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$200 and less is a good bargain for portable projectors with simple setup procedures, suitable for simple gaming and presentations, supporting decent contrast ratios of 2500:1. The best projectors under $200 are proffered by leading companies like Panasonic and Optoma, which also grant Mac support along with other features.

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Microvision SHOWWX+

Microvision PicoP-based SHOWWX


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Microvision PicoP-based SHOWWX+
BenQ MP515
Optoma ZX210ST
Optoma PT100
Mitsubishi FD630U
Microvision PicoP-based SHOWWX
BenQ MP515 ST
Optoma ZX210ST Projector
Optoma PT100 DLP Projector
Mitsubishi FD630U DLP Projector 1920 x 1080 - 2000 1 - 16 9
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Release Date
Nov 2010
Aug 2009
Aug 2012
Aug 2010
Feb 2010
Contrast Ratio
5000:1
2500:1
100000:1
800:1
2000:1
Display Technology
Laser
DLP
DLP
DLP
DLP
Image Brightness
10.0 ANSI lumens
2500.0 ANSI lumens
2000.0 ANSI lumens
50.0 ANSI lumens
4000.0 ANSI lumens
Platform
PC, Mac
PC
PC, Mac

The picture is sharp and clear, thanks in no small part to perfect focus.

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Good UI and calibration options.

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Networking capabilities among the best in the business

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Rock-bottom price

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long-life lamp

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