Posted on June 19, 2020 By Nikki Zelinger
Casio XJ-F211WN Laser/LED Hybrid Projector Review – Summary: Summary, Pros, Cons
The front of the Casio XJ-F211WN.
An angled shot of the Casio XJ-F211WN.
The back of the Casio XJ-F211WN.
The Casio XJ-F211WN is a DLP, WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution projector with Casio’s classic hybrid LED/laser light engine. It is suitable for both education (K-12 classrooms, school conferences rooms) and business (conference rooms, boardrooms, training rooms, road-warriors, etc.) environments. The projector won an award in the K-12 Classroom Projector category for Best in Class Value Solid-State, in this year’s Classroom Projector Report.
It is certainly worthy of that award, and for several reasons. Solid state projectors (lasers, LEDs) typically have a higher up front cost, and lower maintenance over their lifetime than a lamp based projector, so you could get a lamp based projector for significantly less than most solid states. This is not the case when it comes to this Casio. It has an incredibly low price of $1049.99. So you get all the benefits of a solid state projector for a lamp-based price, and that’s before any bulk pricing or education discounts.
The XJ-F211WN has Wired LAN networking, optional wireless, a robust 16-watt onboard speaker, and a 1.50:1 zoom lens for placement flexibility. Casio’s Moderator function allows a teacher to connect in up to 40 computers/devices at once. Four of those can be selected at one time to be displayed, with the image split into four windows.
The Casio XJ-F211WN has five color modes: Standard, Graphic, Theater, Blackboard, and Natural. The best color mode for video is Theater, and the best mode for presentations, websites, documents, and graphics is Graphic Mode. These modes are plenty bright for most classroom and conference room environments, but if you still need a bit of extra brightness, Natural Mode gives you several hundred more lumens while still maintaining good color.
A scene from Journey to Space, projected by the Casio XJ-F211WN in Theater Mode.
A scene from the Netflix show Explained, projected by the Casio XJ-F211WN in Theater Mode.
A scene from the Disney+ documentary Drain the Sunken Pirate City, projected by the Casio XJ-F211WN in Theater Mode.
A PowerPoint presentation project, projected by the Casio XJ-F211WN in Graphic Mode.
A presentation slide, projected by the Casio XJ-F211WN in Graphic Mode.
A website, projected by the Casio XJ-F211WN in Graphic Mode.
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