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When it comes to portable entertainment and business, nothing beats out a pocket projector, and the Optoma ML750 portable LED projector is a top choice among those. While this projector can’t beat the full-sized competition in the category of the best business projector, it’s a neat little device that is absolutely fantastic for travel.

Why We Like It – Optoma ML750

A pocket projector won’t replace a regular home theater projector any time soon, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The Optoma ML750 is a portable LED projector that packs quite a punch in its palm sized design, making it an excellent LED projector for camping and business trips.

Pros
  • Use your mobile device for simple PC free presentations
  • Super bright LED light source for easy viewing
  • 20000 hour lamp life should last the life span of the projector
Cons
  • No wifi connectivity without a dongle
  • Included remote control doesn’t work consistently

Performance/Resolution

Given its size and weight, one might be surprised to find that the Optoma ML750 has a native resolution of 1280 x 800, matching that of the full-sized Epson EX7240 and surpassing that of the Epson VS250. The HDMI MHL input port ensures content projected from a mobile device is crisp and clear. To be clear, this projector works outstandingly well for its ultra compact size, but it is meant for small meetings and movie-watching with a few friends rather than a huge auditorium. If you want a projector with an excellent resolution and color, high brightness, HDR, and 3D compatibility, the BenQ TK800 4K is the perfect fit.

 

Brightness/Lumens

When compared to the likes of a full-sized projector like the BenQ MH760 1080P Business Projector, the 700 lumens of the Optoma ML750 doesn’t sound like much. When compared to other palm sized projectors, though, this one is one of the brightest. The bright LED type lamp is great for projecting movies, TV shows, and video games in a dimmed or darkened bedroom. It is also serviceable for business presentations in a dim room, though a brighter projector might work better in those situations.

Adjustability/Viewing Angle

Because of its ultra compact size, the Optoma ML750 doesn’t offer much in the way of physical adjustability. There is digital keystone correction, but only on the vertical axis; however, it can be mounted to a tripod which can itself be adjusted accordingly. What is very nice about this projector, though, is its ability to connect to a plethora of mobile devices, meaning your movies and presentations can be completely PC free.

Durability

As one might expect with a pocket projector, the Optoma ML750 is absolutely built for travel. All focusing and zooming is digital, meaning there’s a significantly reduced possibility of lens damage. The casing is sleek and sturdy, and the projector comes with a padded carrying bag for extra support when taking it on the go. Optoma includes a remote control with this portable LED projector, but some users found it was rather unresponsive.

Value

If portability is your main concern, the Optoma ML750 is a solid choice. However, the $500 price tag is still greater than better-performing full-size projectors. If you travel all the time and want something palm sized and intuitive, this is a fantastic option. There are some caveats there, though, considering that you will need a dongle for wifi connectivity. The included speakers, as is usually the case with projectors, aren’t great, and the only option for external speakers is to use an adapter. These adapters can add up, both in price and space, so it’s important that potential buyers be weary of how that will affect their use of this projector.

Optoma ML750 Wrap Up

The Optoma ML750 is a great pocket projector, but it won’t beat out its full-sized competition any time soon. The bright LED light source makes this stand out above other ultra compact projectors, and the ability to project media completely PC free is another added feature. The unreliable remote and need for additional equipment ultimately hold this projector back, but, for many, these shouldn’t be enough of a problem to justify buying a different pocket projector.

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Zoe Dumas

Zoe is a digital native who cannot remember a time when she didn’t have access to some type of computer. When she’s not busy researching the latest innovations in technology, Zoe loves playing video games, watching movies and TV, reading books, and playing with her two cats.

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