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Dell M109S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews of Dell M109S. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Opinions about the design and noise are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive views about the reliability, and opinions are divided on the image quality.

size, usability, price, noise, design

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Dell M109S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell M109S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Dell M109S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the image quality and usability. The size and noise also get good feedback. The reliability and price get critical comments.

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65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell M109s On-the-go DLP Projector - 50 ANSI lumens - SVGA (858 x 600) - Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - Contrast Ratio 800:1 - Pocket-sizedDell M109s On-the-go DLP Projector - 50 ANSI lumens - SVGA (858 x 600) - Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - Contrast Ratio 800:1 - Pocket-sized

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Richard Jantz (techadvisor.co.uk)

Dell M109S review

 

Even with its cables, AC adaptor, and carry case, the Dell M109S has a traveling weight of under 1kg, making it a snap to take on the road.

All in all, it's difficult to recommend the Dell M109S for mobile presentations when for just a few pounds more you can have a slightly larger LED projector - the BenQ Joybee GP1 - that's twice as bright, provides better image quality, and has more...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Dell M109S review

 

Dell is the latest company to jump on the tiny projector bandwagon. The M109S won't quite fit into a pocket, but it's brighter and has a higher resolution than the 'pico' projectors we've seen recently from Aiptek and Optoma.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Richard Jantz (macworld.co.uk)

Dell M109S LCD projector review

 

The Dell M109S LCD projector is a good but not great option for those who need to see the light.

Small compact size and weight, can sometimes be found discounted online which makes the projector a much more appetising deal

Poor picture quality, lacklustre motion and colours, focus ring difficult to master, on-screen display controls messy, cut down size means some features are missing

All in all, it's difficult to recommend the Dell M109S for mobile presentations when for just a few pounds more you can have a slightly larger LED projector - the BenQ Joybee GP1 - that's twice as bright, provides better image quality, and has more...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Sift Ninja (businesscomputingworld.co.uk)

Dell M109S Micro Projector

 

Do you remember the old days when your office used paper charts and a whiteboard? Or how about the days when you had to huddle your clients around a laptop to view a PowerPoint presentation? Thankfully, those days are long gone. Computer projectors,...

Designed for frequent travellers looking for a compact and light projector at the expense of features and performance, Dell’s M109S (£400) micro projector has got to be credited for its ultra mobility – at 93×105×37mm and weighing 360g (including...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: (channelpro.co.uk)

Dell M109S On-the-Go Projector

 

Dell's mini-me projector fits in the palm of your hand, but is it any good asks Jonathan Bray?

Pico projectors have been the talk of the town, ever since the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas at the beginning of the year, and we're now beginning to see products emerge from the fog of marketing.Dell's M109S isn't the first we've seen - the...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Richard Jantz (goodgearguide.com.au)

Dell M109S portable projector

 

This Dell portable projector is easy to take on the road

Very light

Poor colour and brightness performance

The tiny Dell M109S is a palm-size LED projector with a low brightness rating of only 50 lumens, which makes it best suited for very small groups in dark or dimly lit conference rooms.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Richard Jantz (pcworld.com)

Dell M109S

 

The tiny Dell M109S ($449 as of 8/7/09) is a palm-size LED projector with a low brightness rating of only 50 lumens, which makes it best suited for very small groups in dark or dimly lit conference rooms. Weighing just 12.8 ounces, the M109S is the...

Highly mobile (barely weighs one pound) ; 10,000 hours of LED light

Very low brightness (50 lumens) ; Comparatively expensive

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Dell M109S projector

 

Travellers may find Dell's tiny and long lived M109S projector a boon, but watch out for its low brightness.

Seriously tiny ... so it has novelty appeal, Very light at 360 grams, Easy to set up and use, Auto keystone adjustment, Super long lamp life, Low running cost, No mercury involved

1/40 of standard projector brightness, 2/3 to 1/2 the average projector resolution, Lots of cables reduce portability, Small maximum and minimum display size, Gets very hot

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Rich Malloy (laptopmag.com)

Dell M109S

 

This Lilliputian projector has the brightest LED in its class yet.

We doubt the Dell M109S projector will put a crimp in sales of larger and significantly brighter models, but weighing less than 2 pounds even with its power adapter it could be very successful in ultra-mobile applications. We see it linking nicely...

Nov, 2008

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Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Dell M109S

 

Looking for a projector you can carry with minimal effort so you can give presentations just about anywhere? How about one you can also set up quickly at home to play games at large-screen size or watch a movie? If you answered yes to either question,...

Highly portable. LED light source with 10,000-hour life

No remote. Hard-to-use control panel

The Dell M109S is a new-generation palm-size projector—small, light, cheap, and suitable for both business travel and home use.

Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:FCC, CE, VCCI, UL, cUL, Nemko-GS, ICES-003, MIC, C-Tick, GOST, CCC, Safety Mark, NOM, SABS, PSE-Circle, EK

Connections

Composite:1
VGA:1

Design

Cable lock slot: Yes
Colour of product:Black
LED indicators: Yes

Image resolution

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Brightness:50
Contrast (full on/off):800
Maximum Image Size:60
Maximum projection distance:2.4
Minimum Image Size:15
Minimum Projection Distance:0.6
Standard Resolution:858x600
Widescreen: No

Lamps

Service life of lamp:10000

Measures

Depth:104
Depth (in):4.12
Height:37
Height (in):1.46
Weight:0.36
Weight (lb):0.8
Width:92
Width (in):3.64

Multimedia

Built-in speaker(s): No

Networking

Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):-20 - 60 / 10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60 / 0 - 80

Other features

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Dimensions (WxDxH):92 x 104.6 x 37 / 92.5 x 104.6 x 37.1
Projection lens:F/2.0 / F/2.0, f=17.67

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Performance

Noise Level:32
Plug and Play: Yes

Picture

Full HD (1920x1080): No
HDTV Compatible: Yes
Supported Picture Formats:480i/p, 576i/p, 720p, 1080i
Type:DLP

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (PowerSave):34
Power consumption (typical):47

Projector

Contrast ratio (typical):800:1
Projection distance:0.6 - 2.4 / 60 - 240
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:50
Projector native resolution:SVGA (858x600)
Screen size compatibility:381 - 1524
Uniformity:80

Related

Audible Noise:32
Audible Noise (whisper mode):35
Lamp Life:10000
Power Consumption:47

Video

3D: No
Analog signal format system:NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL M, PAL N, SECAM
Full HD: No
Supported video modes:1080i, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:360 / 362