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Epson EB-W10 review

A portable LCD projector that can do presentations and movies with ease

Our Verdict

For

  • Portability
  • Decent image quality
  • Bright

Against

  • A bit on the noisy side

Epson has been one of the driving forces behind LCD technology, so we were interested to see how the EB-W10 measured up.

The projector comes in an attractive white plastic case that weighs a more than portable 2.3kg. Its design is ideal for the frequent traveller, as its curved corners make it easier to slip into the supplied carry case, while the lens is protected by a built-in cover that you'll need to manually open to use.

The focus and zoom rings are neatly sculpted into a hollow, so they won't get damaged during a rough journey.

The EB-W10's controls are clearly labelled, which makes this projector simple to set up and use. On the top of the device you'll find the standard array of buttons allowing access to the control menu, hardware sourcing and volume and keystone correction.

There's a comprehensive mix of connectivity options on the rear. For those with an older laptop there's an analogue VGA port, while the HDMI socket means newer machines can be connected. We didn't have any problems connecting the EB-W10 to our test laptop; it was quick and easy and instantly sourced itself.

The 2600 ANSI lumens rating means this is an extremely bright projector that's capable of being used in most rooms without restricting external light. Image quality was sharp and bright, with whites being particularly crisp – making it ideal for presentations and slide shows.

It also handled our test DVD well, with little or no sign of lagging during action scenes. With a 37dB rating, this is the loudest projector on test, but not overly so. If this is an issue, dropping the projector down into eco-mode helps reduce the noise level without impacting too much on the quality of the displayed image.

The Epson EB-W10 is a great-looking and easy-to-use projector. We found it simple to set up and image quality is more than acceptable for the asking price.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD Projector
Native Resolution1280 x 800
Maximum Lens ApertureF/1.72
Standard Mode Brightness2600 lm
Graphic ModeWXGA
Native Aspect Ratio16:10
USBYes
HDMIYes
Video Signal StandardHDTV
Composite VideoYes
Video Signal FormatNTSC, PAL, SECAM
Input Scan Format1080p
Output Scan Format720p
VGA InYes
Maximum Diagonal Image Size8.08 m
Maximum Resolution1600 x 1200
Brand NameEpson
Contrast Ratio2,000:1
Lamp TypeUHE
Projection MethodFront, Rear, Ceiling
Minimum Lens ApertureF/1.58
Normal Mode Lamp Life4000 Hour
Economy Mode Lamp Life5000 Hour
Maximum Projection Distance10.50 m
Vertical Keystone Correction-30°/+30°
Standby Power Consumption3.90 W
Number of HDMI Ports2
Height77 mm
Width295 mm
Depth228 mm
Colour Support16.7 Million Colours (24-bit)
Optical Zoom1.2x
Lamp Power175 W
ManufacturerEpson Corporation
Product ModelEB-W10
Product NameEB-W10 LCD Projector
Manufacturer Part NumberV11H367053
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.epson.co.uk
Marketing Information

Epson is pleased to introduce the Epson EB-W10 3LCD Multimedia Projector. Bright, stylish and compact, the EB-W10 delivers performance and reliability to business and education environments in style.

Package Contents
  • EB-W10 LCD Projector
  • Power Cord
  • Computer Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Soft Carrying Case
  • Remote Control
  • Password Protect Sticker
  • Air Filter
  • Owner's Manual CD-ROM
Limited Warranty2 Year
Uniformity90%
Weight (Approximate)2.30 kg