Best Mini Projectors For Mac Laptops (2017)

Tech giant Apple is one of the most sought after brands in the market today. Aside from their iPhones, iPad, and iPod, the multi-billion dollar company is well-admired for pushing high-quality Mac laptops.  For some, the specifications of their models doesn’t equate to the outrageous price tags. Many argue that with one Macbook, you can build a desktop computer loaded with the best video card, processor, and memory. But there is something about a Macbook that other brands don’t have – a sleek and luxurious design and feel.

Take for instance their latest Macbook Pro. Sure, it looks like its older models but why change something that isn’t broken? Instead of dwelling too much on physical upgrade like a design change, Apple made the laptop thinner and added better display and battery life. They’ve also made it faster in terms of flash storage and processing. But its most notable feature is the Touch Bar. In just a single touch, you can go through a video, change the color of your digital artwork, and so much more.

Whether you are using the latest Macbook or an older version, you can further enhance your laptop’s features by using a mini projector. Just imagine, you are editing a photo but instead of looking at a 13 inch display, you can review your masterpiece with a projection size from 40 to 55 inches. You will definitely see the details of your work without the need to squint your eyes ever again. Sure, you can get a larger monitor but the satisfaction that you can get with mini projector is unlike any other. Plus, you can use it for cinema-like movie viewing, presentations, and more. Best of all, mini projectors are not expensive. Now the question is – what are the best mini projectors that are compatible with your Mac laptop? We’ve taken out the guesswork for you by compiling a list of some of the best mini projectors for Mac laptops.

iCodis CB-300W Mini Projector

First in the list is the iCodis CB-300W Mini Projector. Measuring 163mm in length and 37mm in thickness, you would think that this small device won’t be able to meet your projection needs but think again. Boasting 720 native resolution and 300 lumens, you will definitely be surprised with the brightness and quality that it can project. It has HDMI, USB, and VGA ports so you can conveniently connect your Mac laptop in a matter of seconds. Moreover, it supports Airplay.


If you want a simple plug and play kind of mini projector, the iDGLAX iDG-787W is a great choice. All you need to do to jumpstart your home cinema viewing is turn on the device, use an HDMI cable to connect your Mac to the projector, wait for a few seconds, and voila! You can now use the projector.  Native resolution however is lower than the iCodis. You can only enjoy 800×480 resolution and lumens of 500.

BenQ MW705

The BenQ MW705 Home Cinema is the choice for those who don’t mind spending more than $500 on a mini projector. Is it worth it? Definitely.  This BenQ projector model stands out with its 1280×00 native resolution paired with 4000 lumens. You would think that it is heavy but surprisingly enough it its lightweight and portable.

AAXA P300 Pico

If your budget is under $500, you should consider AAXA P300 Pico. Just like iDGLAX, it has a simple plug and play set-up. You can enjoy 1280×800 Resolution, one hour battery life, 120-inch projection size, HDMI support, and built-in speakers.

DBPOWER T20 Projector

With DBPOWER T20 projector’s  1500 lumen rating, you can have brighter image or video output. If you have another electronic device like tablet or smartphone, you can connect it through USB and HDMI.

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Getting a mini projector for your Apple laptop is a great investment because the possibilities are endless. You can use the portable and handy device for work-related scenarios like group meetings, video conferencing, and presentations. You can also enjoy editing photos and videos thanks to its larger display output versus a 13-inch laptop. The straight-forward controls and features of a mini projector makes it a great companion for indoor or outdoor film viewing at home.

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