Since March 2020, we’ve clearly seen that digital has the power to step in during times of crisis. Without the appropriate technology, flexible working would be nigh on impossible. As we move closer to pre pandemic life, projectors are examples of how tech can improve your professional life in previously unimagined ways, especially if you have downsized your office space.

In short, a projector is a highly impactful tool that can help you impress clients and win business at a time when businesses are looking for growth. 

The majority of businesses are now back in the office a couple of days a week, so it may be the perfect time to invest in a new office projector to celebrate the return to normality! If your people are only going into the office part time, we would advise that you consider installing the projector when the space is less busy to minimise disruption to the working day.

Installing a new projector is a great way of enhancing everyday working life. Clear internal presentations and knock-out pitches will become the norm, and you’ll soon be wondering why you hadn’t bought one years earlier – so read on for some of the best meeting room laser projectors for 2022.

 

Why should I consider investing in laser projectors for my meeting room?

Let’s start with cost. The price of laser projectors has fallen since technology has improved, making them a more affordable option for small and medium sized businesses.

Before we continue, an important definition: laser-powered projectors are typically superior to lamp-based models where quality is concerned. Their longevity is higher, as images are provided through a laser-light source rather than a lamp, which requires regular replacement. 

Laser projectors also deliver a much clearer image than the lamp-based option, this is extremely important if you are displaying detailed information within your internal or client-facing presentations. Laser projectors also offer superb contrast in high ambient light, helping your audience see every detail without having to strain their eyes.

Now let’s take a look at the best laser projectors for your meeting room in 2022. 

Best budget laser projector

Optoma ZH403



Price: £842 (Excl. VAT)

  • Laser-light source/DLP display technology
  • 4,000 ANSI Lumens
  • 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
  • 300,000:1 contrast ratio

If you’re looking for the best laser projector for your 2022 office upgrade, but budgets are tight, the Optoma ZH403 is a suitable option. Nice and compact, this model is perfect for small to medium-sized meeting rooms.

The Optoma ZH403 is ideal for back-to-back meetings and presentations. It is designed for continuous operation 24/7 (although it’s advised to give it at least 30 minutes on standby once every 24 hours). Full HD resolution delivers crystal clear images, ensuring you can get pin-sharp colours without having to blow your budget.

 

Best value laser projector

Epson EB-L530U



Price: £2,092.80 (Excl. VAT)

  • 5,000 ANSI Lumens
  • 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
  • 2500000: 1 contrast ratio
  • 20,000 hours’ lamp life (typical)
  • HDMI and HDBaseT

This model is a great choice for meeting or training rooms. It is a high brightness laser projector that delivers effective, practical displays. With a bolder, brighter and more engaging image (even in brightly-lit environments), this laser projector allows you to upgrade to laser performance and reliability. It also features: 4K input support, detail enhancement technology, edge blending and wide lens shift ensuring you can install it in tricky environments. It is also capable of up to 500-inch displays without any reduction in clarity. So, you can wow your clients every time.

 

Best performance (and best investment) laser projector

Epson EB-L630U



Price: £2,710.80 (Excl. VAT)

  • 6,200 lumens brightness
  • WUXGA resolution
  • LCD display 
  • HDMI and HDBaseT
  • 20,000 lamp life
  • 2500000 contrast ratio

This is a step up from the Epson EB-L630U and combines great value with outstanding performance. However, it does come in at a higher price. It offers a dazzling 6,200 Lumens brightness. Lightweight and compact, it has a wide lens shift which can deliver a crystal-clear picture from a distance. You can also upgrade to laser performance and reliability with reduced power consumption. It also features: 4K input support, detail enhancement technology, edge blending and wide lens shift for challenging installation environments. 

 

Best 4K laser projector

Panasonic PT-FRQ50WEJ



Price: £4,796.40 (Excl. VAT)

  • 5,200 lumens brightness
  • 4K resolution
  • DLP display 
  • 20,000 lamp life
  • HDMI and HDBaseT
  • 20000:1 contrast ratio

This projector offers smooth and detailed 4K image quality. The Quad Pixel Drive creates sharp and accurate images with Rich Color Enhancer achieving a lifelike look. The Panasonic PT-FRQ50WEJ is a wonderfully flexible, easy-to-use, and simple to integrate projector. It delivers feature film quality images with a superior sense of depth and definition, allowing viewers to retain complex information.

Best short throw and ultra-short throw projectors

 

Optoma ZH406ST

 

Price: £2,076.00 (Excl. VAT)

  • 4,200 lumens brightness
  • 1080p resolution
  • 2 Years Return to Base warranty

Possessing a short throw lens, the Optoma ZH406ST can project an unexpected 100” image from only a metre away. Because of its short throw projection, this projector can be placed closer to walls, without shadows impeding a presentation.

 

Epson EB-805F

 

Price: £3,824.40 (Excl. VAT)

  • 5,000 lumens brightness
  • 1080p resolution
  • 5 Years warranty

This projector is easy to install and provides high quality displays, even in well lit spaces. It can be wall or ceiling mounted, or tucked away for a space saving solution, and as an ultra-short throw projector it can throw large images at a very short distance, making it suitable for cramped meeting rooms.

 

BenQ LU960UST

Price: £4,789.20


  • 5200 lumens brightness
  • WUXGA resolution
  • 5 years, collect, repair and return. Loan replacement warranty

With a laser light source, this model from BenQ has a dedicated ultra-short throw feature with a  0.25:1 lens. It offers an ideal solution where large high-definition images are required in a limited space. Moreover, Fast Mode reduces latency to 16.67ms which is vital when presenting fast-moving content accurately.

Why choose a laser projector?

Laser projectors have become much cheaper over the past couple of years which has made them much more accessible for businesses requiring phenomenal picture quality. Laser projectors compared to lamp-based options cost a lot less in terms of maintenance. The process of replacing a projector lamp can also be costly (£150-£400 at least). Finding the right model and supplier is also tough. Plus, replacing the lamp itself requires technical know-how. Some models must be detached from ceiling or wall mounts, which may be placed at height. However, there are still some incredibly powerful and versatile lamp-based models out there offering long life. Laser projectors are also less costly when it comes to repairs and maintenance.


If you’d like to discuss your requirements for your meeting room technology, we’ll be happy to help you find the best model. Get in touch with us on 0800 073 0833 or email us at [email protected] for more information.