Projector Reviews

The 2019-2020 Best in Classroom Projector Award Winners

This year’s award winners are divided into three categories: K-12 Classroom Projectors, Higher Education (university classrooms and lecture halls, small auditoriums, etc.), and a new category called High End and Specialty Projectors for Higher Education (large venue projectors for higher education, museums, digital signage, etc.)

As the category name portends, we consider some specialty projectors that are designed for certain types of museum and signage uses, as well with some brighter projectors, than what would even be needed for the larger lecture halls, so had previously not been addressed in this report. Museums frequently have uses for many projectors.

The projectors from previous reports that we include from previous year’s reports meet these requirements:

  • Previous Best In Classroom Award Winner
  • Still Current Model
    • Volume Quantities Available Through the End of This Summer

That last requirement exists so that schools, school districts, and colleges and universities will be able to buy quantities this summer (2019) to be installed before the fall classes start up. Summer installations are the dominant case.

It’s time to meet this year’s winners!

"Best In Classroom" Award Projector Categories

By clicking on any of these three links, you will be taken to the appropriate page with our summary of why each projector in that “Class” was chosen for an award.

2019-2020 Award Winners: K-12 Classroom Projectors (Standard projectors)

2019-2020 Award Winners: Higher Education (Larger venue)

2019-2020 Award Winners: High End and Specialty Large Venue Projectors

2018-2019 Best In Classroom Education Projector Report Award Winners

2019-2020 Best in Classroom: K-12 Classroom Projector Award - Best Performance

Epson PowerLite 109W

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2019-2020-Best-in-Classroom-Education-Projectors-Report-K-12-PRICE-Performance

2019-2020 Best in Classroom: K-12 Classroom Projector Award - Best Value

BenQ MW535A

Based on its $550 list price, the BenQ MW535A is the least expensive projector in this year's report, despite claiming 3,600 lumens and WXGA resolution.
2019-2020-Best-in-Classroom-Education-Projectors-Report-K-12-Value

2019-2020 Best in Classroom: K-12 Classroom Projector Award - Best Value Replacement

ViewSonic LS620X

ViewSonic LS620X Short Throw Laser Projector
2019-2020-Best-in-Classroom-Education-Projectors-Report-K-12-Value-Replacement

2019-2020 Best in Classroom: K-12 Classroom Projector Award - Special Interest

Optoma EH330UST

Optoma EH330UST short throw projector
2019-2020-Best-in-Classroom-Education-Projectors-Report-K-12-Special-Interest

2019-2020 Best in Classroom: Higher Education Projector Award - Best Performance

BenQ LK953ST

BenQ-LK953ST
2019-2020-Best-in-Classroom-Education-Projectors-Report-Higher-Edu-Performance

2019-2020 Best in Classroom: Higher Education Projector Award - Performance Runner-Up

NEC P525UL

NEC P525WL P525UL Featured Image
2019-2020-Best-in-Classroom-Education-Projectors-Report-Higher-Edu-Performance-Runner-Up

2019-2020 Best in Classroom: Higher Education Projector Award - Price/Performance

Epson PowerLite L400U

Epson L400U Glamour Shot
2019-2020-Best-in-Classroom-Education-Projectors-Report-Higher-Edu-Price-Performance

2019-2020 Best in Classroom: Higher Education Projector Award - Price/Performance Runner-Up

Dell Advanced Projector P519HL

Dell-Advanced-Projector-P519HL_Front
2019-2020-Best-in-Classroom-Education-Projectors-Report-Higher-Edu-Price-Performance-Runner-Up

2019-2020 Best in Classroom: Higher Education Projector Award - Best Value

Epson PowerLite L610

Epson L610W
2019-2020-Best-in-Classroom-Education-Projectors-Report-Higher-Edu-Value

2019-2020 Best in Classroom: High End and Specialty Projectors for Higher Education Award - Best Performance

Epson Pro L1755UNL

Powerlite 1755UNL commercial projector
2019-2020-Best-in-Classroom-Education-Projectors-Report-High-End-Performance

2019-2020 Best in Classroom: High End and Specialty Projectors for Higher Education Award - Price/Performance

Sony VPL-FHZ61

Sony VPL-FHZ61W
2019-2020-Best-in-Classroom-Education-Projectors-Report-High-End-Price-Performance

2019-2020 Best in Classroom: High End and Specialty Projectors for Higher Education Award - Specialty

Epson Lightscene EV100

EV100 projector
2019-2020-Best-in-Classroom-Education-Projectors-Report-High-End-Specialty