 4,000 lumens laser WUXGA DLP business projector from BenQ.

Be Amazed: Using Panasonic Commercial Laser Projector For Higher Education and Houses Of Worship Applications. And See Imagery of Panasonic Projectors Doing Incredible Things
June 22, 2020

Panasonic's latest laser projector for education application, houses of worship, digital signage and more!

Casio XJ-F211WN Laser/LED Hybrid Business and Education Projector Review
June 16, 2020

Great for both business and education environments, the Casio XJ-F211WN is their latest in DLP WXGA projectors .

BenQ LH930 Business/Education Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities
May 21, 2020

Laser-illuminated projectors are fast becoming standard equipment for boardrooms and classrooms alike. The cost of this technology is quickly falling, and it offers several distinct advantages over lamp-illuminated projectors. BenQ Specs Price $2999 Te ...

Panasonic PT-MZ16KL Laser Projector Review
May 15, 2020

The Panasonic PT-MZ16KL is an installation class 3LCD laser projector with WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) resolution and rated brightness of 16,000 lumens.

Epson’s Laser Projectors Transform the World We Know in Entertainment Venues and Other Large-Scale Environments
May 1, 2020

This feature article primarily focuses on some exciting uses of the larger, more powerful and capable laser projectors.

BenQ EH600 Smart Business Projector Review
April 27, 2020

BenQ describes the EH600 as the World’s first Android based smart projector designed specifically for business applications.

ViewSonic LS625W Education Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities
April 17, 2020

Projectors allow teachers to share large, engaging images with the students in their classroom to enhance the learning experience.

BenQ EW800ST Smart Classroom Projector Review
April 1, 2020

The BenQ EW800ST is a DLP, WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution, short throw projector with smart capabilities. It is primarily positioned as a classroom projector, but is suitable for conference rooms and meeting rooms where its feature set would be useful. B ...

NEC NP-MC372X CLASSROOM PROJECTOR REVIEW
March 31, 2020

The NEC NP-MC372X is an education class 3LCD projector that offers XGA (1,024 x 768) resolution and is rated to deliver 3,700 lumens rated light output.

CHRISTIE LWU530-APS Laser Projector Review
March 16, 2020

The Christie LWU530-APS is a 5,000 ANSI lumen business class laser projector with WUXGA resolution that can accept a full range of content up to 4K.

The Newest, Smartest Laser Projectors From Sony Are Impressive: "Affordable Lasers" for Business, Classroom! Commercial Projectors for Auditoriums, Museums and Entertainment!
March 1, 2020

Greetings, projector professionals: AV managers, IT, tech coordinators, educators, presenters, and buyers. Sony, as one of the most recognized brands in the world obviously needs no formal introduction.  Their reputation for quality goes back to the la ...

Christie LHD878-DS Laser Projector Review
December 15, 2019

The Christie LHD878-DS is a 7,800 ANSI lumen business class laser projector with Full HD resolution that can accept a full range of 4K content.

Vivitek DH3660Z Business/Education Laser Projector Review
December 13, 2019

The Vivitek DH3660Z is a 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution, DLP projector intended for business and education environments.

Optoma ZU506T-W Professional Installation Laser Projector Review
December 10, 2019

The Optoma ZU506T-W is a laser-powered Installation projector that will cover most of your projection needs.

Sony VPL-FHZ75 Business/Education Installation Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities
October 15, 2019

The Sony VPL-FHZ75 is a highly capable business/education projector with a lot to recommend.

Maxell MP-TW4011 Ultra Short Throw Interactive Laser Projector Review
September 27, 2019

The Maxell MP-TW4011 is an ultra short throw, 3LCD projector with WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution with a laser light engine.

Panasonic PT-VMZ50 Laser Projector Review
September 24, 2019

The Panasonic PT-VMZ50 is a business class 3LCD laser projector with WUXGA (1920 x 1200), resolution and rated brightness of 5,000 lumens.

