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AAXA P300 Portable Projector Review

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2000:1 Contrast Ratio
300 Lumens
$330 Street Price
$499 MSRP

AAXA touts the P300 as the world's brightest battery-powered HD projector, which may well be true at this writing at least. It's certainly battery powered, although the battery is optional, and the 1280x800 native resolution establishes its claim for 720p HD. Its measured brightness is lower than its 300-lumen rating for AC power or 160 lumens with the battery, but it's brighter than any other battery-powered projectors I've seen. So if it's not actually the brightest, it's in the running. That's more than enough to make it interesting, at $419 street, plus $19.99 for the battery.

In many ways, the P300 is similar to any number of other 300-lumen projectors that are also built around LEDs paired with a 1280x800 DLP chip. In each case, portability is a key selling point. The P300, for one, weighs less than a pound without its power block and can read files directly from a MicroSD card or USB memory key, so you can leave your laptop at home.

That said, the battery option is enough to separate the P300 from the pack by freeing you from needing a power outlet. If maximum portability is what you need, that gives the P300 a distinct advantage.

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Comments (8) Post a Comment
thomas Posted Apr 30, 2013 6:55 PM PST
Could you write something about the sound level (fan noise) for the P300? Compared to some other devices. Or even better provide a recording of the sound.
mel Posted May 24, 2013 4:05 PM PST
Is this compatible with Apple macbook laptop computers? What are the requirements?
Christoph Posted Jul 16, 2013 10:40 AM PST
Hey I just have this thing for 4 month now. Perfect picture and very nice image quality but the fan noise is horrible. High leveled and too loud. Tried to replace the fan with a more quiet one but it detects the wront fan and shuts down. So I really want to replace this device because of the noise....
Ronnie Posted Jan 6, 2014 9:26 PM PST
Hi Mel! Yes, I own a MacBook Pro and have watched many things already with it! You will have to purchase an adapter which can be easily found on ebay for pretty cheap for the VGA port or the HDMI port (my preferred port as it gives you hd images and videos)

I hope this helped you!
Mohammad Uz-Zaman Posted Feb 18, 2016 2:50 PM PST

How does this projector perform in a well lit room?
Joey Posted May 30, 2017 9:43 PM PST

Would anyone happen to know why after an hour of operation the P 300 would shut off and the error red light flashes? I thought this unit overheated so I let it sit for an hour, try to turn it on and it automatically shut off. I also tried to charge it and the green indicator light would not come on. Could this be a charging adapter issue?

Can anyone chime in and help me out?


Cindy Posted Aug 9, 2017 8:54 AM PST
Joey - I've had the same issue. The projector goes off as if overheated and then doesn't stay on after cooling. I had another adapter in my bag and it was fine with that adapter. I tried others and only my spare would work. I plan to call the company.
Alan Langdon Posted Jun 14, 2019 6:45 PM PST
I am having the same issue with my 4+ . year-old P300. I have loved watching movies on it for years, a great projector overall, but in the last year or two the HDMI port has been flakey and today the AC adapter overheated and the projector turned off several times. Time to throw in the towel?

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