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Viewsonic PLED-W500

Viewsonic PLED-W500
alaScore 87

24 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the size and image quality are generally positive, but there are some negative views about the design and value for money. There are some mixed opinions about the noise and usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Viewsonic PLED-W500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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ViewSonic PLED-W500


The ViewSonic PLED-W500 is a solid representative of a new category of lightweight projectors, but it costs a bit more than its competition without offering anything extra.

Smaller and lighter than lamp-based projectors. Brighter than picos and palmtops. Reads files from SD cards and internal memory

Shows scaling artifacts (unwanted patterns added to some screens) at its claimed native resolution. Lacks crisp focus

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Viewsonic PLED-W500


To further enhance portability, the PLED-W500 comes with a protective travel case. Unfortunately, as seems to be the case with this class of projector (and level of brightness), the PLED-W500 does not have a battery option, but the power supply is...

Small and lightweight ? 2.6 lbs

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Amazon review summary for Viewsonic PLED-W500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Viewsonic PLED-W500 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Projectors on

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92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: ViewSonic PLED-W500 80-Inch 720p Front Projector (Black)


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Great value for excellent projector


I purchased when it was on sale. 500 Ansi Lumen is surprisingly bright. I also purchased screen+celing mount combo from here and work nicely with the projector.I like built in app that would allow ppt or MS office docs to be display without the...

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i give it a 7


Very nice picture, and very portable it has connections for everything

weird things have been happening to this projector and im not sure that it was worth the extra money at this point. for instance sometimes the power button will stop working and the only fix seems to be restoring factory defaults. also at one point...

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Good service, good projector


I wanted a compact projector with LED lighting for lifetime bulbs. This is perfect for presentations on the road. It is clear and the unit is durable for my travels.

Easy To Set Up","Easy to use","Reliable Performance","Small Footprint

Colors a little off but crisp presentation

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ViewSonic PLED-W500 WXGA LED Projector


I bought this projector specifically because it was LED. My previous projector cost me 3x as much with 2700 Lumen and around 4,000 hours of bulb life. I was very interested in the 20,000 hours of bulb life claimed for this projector. Due to the 500...

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ViewSonic PLED-W500 review


The ViewSonic PLED-W500 is an ultra-portable LED projector perfect for presentations, and capable of HD film playback in 3D.

The ViewSonic PLED-W500 is a great little projector. Portable, good-looking and feature-rich it's an ideal accessory for the mobile executive who wants to make a good impression when making presentations. It'll also provide plenty of entertainment at...

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Viewsonic PLED-W500 review


Viewsonic's PLED-W500 is an ultraportable LED projector. It's slightly larger than a hardback book and weighs just over 2kg, but has a 1,280x800 resolution, 500 lumens brightness and a choice of video inputs including VGA, HDMI and USB. It can also...

A decent resolution, good choice of inputs and low weight make the PLED-W500 good for travelling, but it's not very bright, has laggy controls and is quite expensive

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ViewSonic PLED-W500 projector review


ViewSonic's PLED-W500 projector is designed to meet the needs of business users who need to give presentations when out on the road and is also suitable for home use.

Portable, 500 lumens is fine for dimly lit rooms, can be used independently for presentations, carry case

Not bright enough for well-lit rooms, lack of acceptable audio output, £500 price tag, noisy

A reasonable effort from ViewSonic, the PLED-W500 is suitable for business users who are regularly going to carry out presentations on the move. The projector is also suitable for use in the home, but the £500 price tag is a bit steep.