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Epson EpiqVision Mini EF12

"The Epson EpiqVision Mini EF12 is a smart TV masquerading as a portable projector. Its small form manages to contain a long-lived laser light source, Android TV, Google Play Store apps and games, and even good audio."
As posted by pcmag.com

Pros

  • Long-lived laser-phosphor light source
  • Native 1080p resolution

Cons

  • No 3D support
  • Only moderate brightness
  • Mediocre contrast ratio
  • Too much lag for gaming

Overall Rating

89.9%
The overall rating was calculated based on 192 customer and expert reviews from 5 review sites and 3 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Projectors:
  • 97.7%
    Design
  • 97.8%
    Picture Quality
  • 99.0%
    Audio Quality
  • 99.0%
    Performance
  • 89.9%
    Interface
  • 98.7%
    Features
  • 98.5%
    Remote
  • 93.9%
    Streaming

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Price Comparison

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    BESTBUY.COM
    815 reviews
    $899.99
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    BHPHOTOVIDEO.COM
    69 reviews
    $899.99
  • Epson EpiqVision Mini EF12

    WALMART.COM
    1,615 reviews
    $1094.53
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Expert Reviews

The Epson EpiqVision Mini EF12 is a smart TV masquerading as a portable projector. Its small form manages to contain a long-lived laser light source, Android TV, Google Play Store apps and games, and even good audio.

Read more on pcmag.com

Pros

  • Long-lived laser-phosphor light source
  • Native 1080p resolution; supports 4K UHD (3,840-by-2,160) input and HDR
  • Three-chip LCD engine (3LCD) for equal color and white brightness and no rainbow artifacts
  • Integrated Android TV
  • Wi-Fi and two HDMI ports
  • Impressive audio options

Cons

  • No 3D support
  • Only moderate brightness

The Epson EF12 might not tick all of the boxes for the ideal lifestyle projector I described above, but there isn't currently a projector that does. And when it comes down to it, the EF12 comes pretty close. It's a nice, compact package that could be easily stored away when not in use or just as easily find a permanent home on a shelf behind the couch. Color accuracy in Natural color mode is very good, especially for a projector under $1,000, and the 1080p detail is excellent when automatically set by the auto focus feature.

Read more on projectorcentral.com

This tiny projector makes big pictures and sound, but the price is steep.

Read more on cnet.com

Pros

  • Great design
  • Sounds big for its size
  • Android TV streaming buit-in

Cons

  • Not very bright
  • Mediocre contrast ratio
  • Expensive

Pros

  • Gorgeous design
  • Great picture for the size
  • Built-in Chromecast

Cons

  • Only Full HD
  • Too much lag for gaming
  • Can be expensive

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