My initial reaction, upon first powering up the M209X is that it is bright, especially for such a small projector. As is common with DLP projectors, the overall color accuracy leaves something to be desired when the projector is in its brightest modes, but color becomes very good, when needed, by switching down to Movie mode, but it does cost some brightness.
It's been almost a year since we last reviewed a Dell portable business projector. The new M209X, Dell's latest under 2.5 pound DLP projector, almost immediately is recognizable as a step up from the 3400MP reviewed last spring.
It's smaller, it's cuter, it is much brighter, and as an added bonus, it is slightly less expensive. All good things!