Projector Review: HP Notebook Projection Companion
31 March 2010
Conclusion: Instead of a replaceable bulb, the Notebook Projection Companion uses an LED light source that HP estimates as good for 10,000 hours, which the company describes as up to five years of typical use. The Companion obviously isn't designed to entertain rows of viewers in a vast auditorium; it's meant for presentations to a handful of people in an office setting, where it capably projects a bright 15- to 60-inch SVGA (actually 858 by 600) image from a distance as far away as...
Summary: HP's Notebook Projection Companion is a small and very portable DLP-based projector that's perfect for users who regularly give off-site presentations. The best part about it is that its LED light source is claimed to last five years, which means there are no lamp replacement costs. We think it's a great little projector for business users who want a portable model, but we do wish it could run on batteries.
Pros: Tiny and portable, can use an HP notebook power adapter, LED light source, low TCO, simple to use
Cons: Oversaturated colours, some blurriness, no battery pack