Conclusion: The Dell 1610HD is a good choice for the presenter that needs high brightness on a budget. Few of the multimedia projectors we have reviewed put out 3500 lumens or more and nearly all of them cost substantially more than the Dell 1610HD or are nowhere near as portable. While the color fidelity suffers at high brightness, it is more than adequate for most PowerPoint or similar presentations.
Pros: Good color rendition in all but brightest mode, Very good readability with native resolution or higher, Very high brightness – almost 3500 lumens, Lightweight – 5.3 lbs., No dust filters requiring cleaning or replacement, Good support via its Advanced Exchange warranty, Ability to monitor and adjust most projector functions via a networked computer
Cons: No instant shut off, On-projector controls difficult to use, Limited zoom range, Lamp replacement requires dismounting if ceiling mounted, No network display capability or wireless networking