Vankyo Leisure 3 Mini Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities
August 12, 2019

The Vankyo Leisure 3 is a portable projector which measures a mere 7.8 x 5.8 x 2.7 inches and weighs in at only 2.4 pounds.

Casio XJ-S400UN Business/Education Projector Review
July 11, 2019

The Casio XJ-S400UN is part of Casio’s new Superior series, which features the next generation of their mercury-free, hybrid laser and LED light engine.

NEC NP-MC382W Business/Education Projector Review
July 1, 2019

The NEC NP-MC382W is a capable LCD projector, well suited for business and education environments.

BenQ InstaShow Review
June 19, 2019

The BenQ InstaShow system consists of a simple transmitter and receiver to deliver your content easily and quickly.

NEC NP-P525UL Review: An Affordable 3LCD Laser Projector
June 3, 2019

The NEC P525UL is a laser light engine installation class 3LCD projector having WUXGA, 1920 x 1200, resolution and a bright 5,000 lumens rated light output.

AAXA 4K1 – 4K LED Projector - A First Look Review
May 20, 2019

The AAXA 4K1 is a small portable projector for less than $1,000.

Epson Pro L1755UNL Commercial Laser Projector Review
March 31, 2019

The Epson Pro L1755UNL is a 15,000 lumen, large venue, 4K pixel shifting laser projector with WUXGA resolution, that can accept a full range of 4K content.

NEC Commercial Laser Projectors - Advanced Wall Melting Performance
March 8, 2019

NEC's powerful 4K capable commercial laser projectors - the PX1004UL and the PH3501QL.

Epson PowerLite 5520W Business/Education Projector Review
March 7, 2019

The Epson PowerLite 5520W is a 5,500 lumen, WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution projector for business and education applications. It has 3LCD technology, which means this Epson projects as many color lumens as it does white ones.

Optoma EH330UST Business/Education Projector Review
February 26, 2019

The Optoma EH330UST is a 3,600 lumen ultra-short throw projector with DLP technology for business and education applications.

Epson PowerLite 109W Business/Education Projector Review
January 29, 2019

The Epson PowerLite 109W is a WXGA (1280 x 800) business and education projector claiming 4,000 lumens making it suitable for classrooms and conference rooms where there is little control over the amount of ambient light.

Epson PowerLite L400U Installation Laser Projector Review
December 12, 2018

The Epson PowerLite L400U is a WUXGA 3LCD laser projector intended for larger meeting spaces and higher education.

ViewSonic LS620X Short Throw Laser Projector Review
November 20, 2018

The ViewSonic LS620X is a 3,200 lumen DLP projector with XGA (1024x768) resolution, intended for applications in business and education such as K-12 classrooms, retail settings and conference rooms. 

Epson PowerLite 1785W Wireless Portable Projector Review
October 13, 2018

The Epson PowerLite 1785W is a WXGA (1280x800) 3LCD projector intended for the traveling professional, classroom, or anyone who needs to wow their audience on-the-go. 

Epson PowerLite L610W Laser Projector Review
October 9, 2018

The Epson PowerLite L610W Laser Projector is one of seven projectors in Epson’s new PowerLite Laser Series laser line of projectors.

Sony VPL-FHZ61 Commercial Laser Projector Review
September 28, 2018

The Sony VPL-FHZ61 is a WUXGA (1920x1200) 3LCD laser projector with 5,100 lumens.

BenQ MW535A WXGA Business Projector Review
September 27, 2018

The BenQ MW535A is a bright WXGA projector intended for the business and education market. 

Casio XJ-A257 Portable LED/Laser Projector Review
September 17, 2018

The Casio XJ-A257 is a portable laser projector designed for business and education applications.

Panasonic PT-MZ670U Business and Education Projector Review
July 23, 2018

The Panasonic PT-MZ670U is a 6,500 lumen projector with a laser light engine and WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution.

BenQ MH733 Business and Education Projector Review
July 19, 2018

The BenQ MH733 Projector is a compact, 5.5 pound full HD, DLP projector claiming 4000 lumens and potentially 15,000 hours of lamp life.

