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Viewsonic PLED-W800

Viewsonic PLED-W800
alaScore 93

32 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analysed 9 expert reviews and 23 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 77/100 and users rate it 95/100. The average review date is 07-06-2015. We have compared these reviews to 137294 reviews from other Projectors. The alaScore™ for this product is 93/100 = Excellent. Last update: 15-08-2018.

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Expert review by : John Archer (

ViewSonic PLED-W800


The ViewSonic PLED-W800 is, according to ViewSonic, that rarest of projector beasts: a highly practical, ultra-portable model that also sports enough picture quality and flexibility to support both business presentations and home entertainment use. All...

Bright for an ultra-portable projector ; Good colour and sharpness ; Built-in file reader

Uneven lighting ; Runs very noisily with the brightness high ; No built-in Wi-Fi

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (

ViewSonic PLED-W800 review


A very portable DLP LED projector

HDMI, USB & SD card slots ; Portable design ; Plays PDF and Microsoft files

Requires Wi-Fi dongle ; Underpowered 2W speakers ; Lip-sync issue with video

A great value DLP LED projector for portable presentations, but Wi-Fi is by dongle only.

Dec, 2014

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Expert review by : Chris Bidmead (

ViewSonic PLED-W800 review


California-based ViewSonic has specialised in display equipment since the late 1980s. Three years ago it was one of the pioneers of a new line of miniature projectors using LED illumination, but its remarkable PLED-W500 disappeared from the market...

Aimed primarily at the business travel and education markets, this highly portable, cool-running piece of kit doubles as a convincing home entertainment projector. ViewSonic claims the LED illumination has an expected life of 30,000 hours, so with no...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : bidmead (

ViewSonic PLED-W800 Projector


Almost exactly 3 years ago one of the most exciting pieces of kit I had seen for some time crossed my desk. It was the ViewSonic PLED–W500, a tiny but surprisingly bright projector that used cool-running LEDs for illumination instead of a hot lamp....

The Achilles heel of any projector is the lamp. To burn bright it needs to burn hot, using a lot of juice and requiring a cooling fan. The fan uses yet more juice, as well as tending to add bulk to the assembly, and of course noise. The other catch is...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Tony Hoffman (

ViewSonic PLED-W800


The ViewSonic PLED-W800 has a good range of connection choices and loud audio for an LED-based mini projector, though it suffers from poor video quality.

Small. Lightweight. Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)-enabled HDMI port. Can project content from a USB thumb drive or SD card. 2GB of internal memory. Loud audio for its size. Long lamp life.

Poor video quality. Apparent scaling artifacts at native resolution.

The W800 had slightly better text quality in our testing than the InFocus LightPro IN1146, our Editors' Choice LED-based WXGA projector, but the IN1146 is a better-rounded model, with higher brightness (1,000 lumens), multiple connectivity choice, and...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Peters (

ViewSonic PLED-W800 projector


ViewSonic PLED-W800 LED projector : The ViewSonic PLED-W800 is an ultra-portable LED projector with 800 ANSI lumens and WXGA 1280x800 native resolution. With a compact lightweight design, a 5V USB charging port, and over 30,000 hours of usage time,...

The ViewSonic PLED-W800 price is set at $710 USD. Prices may vary from country to country. Industry-leading warranty 3-year limited warranty on parts and labor, 1-year on lamp, and free 1st year Express Exchange service. The retail sales box contains:...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Trevor Long (

Compact & Portable – take your big-screen with you: Viewsonic PLED projector review


There's always been something appealing to me about the concept of having a projector – this small device can give you a huge screen as long as you have the space on the wall. The idea of taking it with you for meetings or family trips – that seems a...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (

ViewSonic PLED-W800


Small and with loads of connectivity options. Works with chromecast. Love the bit on the bottom that let's you attach it to a camera tripod. No more balancing on books and junk!

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (

ViewSonic PLED-W800


It really isn't very bright at all. in fact if I could return it I would

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications


Certification:REACH, CB, KC , EAC, CE, EAC,NOM\nUL /UL-CoC / REACH, CB, KC, EAC, CE, FCC-B (including ICES003), EAC, NOM, UL /UL-CoC
RoHS compliance: Yes


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Portable
Product Type:Portable projector


Built-in Display: No


Lamp Type:LED
Service life of lamp:30000

Lens System



Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
RMS rated power:4


Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:HDMI
Carrying case: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Remote control type:iR
User guide: Yes


Horizontal scan range:31 - 100
Vertical scan range:50 - 85

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.3a
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:USB Type-A
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:5
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (max):90
Power Consumption (Standby):0.5
Power Source:AC


Contrast ratio (typical):120000:1
Keystone correction, horizontal:-40 - 40
Keystone correction, vertical:-40 - 40
Matrix size:1.14
Matrix type:DMD
Maximum analog resolution:1280 x 800 / 1680 x 1050
Native Aspect Ratio:16:10
Number of Colours:1.073 billion colours
Projection distance:0.7 - 3 / 0.7 - 3.02
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:800
Projector native resolution:WXGA (1280x800)
Screen size compatibility:609.6 - 2540
Supported aspect ratios:16:10
Zoom ratio:1.4:1 / Fixed


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Optical disc player type:Not included


Analog signal format system:NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, NTSC M, PAL, PAL B, PAL D, PAL G, PAL H, PAL I, PAL M, PAL N, SECAM, SECAM B, SECAM D, SECAM G, SECAM K, SECAM K1, SECAM L / SNMPv1/v2c/v3, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, Port 9100, LPD, IPP
Full HD:No / Yes
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 720p

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.8 / 5.15
Height :17.5 / 5.15
Package depth:10.8
Package height:32.8
Package weight:1.79
Package width:21.3
Weight:800 / 830
Width:13.8 / 17.5