PowerLite X17 XGA 3LCD Projectorby Epson

  • PowerLite X17 XGA 3LCD Projector
  • PowerLite X17 XGA 3LCD Projector
  • PowerLite X17 XGA 3LCD Projector
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A solid product. Despite some flaws, it's still a good value.
80%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The text quality on the X17 is particularly good. Black text on white is sharp down to the smallest size--6.8 points.
  • The projector has a good selection of ports, including two VGA ports, an HDMI port, an S-video port, three RCA jacks, and a USB Type B port.
  • The X17 has strong audio for a projector and RCA jacks so you can hook up an external audio source.

CONS

  • The PowerLite X17 XGA 3LCD projector does not come with a carrying case. You can buy one for $30.
  • The projector has lower resolution and lower brightness than the Epson W17.
  • You may see some greenish tinting in white or gray backgrounds.
The Epson PowerLite X17 XGA 3LCD projector is a small, lightweight classroom-grade projector that outputs a good image at XGA 1024 x 768 resolution. Text looks particularly good on this projector--even white on black text is readable, if fuzzy, at the smallest size. This projector features a wide array of ports, including two VGA ports and an HDMI port, as well as three RCA jacks, which allow you to hook up an external audio source.
NamePowerLite X17 XGA 3LCD ProjectorHT1085STHC1200ML750STQumi Q6
ManufacturerEpsonBenQBenQOptomaVivitek
Techwalla Score
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List Price$450$1199$1299$589$599
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This projector has a cable out for hook up to portable computer speakers. If you want to use the projector for movies, that is mission criti…

This projector has a cable out for hook up to portable computer speakers. If you want to use the projector for movies, that is mission critical. The speakers on projectors are always lousy, and movies are all about sound.

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Black text on white was reasonably sharp down to the smallest size (6.8 points), while white text on black was fuzzy but readable at the sma…

Black text on white was reasonably sharp down to the smallest size (6.8 points), while white text on black was fuzzy but readable at the smallest size.

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