Acer VL7860 4K UHD Laser Projector Review
June 22, 2018

The VL7860 projector is the first 4K UHD with respectable black levels that we've seen, and that makes it a strong, 4K capable home theater projector.

Optoma W460 Business and Education Projector Review
April 11, 2018

The Optoma W460 is a WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution projector with an outstanding 4,600 lumens.

Epson PowerLite 108 Projector Review
April 9, 2018

The Epson PowerLite 108 XGA, 3LCD projector is a mid-range, small fixed install or portable use projector suitable for classroom or conference room.

InFocus IN2128HDx Business and Classroom Projector Review
April 6, 2018

The InFocus IN2128hdx is a Full HD native resolution, compact portable projector that is built for easy connectivity whether on the go or mounted permanently.

Sony VPL-EW435 Business and Education Projector Review
April 2, 2018

The Sony VPL-EW435 is a WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution business and education projector claiming 3,100 lumens.

Epson PowerLite 675W Ultra Short Throw Classroom Projector Review
March 23, 2018

The Epson PowerLite 675W is an ultra short throw, WXGA (1280 x 800) business and education projector claiming 3,200 lumens.

InFocus IN116xa Portable Projector Review
March 16, 2018

The InFocus IN116xa is a compact, portable DLP projector that manages to load a ton of ability into a projector that is very reasonably priced at $425.

Dell S718QL - A 4K UHD, Ultra Short Throw, Laser Projector Review
March 13, 2018

Review of the Dell S718QL 4K UHD Ultra-Short Throw Laser business and education projector.

NEC NP-P474U Business and Education Projector Review
February 20, 2018

The NEC NP-PA474U is a 4,700 lumen projector with WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution, which is the business and education world’s 1080p.

Epson BrightLink 710Ui Interactive Laser Projector Review
February 1, 2018

The Epson BrightLink 710Ui is a WUXGA (1920 x 1200) laser projector with interactive capabilities.

ViewSonic PS750W Interactive Education Projector Review
January 12, 2018

The ViewSonic PS750W is an interactive projector designed for the classroom.

Optoma UHZ65 4K Laser Projector Review
December 20, 2017

Optoma’s new UHZ65 home theater projector is positioned at the top of Optoma's lineup of UHx6x models of UHD projectors sporting the first Texas Instruments consumer 4K UHD chip, and targeting home users.

Epson Home Cinema LS100 Laser Projector Review
November 9, 2017

The Epson Home Cinema LS100 Laser Projector is 1080p ultra-short throw projector with 4,000 lumens.

Casio XJ-L8300HN 4K UHD Business/Education Projector Review
October 19, 2017

The Casio XJ-L8300HN is a 4K UHD, commercial-grade large venue projector claiming 5,000 lumens that features a hybrid laser/phosphor light engine.

NEC NP-PA653UL Business/Education Projector Review
September 27, 2017

The NEC NP-PA653UL is a 6,500 lumen, large venue laser projector using 3LCD technology for advanced business and education applications.

AAXA M6 Projector Review - 1080p Pocket Sized and LED!
August 16, 2017

The AAXA M6 is a bright, single chip DLP pocket-class projector with LED technology. Instead of a lamp, the 1,200 lumen M6 features three LED lights recreate the color spectrum.

Epson BrightLink 696Ui Projector Review
July 27, 2017

The Epson BrightLink 696Ui is an ultra-short throw, 3LCD, interactive projector claiming 3,800 lumens.

Ricoh PJ WXL4540 Ultra Short Throw Projector Review
July 9, 2017

Ricoh is an established manufacturer of business and classroom class projectors and they offer models using DLP and LCD technology. We wish to thank Epson America for sponsoring this year’s Best Classroom Projectors Report. ...

Epson PowerLite 680 Projector Review
June 12, 2017

The Epson PowerLite 680 is an ultra-short throw installation projector for classrooms and conference rooms, with 3LCD projection technology, XGA resolution, and 3,500 lumens.

