The Mini Projector 3M MP410: Review, Features and its compatibility

3M MP410 is a projector that does not achieve the minimum service but it has perfect finish, a good technical base, there are good arguments to please you, but it does not keep its promises.

The promise

3M launches the mini projectors with the MP410. A compact (10.5 x 10.5 x 4.3 cm), lightweight (368 g) using a platform familiar device in this segment: a Texas Instruments DLP chip and lighting emitting diodes (LED). The MP410 can read directly the major file formats (audio, video or photo) without using a computer or deck. 3M MP410 also promises a bright and large resolution.

Features of 3M MP410 projector:

The 3M MP410 perfectly assumes its small size. Besides being very simple to carry, it has a very good quality finish. It includes a 3M HDMI port and a full size USB port, a microSD card slot and an adapter for the owner VGA connect to a computer.

Video Quality of 3M MP410:

The MP410 includes a good technical platform, namely a Texas Instruments DLP chip and a LED backlight 300 ANSI lumens.

The 3M MP410 is a good projector against competitors such as BenQ Joybee GP2 and Vivitek Qumi. Despite the promise of a brilliant picture but it offers low-light (52.7 cd / m 2) and a contrast ratio insignificant (93:1). The projected image has a serious lack of character in other words, the rendering is pretty bland and dull.

As 3M is promises very good image, but 3M Company should work over it to maintain its promises. With 2 m back, the image is measured 1.55 m diagonally while some competing models are over 2 m (in the case of BenQ Joybee GP2). The small speaker built into the device is not powerful.

Supporting Capabilities

This 3M MP10 projector can play videos (DivX, XviD, WMV, H264, and MKV MPEG-1/2/4), music (MP3 and WMA ), or photos (JPEG and BMP) without a computer or video deck (DVD or Blu-ray) . Many files that can be read from a USB stick, memory card or internal memory of 1 GB, however, the MP410 is not compatible with the working files as a text document (. Doc), a table (. xls), a presentation (. ppt) etc.


The 3M MP410 does not offer clear benefits to match its high price: 569 euros. This mini projector 3M is not a good deal and you will have no trouble finding better elsewhere. And if you’re not in a hurry, I strongly recommend you to wait until fall before you equip. The mini projectors should indeed evolve quickly and seriously, especially in introducing its Vivitek Qumi Q5 in Monaco, at the Medpi 2012.