Buyer's Guide to Business Projectors: Weight & Portability

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Another consideration in selecting the ideal projector is its weight. If you are on the road a lot, you probably want the lightest, most portable machine available that still fits your resolution and brightness needs. Check out the wide assortment of portable projectors under five pounds by using the Feature Search and selecting "not greater than 5 pounds" in the weight category.

If you travel occasionally, but want a bit more performance and are willing to carry a heavier unit to get it, take a close look at the projectors in the 7 to 10 pound weight range. As a class, these very portable projectors are brighter and more fully featured than the sub-five-pounders.

If you don't intend to travel with the projector, but still want the ability to move it around the office, from classroom to classroom, or to take it home on weekends, there are many excellent products in the 10 to 15 pound range that should be considered.

Finally, if you are going to use the projector in a specific place and have no need to move it around, weight is not an issue. So you should ignore it and make your selection on other cost and performance factors. In this case, when using the Feature Search, leave the weight selector in its default position of "Any Weight."