Nowadays, more and more businesspeople aren’t attached to a specific workplace; whether you’re a freelance worker or employed by an online-based business, you need equipment that’s easy to move between multiple locations. This is even more true when you’re somebody that gives a lot of presentations. Conventionally, projectors are fixed in one spot, and far too heavy to move from place to place. However, the advent mini projector has changed this. With a portable compact projector, you can easily move between multiple meeting rooms, or travel to present to different clients. From devices designed for bright conference rooms, to those with long battery life, to budget-price bargains, we’ve found the perfect portable mini projector for you. Here are our top five recommendations.
Product Comparison Table: Best Mini Projector for Business Presentations
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The AAXA P7 Mini Projector is one of the most compact projectors on the market, measuring only 4.7 x 4.4 x 2.7 inches and weighing just over one pound. However, despite being small, it provides decent performance: the 600 lumen brightness LED lamp is estimated to last 30000 hours per bulb, and it has native 1080p FHD resolution. Although this is solid, the lumen count is relatively low, meaning this projector won’t perform well in brightly lit rooms. On the positive side, it has an instant on/off cycle (eliminating warmup time) and a built-in rechargeable battery with a 90 minute life. There’s also two-watt speakers, and connections for HDMI, mini-VGA, composite video, USB, and even microSD cards.
- Very small compact build
- Range of connection points
- High resolution HD imagery
- Instant on/off cycle
- Low lumen count
- Short battery life
The AAXA P7 Mini Projector will fit perfectly in any laptop bag, being the smallest and most portable projector on our list. The performance is pretty impressive for its size – especially the image quality and instant switch-on – however, it only really works well with the lights off. It’s also quite impressive that AAXA managed to fit so many connection points on such a small machine.
The Hompow Mini Projector retails at the lowest price out of any of the mini projectors we reviewed. Not only that, it also has a small, compact build: 7.3 x 5.8 x 2.8 inches, with a weight of 2.17 pounds. It’s compatible with both Android and iOS mobile devices, has built-in speakers and has HDMI, VGA, USB and memory card connections. The lamp – which gives you a fairly decent 36000 lumens of brightness – is estimated to last for 50000 hours, and uses LCD projection technology to achieve clear and colourful imagery at 1080p resolution. Lastly, it has a throw distance from 5 to 16.6 feet and screen size from 50 to 176 inches, so you can use it in a variety of room sizes.
- Range of connection ports
- High-lumen, high-resolution projection
- Great value low price
- Less compatibility with MacOS
- Doesn’t come with connector cables
The Hompow Mini Projector is our best value option, providing solid performance at a budget price. Although the image quality is solid, the lumen count is not quite bright enough for very strongly lit rooms, especially with natural light. It also doesn’t come with the lightning-to-HDMI or USB cables necessary to connect your phone. That said, you won’t get much better value for money than this.
The YABER Native 1080p Projector seamlessly outputs both 1080p FHD and 4K UHD resolutions, with added HDR support for optimum precision and detail. The contrast ratio of 8000:1 means it never lacks depth or looks washed out; plus, with 9000 lumens of brightness coming from its high performance lamp, it’ll shine in even the brightest rooms. With the built-in SmartEco mode activated, this lamp can last for up to 100000 hours! The projector’s zoom wheel allows you to adjust the screen size from 45 to 300 inches without having to move the unit. It also has a versatile throw distance from 5 to 29 feet. Lastly, it includes speakers and a range of inputs (including HDMI and USB).
- Supports 1080p FHD and 4K UHD
- High contrast and lumen count
- SmartEco mode extends lamp life
- Larger and heavier than others (5.7 pounds)
If you work in a creative field – like gaming, illustration or graphics – you need a projector that makes your work look its best. With the ABER Native 1080p Projector, you can be sure your work will look exactly how you imagined in any environment. However, although the specs may be suited to wherever your business takes you, you might struggle bringing this along; it’s much heavier than the others at a fairly bulky 5.7 pounds.
The ViewSonic M1+ Portable Smart Projector has a battery life of up to six hours, three or four times some others on this list. It even has enough power to charge other devices; you can charge mobiles via USB-C cable, using the convenient plug-and-play setup. Alongside this, it also has HDMI and USB Type-A connections, Harman Kardon speakers, a microSD card slot, and integrated Wi-Fi connectivity. The LED lamp is rated for 30000 hours of life, but only outputs 300 lumens, so is best suited to dark rooms. The most striking feature of this machine (aside from its battery life) is the 16GB of onboard memory, allowing you to download and access your presentations directly from the projector.
- Super long battery life
- Range of connections, including Wi-Fi
- 16GB of onboard memory
- Low lumen count, poor in bright rooms
It seems that nowadays, everything needs a charger. When you’re having to remember a cable to go with every one of your ten-plus devices, it can make travelling a real headache. That’s where the ViewSonic M1+ Portable Smart Projector comes in; this projector has the longest battery life out of any on this list, meaning you’ll be safe to leave your charger at home. However, the low lumen count means you will have to present with the lights out.
Versatile and powerful, the ViewSonic PA503S Projector offers 1080p resolution and DLP (digital light processing) technology to ensure your images always look flawless. The lamp produces 3600 lumens of brightness for a lifetime of 15000 hours; although this might seem low, it has a SuperEco function that quadruples the life of the bulb. It has a range of connection options including HDMI, VGA and USB, as well as support for both MacOS and Windows. The projected image size ranges from a minimum of 30 inches to a maximum of 300 inches, easily fitting your presentation to any room size. To top it all off, it comes with a remote control and carrying case for easy travel.
- High resolution and DLP technology
- High lumen count and long bulb life
- Range of connection options
- Comes with carry case and remote
- Not the lightest build
The ViewSonic PA503S Projector is a great all-rounder, offering the same features as other in this article, all rolled into one: the SuperEco bulb life, short throw capability, 1080p resolution and wide range of connection ports. However, this projector is even more of a safe bet for your business, as it comes with protective accessories. The only downside is the slightly heavy weight (4.85lb), however this is counteracted by the small size: 4.33 x 11.57 x 8.58 inches. All these features combine to make this our best overall portable mini projector for business presentations.