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# 214790 28-May-2017 21:01
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Asking on behalf..

Best portable projector? Price not an issue apparently but I would like to give options under 1k and under 2k
It's for a teenager using a MacBook, mostly for watching movies.

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  # 1790838 28-May-2017 22:04
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Depends on what you call "portable"

I have a Qumi Q2 instead of a bedroom TV. I have is shooting at the ceiling so I can lie flat on my back and watch the image. I'm quite happy with it, but the room does have to be very dark for the image to be OK, fan noise is a little intrusive (projector is right next to my head), and it has a plastic lense, so focus changes as I warms (I just leave the focus set to suit a warm lense.

At your price range you could look at their current flagship "Pocket and Personal" projector, the Full HD native Qumi Q8 (USD 799 on amazon, don't know NZ pricing).


Sony has a lazer projector in the pocket size which sounds quite cool, but is not well reviewed.

In this pocket space, very few projectors are native Full HD.

If you are willing to step up in size to say backpack size, there are a lot more options to consider...

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  # 1790844 28-May-2017 22:49
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Backpack size would be fine I think


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  # 1790856 29-May-2017 00:37
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Have a look at the Sony MP-CL1A - it is showing at $799 on Sony's website however I think you'll be able to find it cheaper (maybe Amazon). It is the one I am personally considering.


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  # 1792082 31-May-2017 05:17
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xgimi z4 air is the best i've used, i've got one for sale if interested.

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  # 1792148 31-May-2017 09:12
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xgimi z4 air is the best i've used, i've got one for sale if interested.





Thanks, that looks like a reasonable locally available option.


It's for a birthday present so they will probably buy new, but how much would you be after?

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  # 1792655 31-May-2017 21:33
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It is practically brand new and has warranty left, looking at $700. RRP $899

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  # 1792677 31-May-2017 21:56
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I've got one of these but branded as a Microvision. 


The image is always in focus. It's brilliant for it's size, it's smaller than most smart phones.


You do need a darkened room to get decent contrast.




Edit: Look like the Sony in Mr Murphy's post is a later version of mine. Mine doesn't have a built in speaker nor WiFi nor Bluetooth. I think these would be very handy and worth the extra dollars.

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