At Rapid IT Education we offer a range of refurbished projectors that are excellent value for money. We stock the leading brands and have options with varying specifications to meet your needs and your budget.
Buying A Projector
When you are buying a projector the four main criteria that you should look at:
The resolution of a projector works in much the same way as the resolution on a television, or the camera on your phone. It is represented in pixels and there is usually a number for the width and one for the height: for example, 1024x768. Higher resolutions mean you will get better quality and more detailed images.
The aspect ratio is again similar to what you might have experienced with your television: 4:3 is the old style square television, while 16:9 is the modern, cinematic style screens. If you are using the projector purely for business or educational purposes a 4:3 resolution is okay. If you want to use the projector for tasks like watching movies you should get one that has as aspect ratio of 16:9.
The brightness of projectors is described in lumens: 2,500 lumens, 4,200 lumens etc. In basic terms, the higher the number, the brighter the projector. The level of brightness that you need will depend on where you plan to use the projector. Projectors that are very bright are able to display more detailed images. This means you should get a projector with high lumens if you plan to use the projector in a large and bright room. If you are in a smaller room such as your living room, a classroom, or an office boardroom, a lower lumen rating will be sufficient.
You will save significant sums of money - often hundreds of pounds - by buying a refurbished projector instead of a new one. This is important given the fact that while most projectors are essential pieces of equipment, they are rarely used on a day-to-day basis. Even if you do use a projector regularly, buying refurbished also makes sense, particularly if you buy a brand name recognized for its quality. You will get a top of the range projector, but at a fraction of the cost of buying it new.