BenQ CH100 Portable Business Projector Review
May 19, 2017

The BenQ CH100 is a small, HD resolution, DLP portable business projector with an LED light engine, claiming 1,000 lumens.

Casio XJ-UT351WN Ultra Short Throw Projector Review
April 26, 2017

The Casio XJ-UT351WN ultra short throw projector that uses a solid state light engine - LED and laser combination instead of a lamp.

Acer H7550ST Home Entertainment Projector Review
April 14, 2017

The Acer H7550ST is a powerful little short throw, single chip DLP home entertainment projector claiming 3000 lumens.

Sony LaserLite VPL-PHZ10 Laser Projector Review
April 13, 2017

The Sony VPL-PHZ10 is an affordable laser projector for business and education.

NEC NP-ME331W Portable Projector Review
March 24, 2017

The NEC NP-ME331W is one of four similar models in NEC’s ME-series of portable projectors intended for business or education applications.

Epson PowerLite 2265U Projector Review
February 8, 2017

Epson describes the PowerLite 2265U as a portable business projector, it is somewhat larger and heavier than many portable models.

InFocus IN5148HD Projector Review
January 28, 2017

The InFocus IN5148HD is intended for use in large venues where a high light output projector is called for.

NEC NP-V332W Projector Review
December 16, 2016

The NEC NP-V332W is one model in NEC's V-series of portable projectors intended for business or education applications. 

Sony VPL-DW240 Projector - A Review
December 1, 2016

The Sony VPL-DW240 is a compact business or classroom projector that offers good performance combined with a reasonable set of features and it should be considered for those looking for a portable projector in the under $1000 c ...

Casio XJ-F210WN Projector Review
November 14, 2016

The Casio XJ-F210WN is a DLP projector with great picture in the $1000 range.

Viewsonic Pro8530HDL Projector Review
October 16, 2016

The ViewSonic Pro8530HDL is a DLP projector that is marketed for use by businesses and schools as well as being suitable for large venues and installation applications.

The Optoma ML750ST LED Projector Review - Part 1
September 26, 2016

The Optoma ML750ST is a tiny, portable, short throw, LED projector.

InFocus IN1118HD Mobile Projector Review
September 13, 2016

The InFocus IN1118HD is a portable DLP projector designed for business presentations on the go. 

LG MiniBeam PF1000U Projector Review
August 16, 2016

Small, but packed with features, LG's MiniBeam PF1000U is an ultra-short throw projector that includes a TV tuner, wireless networking and one of the most innovative remote controls in the business.

Epson Pro G7905U Large Venue Projector Review
August 1, 2016

Epson's new G series flagship, the G7905U, accepts 4K content, uses pixel shifting to enhance 2K and 4K sharpness.

Epson Powerlite Pro L1500, L1505 Laser Projector Review
July 8, 2016

The Epson Pro L1505 is a 12,000 lumen, large venue, pixel shifting,  laser projector with WUXGA resolution, that can accept a full range of 4K content.

BenQ SU931 Large Venue Projector Review
July 8, 2016

Capable of lighting up a conference room or mid-sized auditorium with sharp vibrant images, the BenQ SU931 excels at economy with an enviable price tag despite combining more than 6,000 lumens of brightness with full HD resolution.

Casio Ecolite XJ-V110W - A Value LED/Laser Projector - Review
June 11, 2016

Casio's Ecolite XJ-V110W is WXGA and offers 3500 lumens for $799, with a 20,000 LED/Laser light engine.

Epson PowerLite W29 Projector Review
May 25, 2016

The Epson Powerlite W29 is a feature laden, yet very affordable projector for classroom or business, suitable for portable use or installation.

Millennials and Projectors: Optoma ML750 LED Projector Review: Part 2
May 15, 2016

The Optoma ML750 reviewed here, is an extremely small and portable LED projector. Is the ML750 ideal for today's cord cutting professional millennials living in the big City? This is part two of my 'life experience' review of the Optoma ML750 LED Proje ...

