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Epson PowerLite W12+
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Epson PowerLite W12+ Projector

3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 37dB 2,800 ANSI Lumens Sep 2012
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9 Reasons For

Epson Has Excellent Projector Reviews

On average Epson 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all projectors produced by Epson.

1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the PowerLite W12+ is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 8% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). This data projector also supports a graphics resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA). The resolution of all 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

If the resolution of this multimedia projector is too low for you then you might want to consider the UM330 ($582.00) (720 x 480, 1280 x 960, 1600 x 900, 1024 x 768 (XGA and higher rated), 1152 x 864 (XGA+ and higher rated), 1280 x 720 (HD 720 and higher rated), 1280 x 768 (WXGA and higher rated), 1280 x 800 (WXGA and higher rated), 1360 x 768 (WXGA and higher rated), 1366 х 768, 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+ and higher rated), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+ and higher rated), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA and higher rated), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+ and higher rated), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080 and higher rated), 640 x 480 (VGA and higher rated), 800 x 600 (SVG and higher rated), or the UM280 (720 x 480,832 x 624,1152 x 870,1280 x 960,1600 x 900,1024 x 768 (XGA and higher rated),1152 x 864 (XGA+ and higher rated),1280 x 1024 (SXGA and higher rated),1360 x 768 (WXGA and higher rated),1366 х 768,1400 x 1050 (SXGA+ and higher rated),1440 x 900 (WXGA+ and higher rated),1600 x 1200 (UXGA and higher rated),1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+ and higher rated),1920 x 1080 (HD 1080 and higher rated),640 x 480 (VGA and higher rated),800 x 600 (SVGA and higher rated),720 x 576,1280 x 720 (HD 720 and higher rated) and higher rated) both from NEC or the Canon 8227A (1024 x 768 (XGA and higher rated), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA and higher rated), 1280 x 768 (WXGA and higher rated), 1360 x 768 (WXGA and higher rated), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+ and higher rated), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+ and higher rated), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA and higher rated), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+ and higher rated), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA and higher rated), 640 x 480 (VGA and higher rated), 800 x 600 (SVGA and higher rated) and higher rated).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This multimedia projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to it.

Alternative data projectors that have a resolution of WXGA (1280x800) that you might want to consider include a better rated product such as the EB-1400, the EB-1410, or the EB-W12 all from Epson.

If the resolution of this data projector is not high enough for you then you might want to also look at the Infocus IN3128 (1080p (1920x1080 and higher rated) and higher rated), the Benq SP840 (1080p (1920x1080 and higher rated) and higher rated), or the Mitsubishi Electric FD730U (1080p (1920x1080 and higher rated) and higher rated).

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Has Four Preset Modes

The number of preset modes found on the Epson PowerLite W12+ is more than most projectors of a similar age and spec to it. This projector has a Presentation preset mode, which is the most frequently found preset mode found on data projectors of this type and age. The preset modes "Cinema", "Dynamic" and "sRGB" are also found on this multimedia projector.

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Supports Four Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the PowerLite W12+ is more than most projectors that have been available for more than two years. This data projector supports a PNG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the PowerLite W12+. The image formats "BMP", "GIF" and "JPG" are also supported by this projector.

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A Bit Shallow

The PowerLite W12+ is fairly shallow (only 228 millimeters) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec. The depths of similar spec projectors that are more than two years old range from 10mm to 560mm.

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A Bit Narrow

Across all the projectors of this age and type the widths range from 13mm to 660mm, and the average width is 370mm. With a width of only 295 millimeters, the PowerLite W12+ is one of the narrower 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are older than two years amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Light

At only 2,300 grams, the Epson PowerLite W12+ is quite light compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec. The lightest projector that has been available for a similar time to the PowerLite W12+ is 900g weight and the heaviest is 23,000g.

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A Bit Short

The height of the Epson PowerLite W12+ of only 77 millimeters is one of the shortest amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are more than two years old. The heights of projectors that are a similar age to the PowerLite W12+ range from 5.2mm to 510mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite W12+ have a built-in speaker, however the Epson PowerLite W12+ which does not have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker which you might want to also look at including the Mitsubishi Electric WD720U-G.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The PowerLite W12+ does not support Full HD projection, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors that are older than two years also do not support Full HD projection.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors with a Full HD projection including the UD740U, or the FD730U both from Mitsubishi Electric or the Hitachi CP-WU8460.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most of the 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite W12+, including the Epson PowerLite W12+, do not support WiFi connectivity.

Different projectors with a WiFi connectivity that you might want to consider include the BrightLink 436Wi ($1,861.72), the EB-430 LW, or the BrightLink Pro 1410Wi ($3,088.30) all from Epson.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most of the multimedia projectors that are more than two years old do not support 3D image projection, including the PowerLite W12+.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors with a 3D image projection including the DW312, or the TW695 both from Optoma or the Mitsubishi Electric WD720U-G.

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Loud Noise Level

The PowerLite W12+ has a quite loud noise level (37 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite W12+. Projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PowerLite W12+ have noise levels of between 26dB and 41dB.

Different 37dB noise level projectors that you might want to consider include the Epson EB-1935 which have a better Kagoo Rating™.

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Very Small Lamp Power

With a lamp power of only 200 Watts, the Epson PowerLite W12+ has a quite small lamp power compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the PowerLite W12+. The lamp power of 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite W12+ range from 170W to 370W, and the average lamp power is 230W.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The Epson PowerLite W12+ is a one VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector. Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite W12+ have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The PowerLite W12+ has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 1.2 times zoom factor) amongst projectors of this age. The optical zooms of 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the PowerLite W12+ range from 1.1x to 2x.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Epson PowerLite W12+

Over Two Years Old

It was over two years ago when Epson released the PowerLite W12+.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 2,800 ANSI lumens, the Epson PowerLite W12+ has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PowerLite W12+.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other 2800 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors and we think the Epson EB-X12, the NEC NP-VE281X ($500.00), and the LG BE320 ($930.00) which have a better Kagoo Rating™ are also worth considering.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth also looking at include the EB-430 LW (3000 ANSI lumens and higher rated), the BrightLink 436Wi ($1,861.72) (3000 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the EB-435W LW (3000 ANSI lumens and higher rated) all from Epson.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Brightness in Economy Mode
Zoom Capability
Compatible Screen Size
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
HD-Ready
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
Preset Mode
Multimedia
Image Format
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption During PowerSave
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Cable Included
Other Features
Connectivity
Aspect Ratio

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Electricity cost when switched on $66.96
Electricity cost when on standby $2.68
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Total running cost over 5 years $69.64
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0.45T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers vs315w, mg850h, mg850hd
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