Mitsubishi Australia XD110U
- Bright lamp, long life lamp, low RRP
- Resolution issues, screen door effect present
The XD110U is suitable for computer users on a budget who are looking for portability, a bright lamp and low running costs.
Price$ 1,849.00 (AUD)
Mitsubishi's XD110U is a portable projector with a solid set of features - but retailing at around half the price of similar models we have seen. With a 1700 ANSI lumen lamp rating, this unit is capable of projecting ultra bright images with ease. Other impressive traits include its low noise operation and low running costs, although we did notice some display issues which lowered visual acuity.
The XD110U enclosure is made of hard plastic, silver on top and dark grey on the front. Cooling grills are located on both the front and the back of the unit, which help in removing excess heat from the high brightness lamp. The internal lamp is rated for 4000 hours and is one of the longer life lamps available, which helps in keeping operational costs to a minimum. We did not detect quite as much heat from this unit as we have from other projectors, and this helps in maintaining a low noise operation.
The inputs are located on the back of the machine, and they include monitor out, USB, computer in (D-Sub), S-Video in, composite video in, audio in and audio out. The number of inputs indicate that this projector is aimed at computer users looking to project primarily off their desktop/notebook with occasional video use.
The onboard controls are simple, as they should be, and are mimicked by the remote control functions. The primary functions users would want to access include video source selection, auto positioning and power. These are all one-touch buttons, although advanced features can be accessed through the menu button. The extended menu options reveal a few features which are not common to all projectors, but are a welcome addition. Standout options include a reverse projection function and colour temperature configuration.
We found that display quality varied from resolution to resolution. When running in the native resolution of 1024 x 768, we noticed text below 10pts to suffer from aliasing effects, looking blurred and scaled, sometimes beyond legibility. This is often the case on projectors with lower native resolutions, in which the image is scaled up to higher, non-native resolutions. But somewhat surprisingly, 1024 x 768 is advertised as the XD110U's native resolution and so these issue should ideally not occur. We did not experience these problems when viewing at the 800 x 600 resolution, and ordinary text sizes (greater than 10pts) were displayed flawlessly at the native resolution. Colour and contrast levels were acceptable, and the XD110U is capable of displaying a great image, whether running high speed video or gaming.
The big bonuses for buyers of this projector are portability and brightness of the projected image. Users will be able to view projections in a variety of ambient lit conditions, without a washed out or faded image. The high rated contrast ratio of 2000:1 also provided deep dark shades in unlit environments. We have been quite impressed with the range of portable projectors becoming available to consumers lately and Mitsubishi's XD110U is no exception to this, providing bright projection and vivid colour reproduction all from a 2.4kg box.
Join the PC World newsletter!
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Samsung Galaxy S8 phone: full, in-depth review
- 2 Ryzen 5 vs Intel Core i5 CPU Australian review
- 3 Mass Effect Andromeda review: One for the fans
- 4 LG G6 phone: full, in-depth review
- 5 Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 phone: Full, in-depth review
Latest News Articles
- Sony's Android-powered Xperia projector turns any flat surface into a touch screen
- Sony’s new liquid-cooled 4K home video projector delivers 5000 lumens of brightness, costs $60,000
- BenQ targets Epson with revamped home entertainment projectors
- LG's new Laser Display gives you 100in of full HD glory
- Win an iPad or a Samsung Galaxy Tab in the 2012 PC World Media Usage survey
PCW Evaluation Team
A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.
I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.
As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.
I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.
Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!
For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.
- Samsung Galaxy S8 phone: full, in-depth review
- Ryzen 5 vs Intel Core i5 CPU Australian review
- Mass Effect Andromeda review: One for the fans
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?
- TPBusiness Analyst (BI Focus)WA
- TPStrategic Business AnalystVIC
- TPService Desk AnalystVIC
- CCCitrix SpecialistNSW
- CCWindows Server EngineerNSW
- FTTIBCO DeveloperVIC
- CCBusiness AnalystNSW
- FTSenior Infrastructure Business AnalystVIC
- FTCapacity ManagerACT
- FTProject Manager- RiskSA
- CCJava Developer IntegrationQLD
- FTSales Lead / Sales Executive - Enterprise IT Healthcare Perm - North RydeNSW
- FTApplication Support Analyst - Accounting SoftwareNSW
- FTSolution ArchitectACT
- FTSolution ArchitectACT
- FTSecurity Architect - Perth BasedQLD
- CCSystems Specialist - Network Systems l Port MacquarieNSW
- CCPlatform Engineer - DevOpsVIC
- TPSQL Server DeveloperNSW
- FTNetwork Consulting ArchitectVIC
- CCSecurity ConsultantVIC
- FTSales Lead - Healthcare systemsVIC
- CCBusiness AnalystNSW
- FTIT Service Desk Manager - Team LeaderNSW
- CCChange AnalystACT