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Epson PowerLite 98
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Epson PowerLite 98 Projector

PC Mag Editor's Choice
XGA (1024x768) 37dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Sep 2013
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Featuring advanced network connectivity and exceptional image quality, the PowerLite 98 provides a great choice for virtually any classroom. Offering 3x Brighter Colors than competitive models,... More
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13 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site thought that this projector was outstanding and gave it their highest award. PC Mag gave this Epson multimedia projector an "Editor's Choice" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Data projector expert review site PC Mag scored this Epson projector 80%.

Epson Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Epson multimedia projectors and also specifically for Epson projectors and found that in both cases Epson had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Good Product Quality

Several customers concluded that the product was good quality. Pcmag.com wrote “The Epson PowerLite 98 XGA 3LCD Projector delivers a bright image, excellent quality for data screens, watchable video”. Two years ago Pc Mag mentioned in their review of the Epson PowerLite 98 “Excellent quality for data images”.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The PowerLite 98 has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec do not have a built-in speaker.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the PowerLite 98 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this data projector). In addition, this Epson projector support graphics resolutions of 1280 x 800, 1280 x 960, 1440 x 1050, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 1366 х 768 and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all data projectors of this type and age the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Epson PowerLite 98 is a three VGA (D-Sub) port data projector.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The PowerLite 98 is a two USB 2.0 port data projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of projectors that have been on the market for more than two years is 9.9W. With an RMS rated power of 16 Watts, the PowerLite 98 has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst projectors of this age.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on data projectors of this age and type.

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Quite Bright White Light Output

The dimmest white light output of projectors of a comparable age and type to the PowerLite 98 is 2.2 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 8,100 ANSI lumens. With a white light output of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the PowerLite 98 has one of the brighter white light outputs amongst projectors of this age.

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Fairly Bright Colour Light Output

The Epson PowerLite 98 has a fairly bright colour light output (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age. The dimmest colour light output of projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerLite 98 is 2.2 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 8,100 ANSI lumens, and the average colour light output is 1,500 ANSI lumens.

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Narrow

With a width of only 295 millimeters, the PowerLite 98 is one of the narrower similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerLite 98 amongst projectors of this age. The narrowest data projector of a similar spec and age to the PowerLite 98 is 130mm wide and the widest is 750mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Epson PowerLite 98 does not support 3D image projection, unlike most of the other projectors of this spec and age which support 3D image projection.

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a 3D image projection and we think the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], the Panasonic PT-RZ470[plb_1844617_price], or the Optoma W311[plb_3054527_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most data projectors of this spec and age do not support Full HD projection. The PowerLite 98 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

Other data projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might also want to consider include the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], or the Panasonic PT-RZ470[plb_1844617_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The PowerLite 98 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the PowerLite 98 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in alternative data projectors which also support WiFi connectivity including the Benq GP20[plb_2231335_price].

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Only XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Epson PowerLite 98 is XGA (1024x768). That's 62% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all projectors that have been around for a similar time to the PowerLite 98 is SVGA (800x600) and the best is 1080p (1920x1080).

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Quite Loud Noise Level

At 37 decibels, the PowerLite 98 has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PowerLite 98. Across all the projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite 98 the noise levels range from 20dB to 47dB.

Alternative data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Epson PowerLite 4650[plb_2223735_price] (38dB) which is also higher rated.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Epson PowerLite 98

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Epson released the PowerLite 98.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the PowerLite 98 has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the PowerLite 98.

If you are looking for a multimedia projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Viewsonic PJD6350[plb_2830965_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens), or the Optoma W311[plb_3054527_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Matrix Type
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
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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
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Headphone Output
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
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
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
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 Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type

1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(1)
13 August 2014

The Epson PowerLite 98 XGA 3LCD Projector delivers a bright image, excellent quality for data screens, watchable video, and a long lamp life...

PC Mag

Bright
Lightweight
Long lamp life
Excellent quality for data images
Watchable video
No 3D support
Loud fan

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Electricity cost when switched on $73.46
Electricity cost when on standby $16.66
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Total running cost over 5 years $90.12
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.57 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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 epson v11h577020
Barcodes 00010343910027, 00012304682974, 00103439100270, 00617407446623
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