ViewSonic PJD-7835HD Projector Review
May 12, 2016

The Viewsonic PJD7835 is a relatively small, crossover portable business and education projector that doubles as a great "bright room" projector for the home.

NEC P502WL Laser Projector Review
April 28, 2016

The NEC P502WL is a laser light engine installation class DLP projector having WXGA, 1280 x 800, resolution and a bright 5000 lumens rated light output.

Epson PowerLite 955WH Projector Review
April 17, 2016

The Epson PowerLite 955WH is a higher-end model in Epson’s Powerlite 9xx series of classroom projectors. While Epson markets the PowerLite 955WH as a classroom projector, but it would also be suitable for use in many business/conference room applicatio ...

Optoma EH320USTi Ultra-Short Throw Projector Review
March 18, 2016

Optoma’s 1080p ultra short throw interactive projector, the EH320USTi, is great for businesses, schools and colleges.

NEC UM352W Ultra Short Throw Projector Review
February 15, 2016

We have reviewed NEC ultra short throw projectors in the past and the UM352W builds on NEC's solid reputation for producing quality projectors in this category.  This particular NEC projector is heavy in terms of having a full suite of intera ...

Epson EX7240 Pro Portable Projector Review
December 7, 2015

The EX7240 Pro in one of 5 models in Epson's EX-series of portable business/educational projectors.

BenQ MX631ST Short Throw Projector Review
November 24, 2015

The BenQ MX631ST is a short throw projector intended for use in classrooms or conference rooms. 

NEC M363W Projector Review
November 16, 2015

The NEC M363W combines high brightness with great color and presentation flexibility in a compact package.

Sony VPL-FHZ65 Laser Projector Review
October 22, 2015

Sony's VPL-FHZ65 Laser Projector offers high performance and better value than earlier commercial laser projectors.

Epson PowerLite Pro Z10005UNL Projector Review
August 2, 2015

The Epson PowerLite Pro Z10005UNL is a large, heavy, very bright commercial installation projector intended for auditorium size venues and/or specialized presentation needs.  This model certainly qualifies as a "heavy metal" class of commercial pr ...

LG Minibeam PW800 Projector Review
July 26, 2015

The LG Minibeam PW800 is a LED powered single chip DLP pocket-class projector. 

Epson Powerlite Pro Cinema G6550WU Commercial and Home Entertainment Projector - Review
June 12, 2015

The Epson Pro Cinema G6550WU and Powerlite Pro G6550WU are near identical, 5200 lumens bright, and feature laden.

Viewsonic PJD6350 Projector Review
April 30, 2015

The ViewSonic PJD6350 projector is bright and offers networking, big sound, and XGA resolution.

BenQ HC1200 Projector Review
April 27, 2015

Spectacular color fidelity and plenty of flexibility make the BenQ HC1200 projector a winner.  This DLP projector offers a very competent feature set, and is priced competitively.

Casio EcoLite XJ-V1 Projector Review
April 21, 2015

The Casio XJ-V1 is a new model (release date May 2015) for which the manufacturer uses the name EcoLite(tm).

Viewsonic PJD5555w DLP Multimedia Projector Review
April 10, 2015

The ViewSonic PJD5555w projector offers lots of horsepower in a small, and notably low-cost package.

InFocus IN126STa Short Throw Projector Review
April 1, 2015

The InFocus IN126STa is a portable DLP projector with networking and short throw lens. MSRP $779!

Canon REALiS WUX6000 Projector Review
March 1, 2015

The Canon REALiS WUX6000 is an "Installation" class projector with very high resolution claiming 6000 lumens of light output.

NEC NP-PA521U Projector Review
February 18, 2015

The NEC  NP-PA521U is a commercial/professional installation projector that is aimed for the corporate and higher-end education markets.

Epson Brightlink Pro 1430Wi Projector Review
February 4, 2015

The Epson Brightlink Pro 1430Wi is an ultra short throw, interactive projector, specified with 3300 lumens of light output that offers a lot of features for its $2999 price.

