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Dell M109S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 reviews of Dell M109S. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and noise. The price and usability also get good views, but some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed views about the image quality.

size, usability, price, noise, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Dell M109S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Dell M109S from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on People really like the image quality and usability. The size and noise also get good reviews, but the reliability and price get less positive opinions.

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price, reliability

65% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell M109s On-the-go DLP Projector - 50 ANSI lumens - SVGA (858 x 600) - Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - Contrast Ratio 800:1 - Pocket-sizedDell M109s On-the-go DLP Projector - 50 ANSI lumens - SVGA (858 x 600) - Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - Contrast Ratio 800:1 - Pocket-sized

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Richard Jantz (

Dell M109S


The tiny Dell M109S ($449 as of 8/7/09) is a palm-size LED projector with a low brightness rating of only 50 lumens, which makes it best suited for very small groups in dark or dimly lit conference rooms. Weighing just 12.8 ounces, the M109S is the...

Highly mobile (barely weighs one pound) ; 10,000 hours of LED light

Very low brightness (50 lumens) ; Comparatively expensive

Oct, 2009

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Dell M109S


Looking for a projector you can carry with minimal effort so you can give presentations just about anywhere? How about one you can also set up quickly at home to play games at large-screen size or watch a movie? If you answered yes to either question,...

Highly portable. LED light source with 10,000-hour life

No remote. Hard-to-use control panel

The Dell M109S is a new-generation palm-size projector—small, light, cheap, and suitable for both business travel and home use.

Expert review by : Rich Malloy (

Dell M109S


This Lilliputian projector has the brightest LED in its class yet.

We doubt the Dell M109S projector will put a crimp in sales of larger and significantly brighter models, but weighing less than 2 pounds even with its power adapter it could be very successful in ultra-mobile applications. We see it linking nicely...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : ZDNet (

Dell M109S projector


Travellers may find Dell's tiny and long lived M109S projector a boon, but watch out for its low brightness.

Seriously tiny ... so it has novelty appeal, Very light at 360 grams, Easy to set up and use, Auto keystone adjustment, Super long lamp life, Low running cost, No mercury involved

1/40 of standard projector brightness, 2/3 to 1/2 the average projector resolution, Lots of cables reduce portability, Small maximum and minimum display size, Gets very hot

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Richard Jantz (

Review: Dell M109S ultraportable projector


Dell's tiny M109S is a palm-size LED projector with a low brightness rating of only 50 lumens, which makes it best suited for very small groups in dark or dimly lit conference rooms.

The downside is that Dell had to sacrifice some features in order to achieve the M109S’s ultralight design. It has a low native resolution of 858-by-600 pixels, which means you have to turn down the resolution on your Mac and you won’t get the best...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Noel McKeegan (

Dell M109S offers ultra-portable projection


Dell's latest offering for road warriors looking to lighten the load is the M109S Projector. Measuring 3.64" x 4.12" x 1.46" unit and weighing 0.80 lbs, the device boasts 858x600 SVGA native resolution, 800:1 contrast ratio and DLP display technology....

Illumination is provided by a mercury-free, 50 ANSI Lumens (maximum) LED light module that projects an image between 15 and 60 inches in size (diagonal) over a distance of 60-240 cm and offers 10,000 hours of usage before it needs replacing

Oct, 2008

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Dell M109S On-the-Go


The Dell M109S On-the-Go mini projector definitely does its job well, though it doesn't have as many features as some of the other products in our lineup. While the picture quality is only average, you might find the password protection and single...

This projector can be password protected

This mini projector can only use a Dell-specific cable

Overall, this projector does what is intended without any fancy options.

Expert review by : Alvin Soon (

Dell M109S On-The-Go Projector -


Dell is not a name synonymous with projectors, but the M109S On-The-Go portable projector, which uses a DLP Pico chipset, looks so good and small that we just couldn't resist.

Expert review by : Richard Jantz (

Dell M109S portable projector


This Dell portable projector is easy to take on the road

Very light

Poor colour and brightness performance

The tiny Dell M109S is a palm-size LED projector with a low brightness rating of only 50 lumens, which makes it best suited for very small groups in dark or dimly lit conference rooms.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Richard Jantz (

Dell M109S review


Even with its cables, AC adaptor, and carry case, the Dell M109S has a traveling weight of under 1kg, making it a snap to take on the road.

All in all, it's difficult to recommend the Dell M109S for mobile presentations when for just a few pounds more you can have a slightly larger LED projector - the BenQ Joybee GP1 - that's twice as bright, provides better image quality, and has more...

Oct, 2009

Product Specifications

The M109S utilizes mercury-free LED light source of usage life, helping to save money and reduce maintenance to a minimum as no replace of LED module light source is required. Weighing in at a mere 0.80 lbs and boasting remarkably small dimensions of only 3.64" x 4.12" x 1.46", this groundbreaking pocket-sized projector lets you take the show on the road like never before. 858 x 600 SVGA native resolution delivers crisp text and vibrant colors, allowing you to make easy-to-read presentations in small conference rooms, hotel rooms, or even impromptu meetings. Mirrors are at the heart of this magic trick. The M109S Projector employs millions of tiny reflectors that work in concert to create stunning colors and highly-accurate images. Now you can impress your audience with both your presentation and your pocket-sized projector. One cord does it all. The included multi-input cable lets you connect to notebooks, desktops, DVD players, gaming consoles and other video devices. So you can bid a fond farewell to tangled wires and lost connectors. The M109S Projector is ready to go, right out of the box. A host of convenient preset projection modes makes it easy to adapt to different viewing conditions. Which means business travelers, students and home users alike can make high-quality presentations at any location.


Certification:FCC, CE, VCCI, UL, cUL, Nemko-GS, ICES-003, MIC, C-Tick, GOST, CCC, Safety Mark, NOM, SABS, PSE-Circle, EK


Cable lock slot: Yes
Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Display Resolution Abbreviation:SVGA
Image Brightness:50ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:800:1
Max Image Size:5ft / 60in
Max Resolution:858 x 600
Max Screen Distance:8ft
Min Image Size:1.2ft / 15in
Min Screen Distance:2ft
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Recommended Use of Projector:Presentation and multimedia
Type:DLP projector

Energy Management

Power consumption (PowerSave):34
Power consumption (typical):47


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell


Service life of lamp:10000


Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):-20 - 60
Operating relative humidity range:-20 - 60 / 10 - 80
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 80
Storage temperature (T-T):0 - 80
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60 / 0 - 80

Other Features

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.62 x 4.12 x 1.46 / 3.64 x 4.12 x 1.46
Projection lens:F/2.0 / F/2.0, f=17.67

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes


Noise Level:32
Plug and Play: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Composite video in:1
DVI port: No
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power consumption (PowerSave):34
Power consumption (typical):47


Contrast ratio (typical):800:1
Objective projection distance:23.6 - 94.5 / 2362.2 - 9448.8
Projection distance:2362.2 - 9448.8
Projection technology:DLP
Projector brightness:50
Projector native resolution:SVGA (858x600)
Screen size compatibility:15 - 60

Projector Lamp

Lamp Life Cycle:10000hour(s)
Lamp Type:RGB LED array

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


3D compatibility: No
Analog signal format system:NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL M, PAL N, SECAM
Full HD: No
Supported video modes:1080i, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analog Video Signal:Composite video / RGB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:12.7 / 12.8