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Owner Reviews Are Good
On average, M115HD owners rated this projector 80%.
A number of people said in their reviews that it was compact. In October last year Fiona Millar mentioned in her review of this projector on Amazon “This is a great wee device - small and compact enough to take” and scored it very highly. Fourteenth Sense wrote “From the outset I was struck by how small and compact it was, I've never seen or used a portable projector before”. Last year Kaho mentioned on Amazon “Bright, compact” in their DELL M115HD review.
One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was lightweight. Photo Answers.co.uk gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned “Tiny, lightweight” in their review of this projector. One person who reviewed this projector reckoned that it was heavy and bulky.
Easy to Use
A few DELL M115HD owners said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Fiona Millar wrote in her review of this projector on Amazon “If you want everyone to hear comfortably you might find it best to use an external speaker” and rated it as excellent. Peter B. Vos mentioned “Very easy to use”. The Soft Machine Operator wrote on Amazon “It comes with a handy carrying case that contains a VGA cable”.
A few DELL M115HD owners who bought this projector agreed that it was easy to setup. Fiona Millar said on Amazon “Compact enough to take anywhere and very easy to set up”. In October last year Fourteenth Sense mentioned on Amazon “It's relatively easy to setup and get working” in their DELL M115HD review but they gave the product a score of 3 stars. Fourteenth Sense also wrote “Carry around and it's easy to setup and use”.
The M115HD is a popular choice of projector according to sales data from Amazon.
Good Product Quality
A few people who bought it reckoned that it was good quality. Kaho mentioned on Amazon in October last year “Good image quality” in their review of the DELL M115HD. Mr. Philip Whiteside Atom Software rated it 5 stars and he said “Great Quality and Easy to Use” in his review of the DELL M115HD. Mr. Philip Whiteside Atom Software also said “Compact and great quality projection, easy to use”.
Just Released Two Months Ago
This multimedia projector was released just two months ago, so it is likely to have more advanced features than some of the older projectors.
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Several people who reviewed the DELL M115HD reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. The Soft Machine Operator gave the DELL M115HD a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “The same can also be done via a microSD slot.I liked the connectivity options here”.
One DELL M115HD reviewer who reviewed it thought it was wifi compatible. In October last year Peppers scored it 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Another extra (although this is more understandable at this price point) is a wireless dongle”.
Good Picture Quality
A few DELL M115HD owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Yusuf Smiley Yearwood wrote “Image quality is sufficient for presentations in small meeting rooms”.
A number of people who bought this projector thought it was well made. Pepper wrote on Amazon “There's also a built in 1W speaker plus a mini-tripod mount underneath.I left this review longer than most after receiving the projector so we could thoroughly road test it” and rated this projector 80 out of 100.
One DELL M115HD reviewer said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Last year Yusuf Smiley Yearwood mentioned in their review of the DELL M115HD “Image quality is sufficient - not a heavy duty replacement” but even so they only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.
One DELL M115HD owner who reviewed it concluded that it had good technical guidance. Pepper scored the DELL M115HD 4 stars and wrote in their review of the DELL M115HD “In the box you get the projector, adaptor/power cord, universal 24 pin - VGA cable, carrying case, CD user guide and quick set up guide”.
Several people wrote in their reviews that the DELL M115HD was good looking. Pepper said on Amazon “We both think the picture quality is pretty good relative to the size of the projector” in their review of this projector. The Soft Machine Operator said “This is a pretty small device you can fit in the palm of your hand” in their review of the DELL M115HD.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other multimedia projectors that were released in the last 12 months, the DELL M115HD has a built-in speaker.
Other data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to look at include the Vivitek DX255 which has better reviews.
Very Long Lamp Service Life
The DELL M115HD has one of the longest lamp service lives (30,000 hours) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The average lamp service life of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched in the last 12 months is 7,000h, and the lamp service lives range from 2,500h to 30,000h.
100 - 240V AC Input Voltage
This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
Very Low Power Consumption During PowerSave
The power consumption during PowerSave of new 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors range from 42W to 620W, and the average power consumption during PowerSave is 280W. With a power consumption during PowerSave of only 42 Watts, the DELL M115HD has a fairly low power consumption during PowerSave compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the M115HD.
At only 360 grams, the DELL M115HD is fairly light compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out in the last 12 months. The lightest latest projector is 2.2g heavy and the heaviest is 28kg.
When compared to other recently released similar spec multimedia projectors that we have checked, the DELL M115HD's width of only 105.3 millimeters is one of the narrowest. The average width of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the M115HD is 380mm, and the widths range from 100mm to 500mm.
DELL Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its Projectors
Average ratings across all DELL multimedia projectors are unexceptional, however average ratings across just DELL's 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors are good.
Inferior Sound Quality
One DELL M115HD owner who purchased it considered that it did not have good sound quality. Pedro said on Amazon “· Note that the internal speakers are completely useless so you'll need to use external speakers if you want to watch films” in his review.
Does Not Support Full HD Projection
The DELL M115HD does not support Full HD projection, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for the last year also do not support Full HD projection.
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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection
The DELL M115HD does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the M115HD also do not support 3D image projection.
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
The DELL M115HD does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other recently released 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors also do not support WiFi connectivity.
Quite Dim Projector Brightness
With a projector brightness of only 450 ANSI lumens, the DELL M115HD has a very dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for the last year. The projector brightness of latest 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors range from 450 ANSI lumens to 9,400 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,400 ANSI lumens.
Quite Low RMS Rated Power
Recently released 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors have RMS rated power of between 1W and 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 13W. With an RMS rated power of only 1 Watt, the DELL M115HD's RMS rated power is one of the lowest amongst recently released projectors.
Quite Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
The service life of lamp in economic mode of similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the M115HD range from 3,000h to 24,000h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of only 3,000 hours, the DELL M115HD's service life of lamp in economic mode is one of the shortest amongst recently released multimedia projectors.
Very Small Internal Storage Capacity
Across all the similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the M115HD the internal storage capacity range from 1GB to 8GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 3.5GB. The DELL M115HD has a fairly small internal storage capacity (only 1 gigabyte) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the M115HD.
Very Small Offset
The smallest offset of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the M115HD is 100%, the biggest is 150%, and the average offset is 120%. The DELL M115HD has one of the smaller offsets (only 100 percent) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.
Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port
Most multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the M115HD have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the DELL M115HD which has one VGA (D-Sub) port.
Quite Small Uniformity
Across all the new projectors the uniformities range from 70% to 90%, and the average uniformity is 84%. At only 80 percent, the DELL M115HD has a quite small uniformity compared to most of the other recently released 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.
Only One HDMI Port
Most 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out in the last 12 months have between one and two HDMI ports, including the DELL M115HD which has one HDMI port.
Only One Built-In Speaker
The DELL M115HD is a one built-in speaker data projector.
Quite Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode
The DELL M115HD has one of the louder noise levels in economy mode (32 decibels) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The quietest noise level in economy mode of latest projectors is 26dB, the loudest is 39dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 29dB.
Quite Small Matrix Size
When compared to other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the M115HD that we have checked, the matrix size of the DELL M115HD of only 0.45 inches is one of the smallest. Across all the comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the M115HD the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 0.79".
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Average Noise Level
At 36 decibels, the DELL M115HD has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the M115HD.
If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Vivitek DX255 (30dB) which is also higher rated.
WXGA (1280x720) Native Projector Resolution
The highest resolution of the DELL M115HD is WXGA (1280x720). That's 56% less resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).
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