REVIEWED: Epson EH-TW490 portable 3LCD projector

A serious, and seriously bright, 3,000 Lumen projector designed for road warriors giving regular presentations

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Forget those Pico portables; this ‘proper’ projector from Epson is a more serious proposition for power users who need to give presentations on the go. The EH-TW490 has a HD-ready resolution and more traditional 3LCD projection technology that’s rated to last 2,000 hours.

Ultra-bright

Its resolution of 1280×800 is enough for myriad sources, while the rear of the 2.4kg EH-TW490 houses USB, HDMI and S-Video as well as a useful 2W speaker.Equipped with automatic vertical keystone correction, the EH-TW490’s joker is its stunning 3,000 lumens, which put it in a totally different class to the Pico models.

Huge images

Perfectly portable (carry case included), its contrast ratio of 1,200:1 further enhances its picture prowess; its theoretical maximum image size is 318-inches, and while that could be tricky, it’s perfectly capable of beaming that bright in either its Living Room, Game or Cinema modes.

All-rounder

Great for gaming and movie nights for even large groups, this is one of the most versatile – and best value – portable projectors around.

Price as reviewed: £549

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