The office projectors category includes projector technologies such as LCD, DLP, LED projectors, multimedia projectors, and digital projectors for the workplace. See below for a list of office projector reviews and information pages.
Businesses are looking for office projectors that are optimized for presentation use in conference rooms, boardrooms, and lecture halls.
High projector brightness, measured in ANSI lumens, is essential for displaying a clear picture in conference rooms that usually suffer from light pollution, as many boardrooms are kept well lit during office projector use. Also known as business projectors, office projectors can help those in the work place to close deals and create effective marketing proposals.
Office projectors are generally either portable or smaller fixed/install projectors, therefore big auditorium projectors do not fit into this category.
Office Projector Reviews
Sony MP-CL1 Pico Laser Projector Review
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 >>
LG Minibeam PW800 Projector Review
The LG Minibeam PW800 is a LED powered single chip DLP pocket-class projector. It is one of several models of pico and pocket class LED projectors >>
LG Minibeam PH300 Projector Review
It claims at a respectable 300 lumens of brightness and includes a built-in rechargeable battery that is rated to operate the projector for up to 2.5 >>
InFocus IN126STa Short Throw Projector Review
InFocus says is a "short throw projector combines short throw, widescreen resolution, high brightness, networking and low cost – making it perfect for >>
Epson BrightLink 585Wi Projector Review
EPSON BRIGHTLINK 585WI Projector Intro: The Epson Brightlink 585Wi is an ultra short throw, interactive projector, sporting 3300 lumens. It targets >>
Ask Proxima E1655U LCD Projector Review
Ask Proxima returns with this large venue LCD projector. The E1655U features high brightness and excellent color, with different lens options for flexibility >>
ViewSonic PJD6544w Projector Review
The PJD6544w Projector is a rather full-featured portable and classroom installation projector. With both wireless and wired networking.
Sony VPL-HW55ES Projector vs. Epson HC5030UB Projector
Epson's HC5030UB - aka Home Cinema 5030UB takes on Sony's VPL-HW55ES. This is a battle of what I consider the two best projectors in terms of performance >>
Sony VPL-VW600ES 4K Home Theater Projector
Some comparisons to the competition will be added, as well as additional commentary, including more on the VW600ES's 4K Media Player and Xperia tablet >>
Vivitek Qumi Q7 LED Projector – Review
Qumi Q7 LED Projector with 800 lumens - this projector is suitable for portable business and education use, digital signage and for home entertainment >>
Epson Pro Cinema G6900 WU Home Theater Projector
This projector is essentially identical to Epson's commercial Powerlite Pro G6900WU. They may basically the same, but warranty and support differ, favoring >>
NEC NP-UM330W Ultra Short Throw Projector Review
The NP-UM330W is an exceptionally sharp ultra-short throw projector that offers 3300 lumens and a better than most value proposition. Networking is >>
Sony VPL-FHZ55 Laser 3LCD Projector Review
This Sony laser projector was one of the most talked about this year at the trade shows. Sony produces excellent color, from a long life laser engine.
Office Projector Reviews Reviews
|Sony MP-CL1 Pico Laser Projector Review||$349||Laser light technology|
|LG Minibeam PW800 Projector Review||$599.99||DLP|
|LG Minibeam PH300 Projector Review||$449.99||DLP|
|InFocus IN126STa Short Throw Projector Review||$779||DLP|
|Epson BrightLink 585Wi Projector Review||$2199||3LCD|
|Ask Proxima E1655U LCD Projector Review||$5999||3LCD|
|ViewSonic PJD6544w Projector Review||$839.99||DLP|
|Sony VPL-HW55ES Projector vs. Epson HC5030UB Projector||$|
|Sony VPL-VW600ES 4K Home Theater Projector||$14999||LCOS 3 Panel|
|Vivitek Qumi Q7 LED Projector – Review||$999||DLP|
|Epson Pro Cinema G6900 WU Home Theater Projector||$7499||3LCD|
|NEC NP-UM330W Ultra Short Throw Projector Review||$1299||LCD|
|Epson PowerLite 1965 3LCD XGA Projector Review||$1899||3LCD|
|Sony VPL-FHZ55 Laser 3LCD Projector Review||$4460||3LCD|
|Acer K335 LED Portable Projector Review||$699||DLP (1)|
|Epson Powerlite Pro G6900WU Business Projector Review||$6499||3LCD|
|Review: Sony VPL-HW55ES Home Theater Projector||$3999||LCoS|
|Ricoh PJ WX4130N DLP Projector Review||$1900||DLP|
About Office Projectors
Office projectors are projectors that are designed for the workplace. Office projector is synonymous with terms like business projector, education or classroom projector, or government projector, and are usually portable projectors.
Office projectors can range from anything from those sold at places like Staples or Office Depot (which are typically the smaller, portable projectors that are suitable from dragging from room to room) up to small fixed/install projectors that are ceiling-mounted.
Generally, though, office projectors typically do not include the big auditorium projectors, but rather those smaller models that can be easily moved from place to place and set up/packed up.
The trick is to find the office projector that best meets your presentation and venue needs. Entry level office projectors, though ideal in price, have entry level brightness (2000-3000 lumens), which is satisfactory in many presentation environments but not in all.
Thus, depending on how much ambient light is polluting the venue (if there are windows that cannot be covered or lights that must remain on), you may need one of the brighter models out there.
Office projectors range all over in terms of features. Entry level projectors are more limited (such as no wired or wireless networking), whereas higher-end office projectors can give presentations wirelessly or, recently, stream directly from the internet without a computer. The nicer the projector, the more placement flexibility, since entry-level models typically have very limited zoom range.
Entry level office projectors
- Low cost – $595-$895
- Lumens: 2000-3000
- Low resolution – SVGA (800×600), widescreen WVGA (853×480)
- 5-10 lbs.
- Lower connectivity
- Typically LCD technology
- Usually 2 video inputs (S-video and composite)
- Some offer component video, monitor out, audio input
- Limited if any networking
Mid-price office projectors
- Middle price: $2,000-$5,000+
- Lumens: 3000-4000+
- Higher resolution – recently even 1080p
- Most over 10 lbs.
- Many offer interchangeable lenses
- Some have optical lens shift
- Inputs: multiple computer inputs, HDMI or DVI
- Power zoom/focus
- Advanced wired and wireless networking
High cost/performance office projectors
- Most expensive: $5,000-$100,000
- Lumens: 5000+
- High resolution
- 10-15 lbs.
- Dual lamp technology for reliability
- Almost all have optical lens shift, allows for projector “stacking” for double the brightness
- Extended/advanced feature sets
Average price range for an office projector is $450 to $650 for a resolution of 1024 x 768 XGA and brightness of 2500 lumens to 3300 lumens. Higher end models start around $1,500 which provide even brighter picture.
The 21st century business professional can now use pocket projector, mini projector or even pico projector technology for ultimate portability. The newest of these ultra small projectors can integrate with a laptop, smartphone, or iPad.
Mini projectors weigh under 2 lbs and can project bright images upward of 65 inches. Pico projectors are about 1/2 lb. in weight and are the most portable, but current models are still lacking the brightness to give presentations to more than a few people in anything short of a nearly dark environment.
The office projector is of a different breed, separate from the home theater projector entirely. Office projectors are typically very bright, offering anywhere from 2000 lumens to at least 5000 lumens in order to withstand the brightly lit environments of an office space or a classroom. Usually, office projectors weigh anywhere from 2.5 to 15 lbs. They are all Mac and PC compatible.