You won’t have to worry about stretching your pixels. However, when presenting the XGA resolution will still give you a sharp image. This along with a 22,000:1 contrast ratio will ensure that content will be delivered with impressive clarity. The built in 10W speaker is a nice touch, and in most small to medium sized rooms would cope well by itself and wouldn’t require an additional audio to be installed. OK the sound quality isn’t brilliant but as a compliment to a presentation or a short video clip then it will be more than sufficient. The range of inputs is impressive, with 2 x VGA, 2 x HDMI as well as various audio inputs and outputs you will be able to connect any modern laptop or PC. This is great if you have different people bringing their laptops to the meeting room table, as you know they’ll always be able to connect easily.
The X318STe has some good ECO features which will allow you to preserve the lamp life and lower the power consumption. The Eco AV mute button will take the power down by 70% which could be useful during school lunch breaks or breaks between meetings where you don’t necessarily want to turn the projector off. Another strong point of the X318STe is its ability to display a very large image, something which not a lot of short throws can do.