Best Projector Under $300

by Jane on May 19, 2015

Are you wanting to spend around three hundred dollars or maybe even less? Can this buy a quality projector? The goal of this page is to show a wide variety of examples which provide value.

Best projector under $300

Overall #1

We have sorted through tons of reviews to bring the best choices to the table.

Know matter what functionality you may need. Business and classroom presentations? Home theater? Gaming?

Mini projector under 300

Best Mini under $300

How about a mini projector? Slides Shows? Connecting a Blu Ray or DVD? We are pretty sure our list below covers the gamut.

Take a look at the examples below and the benefits they provide.

 

Top home theater projectors under $300 

best home theater under 300

ViewSonic PJD5134

The ViewSonic PJD5134 Projector you will recognize this from the image at the top of the page which we say is the #1 choice at this price point.

We love this model. If you do decide to look further into it no matter where you look you will find customers rating it high and leaving positive reviews.

At the three hundred dollar price point the ViewSonic PJD5134 provides excellent value for anyone on a budget looking to bring a home theater projector into their home.

It’s small and light weight and versatile. It has full 3D built-in and HDMI to connect to DVD, BluRay, gaming consoles and all your favorite mobile devices.

The ViewSonic PJD5134  is also a good choice for people searching for a low-cost business or classroom presentation projector. Read our review

Another good choice is the EUG LED Home Theater System. This is not a brand name but has received solid reviews.

Budget home theater projector under 300

EUG LED Home Theater System

It’s probably better to call this model a multi-media projector.

This model provides connectivity to USB, HDMI, VGA-In, AV, S-Video, Mini-Jack Audio-In, RS-232c.

Most people buy this model for movies and games but all the connection ports, it also conveniently doubles as a presentation projector.

The EUG LED Home Theater System

 

 

Three more budget home theater choices:

  • DBPOWER 1080P Video Projector (Price: $236)
  • FAVI RioHD-LED-4T Home Theater HD Projector
  • Fugetek FG-857 with LED Lamp

Mini portable projectors 

If you need something to travel below you will find a few of the best choices at this price point.

best mini projector for less than 300

AAXA P4 P4X Pico Projector

If you need something so small that it will fit in your pocket, the AAXA P4 P4X Pico Projector is a good choice.

The projector gives off 125 lumen of light which means it’s going to be bright enough to project  in most room environments with ease.

What size screen image? The AAXA P4 P4X Pico gives the best image (resolution, contrast, colors, brightness) at an 80-inch screen image.

Learn more about this model.

Another low cost model, AAXA LED Pico Projector (Price: $115).

Miniprojector hand held under 300

AAXA LED Pico Projector

This one is as small as the Iphone. It has a rechargeable battery which lasts up to 90 minutes, making it truly portable. But can also be plugged in to a standard power outlet.

Surprisingly high resolution for such a tiny machine (960×540), along with a great supply of colors and contrast. The LED lamp in this projector is good for up to 15,000 hours.

It has HDMI and USB ports. Learn more. If you are on a budget we highly recommend this one.

A great selection of mini models?

If you notice above the two top mini projectors that we recommended at this (under $300) price point are from the same company AAXA. We highly recommend checking out all the different mini models made by AAXA.

Presentation projectors  

Presentation projector under 300

VS230

If your main objective is presentations, Epson is one of the most reliable and best brands to buy. We had to add the VS230 Projector (Price: $329). Yes, the model is a little over $300. It provides excellent value so we needed to include it.

This is a super bright projector that will not require turning the lights off in order to make presentations. It has excellent colors and HDMI connectivity. It has a USB port,  so you can load your presentation without the need for a laptop.

Any more questions about the VS230?

The BenQ MS504 Projector a good choice for small to medium sized rooms. Provides more than enough brightness, capable of producing a 300 inch screen image and the contrast is outstanding.

List of projectors under three hundred dollars

BenQ MS504

Another benefit of this model is the lamp is good for up to 10,000 hours. Most lamps don’t come close to this rating. A long lasting lamp like this will save you money in the long run.

One thing you must understand, the BenQ MS 504 does not include a HDMI port. For some people this will be a major problem. Some people believe since it has no HDMI port this means it will not be able to connect to a laptop.

Read our review of the BenQ MS504

This is simply not true. All it means is you would use a standard VGA cable to connect the projector to the laptop, through the VGA ports.

But we will say this, without a HDMI port you will not be able to connect to your Iphone and other mobile devices which do not have a VGA port.

The best advice about buying the BenQ MS504, if you already know what devices you will need to connect make sure they all have VGA ports. The majority of laptops and HDTV’s do have these ports.

A third choice for presentations is the Optoma S316 projector. Thinking back to every place I have worked in my life and also college, it seems there was always an Optoma projector sitting the table.

This model is priced right around $300. The resolution is SVGA. The lamp is good for 10,000 hours. Which saves money on replacements.

It also has an HDMI port, it has full 3D compatibility and has wireless capabilities through the use of a dongle.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

greg December 22, 2015 at 11:28 am

the mini projectors for sale are amazing i always thought its just some gimmick but i started doing a lot of travel and it great to be able to show people presentations on the go any where.

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Web Hosting December 2, 2016 at 4:23 am

The last thing to consider is the price. You don t have to go out and spend $2,000 on a projector to get a great product. The best projector under 300 can be found right here and we know you ll love it. No matter if you re going to be gaming on it, watching movies, or using it at an event. You ll be happy with any of these 5.

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mkdrills February 4, 2017 at 8:18 am

Even under $200, you can find some good projectors without any doubts but it depends on your research work.

You can check these brands:

CiBest
ViewSonic
UINstone

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