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Best Projectors for Laptops

Projectors are very important when it comes to business or universities for doing presentations. But with time use of projectors has evolved; now, travel enthusiasts carry portable projectors to enjoy favourite entertainment content.

Demand for portable projectors has been increased substantially over recent years. Hence many projector manufacturers have come up with a lightweight, compact and portable projectors. These projectors prove to be a great companion for family and business trips.

So, today I’m going to give you an overview of the best projectors you can use with your laptops. So, let’s get going.

 Optoma LH150 Mini Projector

Optoma LH150 is a 1080P LED mini projector that comes with a battery, making it a great projector for travel and outdoor use. A massive 12000 mAh battery offers up to 2.5 hours of life. It is not only compatible with a laptop computer, but also it is compatible with smartphones.

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 11 x 2.25 inches
  • Weight: 4.70 lbs
  • Connectivity: USB, HDMI, Wireless, and Bluetooth.

It offers 1300 lumens of light which give vibrant image output with great brightness. Apart from USB connectivity, it also supports screen mirroring to enjoy your favourite content from iOS and Android mobile devices.

HDCast Pro technology enables you to share wireless presentations and images with the help of a WUSB adapter. It gives full HD 1080P video output with 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is a great portable and compact projector with great performance.

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Nebula Mars II Pro

Nebula is a series of compact and portable projectors from Anker. Nebula Mars II Pro is one of the best portable projectors in the competition. It comes with DLP IntelliBright technology that projects 500 lumens video output at sharp 720p.

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 7 x 4.8 x 5.43 inches
  • Weight: 3.94 lbs
  • Connectivity: HDMI, USB, and Bluetooth

This little maestro is compatible with a wide range of entertainment devices such as laptops, PlayStation, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Mars II Pro is powered by a 12500 mAh battery, which offers up to 3 hours of battery life. It is also equipped with two 10W speakers, which makes it a really great travel companion.

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ViewSonic M1 Mini+

ViewSonic M1 Mini+ is a portable and compact portable LED projector, and it comes with Bluetooth speakers from JBL. It is one of the smallest projectors measuring only 4 x 4 inches. Projector offers WVGA output at 854 x 480P resolution.

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 4.3 x 4.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 0.66 lbs
  • Connectivity: HDMI 1.4, USB 2.0 Type A, Micro USB

It is a plug-n-play supported projector thanks to a USB Type-C port; you can play photos, movies, and presentations on the go. The battery offers up to 1.5 hours of life on a single charge. It is a cheaper projector than others listed here, but it doesn’t compromise its performance, absolutely value for money.

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Yaber Y21 Native 7800L

Yaber Y21 native 7800L is a 1920 x 1080P full HD projector with 4K support. It is the perfect projector for indoor as well as outdoor use. You can control the projector with remote control inside the box with the main projector unit.

A projector is loaded with a 5w dual stereo speaker supported by an SRS sound system and advanced cooling system to keep the unit temperature under any environment.

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 11.8 x 11 x 4.4 inches
  • Weight: 5.7 lbs
  • Connectivity: HDMI, USB, and 3.5mm Audio Jack

Manufacturer Yaber offers 6 months replacement and 3 years repair, lifetime technical support. One might find it difficult to carry it outdoors as it is a little bit on the heavier side and not compact.

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Epson EX3260 SVGA

EX3260 SVGA is a portable and reliable projector from Epson. It is easy to set up a projector to connect it with any smartphone, laptop computer, and gaming console. It features 3300 lumens brightness which delivers brilliant image output.

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 9.9 x 11.9 x 3.6 inches
  • Weight: 5.50 lbs
  • Connectivity: HDMI and USB

It offers 800 x 600P SVGA video resolution, which is ideal for everyday use.

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Hompow 5500L Mini Projector

Hompow 5500L is a 1080P portable projector that is compatible with TV, laptop, smartphones, and play station 4. It supports 1920 x 1080P high-resolution video output. Projectors can be paired with any Android or Windows device.

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 7.3 x 5.8 x 2.8 inches
  • Weight: 2.17 lbs
  • Connectivity: HDMI and USB

It also comes with built-in speakers, which makes it a very reliable projector for outdoor use. This projector is aggressively priced and could prove to be of value for money.

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LG PF50KA LED CineBeam Projector

LG PF50KA LED CineBeam projector is here to become a smart home theatre for many who love to enjoy their favourite cinema in home comfort. The projector comes with a built-in lithium-ion battery that offers up to 2.5 hours of battery life.

It comes with 600 ANSI lumens brightness which offers vibrant image output. It comes with plug-and-play support so that you can carry it anywhere and use it whenever you want. Using Android and Windows devices, you can wirelessly connect to this projector and enjoy your favourite photos, videos, and apps wirelessly.

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 6.7 x 6.7 x 1.9 inches
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs
  • Connectivity: HDMI and USB Type-C

LG is a reliable brand when it comes to electronic devices, especially TVs and projectors.

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AAXA P7 Mini Projector

AAXA p7 mini projector is 600 lumens brightness projector that comes with Bluetooth 4.0 support. It comes with an onboard media player, which makes it easier to access your favourite media.

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 1.85 x 1.73 x 1.06 inches
  • Weight: 1.4 lbs
  • Connectivity: MicroSD, HDMI and USB 2.0

Talking about other features, it supports smartphone mirroring and onboard speakers. It is the perfect projector for business and home use for presentation, gaming, and home theatre.

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So, these are the best portable projectors for laptops. All the projectors listed here are portable and compact projectors that you can carry anywhere with you. Feel free to share your views or suggestions with us at @linuxhint and @SwapTirthakar.

About the author

Swapnil Tirthakar

A Software Engineer who loves football and passionate about traveling. I often spend my free time playing with gadgets and exploring new possibilities in tech world. I am Linux enthusiast and have about 6 years of experience in web development. I have good command on Python, Java, SQL and system security.