The Mitsubishi EX240U is a traditional projector in terms of both price and size; Mitsubishi bills it as an education projector.

The Mitsubishi EX240U was at the top end of the spectrum in our recent projector test, and serves as an example of what a little extra money will get you in terms of features. To say the EX240U isn't portable is doing it a disservice, though. It's not a 'throw it in a bag' projector like some of the pico models on offer, but it's certainly more mobile than most with this feature set, tipping the scales at 2.4kg. Mitsubishi even includes a shoulder bag for it.

The brightness on offer is an impressive 2,500 ANSI lumens, which means the EX240U was the best at handling ambient light in our group test.

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The Mitsubishi EX240U boasts a raft of connection options, including HDMI and S-Video, as well as audio out options and even ethernet connectivity. However, it's the projector's 3D compatibility that's really impressive. Perhaps it's a little early to be implemented into a projector but, should you need 3D, the Mitsubishi is ready when you are. With so much going on, the unit does get a little hot and as a result the fan can be quite noisy, but there's an eco-friendly mode to curb heat, fan use and power consumption.

As you would expect from a £400-plus projector, the Mitsubishi EX240U provides a great picture on almost any surface. There are settings that allow you to cater for wall colour and 1080i/p video is supported.

The Mitsubishi EX240U doesn't offer a tripod mount like rival projectors, mainly due to its size, but it does have adjustable feet and a front stand to tweak the tilt of your projection. The image projected from the EX240U can be pushed to a massive 300in, but around half this is a comfortable size for most tasks. The speakers handle audio well but not brilliantly, as with most of the projectors on test, and the provided audio out would certainly be required for home cinema use.

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Mitsubishi EX240U: Specs

  • Portable projector
  • resolution 1024x768 pixels
  • 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness
  • 16:9/4:3 aspect ratio
  • 2,000:1 contrast ratio
  • 2.4kg
  • Portable projector
  • resolution 1024x768 pixels
  • 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness
  • 16:9/4:3 aspect ratio
  • 2,000:1 contrast ratio
  • 2.4kg

OUR VERDICT

Mitsubishi bills the EX240U as an education projector. The Mitsubishi EX240U tops the charts in terms of most specs - and rightly so, given that it costs over £200 more than the cheapest projectors we've tested. That said, the features and mobility offered by the EX240U give more expensive and bigger projectors a run for their money so, if your budget can take it, this might be the solution for you.

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