Epson PowerLite 1751 Review

by Jane on April 27, 2015

An emailed popped into our inbox asking if we could give a professional review of the Epson PowerLite 1751, “Did they not search Google and see the many reviews on this model??? We were slightly confused but decided to fulfill the request.

Overview: Designed for business and classroom presentations. Both the picture quality and brightness are excellent. This is an LCD projector with XGA resolution (1024 x 768) and HDMI connectivity. However, if you are wanting a projector with wireless capability, the model does not provide this option.

Price: $590

Epson PowerLite 1751 review

Portable – 2.1 inches thick and under 4 lbs

 

Pros and Cons of this model

Since this was not on our schedule to review, we want to keep it short. All products have certain strengths and weaknesses when compared to other brands. One of the strengths of the Epson PowerLite 1751  is in the name.

If you are the average business person you probably don’t give the projector industry much thought in your day to day life. Why would you?

  • Epson is the number #1 selling projector brand in the world. The company produces home theater and entertainment models but the company’s main focus is on producing the best models for business and classroom presentations.

When we review a product we like to include a video. This is the best one we could find on this model. She’s cute but she doesn’t say a lot. Well, at least you get to see what comes in the box and get an idea on how it looks.

 

  • The dimensions are  11.5″ x 8.3″ x 2.1″ (W x D x H) and weighs 3.7 pounds. At this size it can easily be carried in one hand and will fit in most laptop bags along with the laptop. Strength: Portable

I have sat through many, many presentations, both as a “professional” student and in my business career. First I must say, I did like when the lights needed to be turned off due to the projector not being able to produce a strong image with the lights on since it allowed me to take a nap.

However, as a business owner or lecturer who needs to make an effective presentation being able to keep the lights on will help the overall effectiveness.

  • The Epson PowerLite 1751 does provide a level of brightness where turning off the lights in the room will not be needed. Strength: Brightness

Includes Epson’s patented 3LCD chip technology. The claim is this technology produces 3 times brighter colors compared to the competition’s color output.

  • While we don’t know if the colors are actually 3 times brighter, we do think the color out from the Epson PowerLite 1751 is better than most business projectors at this price point (under $600). Strength: Vivid colors

What about Resolution

We can not label this a strength or a weakness. The Epson 1751 provides XGA resolution (1024 x 768). The question you should ask yourself, “do you need a 1080p projector for presentations?”.

We could understand if you were buying for the best home movie experience but do you need to spend extra money (which a 1080p will cost you) to show graphs, tables and text at the highest resolution? Unless your trying to show a piece of art work to buyers, we say NO!

And that’s common sense.

What about the Weaknesses

This projector has received very high ratings from the people who have used it. But it’s not the perfect product. No product is perfect. The two biggest things to consider:

  • It doesn’t have an auto-focus lens. But at the under $600 price range not many provide this. Most run off the keystone correction.
  • If you are looking for a wireless business projector, the Epson PowerLite 1751 does not provide this capability.

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