Portable Projectors

The portable projectors category includes the latest in portable projectors that are ideal in terms of portability and convenience. Scroll down for a list of our most recent portable projector reviews and more.

Portable projectors are convenient on-the-go solution and are becoming more advanced every day. Practical uses include classic presentations such as PowerPoint and multimedia presentations including videos and sound. Enjoy pictures, videos, and browing the internet from a large projection rather than a small display screen. Portable projectors are now exploring the realm beyond presentation, including gaming, 3D and mobile device integration.

If it is more than 10 lbs., it is not really a portable projector by today’s standards. Granted, this doesn’t mean that you won’t choose a projector weighing 13 lbs., but it does mean that most portable projectors currently weigh 3-8 lbs.

Portable projectors typically weigh under 10 lbs.

The lightest portable projectors are Pico projectors – they typically weigh less than one pound and are about the size (give or take) of a pack of cigarettes. They are definitely the least bright projectors almost all with less than 100 lumens. They are limited in use, need a really dark room to do a good job on a small screen – say 40 inches, but are the ultimate in portability.

Pocket projectors are the next size up, and like Pico Projectors tend to have LED light sources. These weigh from roughly 1 lb. to about 4 pounds and are mostly 300 – 700 lumens with the brightest hitting 1000 lumens (2015). These are becoming more and more practical each year.

The vast majority of portable projectors, though, are lamp based projectors weighing in from about 3 pounds to 10 pounds and offering from 2000 to 5000 lumens!

A few Portable projector brands: 3M, LG, InFocus, and Epson.

Portable Projector Reviews

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 ...

XGIMI Halo+ Portable Smart LED Projector Review
October 5, 2021

The new XGIMI Halo+ is brighter, smarter, and easier to install than older Halo   XGIMI has done it yet again! XGIMI has found a way to improve the already great XGIMI Halo Smart Portable LED Projector. The new projector is called the XGIMI Halo+. The ...

BenQ GV30 Portable LED Smart Projector Review
September 22, 2021

  BenQ GV30 Portable Projector The second generation of BenQ GV and GS projectors has been announced. The BenQ GV30 and GS50 were recently launched at the end of Aug 2021. With the GV30 being the second generation of GV projectors, I had high expectati ...

BenQ GS50 Ruggedized Portable 1080P Projector Review
September 14, 2021

BenQ has announced another exciting portable projector, the GS50 which is the second generation of BenQ’s GS lineup. The GS50 is a 1080p Full High Definition (FHD) portable LED projector that is rated at 500 ANSI lumens and the first portable projector to have a 2.1 channel Bluetooth speaker with “Extra Bass.”

AAXA M7 Portable LED Projector Review
September 7, 2021

AAXA M7 LED DLP Pico Projector In this article, I will give you a detailed look at the AAXA M7 portable LED projector. This new addition to the AAXA line is a Quad Cast LED-powered, full 1080p projector rated to deliver up to 1200 LED lumens. It retail ...

XGIMI Elfin Smart 1080P LED Projector Review
August 19, 2021

The XGIMI Elfin Smart LED projector is a Smart LED 1080P projector rated to deliver up to 800 ANSI lumens, and it retails for $649.

XGIMI Horizon Pro 4K Smart LED Projector Review
May 27, 2021

The XGIMI Horizon Pro is the flagship 2200 lumen 4K home theater focused projector in their lineup.

XGIMI Halo Portable 1080P Android TV Projector Review
May 5, 2021

The XGIMI Halo is a smart 1080P portable DLP projector with a compact design that is super portable, awarded the Projector Reviews Best in Class Award.

AAXA P6X PORTABLE PICO PROJECTOR REVIEW
May 2, 2021

The AAXA P6X Pico projector is an 1100 LED lumen, HD (1280x800) Osram LED/DLP powered, highly portable business projector, capable of projecting up to a 160” image solely on battery power. It has an onboard media player to accommodate cord free present ...

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 ...

BENQ X1300i GAMING PROJECTOR REVIEW
February 17, 2021

Overview Today I get to talk to you about a cool looking performance projector that BenQ is releasing. I'm talking about the BenQ X1300i Smart Entertainment Home projector. The X1300i is a gaming optimized home entertainment projector packing a ton of ...

EPSON EF12 SMART LASER PROJECTOR REVIEW
January 31, 2021

The Epson EF12, part of their EpiqVision series of Smart projectors, offers all the benefits of a Smart TV with the benefits of a projector.

Elite MosicGO 360 Portable Cinema System Review
December 15, 2020

The Elite Projector offers multiple MosicGO systems, which are a portable home theater system designed for outdoor and indoor entertainment.

Philips PicoPix Max Projector Review
November 6, 2020

The Philips PicoPix Max is a Full HD (1,920x1,080) DLP projector capable of producing up to a 120’ image, with built in speakers, and up to a 3-hour battery life.

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.

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 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 ...

Look Out Competition: It’s Fun Time! Epson Is Shipping Their First, Smart, Under $1000 Home Entertainment Laser Projector – HD Res, and 2000 lumens!
January 6, 2020

Epson's new EF-100 smart home theater projector that can be used in just about any room in your house.

2019 Holiday Guide To Seven Great Home Theater Projectors Under $2000
November 22, 2019

‘Tis the season to be shopping for your next home entertainment or home theater projector! Welcome to our annual shopping guide, the Holiday Guide for Seven Great Home Theater Projectors Under $2000. In this guide we’ve selected some great projectors f ...

