Round 2: Vivitek Qumi Q2
This is the second projector that we will be reviewing in our 4 way match up. The Vivitek Qumi Q2 is by far the best looking out of the bunch. It is designed with sleekness and style in mind. The Q2 is offered at two colors: black and white. To get this projector, it will cost you $499 (Amazon)
The Q2 comes in at a rated 300 lumens. This is not the brightest out of the four but it makes for it on the design and image quality that it produces. Vivitek made this projector to be one of the smalllest micro projector on the market with that high of a lumen count. The Q2 weighs in at 1.1lbs and is measured at 6.3 x 4.0 x 1.3 inches. It is built with an internal 1W speaker and has all the connection that you will need to plug in your multimedia devices.
After using the Vivitek Q2, we found that the image quality great at a close up distance. If the projector was producing an image at roughly 60inches to 80 inches, the Q2 showed a crisp image contrast. However when we placed the projector further away from our screen, the image quality would be reduced drastically. As for the speakers, the 1W solo speaker did not do it justice as the fan noise would out play the sound emitted from the projector. We had to use external speakers to hear what we were watching.
Overall the Vivitek Q2 lacks in brightness power yet it makes up for it in its image quality, depending on where you place the projector. It offers a high contrast ratio of 2500: 1 which gives you amazing image contrast and colors. Fan noise was a big issue even when in Eco mode. However that could be solved by using an external speaker. The Vivitek Q2 is great for on-the-go usage since it is very light and won’t take up much room at all in your suitcase or luggage.
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