PC Advisor reviews the 13 best projectors you can buy in the UK in 2015. Best projector for home cinema, best projector for office, best projector for classroom.

13. BenQ W1070

BenQ W1070
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  • Reviewed on: 21 August 13
  • RRP: £671 inc. VAT

With images better suited to home cinema than PC output, the BenQ W1070 is a very well priced model that looks great and works well. You'll need to spend some time grappling with its controls, and we'd recommend using SmartEco on a regular basis. For those prepared to put in the effort, though, this can be a superb projector.

Read our BenQ W1070 review.

12. Epson EB-1945W

Epson EB-1945W
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  • Reviewed on: 19 November 12
  • RRP: £1300 inc VAT

It's not the smallest or most easily portable of projectors, but otherwise the Epson is a fantastic choice for presenting on the move. Its brightness rating allows it to work effectively in all environments, and the superb setup tools are as good as any we've seen. Add to this the great picture quality and a slew of features that tap into the potential of wired and wireless networking to make a top-notch business projector.

Read our Epson EB-1945W review.

11. Dell M900HD

Dell M900HD
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  • Reviewed on: 21 August 13
  • RRP: £743 inc. VAT

The Dell M900HD is incredibly portable, and very convenient if you have a suitably equipped laptop, phone or tablet. It does get pretty hot, and a few more ANSI lumens would increase its versatility. Nonetheless, it compares very favourably to other similar models on the market, and will prove a great option for mobile executives and large businesses needing a projector that can service several rooms.

Read our Dell M900HD review.

10. ViewSonic PJD7820HD

ViewSonic PJD7820HD
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  • Reviewed on: 21 March 13
  • RRP: £720 inc. VAT

business who need to be able to project large, sharp and extremely accurate video and HD images in a variety of conditions, the PJD7820HD has great specifications and strong performance that belies its £720 price tag.

Read our ViewSonic PJD7820HD review.

9. Optoma HD30

Optoma HD30
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  • Reviewed on: 26 March 14
  • RRP: £999 inc VAT

Overall, the HD30 should be considered fine value for money if you want a full-HD model that punches visually above its weight. What you get onscreen here in terms of detail and dynamics is terrific for the price. While the HD30 is probably less refined than it should be when it comes to overall usability, home-cinema fans and high-end gamers will not be disappointed by its visual performance. Consequently, the Optoma comes recommended with minor caveats.

Read our Optoma HD30 review.

8. Optoma EW400

Optoma EW400
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  • Reviewed on: 18 July 14
  • RRP: £681 inc. VAT

With prices online as low as £681.65, Optoma's multi-connected EW400 with its bright and clear presentation is an affordable as well as attractive choice for boardrooms and teaching establishments.

Read our Optoma EW400 review.

7. Optoma HD50

Optoma HD50
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  • Reviewed on: 24 October 14
  • RRP: £999 inc. VAT

The Optoma HD50 comprehensively over delivers on its upper budget price tag. HD images are exceptionally detailed, making this an ideal partner for a set-top box, Blu-ray player or next-gen games console. Operating noise is our chief remaining complaint. Overall usability is high. Consequently, the Optoma HD50 is the sub-£1k 1080p projector to beat right now.

Read our Optoma HD50 review.

6. Optoma ML1500

Optoma ML1500
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  • Reviewed on: 28 April 14
  • RRP: £649.20 inc. VAT

For the travelling business person who wants to reduce luggage while still being able to present during meetings, the Optoma ML1500 will seem like an answered prayer. Its plethora of connectivity and control options, in-built media and office document players and expanded brightness make it a good executive companion.

Read our Optoma ML1500 review.

5. NEC M352WS

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  • Reviewed on: 26 June 14
  • RRP: £780 inc VAT

The NEC makes a spectacular impression, with its clear but vivid images blasted across the wall. It has a lot of very nice hardware and software features that will allow it to drop effortlessly into business and education environments alike. It's not the lightest or the quietest, but for creating a bold image in relatively modest surroundings, it's a high-quality well priced piece.

Read our NEC M352WS review.

4. InFocus IN126STa

InFocus IN126STa
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  • Reviewed on: 11 September 14
  • RRP: £550 inc VAT

For the money, this is a very proficient projector. The short-throw lens is useful, the brightness level sufficient for daylight conditions, and the features are good - with some excellent options available that can turn it into a very powerful device. If you want better quality, and a marginally bigger image, the NEC W352WS is the superior buy. But then, that model will set you back around £200 more. At this price-point, the InFocus takes some beating as a short-throw lens business projector.

Read our InFocus IN126STa review.

3. Optoma W316

Optoma W316
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  • Reviewed on: 22 April 14
  • RRP: £486 inc VAT

It's fairly large and ungainly, and the resolution support isn't particularly high. In most other respects, though, the W316 is remarkable for its price. Images are bold and colourful, while the menu design and functionality is also good. It's an easy projector to use and, at this price, an even easier one to love. Small/medium businesses and schools will relish the capabilities for such a shoe-string budget.

Read our Optoma W316 review.

2. BenQ W1300

BenQ W1300
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  • Reviewed on: 3 March 14
  • RRP: £900 inc VAT

The BenQ W1300 projector is probably at its best with HD sports. Its blistering detail and rich colour performance is absolutely spot on for live events. In daily use we found the garish 3D and mild rainbow fringing to be the only significant caveats. Overall, we rate the BenQ W1300 a solid home entertainment proposition.

Read our BenQ W1300 review.

1. ViewSonic PLED-W800

ViewSonic PLED-W800
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  • Reviewed on: 6 January 15
  • RRP: £499 inc VAT

Aimed primarily at the business travel and education markets, this highly portable, cool-running piece of kit doubles as a convincing home entertainment projector. ViewSonic claims the LED illumination has an expected life of 30,000 hours, so with no expensive lamps to replace the official ViewSonic price of £499 makes this an enticing option.

Read our ViewSonic PLED-W800 review.