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Here's the cheapest 4K projector on the market right now; it's also ultra short throw

Fengmi 4K Cinema Laser Projector - $1,689.99 from Banggood

Fengmi 4K Cinema Laser Projector - $1,689.99 from Banggood
This 4K laser projector from Fengmi is the cheapest on the market right now. From just 50cm from a wall, this ultra short throw model can produce a 150-inch picture (by diagonal). Use Code BGEC164 to get it down to that price and choose the CZ warehouse to get a free 3D glass. 

4K projectors used to be a big, hot and very expensive affair, but in recent years, a new generation has overcome these various difficulties.

Enter the recently released Fengmi laser projector - a true 4K ultra short throw model that can project images on a 150-inch virtual screen that rivals even the likes of the VAVA 4K projector.

It's great for business boardrooms of any size and actually costs far less than you'd think at $1,699.99/£1,344.78 from Banggood.

Merry and bright

The Fengmi has a rated brightness of 2,000 Ansi Lumens and a contrast ratio of 3000:1. It's also an ultra short throw (UST) projector, meaning it only needs to be 50cm from a surface to yield a 150-inch picture.

Note that it doesn't come with a smart component, which is a positive in our book. Surprisingly enough, some of its competitors run on Android 6.0, an antiquated OS that could prove problematic.

Other noteworthy features include a pair of built-in speakers, DTS-HD and Dolby Audio compatibility, MI user interface, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, a 25,000 hour lamp life, plenty of ports (three HDMI, one USB 3.0, two audio, one optical and an Ethernet) and most importantly, a true 4K resolution.

It doesn’t offer HDR-10, though, and there's no voice control, 3D support nor Bluetooth.

Bear in mind

  • If this product ships from mainland China, it will take a month to reach either the UK or US (and potentially more). You may be levied an additional tax, either directly or through the courier.
  • If you've managed to get hold of a cheaper product with equivalent specifications, in stock and brand new, let us know and we'll tip our hat to you.

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