In this guide, we will compare the two portable projectors of ASUS projectors, ASUS ZenBeam Latte L1 and ASUS ZenBeam S2, to help you to pick a better projector.

ASUS ZenBeam Latte L1 vs S2

Specs Comparison

By means of the side-by-side comparison below, we can find that the two projectors have many things in common, including the same pricings, 720P resolution and 1080P compatibility, a contrast of 400:1, the same max image size of 120 inches, etc.

On the whole, ASUS ZenBeam Latte L1 is better in terms of audio, while ASUS ZenBeam S2 has better overall performance, including higher brightness, shorter throw, lower weight, and longer lamp life.


In terms of design, ASUS ZenBeam Latte L1 looks more like a cylinder, while ASUS ZenBeam S2 looks like a flat cube.

ASUS ZenBeam Latte L1 projector is covered by whole black fabric, and ASUS ZenBeam S2 has two optional colors, whose panels are made of metal. ASUS ZenBeam Latte L1 is matt while S2 is glossy and shining.

The two projectors are both lightweight and small enough.


ASUS ZenBeam Latte L1 and ASUS ZenBeam S2 have the same 720P, a contrast of 400:1, but they are different in terms of brightness, color gamut, and image size.

For brightness, ASUS ZenBeam Latte L1 has 300 LED lumens, which is less bright than the S2 model’s 500 lumens. In terms of color gamut, the L1 model has 120% coverage of sRGB while S2 has 100% coverage of NTSC.

You may be interested in Projector Color Gamut Introduction.

Regarding image size range, ASUS ZenBeam Latte L1 has an image size range of 30″~120″, while the S2 model has a size range of 60″~120″.

Lens Parameters

One of the major differences between the two projectors is the lens configuration, including throw ratio, throw distance, and focus.

ASUS ZenBeam Latte S2 has a better lens configuration as it has a shorter throw and autofocus. If the projection image is fixed, a projector with a shorter throw ratio needs less throw distance and thus takes less space.

ModelsASUS ZenBeam Latte L1ASUS ZenBeam S2
Throw Ratio1.2:11.12:1
Throw Distance0.8m~3.2m1.5m~3m
Image Size30″~120″60″~120″

Auto focus means that the projector can adjust focus automatically without manual operation on the projector, which is smarter and more convenient than manual focus.


Size, weight, and battery are the main considerations of a portable projector. In terms of weight, ASUS ZenBeam S2 is relatively lighter. The two projectors are both small in size, Latte L1 model is taller while the S2 model is thinner.

In terms of battery life, ASUS ZenBeam S2 has a battery life of 3.5 hours, slightly longer than the Latte L1 mode.

ModelsASUS ZenBeam Latte L1ASUS ZenBeam S2
Net Weight585g497g
Dimensions90x131x90 mm120x35x120 mm
Battery Capacity22Wh30Wh
Battery Life3 hours3.5 hours


Wireless connectivity and ports are both key parameters when buying a projector. In terms of wireless connectivity, ASUS ZenBeam Latte L1 supports both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, while the S2 model falls short of Bluetooth.

In terms of ports, the two projectors have both HDMI and USB interfaces, but ASUS ZenBeam S2 has one more USB interface than the Latte L1 model.

To conclude, ASUS ZenBeam S2 is better in terms of wired connectivity while Latte L1 is better in wireless connectivity.


The two projectors both have built-in speakers, but their speakers are different. ASUS ZenBeam Latte L1 is equipped with dual 5W speakers while the S2 projector has just one 2W speaker.

Noise is also neglectable as it plays a role in terms of audio effect. ASUS ZenBeam Latte L1 produces 30dBA while the S2 model has a standard 32dBA.

ModelsASUS ZenBeam Latte L1ASUS ZenBeam S2

On the whole, ASUS ZenBeam Latte L1 has more powerful speakers and produces lower noise.

Pros and Cons

ASUS ZenBeam Latte L1


  • Portable Design
  • Powerful Speaker
  • Good Wireless Connectivity


  • Low Brightness
  • 1 USB Interface Only
  • 1 HDMI Only

ASUS ZenBeam S2


  • Higher Brightness
  • Shorter Throw
  • Longer Battery Life


  • No Bluetooth
  • 1 HDMI Only
  • Poor Audio


ASUS ZenBeam Latte L1 and ASUS ZenBeam S2 are both good portable projectors in view of their small size, long battery life, and wireless connectivity. ASUS ZenBeam Latte L1 is better in terms of speakers and Bluetooth connectivity, while the S2 model has higher brightness and longer battery life but it has no Bluetooth.

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