HP mp3135w: the tiniest network projector
The smallest and most capable projector we've seen, the HP mp3135w can display full presentations from a network--an improvement over the , which can display only converted images, and the , which can be monitored only over a network. Our overall admiration for the mp3135w was marred only by less-than-optimal brightness, a few software glitches, and a short warranty period.
The white-and-gray mp3135w's unique vertical design gives it a space-age look, as do the wings that pop out of the bottom of the projector to make it more stable. Its 3.8-pound weight and hardcover book-size dimensions (2.9 by 9 by 7.8 inches) make it eminently portable. A Smart Attachment Module, which comes standard with the mp3135w, snaps onto the back, adding 3 ounces of weight, 2 inches of depth, and USB ports, a networking port, and a slot for a wireless networking card.
At the very top of the projector is a small but complete set of buttons for navigating the onscreen menu. The remote control duplicates the controls on the projector and incorporates a laser pointer and PowerPoint navigation buttons--it's one of the best remotes we've seen for presentations.