For larger corporations, it’s not unusual to see state of the art projectors in each and every meeting room. However, at the SME level, a lightweight, but still professional and high quality alternative that can be moved from room to room is often a more practical purchase.

This is where portable projectors come in, and here at Projectorpoint we’ve put together a handy guide with a few of the best on the market today.

The Best Low Budget Entry Level Device

BenQ MX570

The BenQ MX570 is everything you want from a portable projector rolled into one low budget product. Boasting a brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens and a contrast ratio of 13,000:1, this projector is capable of delivering a bright and clear image in pretty much any meeting room, regardless of ambient light.

The device also offers SmartEco Technology, which optimises projection and saves on maintenance and power consumption. As if all that wasn’t enough, businesses also benefit from the support of HDMI and LAN control, providing efficient projector management and simple connection options in an instant.

The Best Low Budget Full HD Device

BenQ TH530

Another budget winner from BenQ, the 1.96kg TH530 combines a great price and small size with boosted resolution for a Full HD alternative to the MX570.

The benefit to having HD resolution is to present with higher detail and clarity – there’s over 2.6x the pixels compared to XGA MX570 unit above. In practice, it also means that the unit is much more adept at displaying a wider range of inputs at the “right” resolution. Your staff, visitors and contractors may have a multitude of devices and content requirements and theTH530 can handle this – an important requirement for a portable projector.

This advanced projector with realistic colour reproduction is ideal for more demanding meeting environments that need nothing but the best.

Designed for flexibility and convenience, the device is also fitted with Eco Black Mode to lower power consumption by 70 per cent when a display source is not present for over three minutes. Not only does this option prolong the life of the projector lamp, but it also demonstrates a modern, eco-friendly approach to business.

The Best Value Performance Device


Another device delivering quality at a low price, the 2.9kg NEC ME301 offers XGA (1024x768) resolution, 3,000 lumens of brightness and a contrast ratio of 12,000:1 for a display that’s guaranteed to impress. For ease of use, the projector is fitted with Keystone, Cornerstone and Pincushion technology to ensure easy image set up in any environment, so you can always project a square image, even if the projector isn’t situated perfectly head-on.

When it comes to connectivity, the projector offers a range of options including HDMI, USB and VGA. Additionally, the in-built MultiPresenter functionality allows for screen mirroring of up to 20 devices simultaneously via either a wired or wireless connection, so it’s simple for all attendees to get up to speed.

The key things to keep in mind with portable projectors are weight, flexibility and ease of setup. All of the projectors we’ve selected here have a high brightness rating so that they can be used in specifically designed darker meeting rooms, but also in other impromptu meetings where you might not have full control over the lighting.

No matter what your projector requirements, Projectorpoint has a range of options that can provide flexibility, ease of use and excellent brightness levels, all at a great price. Visit our website to find out more about our products or to arrange a demo.