Projectors are an excellent way to have a large screen in any room without having to actually buy a super large screen. Projectors range from pocketable devices to expensive staples of a meeting room, so how do you know which one is best for you? Here are the best projectors for your PC for work, play, and everything else.
Best for work
This powerful projector emits a bright 3,300 lumens, which will help business presentations be visible in lit up rooms and offices. It has a relatively low 1280x800 resolution but that should be more than enough for PowerPoints and many other work presentations.
Best for home
This Epson comes with a high price tag, but for that, you get 4K Pro-UHD picture quality that can scale up to 120 inches at 12 feet away. It also has a dedicated processor for 4K pixel shifting hardware, another for HDR processing, and another for digital imaging. It's a powerful choice for those looking for a high-end entertainment system powered by their PC.
This projector won't quite fit in the palm of your hand, but it's small enough to move around. It can connect to multiple devices and has a number of input ports including HDMI, VGA, USB, and more. It's a great companion if you need to move your projector around often and don't want to spend too much.
Tainidi's projector has two HDMI ports, two USB ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and supports AV and VGA, so it's a great projector for a room that will see a number of devices cycle through it. In addition to working with PCs, it can also work with iOS and Android devices as well as a USB flash drive.
This projector has a built-in Bluetooth speaker, a rechargeable battery, and can connect to a number of devices including PCs, Chromecasts, and smartphones if you purchase an adapter. The included battery is rated to last two and a half hours so it should get you through at least one whole film.
Best for gaming
The ViewSonic PX706HD is a 1080p projector built towards gamers. It has a gaming mode that lowers latency to 16ms that also tweaks brightness and contrast to help you see darker areas inside of games. That low latency isn't as long as some gaming monitors but is excellent for a projector. It'll make your games look good and is also great for playing movies and other media.
Projectors range greatly from tiny devices you can move around to expensive staples of an entertainment center. If you're looking for a high-end setup for a home cinema that you'll use with your PC, you should look at the Epson Home Cinema 4010. If you want a portable projector that's a reasonable price that also can work as a Bluetooth speaker, you should look at the Apeman mini.
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