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Lighten the Load

We've got the skinny on the newest lightweight projectors for entrepreneurs on the go.

This story appears in the May 2004 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

If you've ever been on the road with a projector, then you know the burden of a few extra pounds. Nobody wants to break their back hauling all their presentation supplies around. Fortunately for all you road warriors out there, projector manufacturers have felt your pain and released a slew of portable projectors that won't make your arms fall off or require a dolly and a couple of musclemen to move around. We looked at projectors ranging from about 2 to 4 pounds and found there's one to fit every set of budget constraints.

The InFocus LP120 is a slim 1.98-pound marvel with a rectangle shape. It's small enough to fit inside a roomy laptop bag along with your computer, and setup is quick and painless. With 1,000 ANSI lumens and an optical zoom lens, the image is bright and crisp. At $2,399 (all prices street), it's not a super budget device. But portability is where this thoughtfully designed projector excels. The auto image button is a nice touch.

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