The Maxell MP-TW4011 is an ultra short throw, 3LCD projector with WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution. This 4,200 lumen projector has a laser light engine, making it low maintenance, and it has a rather special feature: interactivity! Interactivity is a trend that’s been gaining popularity in the education space, as well as for business applications. While not all classrooms or businesses will require interactivity, it can provide deeper integration of concepts from lessons or presentations in either environment.
April 1, 2019 marked the day that Hitachi-branded projectors became the Maxell brand. Maxell was originally part of Hitachi, but spun off a few years back – now, Hitachi has merged into Maxell. Pretty cool bit of backstory, if you ask me. Hitachi’s focus – and Maxell’s – has long been on the education market. For this reason, I will primarily be discussing the MP-TW4011 in terms of education, but will sprinkle in some business-y tidbits here and there. Maxell has education pricing, although their numbers are not published online.
I’ll start this review off with a brief overview of the projector and a glimpse into its highlights, before diving deeper into its special features. Next up will be a detailed discussion of the hardware before taking a look at the projector’s picture quality and performance. I’ll summarize everything for you on our last page, as well as provide some insights into the competition and its pros and cons.