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Optoma PICO PK301

alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 reviews of Optoma PICO PK301. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and noise. The image quality and size are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Optoma PICO PK301 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Optoma PICO PK301

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Optoma PICO PK301 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the price and design are overall positive. The size and image quality also get good feedback. Comments about the noise and usability are mixed. Many are less positive about the reliability.

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78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Optoma PICO PK301

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 user reviews of Optoma PICO PK301 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Comments about the noise and price are generally positive. The size and image quality also get good feedback, whereas comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, image quality, size, price, noise

66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Optoma PK301 Pico Pocket Projector

 

When Optoma designed the PK301 Pico Pocket Projector ($400 street), it must have been thinking that in a world of 10- and 12- lumen pico projectors, a 50-lumen model would be king. Indeed, it may be. Although the PK301 is a little bigger and heavier...

Unusually bright. Connects to both computers and video devices. Audio out for headset or speakers

Low volume. Visibly uneven brightness across the screen. No composite video cable included. VGA cable may be too short

The Optoma PK301 Pico Pocket Projector is the brightest pico projector yet, but it's a study in tradeoffs between brightness and size, weight, and battery life.

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Expert review by : Anthony Arrigo (projectorreviews.com)

Optoma PK301

 

The pojector comes with a remote that allows complete control of the projectors functions and the on-screen menu system is pretty staightforward. You also get a lot of accessories with this projector, but keep in mind not all regions will have the same...

Higher resolution than most Picos at 854x480 ; Has a microSD card slot for loading presentation slides ; Accepts HDMI Has a USB port to read files from ; 21 measured lumens with internal battery, 52-53 lumens!!! with AC power or XP8000 external battery...

Not particularly bright at 20 lumens when using just battery power (get the battery pack) ; Battery lasts only about an hour with Standard Mode ; Not as small as most Pico projectors ; More expensive than other Pico projectors

Dark environments with no ambient light for best viewing

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Allan Abbott (projectorcentral.com)

Optoma Pico PK301 Review

 

The Optoma PK-301 projector has a combination of aspect ratio and brightness that puts it in a class by itself.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Optoma PK301+

 

Optoma's latest pocket projector is fun and solid value.

Good black levels, Very small and lightweight design, Good connectivity

Optional extra adaptors needed for many sources, Pics aren't quite as bright as hoped

Sep, 2012

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Optoma Pico PK301

 

Around this time last year, we went walkabout with the first truly pocket-sized projector: Optoma's PK101. And frankly, once we'd seen past the allure of its design, we were underwhelmed. The thing just didn't chuck out enough light to actually do...

Looks a decent spec which means you can get a good level of brightness from it. At this brightness level though you cant expect it to kick out thousands of lumens and be using it to project to a large audience but its perfect for small groups of people...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Optoma Pico PK301 review

 

Optoma's latest Pico has arrived to deliver a much-needed performance boost the pocket projector scene. Does it succeed?

A vast improvement on its predecessor and still charmingly small, but a lack of brightness means it’s still restricted to a life in dark rooms

Aug, 2010

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Optoma PK301+

 

This portable projector needs no extras: it packs a built in mdeia player so you can plonk it down wherever you are and hit play. Of course, you can lash lots of other gizmos to it for playback too: the HDMI connection means you can beam content from a...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Optoma PK301 Pico Projector

 

The Optoma PK301 is a pocket DLP projector weighing just 250g and measuring up at a dinky 120 x 70 x 30mm. It features micro SD and USB connectivity alongside mini HDMI, composite and (with adapter) iPod inputs. The good The PK301 boasts one of the...

One of the better pico projectors around, undoubtedly – but you still have to trade off a lot in performance terms for that pocket-friendly size. Optoma PK301 Pico Projector is tagged with Optoma PK301, Pico Projector and Optoma. Select a tag (Optoma...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review (hp.com)

Optoma Pico PK301 DLP Projector - 480p - HDTV - 16:9

 

The best thing is that it throws the image from a fair distance (15-20 feet); enough for most small meetings. Of course it fits in the pocket or backpack or brief case and is easy to use.

May, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great projector

 

Based on reviews that I have read the pk201 looks just as good, but has a dimmer bulb so you will probably need a darker room. Vivitek also has the qumi q2 that is 3d capable with a slightly hirer price.

This is a great projector for the price. I purchased it along with an 80+ inch screen and have hooked it up to my htpc. The picture is very good for a projector this small. If you are looking for a portable projector, I would recommend it

As a home theater projector it will not look great with a screen much larger than 80 inches ; Best picture quality will only be achieved through hdmi mini port which allows higher resolution. I would purchase an hdmi to hdmi mini cable with the...

Dec, 2011

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