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3M X46 Projector

2000:1 XGA (1024x768) 37dB 4,000 ANSI Lumens Jul 2012
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The 3M Digital Projector X46 features 4,000 lumens of brightness and a 2000:1 contrast ratio for exceptional picture quality. Backed by the 3M brand for superior performance and reliability, the... More
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6 Reasons For

Has a Built-In Speaker

The 3M X46 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other data projectors of this age and type also have a built-in speaker.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the 3M X46 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA). The worst resolution of all 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the X46 is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The 3M X46 is a two USB 2.0 port projector. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the X46 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of projectors of this age and type is 7W. When compared to other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the X46 that we have checked, the RMS rated power of the 3M X46 of 16 Watts is one of the highest.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The service life of lamp in economic mode of data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the X46 range from 2,500h to 10,000h. At 6,000 hours, the 3M X46 has a quite long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the X46.

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Narrow

The 3M X46 is quite narrow (only 317 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. The average width of comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to the X46 is 380mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The 3M X46 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the X46 also do not support Full HD projection.

We think you might also be interested in other data projectors which also support Full HD projection including the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector ($499.00) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the X46 do not support 3D image projection. The 3M X46 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D image projection.

Other projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might also want to look at include the NEC U310W which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most multimedia projectors of this spec and age do not support WiFi connectivity. The 3M X46 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Epson PowerLite 1761W ($649.99), or the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro is also worth considering.

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Very Dim Lamp Power in Economic Mode

The average lamp power in economic mode of data projectors that have been around for more than two years is 620W. At only 140 Watts, the 3M X46 has a fairly dim lamp power in economic mode compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the X46.

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Very Small Lamp Power

With a lamp power of only 210 Watts, the 3M X46 has one of the smaller lamp power amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. The average lamp power of projectors of a similar age and type to the X46 is 320W.

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Only One Lamp

Most projectors of this spec and age have between one and two lamps, including the 3M X46 which has one lamp.

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4 Other reasons to consider the 3M X46

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market for over four years.

Average Noise Level

At 37 decibels, the 3M X46 has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the X46.

If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Sony VPLFH31 ($3,029.95) (37dB).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the 3M X46 has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This multimedia projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many projectors of this age and type.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Matrix Size
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Brightness in Economy Mode
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Compatible Screen Size
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp Power in Economic Mode
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
AUX Input
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
PC Audio Input
Serial Interface Type
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Other Features
Networking Feature
Connectivity
Aspect Ratio

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $81.39
Electricity cost when on standby $5.67
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Total running cost over 5 years $87.06
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the 3M X46uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.56T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 3m x46, 3m x46i
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