Sony VPL-PX41: boardroom style and networking
The Sony VPL-PX41 projector makes a stylish and networkable addition to any conference room, and though it displays smooth video and accurate colors, its lack of brightness and high $6,150 price detract from its overall appeal. Most users will be better served by the less expensive and far more portable Dell 5100MP.
As is the case with many network-ready projectors, the 17.3-pound Sony VPL-PX41 isn't built with travel in mind. The white-and-gray body measures 16.6 inches wide by 12.5 inches deep and 5 inches high and could pass for a small suitcase; it even has a foldout handle. It's more likely, however, to be lugged from conference room to conference room than carried coast to coast. If portability is important, the 8-pound Dell 5100MP is a more viable option.
Underneath the stylish plastic casing is a trio of three relatively large 0.99-inch LCD imaging panels. As with most high-end projectors, the VPL-PX41 has native XGA resolution but can also accept additional resolutions ranging up to UXGA. It's capable of putting a 25-foot image onscreen.