Dell M110 portable LED projector has a unique story to tell: it gives you 1280x800 resolution and computer-free presentations in a two-pound package for less than $500. And beyond that, the LED light source ensures that you'll never be plagued with expensive replacement bulb purchases over the projector's life. The M110 displays about 250 lumens of brightness, provides a multitude of input options and can light up a reasonable screen size in a fully lit room. In the right hands, and under the right conditions, this projector is a downright wicked deal.
We tested the projector with a variety of screen sizes, from a 30-40" diagonal secondary computer display in a fully lit room to a large 90" diagonal image in a dark dedicated theater room. The 250 lumen output of the projector allowed for a dynamic image in both extremes. The light output of the projector comes at the expense of color accuracy, but Dell has successfully balanced the trade-offs by providing a bright image with reasonable colors.
Using the projector as a secondary display at a desk, we were able to achieve a 17" image width with about a 2 foot throw distance given its 1.5:1 throw ratio. The M110 was more than bright enough even in Eco mode (under direct, fluorescent lighting) when using a piece of 11x17 paper as an improvised screen surface.
In a fully lit room, the maximum acceptable image size was three feet wide or 42" diagonal. In a conference room with a 60" diagonal screen, it was necessary to draw the shades at the front end of the room and turn off the first bank of lights.