Epson PowerLite 1985WU Projector Review
January 4, 2015

The Epson Powerlite 1985WU is one of a new breed of affordable high brightness projectors suitable for medium and larger venues.  100" screens even in bright rooms handled well.

ViewSonic PLED-W800 LED Projector Review
December 12, 2014

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Viewsonic PJD5533w DLP Multimedia Projector Review
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Viewsonic PJD6383S Short Throw DLP Multimedia Projector Review
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XGA projectors, once the dominant business resolution no longer rule, with widescreen projectors being more in favor, and costing only slightly more. Quickly gaining marketshare in this sector are interactive projectors, including ultra short throw designs that sit only inches from the screen. The best of these command a real premium, with most costing $1000 to $3000. (The Ultra short throw interactive are the most expensive of the group.) They have the advantage of being wall mounted, and can use a whiteboard rather than a screen There are three technologies used in business projectors: LCD projectors, DLP projectors and LCoS projectors. Pocket projectors – rather than the even smaller pico projectors, are now bright enough to be considered viable business projector solutions, with many now offering 500 lumens.

Some of the Most Popular Business Projector Brands: NEC Sony, Optoma, Epson, InFocus and Viewsonic, in no particular order.

About Business Projectors

There are many brands out there, although not all build their own product, in fact many simply relabel their product from other original manufacturers or make very minor changes, and sell the products under their own names. Here is a short list of the top selling brands that actually design and build their projectors, it is not a complete list. Who is number one varies depending on the questions asked, although Epson currently claims the largest market share worldwide. These are some of the leaders:

  • Barco Projectors – This is the “heavy metal” medium to huge venue projectors, mostly 8000 to 100,000 lumens. Purchased projection design, expanding their line downward somewhat in price
  • Epson Projectors – LCD projectors only as they are the primary manufacturer of the 3LCD chips. Largest seller of projectors in the world, and currently (2017) with 53% of the North American market.
  • Mitsubishi Projectors – Once a mix of LCD and DLP projectors, one of the larget lineups in the industry, they quit the projector industry late 2013, and also stopped making “Big Screen TVs.”
  • Hitachi Projectors – LCD projectors primarily, one of the early leaders in ultrashort throw projectors and especially interactive ones. A major player in the K-12 education space.
  • InFocus Projectors – Primarily DLP projectors, always a leader in lightest and brightest projectors (no pico projectors), a full line-up
  • BenQ Projectors – All DLP projectors, have expanded their lineup to from entry level to larger venue projectors
  • Sanyo Projectors – Sanyo projectors disappeared when Sanyo was purchased by Matsushita, Panasonic’s parent.
  • Panasonic Projectors – A major player with LCD and DLP projectors. They have shifted their focus away from entry level and very portable to medium and large venue projectors, including laser projectors.
  • NEC Projectors – A mix of LCD and DLP Projectors, although starting with low cost, best known for their smaller and larger fixed install projectors. Big in medium and larger venue applications
  • Optoma Projectors – All DLP projectors, and a major player in the pocket projector space. Some larger venue, but best known for portable and small fixed/install projectors.
  • Canon Projectors – A full lineup of LCD and LCoS projectors, but best known for very high resolution models, and superb color, also DICOM capable (good enough to project images of medical films (x-rays, MRI’s etc.)
  • Sony Projectors – Primarily LCD and LCoS – they call their LCoS SXRD. Everything from portables to 4K cinema projectors, the leader offering true 4K projectors with laser light engines. Big in scientific and simulators as well as usual business markets.

Business Projector Resolution

2013 was a year that new shifts in resolution and pricing saw major shifts. Entry level is from $299 to perhaps $599, but 1080p (1920×1080) and WUXGA (1920×1200) projectors started shipping for under $2000 (and even a lot less)!

Lowest resolution projectors today (2017) would still be SVGA resolution (800×600) models can now be found for as little at $299, but most entry level projectors sell from between $399 and $699.

Quicktip: Almost all computers out there are now at least XGA resolution, as are tablets most can work with tablets like the iPads from Apple, and also Android, so for clean, clear, crisp small text and graphics you should be looking to get a projector with XGA resolution or higher.

