Aaxa P2

This powerful pico projector delivers very bright images and crisp text, but lackluster color and limited battery life lower its ranking.

Optoma PK102

The tiny Optoma PK102 pico projector delivers vivid color images and handles stand-alone presentations via its built-in media player.

WowWee Cinemin Swivel

Designed primarily as an Apple accessory, the Cinemin Swivel pico projector displays colorful iPod and iPhone images right out of the box.

Favi PJM-1000

The basic, low-cost PJM-1000 pico projector provides limited features and delivers mediocre image quality.

Ray Displays Ray

The $229 Ray, a liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) pico projector from Ray Designs features 10 lumens of brightness, and a 20,000-hour LED.

Samsung P410M

Projector's low brightness is best suited for small groups.

Acer P3250

Acer’s compact, 2.7-pound P3250 is attractively priced in the ultraportable projectors market. Luckily, you also get excellent image quality.

ViewSonic PJ260D

This projector displays luminous images with legible text, but obtaining colorful graphics from it takes some fiddling

BenQ Joybee GP1

This ultraportable projector displays good-looking images but works best only in low lighting.

InFocus IN1102

The versatile, 2.75-pound InFocus IN1102 is a superior choice for a double-duty, lamp-based projector that delivers bright, colorful images both in large conference rooms and in cozy living rooms.

Optoma Technology EW330

Optoma’s compact, 2.4-pound EW330 is a lamp-based ultraportable projector that features 1280 by 800 resolution and enough illumination power for use in a large conference room.

Dell M109S

Dell’s tiny M109S is a palm-size LED projector with a low brightness rating of only 50 lumens, which makes it best suited for very small groups in dark or dimly lit conference rooms.