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13 best projectors 2015 UK: what's the best projector for office? Best projector for classroom, home cinema

The 13 best projectors you can buy in the UK in 2015

13 best projectors 2015 UK: what's the best projector for office? Best projector for classroom, home cinema

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

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.

12. Epson EB-1945W

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.

11. Dell M900HD

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.

10. ViewSonic PJD7820HD

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.

9. Optoma HD30

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.

8. Optoma EW400

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.

7. Optoma HD50

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.

6. Optoma ML1500

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.

5. NEC M352WS

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.

4. InFocus IN126STa

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.

3. Optoma W316

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.

2. BenQ W1300

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.

1. ViewSonic PLED-W800

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.

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