Posted on April 4, 2009 Art Feierman
The Powerlite 1720 is an extremely portable projector in a class often referred to as micro-portable. Weighing in just under four pounds, it is also very small, with a footprint about the same size as a standard sheet of paper.
While the 1720 is highly portable, being both small and light, it is also an extremely versatile projector, and as a result, it will appeal to many businesses, government agencies and schools as a low cost, rather bright projector for permanent installation.
Not only does the 1720 accept a ceiling mount, but it is designed so that users can replace an aging lamp, without having to unmount the projector, if it is ceiling mounted. This is thanks to the lamp door being located on the top of this Epson projector, rather than on the bottom (where mounts attach), which is where most portable projectors put their lamp door. The 1720 also has a black case, whereas the 1735W comes in white.
This Epson Powerlite 1720 shares most of the features found on the Powerlite 1735W, except for those relating to networking and the aforementioned widescreen resolution. You will find that the links above will take you to the appropriate sections of the 1735W projector review. Please use your Back button to return to this page. For those not needing widescreen resolution, networking capability and the related features and benefits, the 1720 comes in with a price of $1299, exactly $350 less than the 1735W.
Interfacing on the 1720 is both versatile and easy. For PC’s or Macs you can connect via VGA and for many Macs that have no VGA connector, such as MacBook Pro laptops, just connect using the Mac’s DVI to VGA adapter (standard with the Mac.) In addition, the Epson Powerlite 1720’s remote can control presentations off your PC or Mac by a USB connection between the 1720 and the computer.
The top of the line Powerlite 1735W scored highly in many areas of use and performance. We expect all of those strengths to be shared by the Powerlite 1720. Please use the links to learn more about the common features and performance.
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