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Casio XJ-A257 Projector

chip.com.my Recommended
1800:1 WXGA (1280x800) 35dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Jun 2014
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The Slim incorporates a CASIO developed and patent pending Hybrid Light Source which combines Laser and LED technology for amazing high brightness and can last up to 20,000 hours. The Slim is an... More
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12 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This 1800:1 contrast ratio data projector received a "Recommended" from Chip.com.my who decided that this projector was good.

Nice Design

One customer who bought the Casio XJ-A257 said that it was good looking. Expert website Chip.com.my wrote “A slim elegant design that will rarely leave people wanting more.(previously p”.

Easy to Use

One Casio XJ-A257 reviewer said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Last year expert website Chip.com.my wrote in their review of the Casio XJ-A257 “The CASIO XJ-A257 projector is a semi-portable projector that shines bright and is easy to use”.

Good Size

One Casio XJ-A257 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this projector was thin.

Good Product Quality

One Casio XJ-A257 owner who purchased it considered that it was good quality. Chip.com.my said “Good data-image quality”.

Good Environmental Credentials

One Casio XJ-A257 reviewer who reviewed this projector considered that it was good in terms of power usage. Expert website Chip.com.my wrote “As technology advances throughout the years, one of the biggest goals in technology is energy efficiency”.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

Unlike most of the other multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago which do not support WiFi connectivity, the XJ-A257 supports WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors which support WiFi connectivity currently available including because of it's better review score, the XJ-A247[pl_2731263_price], the XJ-M156[pl_2757562_price], or the XJ-A147[pl_2469836_price] all from Casio.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Casio XJ-A257 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the XJ-A257 also have a built-in speaker.

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the XJ-A247[pl_2731263_price], the XJ-A252[pl_2757589_price], and the XJ-M241[pl_2819972_price] all from Casio which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This projector supports a graphics resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is typical of many 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on similar spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years is 1.7x, and the optical zooms range from 1.5x to 2x. The optical zoom of the XJ-A257 of 2 times zoom factor is one of the biggest amongst projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the XJ-A257.

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Narrow

The narrowest projector of a comparable spec and age to the XJ-A257 is 200mm wide and the widest is 500mm. At only 297 millimeters, the Casio XJ-A257 is quite narrow compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the XJ-A257.

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4 Reasons Against

Inferior Sound Quality

One Casio XJ-A257 owner wrote that it did not have good sound quality. Chip.com.my mentioned “Audio is weak for a projector of its brightness”.

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The XJ-A257 does not support 3D image projection, although this is within the context that most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the XJ-A257 also do not support 3D image projection.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support 3D image projection to this projector and we think the Casio XJ-M146[plb_2571991_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most projectors of a similar spec and age to the XJ-A257 do not support Full HD projection. The XJ-A257 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

Across all the multimedia projectors of this spec and age the noise levels range from 31dB to 39dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. With a noise level of 35 decibels, the Casio XJ-A257 has one of the louder noise levels amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

Alternative 35dB noise level data projectors currently available which you might want to consider include the XJ-A147[pl_2469836_price], the XJ-A247[pl_2731263_price], or the XJ-A252[pl_2757589_price] all from Casio which has better reviews.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Casio XJ-A257

OK Brand

We analysed average ratings for each multimedia projector manufacturer and found that whilst Casio has ok reviews across all projectors, Casio has unexceptional reviews specifically for its 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this data projector was released.

Average Projector Brightness

The XJ-A257 has a fairly average projector brightness (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

We compared this projector to all the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors and we think the XJ-M156[pl_2757562_price], and the XJ-A252[pl_2757589_price] both from Casio which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Number of Colours
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp Type
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Offset
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Internal Storage Capacity
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included

1 Award

chip.com.my Recommended

Expert Reviews

7 December 2015

The CASIO XJ-A257 projector is a semi-portable projector that shines bright and is easy to use. Although lacking in inputs the projector makes it up with great projections and a slim elegant...

Chip.com.my

Performance
Portability
Good data-image quality
Lightweight
Sleek
Lack of DVI port
Significant rainbow effect in video
Audio is weak for a projector of its brightness
Cannot project 3D content

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $40.78
Electricity cost when on standby $2.27
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Total running cost over 5 years $43.05
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.28 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00079767466848, 04971850466840

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