With pleasing colors and sharp text, the NEC M323W is a performer. Although priced more than the Epson EB-W31, you get more connectivity options, including network and control interfaces. A highly flexible projector with dual HDMI inputs, its 1.7x lens zoom ratio and 20W speaker also mean it’s equally comfortable in a larger room. The only downside; its 3,500-hour lamp life under normal use is a tad low, though it can hit 8,000 hours under Eco mode.
The 3LCD Epson EB-W31 though, excelled in the brightness and contrast departments (and that was even after we lowered the brightness to get the colors to be more accurate). Also, at 2.4kg, it’s so much easier to carry from place to place than the 3.5kg M323W. However, Epson’s decision to pack only the most essential of ports makes it less of an all-rounder than the NEC model in a business environment.