QKK Mini Projector
QKK Mini Projector

5 Best Budget Projectors Under $100 of 2021

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A Quick Comparison

TOPVISIONAuKingTMYVili Nice
Native resolution1280 x 720800 x 4001280 x 7201280 x 720
Highest resolution1080P1080P1080P1080P
Lumen advertised5000260065005000
Contrast ratio2000:12000:14000:15000:1
Aspect ratio4:3 / 16:916:94:3 / 16:94:3 / 16:9
Dimension7.36 x 5.87 x 3.073.15 x 6.69 x 7.687.48 x 3.78 x 2.8316 x 6.5 x 11.6 
Weight (lbs)2.752.874.023.25
Lamp life (hours)80,00055,00060,00080,000
Screen includedNoNo100″No
Customer’s rating
Price$89.99$86.99$89.99$89.99

* We did not list PVO in the table because a lot of info is not available.

TOPVISION Outdoor Movie Projector

8,521 Reviews
$89.99 at Amazon
  • Native resolution 1280 x 720; Supports resolution up to 1920 x 1080; Aspect ratio: 4:3/16:9; Contrast ratio: 2000:1; Lamp lifetime: 80,000 hours; High Brightness: 5500 LUX; Watching Size: 32”-200” with projector distance 5ft-23ft.
  • ±15°Keystone Correction via remote control.
  • Build-in stereo surround speakers with 3.5mm input for external speaker.
  • Compatible with smart phone, TV stick, PS3/ PS4 and other video game consoles with the HDMI input. Chromecast, PC, laptops, TV, DVD player. VGA/USB/SD card/AV devices.
  • Great for home theater, indoor and outdoor movies & video games.
https://www.amazon.com/Projector-TOPVISION-Synchronize-Supported-Compatible/dp/B07H2TPZGV

I bought it for our RV to watch some TV and movies outside and it works great. I don’t think you could get a better product for the price. It shows a nice picture and connects to all my devices. I just project it onto the white part of my RV it it shows a real nice and clear picture. It won’t play Netflix or MLB App from my phone, which is disappointing but that’s not the projectors fault and it says it can’t play Netflix from your phone due to a Netflix copyright issue. I can play YouTube and other stuff from my phone or download movies to a jump drive, which is pretty cool.

AuKing Mini Projector M8-F

14,477 Reviews
$95.99 $86.99 at Amazon
  • Native resolution: 800 x 400, supports up to 1080P; Contrast ratio: 2000:1; display size: 32-170 inches at 5ft-16ft; Built-in speakers offer clear and loud sound; projected lamp life: 55,000 hours. 2 year warranty.
  • Great for playing videos, watching TV and movies, with easy connection to laptops, smartphones, tablets, USB drives, X-Box ONE etc (HDMI adapter is not included).

Got this to use while camping and watch movies outdoors at night. The kids love it. I did a lot of research in this price range and it seems like this little projector is the best value going. Good warranty as well.

PVO Portable Mini Projector YG300 Pro

2,077 Reviews
$69.99 at Amazon
  • Native resolution 640 x 360; Supports 1080P full HD; Project a maximum of 150 inches (60″-100″ is recommended). Very small and portable at 5.6 x 3.7 x 2.1 inches.
  • Multiple ports, including HDMI, USB, audio, Micro SD, TF and AV interfaces; can connect to TV boxes, laptops, desktop computers, digital cameras, HDMI-enabled devices to play video, TV series, photos sharing and games. It comes with a power adapter (does not have a built-in battery), an also be powered by mobile phone charger, car charger or power pack via micro-USB interface (5V/2.5A).

It’s super easy to set up and figure out, and if you wanna stream from an iPhone/iPad all you have to do is buy the $8 cord. Currently playing Luca in my kids room on the wall IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY! The volume is PLENTY loud, we don’t even use it turned up all the way, and the picture is clear and bright.

TMY 6500 Lumen Projector V08

6,500 Reviews
$89.99 at Amazon
  • 6500 Lumen LED light; native resolution 1280 x 780; supports 1080P full HD; Watching size 32″-220″ at distance of 5-20 feet (100 inch screen is included); Aspect Ratio: 4:3/16:9, Contrast Ratio: 4000:1, Lamp lifetime: 60,000 hours.
  • Improved uniform illumination method provides optimum visual experience, as no dark area will appear on the edge of the screen. Advanced 3LCD color calibrating and adjusting technology restores more intricate color details, providing real, dynamic and color vibrant 1080P image quality. Efficient cooling system decreases fan noise by 80%. Built-in dual speakers offer excellent, loud sound.
  • Built-in HDMI, VGA, AV, USB Headphone port & TF card slot; comes with AV & HDMI cable; can connect to TV Stick/Box, Game Consoles, PCs, Smart phones, Tablets, Laptops, DVD player, TF card and USB Sticks.

A great product for a night of family fun for a little cost. We were surprised with the quality of picture and sound. We hooked up two additional wireless speakers for effect but they aren’t required. This set comes with an included screen which was such a convenient add on.

Vili Nice Outdoor WiFi Projector

2,000+ Reviews /
$89.99 at Walmart
Also available at Amazon
  • Supports wired and wireless projection for iOS and Android systems.
  • Multilayer optical films and high quality glass reduce reflections and increase light transmission, allowing this portable HD projector to display sharper images without blurring. Native 1280x720P, with 1920x1080P supported; 5000 lux bright and 5000:1 contrast ratio are among the best at this price point.
  • Two 3W HiFi stereo speakers with SRS sound system provide superior sound experience. Two independent fans cool down the machine; lamp life is up to 80,000 hours.
  • Equipped with VGA, USB, HDMI, AV, SD and audio output. Projection size from 32″ to 240″ at a distance of 5′-22′.

I was worried about the color quality because the price point, but the color and volume is great! The picture quality is clear and even reading subtitles was easy!

FAQ

Q: What’s the best budget projector under $100?

A: TMY V08 is a very popular choice that regularly sells below $90. Native 1280 x 720, highest at this price point; Supports 1080P. Comes with a 100″ screen which is a nice touch. Weights a little heavy at 4.02 lbs.

If you need a super light, portable projector for outdoor use, or if you don’t need the 100″ screen, AuKing M-8F weights at 2.87 lbs, regularly sells below $80, downside is native resolution at 800 x 400.

Q: How bright and crispy are these budget projectors?

A: For most people, they are bright and crispy enough for a movie evening indoor or at backyard, but even the manufacturers advertise against using them for business presentations.

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