The Epson PowerLite 97H is a compact Classroom projector offering a very bright image and features well suited to the typical classroom environment. It projects a very sharp image, limited only by its native 1024 x 768 resolution, and offers picture modes providing good color accuracy.
While the PowerLite 97H is not a Pico or Pocket class of projector, it is a compact unit making it easy to move between classrooms (or conference rooms), when it has not been permanently mounted. With a retail price of $549 and a relatively long 5,000 lamp life (in normal mode and 10,000 hours in Eco mode), it provides an economical solution for the education market. Add to this Epson's aggressive discounts available to schools, the Powerlite 97H is indeed a very economical alternative.
The PowerLite 97H is the entry-level model within a series Epson’s PowerLite 9x line of classroom projectors that includes more expensive modes with higher resolution (i.e., WXGA 1280 x 800) and/or higher light output (i.e., up to 3,500 lumens)
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