Best Portable Projector for Gaming

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • What to Look for in a Gaming Projector?
  • How much is a portable projector for gaming?
  • Are projectors worth it for gaming?
  • WEMAX Portable Projectors for Gaming
  • Wrapping It Up

Nowadays gaming is bigger than ever, in fact, the gaming industry is currently larger than projector Hollywood and the music industry combined. But what does this mean for most of us? It means that games are more popular than ever, and now more than any other time it's easier to find people who are casual or serious gamers and that would like to share that hobby.

Whether you are a console, PC, or handheld gamer however there's one undeniable fact: The screen matters. We can't play video games without a display, and sometimes TVs do fall a bit short. After all, if you plan to play some co-op games at home a single TV screen split into four parts might not make the cut. This is why we recommend portable gaming projectors.

A portable projector is easy to store, offers a great screen size, and provides great picture quality to make sure your gaming is not affected. So today we'll be taking a closer look at this topic and making sure we cover what makes the best portable gaming projector and what you need to look for in your next purchase.

What to Look for in a Gaming Projector?

A projector is an investment that will completely change the way you interact with your games, but with so many models on the market, you must know what to look for. So to make your future purchases easier we summarized the main factors you need to consider when choosing a projector, as well as the most important aspects of each one of them.


The brightness of course refers to the overall light intensity of a projector's display. Brightness is measured in lumens, The brighter your room the brighter your projector will need to be for its display to be crisp. Low-light rooms will be fine with projectors of 1000 lumens or below, but the brightest rooms might need projectors of up to 5000 lumens.


The native resolution of a device refers to the number of pixels it displays in an image. The higher the number the higher the quality of the projected image will be. Nowadays games look better than ever, so if you want to make the most of your projector you should aim for a resolution of at least 1080p.

Display Technology

Display technology mainly refers to the mechanical method that a projector uses to display its image. Generally speaking, the most common technologies are DLP, LCD, and LED. DLP projectors are the most complex, which also means they tend to be more expensive. LCD models simplify the process but require considerable maintenance. Meaning that in most cases you'll be looking for a laser or LED gaming projector.

Input Lag

Input lag refers to the amount of time that passes between sending an electrical signal and its corresponding action. Or in simpler words, it tells you how long it'll take for your button press to cause an action in-game. Input lag is measured in ms, and you'll always want the lowest number possible if you are aiming for a smooth experience.

Screen Size

Projectors have an intended screen size for their display, so that's something you should keep in mind when making a purchase. If you don't have enough room at home then a massive screen won't be of much use, but similarly, a compact model might fall short if you want to make game parties. So keep in mind the intended use and space.


Prioritizing gaming doesn't mean you should neglect all other functions. Projectors nowadays can be very thorough entertainment stations with built-in OS and countless smart functions, so make sure to check what a projector offers beyond displaying a console's output.


Nothing lasts forever, but we all want our new purchases to last as long as possible. Take a look at the warranty offered by the manufacturer to know for how long your purchase will be covered. And check the lightbulb expectancy ahead of time, that way you'll have a clear idea of how long your projector will work before it needs some form of maintenance.


As with any other purchase models come and go. If a model has caught your attention but is out of stock you might want to look for another one that offers similar specs. After all, the perfect projector isn't of much use if it's not on sale.

Value for Money

With so many brands in the market, it's common to see projectors that offer more or less the same service at very different prices. So take a look around and you should be able to find a great projector for a great value

Customer Reviews

Reviews always go a long way when it comes to deciding on a purchase. After all, we are talking about input from people who already own the product. So before committing to any purchase take a look at what other people have to say about it.

How much is a portable projector for gaming? It's hard to find an average for the cost of portable gaming projectors due to the wide variety of manufacturers and ranges we are discussing. Some models can reach beyond the $3,000 mark, while others can be seen for as little as $100.

The reason for these differences varies from the brand, the country where it was manufactured or even the cost of the components at the time it entered production. But in broad terms, if you want a good quality projector you should be able to find one in the $500 range, and if you are willing to go around the $2000  mark you should be able to find a high-end projector without issues.

Are projectors worth it for gaming?

Best Portable Projector for Gaming

Definitely. Gaming is perhaps the one hobby where a projector's specs are most noticeable and have a larger impact on your performance. The fact is that most entry-level TVs are not up to par when it comes to resolution or refresh rate, but higher-end TVs are also far too cumbersome for more households.

Monitors might perform better, but they tend to universally be smaller, and that won't make the cut for any social gaming. Projectors on the other hand save you space, are part of large game parties, and have all the specs you need to make the most out of your sessions. Once you start gaming on a large projector screen you won't want to go back, and you really shouldn't, it's the best way to enjoy your games.

WEMAX Portable Projectors for Gaming

By now you should be pretty sold on the idea of getting a new projector for gaming right? However, that won't mean much if you don't know what's widely available right now. So with that in mind let's take a look at some of the best portable gaming projectors WEMAX has ready for you.


The very definition of a portable gaming projector. The WEMAX Dice is a very compact model with ports for any console and built-in android for any other entertainment you might need. A built-in battery, speakers, and native 1080p resolution make it a great pick for gaming on the go.


The WEMAX Nova is a premier pick for gamers that want to level up their setup. 4K UHD resolution coupled with 2100 ANSI Lumens and Dolby HD speakers means this projector is unmatched in projection quality. With a max size of 150-inches and an ultra-short throw design, the Nova can play a giant screen anywhere and while occupying no space. All in all our premium pick for dedicated gamers.

WEMAX Go Advanced

The WEMAX Go Advanced is as portable as a projector can get, being only 1 inch thick and weighing less than 1.7 lbs. Despite its reduced size this projector still has native 1080p resolution, and that means this is a model you can bring to your friends and family to make sure game parties go alongside you anywhere you go.

Wrapping It Up

Gaming is always fun, but there's no denying that a projector can up the level and improve your sessions. Gaming is more fun when more people are involved and a projector allows you to turn any room into the perfect venue for large co-op sessions where the entire family can join in.

And of course, when you are discussing projectors WEMAX is never too far behind. At WEMAX we made it our mission to provide the best visual experiences to our clients on every device and accessory we release. We have access to the latest technologies and breakthroughs which makes us the leading brand for laser, portable, LED, and of course gaming projectors.

So if you are interested in learning more about our upcoming products for gaming or want to learn about our deals and discounts ahead of time make sure to subscribe to our newsletter and discover how WEMAX can redefine your gaming.

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