So, you’re a small or medium sized enterprise, and you think your business or office could benefit from a projector. A fairly smart conclusion to come to, we think: projectors save time, enhance productivity and create a single visual reference point to draw the whole team together.

But the last thing small businesses want is to spend thousands of pounds on a new piece of technology, however useful it might be.

So it’s music to many people’s ears to hear that good projectors are getting more and more cost effective every day. And now, thanks to the likes of BenQ and Epson, there are some surprisingly good office projectors available for less than £1,000. Here’s a look at some of our favourites.

BenQ SH753

Coming in at a fantastic price of £870.00 ex VAT, BenQ once again leads the pack when it comes to bringing great technology at accessible prices into the market.

The Full HD (1920 x 1080px) BenQ SH753 model comes in with some fantastic specifications to boot:

  • 4,300 lumens – bright enough for most office meeting rooms
  • 2,500 hours’ lamp life
  • 13,000:1 contrast ratio

And if that wasn’t enough to get you excited – it comes with a full 5 year swap out warranty and 3 year lamp warranty. This robust model has all the essentials for office projection and will certainly prove to be a steady, sustainable and reliable purchase that ticks all the boxes for total cost of ownership.

It's all the projector most small, budget-conscious businesses would ever need.

Epson EB-U42

With the EB-U42, Epson brings us a fantastic, widescreen HD projector, with WUXGA resolution of 1920x1200 at an impressive price of just £589 ex VAT. Any office projector that comes with that resolution at that price is going to be worth paying attention to, but that’s certainly not the end of it.

It features LCD display technology, which further enhances the colour brightness of the high definition images, as well as 3,600 lumens, 6,000 hours of lamp life, 15,000:1 contrast ratio and comes complete with a 2 year collect, repair and return warranty.

At 2.8kg, the projector will be a compact and subtle addition to your office – featuring all the essentials of office projection at a competitive price that even the smallest of businesses can appreciate.

BenQ MH534

At an even more jaw dropping price of just £450 ex VAT, the BenQ MH534 is the most cost effective model on this list. It comes with 3,300 lumens, 1920x1080px resolution, 4,500 hours’ lamp life, 15,000:1 contrast ratio and just 2.41kg of weight. It’s perfect for a first projector that may be taken room to room as your business grows or operates out of a serviced office where installation isn’t an option.

It’s almost certainly among the best office projector offerings in this price range. For those companies looking for a decent projector model at the lowest possible price – the BenQ MH534 should fit the bill.

Step up a level with the Sony VPL-PHZ10

Admittedly we’ve gone way over budget here but it’s worth taking a quick look at what you get in return for stepping up a level when it comes to price.

Unlike the other projectors on this list, the Sony VPL-PHZ10 comes with a laser light source, which is a key reason why it comes at the higher price point. At £1,948 ex VAT, this is certainly a step up – but the specifications certainly justify it.

With 20,000 hours’ worth of lamp life, native WUXGA resolution, 500,000:1 contrast ratio, alongside a full 5-year collect, repair and return warranty, the Sony VPL-PHZ10 is an office projector worth stretching for if you ask us – especially when you consider the huge range of benefits that come from stepping up to a laser projector.

Click here to find out more about the models in our full range of office projectors.