The AAXA P400 is a battery-powered, LED short-throw, DLP projector capable of displaying a Full HD (1920x1080) resolution image which retails for $269.
The P400 is one of the newest models from AAXA which is a leading manufacturer of small, solid-state, mini projectors. Compact battery-powered LED projectors like the P400 can be used for a variety of applications such as home entertainment or business/education environments where its transportable design would come in handy.
Due to the projector’s short throw lens, the P400 can project a 100-inch image from just 5 feet away. Users can place the projector on a coffee table in front of them and enjoy a large image.
The P400 uses a native 1920×1080 (Full HD) Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) DLP imager. The P400's LED light source is rated to deliver up to 400 LED lumens for up to 30,000 hours. The LED light source’s long life means you can watch content 8 hours a day for over 10 years. Also, LED light sources tend to make images look brighter than their measured ANSI lumen brightness.
LED light sources are compact and very efficient which makes them an excellent option for a portable projector. Due to the P400’s LED light source, the unit’s internal battery can deliver up to 2 hours of playback in ECO mode. Higher-end AAXA projectors like the P6X include larger, longer-life batteries. However, the battery in the P400 is big enough for you to enjoy an entire movie on a single charge.
The AAXA P400 built-in media player supports direct playback of videos, pictures, and music from a USB stick or micro-SD/TF card. This is a convenient feature for consumers who want to take advantage of the P400 portability which is likely one of the main reasons why some would be interested in a projector of this type. Formats supported by the media player include: MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV, JPG, AVI, BMP, GIF, and TXT.
While it would have been nice if the P400 included built-in streaming apps, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, those features can be added by buying an inexpensive HDMI Smart device like an Amazon Fire TV stick or similar device. The projector includes a built-in 2-watt speaker, so the P400 is an all-in-one mobile entertainment solution.
|AAXA P400 Specs|
|Brightness (Manufacturer Claim)||400|
|Zoom Lens Ratio||Fixed Lens|
|Lamp Life||Over 30,000 Hours|
Projector Reviews have tested several AAXA projectors which retail at under $500. The chart below shows the basic differences between the models.
|M7||P6X||P8||P300 Neo||P400 (short throw)|
|Brightness||1200 LED||1100 LED||430 LED||400 LED||400 LED|
|Battery (Eco)||3 hours||4 hours||N/A||2.5 hours||2 hours|
|Smart Features||Media Player||Media Player||Android 10||Media Player||Media Player|
|Streaming Apps||N/A||N/A||Aptiode TV||N/A||N/A|
Those looking for high brightness and Full HD resolution would opt for the AAXA M7 ($488 SRP). The AAXA P6X ($359 SRP) offers high brightness and the longest battery life. Those with smaller budgets, who value wireless and smart features over resolution, might choose the AAXA P8 ($249 SRP). What makes the P400 stand out in the group is the unit’s short throw lens.
The unit’s compact size, feature set, and low price makes the P400 a good home entertainment projector option for a college student or kid. Additionally, if you spend a significant amount of time on the road, the P400 could be helpful in presentations, training, and other business applications.