Projector Reviews

List of Reviewed Projectors Included in the 2018-2019 Classroom Projectors Report

Below, we have three charts outlining all the projectors considered in this year’s report, divided into three categories:

  1. Standard Classroom Projectors (6)
  2. Large Venue Projectors – Suitable for higher ed large classrooms, K-12 auditoriums (5)
  3. Interactive and Ultra-Short-Throw (UST) Projectors (5)

We also show Best In Classroom winners from the past two-three years – if they are still current, and shipping in volume. You should also consider those as top choices, especially now that projectors are more likely to be current models for 2-4 years, rather than 1-3 years. Instead of more new models, we see more price adjustments as brighter models (or those having a new feature or two) tend to replace less bright ones at the same price point, driving down the cost each year, both for brightness and features.

We wish to thank Epson America for sponsoring this year’s Best Classroom Projectors report. 

On the following pages, we have overviews of each projector, also grouped by category. 

Overview

Standard (Classroom) Projectors Considered

To read short overviews (in this report), the full reviews, or brochures of all standard classroom projectors considered in this report, click the links below!

Projector Model

Overview

Review

Specs

Epson PowerLite 990U

Epson PowerLite 990U

3LCD, WUXGA, Networking, Lamp

Epson PowerLite 108

Epson PowerLite 108

3LCD, XGA, Networking, Lamp, Ideal replacement for older projectors

InFocus IN116xa

InFocus-IN116xa-Series-Hero

DLP, WXGA, Lamp, many legacy inputs

InFocus IN2128HDx

InFocus IN2128HDx

DLP, 1080p, Networking, Portable

Optoma W460

Optoma W460

DLP, WXGA, Networking, Lamp, Wireless

Sony VPL-EW435

Sony VPL-EW435

3LCD, WXGA, Networking, Lamp

Large Venue Projectors Considered

Projector Model

Overview

Review

Specs

Casio XJ-L8300HN

Casio XJ-L8300HN Front Angled

DLP, 4K UHD, Networking, Laser

Epson PowerLite 990U

Epson PowerLite 990U

3LCD, WUXGA, Networking, Lamp

NEC NP-PA653UL

NEC NP-PA653UL

Projector Type

NEC NP-P474U

NEC NP-P474U Front Angled

3LCD, WXGA, Networking, Lamp

Optoma UHZ65

Optoma UHZ65

DLP, 4K UHD, Networking, Laser

Interactive and Ultra Short Throw Projectors Considered

To read short overviews of all the ultra and very short throw projectors considered in this report, click the links below!

Projector Model

Overview

Review

Specs

Dell S718QL

Front side view of the Dell 4K UHD Laser Projector

DLP, 4K UHD, Networking, Laser

Epson BrightLink 710Ui

Epson-BrightLink-710Ui_Featured-Image

3LCD, WUXGA, Networking, Laser

Epson PowerLite 675W

Epson PowerLite 675W Projector Front Angled

3LCD, WXGA, Networking, Lamp

Ricoh PJ WXL4540

Ricoh PJ WXL4540

DLP, WXGA, Networking, Laser

ViewSonic PS750W

ViewSonic PS750W Projector Front Angle

DLP, WXGA, Networking, Lamp