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DELL S320
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DELL S320WI Projector

2200:1 XGA (1024x768) 35dB Feb 2013
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Hold their attention with shadow-free 3D1 projections. Present wirelessly2 with the S320wi projector featuring interactive and network functionality. - Big images in small spaces: Place the S320wi... More
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10 Reasons For

Good Product Quality

Two DELL S320 reviewers who reviewed this projector agreed that it was good quality. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned “The Dell S320wi interactive, short-throw projector offers XGA (1024 by 768) native resolution with reasonably good image quality for both data” in their DELL S320 review. Itproportal.com wrote in their review “Reasonably high quality data and video image” however despite that they gave it a score of 3 stars.

Good Picture Quality

One DELL S320 reviewer who purchased this projector mentioned that it had good picture quality.

Supports 3D Image Projection

Unlike most of the other 2200:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the S320 which do not support 3D image projection, the DELL S320 supports 3D image projection.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The DELL S320 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec which do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The DELL S320 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL 1210S[plb_1406487_price], and the Ricoh PJ WX2130[plb_2418243_price] is also worth considering.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The DELL S320 is a three USB 2.0 port multimedia projector.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The DELL S320 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports than most of the similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the S320. This multimedia projector is a three VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector compared to most of the projectors that were released more than two years ago which only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Fairly Big Lamp Power

The lamp power of similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the S320 range from 180W to 330W, and the average lamp power is 220W. With a lamp power of 240 Watts, the DELL S320 has a quite big lamp power compared to most of the other 2200:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the S320.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the S320 range from 2W to 5W. The DELL S320 has one of the highest RMS rated power (5 Watts) amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Low Power Consumption During PowerSave

The average power consumption during PowerSave of 2200:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the S320 is 160W. At only 15 Watts, the DELL S320 has a quite low power consumption during PowerSave compared to most of the other 2200:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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8 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and itproportal.com the average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 60 out of 100.

DELL Only Has Unexceptional Projector Reviews

We checked the user and expert reviews of hundreds of multimedia projectors to determine an average rating for each projector manufacturer. On average data projectors from DELL have unexceptional reviews from experts and users.

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The DELL S320 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other 2200:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the S320 also do not support Full HD projection.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Low Number of Colours

The DELL S320 has one of the lower numbers of colours (only 1.07 million) amongst 2200:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the S320 have numbers of colours of between 1M and 1,100M.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The DELL S320 has a fairly short service life of lamp in economic mode (only 4,000 hours) compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years. The average service life of lamp in economic mode of 2200:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago is 4,700h, and the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 4,000h to 6,000h.

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Very Small Uniformity

With a uniformity of only 80 percent, the DELL S320 has one of the smaller uniformities amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age. Across all the projectors of a similar type and age to the S320 the uniformities range from 80% to 120%, and the average uniformity is 85%.

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Heavy

The lightest 2200:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector that has been on the market for around the same time as the S320 is 2.1kg heavy and the heaviest is 8.6kg. At 3.2 kilograms, the DELL S320 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL S320

Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector was released over four years ago.

Average Noise Level

At 35 decibels, the DELL S320 has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the S320.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the DELL S320 has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the S320.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the DELL S320 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Video
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
HDMI Version
Headphone Output
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
WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Windows Operating System
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

(2)
6 March 2013

Overall, if you need an XGA interactive projector, the Dell S320wi offers a lot to like, with its short-throw and its level of both data and video image quality. It also does well when it comes to...

Shortthrow projector
It's relatively light
Interactive mode
No calibration needed
Light
Brightness drops in interactive mode
Rainbow artifacts with video
Brightness drops significantly in interactive mode
Relatively frequent rainbow artifacts, particularly in video
26 February 2013

The Dell S320wi interactive, short-throw projector offers XGA (1024 by 768) native resolution with reasonably good image quality for both data and video...

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Electricity cost when switched on $75.22
Electricity cost when on standby $2.84
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Total running cost over 5 years $78.06
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers s320wi, dell code, dell s320, home s320, home s320w, dell s320w, dell s320wi, home s320wi, dell p180106, dell p180104, dell 9068za00, dell dells320, dell p180106p, dell 89040782, dell p180104p, dell 973gza00, dell 9068zs00, dell 21040929, dell 973gzs00, dell 1024x768, applearcticbelkincanonciscocreativeenergy s32
Barcodes 00000021040929, 00000021040960, 00884116056744, 04053162740754, 04053162788497, 05054484234920, 05054533234925, 05054629172988, 05054629853443, 05397063213665, 05397063213672

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