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Project Yourself

Get your point across in any situation with these portable projectors.

This story appears in the June 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Toss the white board. Pass on the handouts. The best way to get your point across when you're on the road is with a portable projector. Today's models are smaller, lighter, more feature-rich and more affordable than ever.

There are many considerations when choosing a portable projector. Since we're emphasizing portability, weight is a good place to start. All the projectors in our chart come in between 3 and 7 pounds. At 6.6 pounds, the Toshiba TDP-S25U is on the heavier end, but at $999 (all prices street), it's also one of the most affordable. The $1,699 Sharp Notevision XR-1X slims in at 3.2 pounds and is small enough to slide into an accommodating notebook case along with your laptop. It's not in our chart, but InFocus also makes the super-slim 2.4-pound LP170 for $1,399. If you're really a hard-core mobile warrior, you might place a premium on shaving off the ounces. Otherwise, a roller case for your equipment should do the job and save your back.

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