Review: Dell M110 Mini Projector

Review of: Dell M110
Mini Projector:
Dell
Version:
M110

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On September 6, 2012
Last modified:September 29, 2014

Summary:

While it would have been great that the Dell M110 came with more accessories included, we couldn't not give this mini projector 5 stars. It's a very versatile home theatre projector while still being suitable to take on the road with you. We think it's a great all rounder projector that would be quite comfortable sitting in your home theatre or projecting that important sales presentation. Check it out!

Holy cats! Dell is now making mini projectors!

Introducing the Dell M110 a mini projector in the truest sense of the word, and not to be outdone Dell has included many great features and some new and innovative features that will be sure to set their competitor’s on edge.

So you want to know what we thought of the Dell M110 mini projector? Check it out…

Mini Projector Features

Dell M110 Mini Projector The Dell M110 is certainly not the first Dell Projector but it’s one of the first mini projectors they have made.

It boasts a 300 ANSI lumen brightness rating with a very decent 10000:1 contrast ratio (higher than any other projector that we’ve reviewed to date, mmm… crispy). Image that come out of this thing are crisp and beautiful.

It’s size is obviously small, but what we love is the neat carry case it comes with. It’s sort of A4 size (maybe a bit smaller) and has a little pouch for the projector in the center. This allows you to carry along any cables you require for your projector in a neat little package, very handy.

The projector itself is only 4.1″ x 4.1″ x 1.4″ (10.4cm x 10.5cm x3.65cm) and the unit only weighs 12.8 ounces (~360 grams).

It has a host of connectivity options including one very innovative feature that get to just a moment.

Via the HDMI input you can project images from an array of media sources, including DVRs, Blu-ray DiscTM  players, video game consoles, and even some mobile devices.

There is also a 24-pin Universal I/O connector for analog RGB input and optional audio output, an Audio/Video input connector, a USB connection for USB Display, Multimedia Playback (Video/Audio/Photo), USB memory storage access (USB flash drive/internal memory), projector firmware updates and finally a memory card input by way of a MicroSD card slot for multimedia playback (Video/Audio/Photo).

Dell M110 Mini Projector Now the coolest feature.. wireless connection.

That’s right, purchase the optional wireless dongle and you can turn this baby into a wireless access point and mirror your device on the projector completely wirelessly. This goes down as the coolest feature of the year for me.

One of the disappointing things is that it doesn’t come with the remote control or this wireless dongle. But they both fairly affordable, the dongle is under $70 at the time of writing and the remote is only $25 as well. Still, when spending over $300 on a projector it’s kind of expected these things would come with it, at least the remote anyway.

Here’s a video showing an unboxing of the Dell M110 mini projector along with some great comparison shots to show the brightness in various lighting scenarios. As you will see, the brightness of the Dell M110 is quite good even if you’re letting in a little bit of light in the room which is good because you don’t necessarily need block out blinds.

Mini Projector Technology

The Dell M110 is an LED driven DLP mini projector. It features BrilliantColor™ technology.

It has an inbuilt wireless access point as mentioned above and we suspect it runs on a customized Linux.

Brightness on this thing is great at 300 ANSI lumens rating and a ball park smashing 10,000:1 contrast ratio which is unheard of on mini projectors.

What’s in the box?

  • The Dell M110 Mini Projector
  • Power Cord
  • AC Adapter
  • Universal 24-pin to VGA
  • Carrying case
  • User Guide (CD / HTML format)
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Product Information Guide

You can buy the wireless dongle separately here and you’ll probably also want the remote control which is sold separately as well.

There’s also an optional mini-tripod if you’re inclined.

Conclusion

While it would have been great that the Dell M110 came with more accessories included, we couldn't not give this mini projector 5 stars. It's a very versatile home theatre projector while still being suitable to take on the road with you. We think it's a great all rounder projector that would be quite comfortable sitting in your home theatre or projecting that important sales presentation. Check it out!

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