Lower resolution SVGA projectors comprise a small fraction of US projector sales, and the bulk of those are purchased by schools. In the few years, though, the cost of higher resolution projectors has come down enough ($50 more) that SVGA (other than schools), may finally fade away. Unless you have a compelling specific need, go higher resolution.

Today your business would benefit from XGA resolution model or widescreen WXGA projector. Today the trend is mostly higher resolution and widescreen with WXGA slugging it out with the even higher res WUXGA, for domination.

Most 4:3 aspect ratio computers are sold into “legacy” situations, replacing an existing 4:3 projector, where there’s already a 4:3 screen in place. Switching to a wide screen projector would often require a new screen, and moving the ceiling mount, a lot of extra expense. If you have a budget of more than $600 a unit, it would be more beneficial to go with WXGA or higher, unless you are “trapped” in a 4:3 world, , with higher brightness, (more lumens). If you have budget and need, you could consider the new crop of affordable 1080p and WUXGA projectors.

In fact, you may seriously want to consider a specialist – mostly A/V dealers whether local or online have sales people who are knowledgeable about what works best, thanks to strong backgrounds in the “projector, plasma display and LCD display” industry. They are far more likely to be able to speak intelligently, and get you where you need to be. Even if you don’t want to know the details, there’s a real advantage to buying from someone who knows the products and issues. BTW, onlineA/V resellers are generally known to charge about 5-7% more than the least expensive PC resellers, Spending an extra $30 to $100 is not a great price to pay, if it gets you into the right product, instead of one that is a poor choice for your specific needs. Choose Wisely!

Low Cost Business Projectors

Most weigh at least 5 or 6 pounds, and up to 10 pounds, except for the one to three pound pocket projectors which are now just becoming bright enough for projecting to small groups, and in some cases medium sized, as almost all pocket projectors are 500 to 1000 lumens.

What you’ll find with entry level business projectors:

  • Limited connectivity
  • Most often, they are DLP technology, although LCD projectors are typically only slightly more. (There are far more DLP models out there, even though most projectors sold are 3LCD.)
  • Virtually all offer HDMI
  • Monitor out (to drive a computer monitor) is something many entry level projectors lack, especially the more portable ones.
  • Audio – typically a single audio input, or maybe two (one computer, one video), the exception again would be projectors designed for the school market, where you may get extra audio inputs. Portables often have one or two 1 to 2 watt speakers, while more expensive and education focused models typically have at least a single 5 watt speaker and as much sound as a pair of 10 watt speakers.
  • Remote controls, some projectors will have credit card sized remotes, most will have “full sized”. Credit card sized remotes usually offer no, or very limited “remote mousing”. They are also typically limited to about a 20 foot range.
  • No interactive projectors in the entry level ranges (yet).

Consider the technology while choosing an entry level business projector. Especially, if color accuracy is important, you will need more lumens on a DLP projector to overcome ambient lighting, than would be required of an LCD projector, Why? Color lumens vs. white lumens. Our Color Brightness video explains.

Mid-Price Performance Projectors - Moving up from entry level to the sweet spot of the market

Priced typically from $1500 – to $4000+ Most of these weigh in over 10 lbs (but not all), they start at 4000 lumens but mostly ar 5000 lumens or more, and many offer interchangeable lenses. There are a huge variety interesting features found on some of these projectors that just don’t show up on less expensive projectors. These are definitely not portable projectors unless your idea of portable is perhaps 20 to 50 pounds.

Do you need the features – and the “horsepower”?

