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3M MP225
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3M MP225 Projector

SVGA (800x600) 32 ANSI Lumens 1440 X 900 (WXGA+) Aug 2012
Projector Native Resolution Projector Brightness Supported Graphics Resolutions Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date
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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The 3M MP225 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other battery powered projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MP225.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Benq GP2[plb_1453630_price] which has better reviews.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors of this age and type is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 5,500 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 460 ANSI lumens. The 3M MP225 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss (only 32 ANSI lumens) amongst projectors of this age.

If this projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to consider the Aiptek MobileCinema A50P[plb_1924035_price] (35 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support 3D

Most battery powered projectors that were released more than two years ago do not support 3D. The 3M MP225 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support 3D including the Optoma DH1009[plb_2529255_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD

The 3M MP225 does not support full HD. Most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MP225 also do not support full HD.

It is worth considering alternative projectors which also support full HD including the Philips PPX3410/EU[plb_1572010_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The 3M MP225 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering other data projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Aiptek PocketCinema V150W[plb_2128299_price].

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Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the 3M MP225 is SVGA (800x600). That's 53% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). Across all similar spec multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago the worst resolution is VGA (640x480) and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

When compared to other projectors that were released around the same time as the MP225 that we have assessed, the service life of lamp of the 3M MP225 of only 20 hours is one of the shortest. The service life of lamps of similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the MP225 range from 20h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 21,000h.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

At only 2 gigabytes, the 3M MP225 has a quite small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago. The smallest internal storage capacity of battery powered projectors that were released more than two years ago is 2GB and the largest is 4GB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the 3M MP225

Released Over Four Years Ago

This 3M projector has been on the market for over four years.

1440 X 900 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the 3M MP225 is 1440 x 900. That's 33% less resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MP225. This projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 832 x 624, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 2 hours, the 3M MP225 has a pretty standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other battery powered projectors that are a similar age to the MP225.

There are a number of other 2h maximum battery life data projectors currently available which you might want to consider including the Philips PPX3610[plb_1565992_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a multimedia projector with a longer battery life (max) then you might also want to look at the LG PG60[plb_1628190_price] (2.5h and higher rated).

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Screen Size Compatibility
Lamps
Lamp Type
Service Life of Lamp
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
Headphone Outputs
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Design
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
AC Adapter Included

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 3m mp225, 3m mp225a
Barcodes 00051125634601, 00151903137253, 00163120591503, 07123290427272, 07123290500845

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