by: Danny Davidson
Lightweight projectors are made for people on the go. If you need to make presentations in a variety of locations, then a lightweight LCD or DLP projector is a must for you. There are several types of lightweight projectors available, and there is considerable difference between a lightweight projector weighing ten pounds and one weighing four pounds.
Weight-wise, projectors can be classified as ultralight (below four pounds), lightweight (4 - 7 pounds), mid-weight (4 – 10 pounds) and normal (above 10 pounds). Depending on your needs, you should choose a projector that meets your size and weight requirements while still producing the quality you need.
Here are some great lightweight projectors:
1. NEC NP50 Projector
The NP50 is renowned for its usability, and is one of the easiest-to-use projectors available. It is described as "almost fully automatic", and is a plug-and-play projector – plug it in and enjoy a clear, sharp image.
Specs: XGA (1024x768) resolution, 2600 lumens, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 3.5 pounds
2. InFocus X2 DLP Projector
This projector is a cheaper because of its lower resolution. The resolution may be lower than the other projectors, but it is still very usable. It’s a great choice for presentations.
Specs: SVGA resolution (800 x 600), 1600 lumens, 2000:1 contrast ratio, 6.8 pounds
3. Panasonic PT-LB60U LCD Projector
This nice projector from Panasonic has a neat Daylight View feature that measures ambient light and adjusts the halftone colours and brightness levels accordingly. It gives great, consistent performance in variable light conditions.
Specs: XGA (1024 x 768) resolution, 3200 lumens, 400:1 contrast ratio, 5.5 pounds
4. BenQ PB6200 DLP Projector
This is a solid DLP projector that provides great performance for a great price. It is pretty average compared to the others but it still has great value for money. It’s main outstanding feature is its bulb that’s rated for 2000 hours.
Specs: XGA resolution (1024 x 768), 1700 lumens, 2000:1 contrast ratio, 5.6 pounds
5. Hitachi CPX2 LCD Projector
This Hitachi LCD projector has a good number of features at a great price point. It has the characteristic brightness of LCD projectors, and offers great sharp images at a very reasonable price.
Specs: XGA (1024 x 768), 2000 lumens, 500:1 contrast ratio, 4.1 pounds
5. Optoma EP7155 DLP Projector
The Optoma EP7155 is a very versatile and very small projector. It comes with a wide variety of connectors, making it suitable for any kind of use. It is well designed, and is both light and compact. The lamp is officially rated for 3000 hours, which is a pretty big promise for ultraportable projectors.
Specs: XGA (1024 x 768), 2500 lumens, 2500:contrast ratio, 3.2 pounds
6. Panasonic PT-LB60NTU LCD Projector
This Panasonic LCD projector is an exceptionally bright projector well suited for office use. It features a very convenient wireless mode which makes it a breeze to use with mobile devices, as well as a multi-pc feature that allows you to use it with multiple computers simultaneously. The DaylightView2 Technology provides 3500 lumens which is extraordinary for a projector of this small size.
Specs: XGA (1024 x 768), 3500 lumens, 500:1 contrast ratio, 5.7 pounds
With such a wide range of choices available, it is easy to get confused. This portable projector resource site provides more details and information for projector buyers : http://www.ultraportableprojectorcentral.com.