Conclusion: NEC has produced a pretty solid performer with the VE281X. As mentioned in the review this unit was designed to be simple and easy to use so a variety of users could be comfortable with it. Designed for travel, the VE281X looks to be pretty durable and could easily withstand the rigors of travel. The VE281X is rated at 2800 lumens and from performance testing it can surpass that. However, when you run the projector in different color modes performance decreases.
Pros: Just have to vacuum the intake vent to maintain projector, Brightness readings were extremely close to the advertised brightness, Sharp image even when projecting higher than native resolutions, 3D Ready when projecting content from your PC, Estimated 6000 hours of lamp life when running in ECO Mode
Cons: For very specific applications color may need adjustment, Lamp is not user replaceable. Must contact dealer for replacement, Limited inputs, but still very capable, Very limited zoom capabilities