Key features found in many High Performance Projectors:

  • 4000 lumens or more
  • Interchangeable lenses
  • Optical lens shift
  • Multiple computer inputs
  • Multiple HDMI or DVI (digital) inputs
  • Power zoom and focus
  • Advanced Wireless and wired networking
  • Presenting over a network, notifications
  • Laser or LED/Laser light engines
  • Dual or Quad lamps for 24/7 or maximum reliability
  • Auto focus (rare)

Some widely differing examples of projectors in this group of Mid to High Performance projectors:

  • NEC NP2250: MSRP $3999, 4200 lumens, 16.1 lbs., XGA resolution
  • Panasonic PT-F300NTU: MSRP $2399, 4000 lumens, 13.7 lbs., XGA resolution
  • BenQ SP890: MSRP $3999, 4000 lumens, 15.9 lbs., 16:9 HD resolution
  • Epson PowerLite Pro G5650WNL: MSRP $3599, 4500 lumens, WXGA resolution

Middle to high performance business projectors

The hot segment for business projectors is the in the $600 – $1500 range. Resolutions run from XGA up to 1080p/WUXGA! (and higher resolution) projectors, providing between 2500 and 4000 lumens.. The standard today is about 3500 lumens, but remember that a 20 or 30% increase in lumens helps, but really isn’t a dramatic increase in brightness.

In this day and age, you can now find a goodly number of business projectors up to WUXGA and 1080p for $1000 or less. Many business users don’t need that resolution (or even more expensive 4K).

Some examples of good business projectors at different price points, with some core features:

Under $600 street price:

  • NEC NP-ME331W MSRP $699 3300 lumens, 6.4 lbs., WXGA
  • Sony VPL-DW240: MSRP $970, 3000 lumens, 6.0 lbs., WXGA
  • Epson W29: MSRP $599, 3000 lumens, 5.8 lbs., WXGA
  • Casio XJ-V110W: MSRP $799, 3500 lumens, 8.4 lbs., WXGA, solid state
  • Epson EX7240 Pro: MSRP: $649, 3200 lumens, 5.7 lbs. WXGA, wireless
  • AAXA M6: MSRP $599, 1200 lumens, 2.5 lbs. 1080p, LED pocket Pj

Moderately priced Business Projectors: $600 – $1500

  • Viewsonic PJ559D: MSRP $1279, 2700 lumens, 6.0 lbs., XGA resolution]
  • Sharp PG-D45X3D: MSRP $2795, 3000 lumens, 3D, lens shift
  • Mitsubishi WD390U-EST: MSRP $1999, Ultra short throw, Cloud networking projector
  • Optoma TW610Sti+: MSRP $999, 3200 lumens, 6.9 lbs., WXGA resolution
  • Epson W16SK: MSRP $1899, two stacked 3000 lumen projectors for passive 3D
  • Hitachi CP-AW250N: Ultra short throw interactive projector, sits inches from screen.

high performance business projectors

Most of these projectors sell for over $4000 (up to $100,000), offer at least 5000 lumens, most have interchangeable lenses, etc. Many offer laser engine (or dual lamp for redundancy) and reliability. Almost all will have optical lens shift, which will also allow two projectors to be “stacked” together to virtually double the brightness. All of these higher performance projectors below offer interchangeable lenses, networking and more:

  • Mitsubishi WL7200U
  • Panasonic PT-DZ770UL
  • Epson Powerlite Pro L1500/1505: MSRP $21999, 12000 lumens, 50lb. WUXGA/pixel shifter, 4K capable

Summary

That should give you a good idea of what your investment dollars will buy, in terms of portability, power, and features. Our best advice – talk with a dealer who knows what they are talking about.

I like to use an analogy to buying a car. If you have $25K for a car, you don’t want to randomly have someone, who knows nothing about your needs, pick out your vehicle. Think about it – that $25K in a car – could mean:

  • A two seat sports car
  • A nice mid-sized sedan
  • A pretty large pickup truck with large cab
  • An SUV
  • A mini-van

Now one of those is definitely going to work better for you than most of the others. While projectors may not vary as much, there are still significant differences and combinations of features, such as ultra short throw projectors, interactive ones, 3D capable ones, and those with networking and advanced networking projectors. A good sales consultant can spend 5 minutes asking you the “right questions” and guide you into a “better choice”. For those “sales adverse”, review sites like ours help you make your own choices. Good ones, we hope.

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