8 of 11(73%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Dell M110 Ultra Mobile Projector
Review 1 for Dell M110 Ultra Mobile Projector
Location:Union City, CA.
Date:July 3, 2012
Not up to par
Pros: compact and portability
Cons: lack of illumination not clear enough & noisy
Model Number: Dell M110 Ultra Mobile Projector
"The projector was not bright or clear enough even after calibrating the contrast, sharpness and brightness. The cooling fan was also a little noisier than I had anticipated and was somewhat distracting. This Dell M110 portable projector may be more ideal for a small group of 3-5 people sitting close together in a smaller conference setting under low lighting conditions. I've already lowered the lighting in the room and was still not bright or clear enough to illuminate my Powerpoint presentations. I would highly recommend a must brighter model."
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Review 2 for Dell M110 Ultra Mobile Projector
Date:June 5, 2012
Fatal Flaw for Business User
Pros: small enough to pack in same bag as laptop, very light, wxga, bright colors, adequately bright, works out of the box, full size hdmi port, quick power down
Cons: focus, no lens cap, easily nudged
Model Number: M110
"This would be a fantastic projector, but for one serious issue: the focus is inconsistent across the screen. I found that if the the top left corner of the screen is in focus, the bottom of the screen becomes blurry. If you adjust the focus so that the center of the screen is sharp, the top and the bottom become slightly blurry, and the top left corner is very blurry.
I returned one unit to Dell, and the replacement, while slightly better, still had the same problem.
I'm giving the M110 three stars because the impact of the problem depends on how you will use the projector.
If you are only presenting Powerpoints, the focus is probably good enough. In that case, the light weight, small size, and crisp colors might outweigh the focus problem. The portability really is superb (although the power brick could be a bit smaller) and the picture is good, even with ambient light. I tried it out in an atrium that had a skylight and two north facing windows. Projected against a wall slightly out of the direct light, I could easily see the image.
It might also work well if you are looking for a small video projector.
However, I have a need to display web pages and some detailed text. The M110 can't meet this need because of the focus issues.
I've since purchased an Optoma ML500. The Optoma is quite a bit bigger than the Dell, but still far more portable than a lamp projector. I found that the ML500 travel case is very close to the size of the M110 travel case, so if you're not going to pack the projector in the same bag as your laptop, size might not be a factor.
It's also heavier, but, not as much as you would think. According to my kitchen scale, the M110, power brick, and cord weighs 1lb 8oz. The ML500 and power cord weighs 2lb 14oz - roughly double the Dell, but still not that bad.
The ML500 focuses cleanly across the projection area, and displays text much more clearly than the Dell. In the end, this trumped size and weight for me. I'm also getting a brighter display that can project a larger image.
I considered some of the other 300 lumen projectors (QUMI Q2, Asus, Acer, even the Optoma), but they all seemed to have critical drawbacks. Many are reported to have focus issues like the M110, and at least one had only XGA resolution compared to WXGA.
If you do get the M110, keep in mind the following: - it's so light, it's easily nudged. Consider a tripod. - It doesn't have an optical zoom, so if you want to zoom in rather than out (it can do this digitally), you need to physically move it closer to the screen."