Optoma W311 Review:
WXGA DLP Presentation Projector

Bill Livolsi, May 8, 2015


The Optoma W311 is a pint-sized 1280×800 projector for meeting rooms and classrooms. While not heavy on features, it easily accomplishes the core function of any presentation projector: it puts a bright image on the screen so your audience can see what you need them to see. And since it sells for less than $450, the Optoma W311 is a great option if you are on a tight budget.

Key Features

Quiet operation. Presentation projectors, especially bright ones, tend to be loud. The W311 isn’t. This may be due to its larger-than-average case. Though the W311 doesn’t weigh much, it has a decently large footprint, measuring 11.3″ wide, 7.5″ deep, and 4.4″ tall. That makes it about as large as a standard sheet of paper and roughly as thick as a couple of textbooks. All of that extra space in the case means more room for airflow, so it can afford to use quieter cooling fans than more compact portable projectors of equal brightness.