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.

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 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. 

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.

Acer C200 Pico Projector Review - Travel-Sized and LED
August 20, 2018

The Acer C200 is a DLP projector with an LED light engine and this tiny pico projector can be carried in a large pocket or small purse, and will easily fit into your carry on for traveling.

AAXA P300 NEO Pico Projector Review - Pocket Sized Fun
August 16, 2018

The AAXA P300 Neo is a tiny, portable projector with an LED light engine, as is typical of pico and pocket projectors.

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.

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.

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.

BenQ HT2550 - At $1499, The Most Affordable 4K UHD Projector Yet - First Look
January 10, 2018

BenQ’s HT2550 is the first 4K UHD projector at this price point, just $1499! 

ViewSonic PJD7828HDL Home Theater Projector Review
January 7, 2018

The Viewsonic PJD7828HDL is an entry level priced 1080p resolution DLP projector, one that provides a lot of value.

Acer K138ST Projector Review – A Pocket Sized Gaming Machine
December 15, 2017

The Acer K138ST is a pocket projector designed for big screen gaming on the go.

AAXA M5 Pocket Projector Review - 720p and LED!
November 29, 2017

The AAXA M5 is a $499 pocket-class projector with LED technology, featuring a “lamp” with three RGB LED lights.

Two Holiday Guides, Ten Great Home Projectors
November 28, 2017

We have created two Holiday Gift Guides from our favorite projectors of this year, one for home theater projectors and screens under $2000, and one for those priced over $2000.

Epson Home Cinema 2100 and 2150 Home Entertainment Projector Review
November 16, 2017

The Epson Home Cinema 2100 and Home Cinema 2150 are two new projectors that replace their venerable HC2040 and HC2045.

Epson Home Cinema 760HD First Look Review
September 18, 2017

The Epson Home Cinema 760HD is one of a trio of projectors from Epson’s new value line.

Epson Home Cinema 2150 First Look Review
August 28, 2017

Epson has just announced two evolutionary projectors to replace a couple of their most popular projectors. The Epson Home Cinema 2150 and its younger brother, the Home Cinema 2100.

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 Home Cinema 2100 First Look Review
August 13, 2017

The Epson Home Cinema 2100 is one of two projectors just announced by Epson that are evolutionary.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Sony MP-CL1 Pico Laser Projector Review
November 19, 2015

The Sony MPCL1 HD resolution pico projector is laser powered! Now that got my attention. Over the past couple of years, I’ve generally skipped bringing in pico projectors for review, choosing, instead to focus on the larger, brighter, heavier ...

NEC M363W Projector Review
November 16, 2015

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

Millennials and Projectors: The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD
November 8, 2015

This is a quick write-up of the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD as part of our "Millennials and Projectors" series. For those of you who don't know me, I'm Lisa, Art's 23-year-old daughter living in New York City. In this short review, I'm ...

The Optoma ML750 LED Projector - Review Part 1
November 6, 2015

The Optoma ML750 reviewed here, is a tiny portable LED projector. Is the ML750 ideal for cord cutting professional Millennials living in the big City? This is a 'life experience' review of the Optoma ML750 LED Projector. In this unique little review, I ...

Viewsonic PJD6350 Projector Review
April 30, 2015

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

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 PJD7822HDL Home Entertainment Projector Review
March 19, 2015

The Viewsonic PJD7822HDL Home Entertainment - Business Portable 1080p Projector - Replaces its ground breaking predecessor.

ViewSonic PLED-W800 LED Projector Review
December 12, 2014

The PLED-W800 is an LED projector from Viewsonic. Claiming 800 lumens, this larger pocket projector is one of the brightest projectors in this class.  The PLED-W800 is WXGA resolution has a street price under $710 in the US. There are, of course, much ...

NEC NP-L102W Projector Review
September 5, 2014

The NEC NP-L102W is a nicely compact LED projector with WXGA resolution (1280x800) primarily suitable as a lightweight portable business and education projector.  The NEC almost hit its 1000 lumen claim, whereas few LED projectors get even close t ...

LG PF85U LED Projector - Review
August 28, 2014

The PF85U Projector has a long life LED light source, but what stands out most are the smarts of this large 1000 lumen "pocket" projector. We consider the PF85U for  home entertainment use, but it doubles nicely as a portable business projector.  

Ask Proxima C3327W-A LCD Projector Review
May 16, 2014

Ask Proxima's portable WXGA projector is a no-frills, low-cost powerhouse.  It provides a terrific combination of high brightness and excellent color fidelity.

ViewSonic PJD6544w Projector Review
April 16, 2014

The PJD6544w Projector is a rather full-featured portable and classroom installation projector. With both wireless and wired networking.

Vivitek Qumi Q7 LED Projector - Review
March 1, 2014

Qumi Q7 LED Projector with 800 lumens - this projector is suitable for portable business and education use, digital signage and for home entertainment.  Impressive! For the most part LED projectors until recently were limited to small pico and pocket p ...

Acer K335 LED Portable Projector Review
February 3, 2014

The Acer K335 is a versatile WXGA (1280 X 800) DLP pocket projector with enough light output to deal with less than ideal lighting conditions despite its small size!

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