Ask Proxima C3327W-A LCD Projector Review

ASK PROXIMA C3327W-A REVIEW – SUMMARY:  The Bottom Line, Pros, Cons

The Bottom Line

The Ask Proxima C3327W-A is a no-frills portable projector that produces a sharp, bright image with exceptional color fidelity for its class.  Whether you need the higher output of the Normal mode, or the better black levels of the Cinema mode, you get plenty of brightness (the Cinema mode is only 15% less bright than the Normal mode).  The video presentation abilities of the C3327W-A are also quite impressive for a projector in this class, with decent contrast and black levels.  This ability to provide a good picture at high brightness levels will please the presenter working in a room with minimal light control.

As we noted with the Ask Proxima E1655U, there is no wireless network or network projection capability.  While that wasn’t a big concern with the E1655U (which is designed for a fixed installation), it’s more of a detriment to a projector like the C3327W-A that’s intended for portability.

If you’re looking for a portable projector that’s packed with features like wireless networking, network presentation, PC-free presentation or just think that every portable projector should come with a carry bag, the C3327W-A suffers in comparison with some of the other portable projectors in this price range.  That being said few of them offer similar performance in brightness and color.  Ask Proxima’s excellent lamp warranty gives it an advantage of some of the competition as well.

If having a large number of features is not on your checklist, but high brightness and faithful color reproduction at a low price is, then the C3327W-A should be at the top of your list.  Also, the C3327W-A’s ability to use multiple projectors to display a larger image will please the buyer looking for a reasonably priced solution for a museum display or even digital signage.   For these reasons, we believe the Ask Proxima C3327W-A is worthy of a Special Interest award.

 

Pros

  • High brightness
  • Very sharp image with any resolution
  • Very good color balance, even with the brightest picture mode
  • Built-in test patterns assist with setup
  • Built-in edge blending allows for the use of multiple projectors to display a larger image
  • If mounted, both lamp and filter can be changed without unmounting the projector
  • Has different colorboard settings
  • Long lamp life in Eco mode
  • Excellent lamp warranty

Cons

  • Has dust filter that must be maintained
  • No network display capability
  • Manual available digitally only
  • Limited feature set for a portable projector (ie: no network presentation or PC-free presentation)
  • No lens cover or cap
  • No carry bag

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