3M MPro110 Projector Brightness
Well, the MPro110 isn't the light cannon of these pico projectors. Actually, the MPro110 projector measured a blinding (ok, yes, I'm trying to amuse), 8.8 lumens. That's still about 28% less than the Optoma Pico's 11.3, but a bit better than the similar Aiptek V10 Plus'es 8.3 lumens.
When comparing the 3M MPro 110 to the brighter Optoma think this way. You would have the same relative brightness if the Optoma was shining on a screen about 14% larger diagonal. That's really not that much. To get the same brightness as the 3M produces on a 30 inch diagonal screen, the Optoma can work with a 34.2 inch screen.
Of course if you are really concerned about brightness, projectors like the MPro110 aren't the solution. You need to move a size up, to projectors like the recently reviewed BenQ GP1, which is about three times the weight, palm sized, and over 100 lumens (but not battery powered). Even the earliest portable projectors, back in 1994, were 110 lumens to 190 lumens. Of course, those early portable projectors were 19 pounds (Proxima DP-2800) or more, and big enough to stash about 50 or maybe 100 of these 3M projectors inside.)