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Dell 2400MP: A projector for grown-ups

The Dell 2400MP is a good value business projector with a tonne of features. PowerPoint aficionados need look no further

If you're in the business of brainwashing people with PowerPoint presentations, you'll be needing a projector. Dell recently sent Crave one of its latest business projectors, the Dell 2400MP, which we've been getting to grips with over the last couple of days.

It's a no-nonsense device that lacks aesthetic flair, but it packs a strong specification at a good price (£832). It runs at a native XGA resolution of 1,024x768 pixels, but can autosync up to a UXGA resolution of 1,600x1,200 pixels. More impressively it has automatic vertical and horizontal keystone correction, so you'll never have to worry about the screen being an odd trapezoidal shape -- it will always be a perfectly symmetrical rectangle.

The picture's pretty good, too. It has a slightly yellowish cast, but we watched movies on it in a 16:9 aspect ratio and had few complaints. As you'd expect, the 2400MP is great at showing ordinary text and pictures thanks to its 2,100:1 contrast ratio and 3,000-lumen brightness.

We like it. It's a little too noisy and hot to be used as a home projector, but if you want a solid business projector you could do a whole lot worse -- especially at this price. -RR