HP MP100 Projector Review

HP is a well-known brand mainly due to its laptops, printers, and desktops. But it’s also a player in the manufacturing of projectors. The HP MP100, one of their products, has a stunning appearance and weighs well below other projectors in its class. If you’re not sure whether it’s the right one for you, read on as we look at its features, strengths, and weaknesses in this review.

HP MP100 Projector Review

Specifications Summary

Brightness100 ANSI Lumens
Contrast Ratio1,200:1
Throw Distance1.6-8.9 ft
Size of Screen20”- 100”
Input lagNo data
Speakers1.0 Watts

Space Flexibility

The first thought that comes to mind when you see the HP MP100 projector is its small size. It can easily fit in your palm or back pocket. Plus, it weighs only 0.39 pounds, which makes it super light in comparison to other options at its price point.

HP MP100

A lightweight pocket projector

That gives you flexibility on where you can install it. But that’s not all. The HP MP100 can produce a 100-inch image from a distance of only 8.9 feet from the screen. Unlike most projectors within its price range, you can set it up in small rooms and still get a big picture out of it.

The brightness, however, is not as impressive, with a measured value of 100 ANSI lumens. This will limit you to dark viewing areas because any ambient light will significantly lower the clarity of the images. You’ll have to wait for full dark or use curtains and blinds to get sharp and bright pictures.

Setup and Connectivity

As we’ve already mentioned, the HP MP100 is a lightweight projector, which makes it easy to move to any room for setup. And the throw distance also helps because you won’t need a large room to enjoy big-screen entertainment. However, it lacks features like lens shift, zoom, and keystone correction that would make image alignment a bit easier.

Connectivity-wise, the HP MP100 projector has one of every common input: HDMI, USB, and audio. And that can be annoying when you want to connect many wired entertainment devices. The good news is that it supports wireless connectivity. You can screen mirror any iOS 8 and up as well as any android 4.4 and up and view any content on a big screen.

Another benefit of the HP MP100 is its rechargeable battery. This allows you to watch your favorite content continuously for over an hour when it’s fully charged. And if your phone runs out of juice in an area with no power outlets, this projector doubles as a power bank to charge it.

This projector also has a lamp that will last for about 13 years if you limit yourself to 4 hours of use each day before a replacement is needed. Of course, that lifespan varies as the daily usage period increases or decreases.

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Picture Quality

You’ll get images of decent quality with the HP MP100 projector. And that’s because it has a low resolution as well as a contrast ratio that doesn’t match today’s standards. It also lacks the technology to enhance the color accuracy for more vibrant pictures.


The HP MP100 projector has only one built-in speaker. And as you would expect, it doesn’t produce the best sound quality. But that’s understandable because it’s hard to fit quality speakers in such a small device.

Now, if you have an external speaker or soundbar, you can connect it to the projector through the audio output jack for a better sound experience.

Gaming Capability

We couldn’t get the input lag value anywhere but it’s safe to assume the HP MP100 falls in the lower tier of gaming projectors. It can handle casual or single-player games but for fast-paced or multi-player ones, there are better options in the current market at its price point.


  • Portable
  • Good-looking
  • Short throw distance
  • Supports wireless connectivity
  • Decent quality images


  • Low lamp brightness
  • Short lamp lifespan

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Final Words

The HP MP100 retails at just under $300. That’s a good price for the features it comes with but honestly, there are better options you can get at that price or lower.

However, if you’re looking for a portable projector to use in dark areas, then the HP MP100 may be the right fit for you.

We hope this article has helped you make an informed decision.