The Ricoh PJ WX4310N DLP projector has a native resolution of 1280x800. This makes it a 16:10 aspect ratio projector. The image quality is pretty nice for a ultra-short-throw projector. 1280x800 is a standard resolution for most 16:10 aspect ratio projectors. 16:10 is also an aspect ratio that is becoming the most common. The old 4:3 aspect ratio projectors that typically had resolutions of 1024x768 pixels are starting to become obsolete, since most viewers expect a widescreen experience.
Small type in native mode was very satisfactory. 10pt type was very readable with a minimum distance of 10 feet and 8pt type was also readable. The projector is capable of supporting very high resolutions like 1600x1200. Because these higher resolutions are compressed, the image is not going to be as sharp as the native resolution, but the Ricoh did a very acceptable job compressing 1600x1200. It does not mean you should think that you can use this projector full time for large spreadsheets, but if you needed the screen real estate then you can bump the resolution up and get the work done. The images in the gallery begin with 1280x800 resolution, then the resolution is brought up to 1440x900 resolution, and the final image is the projector performing 1600x1200 resolution.