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NEC M271 Projector

3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 26dB 2,160 ANSI Lumens Oct 2012
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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

NEC is one of the better rated data projector brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and NEC also has good ratings for its 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC M271 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other data projectors that came out more than two years ago.

We compared all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker to this projector and we think the VPL-DX127, the VPL-DX142, and the VPL-DW122 ($529.95) all from Sony which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The NEC M271 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 20% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) (which is also supported by this data projector). In addition, this projector support graphics resolutions of 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 1152 x 870, 1280 x 960, 1600 x 900, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1366 х 768, 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) and 640.

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) graphics resolution is in fact the best supported resolution amongst all 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years.

The worst supported resolution across similar types of multimedia projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Analog Resolution

The NEC M271 has a maximum maximum analog resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 20% more maximum analog resolution than the most common maximum analog resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels.

A 1920 x 1200 pixels maximum analog resolution is actually the best maximum analog resolution amongst all data projectors that are a similar age to the M271.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum analog resolution is the worst maximum analog resolution across similar types of multimedia projector.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The NEC M271 is a three USB 2.0 port data projector.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

When compared to other projectors of this age and spec, the service life of lamp in economic mode of the NEC M271 of 10,000 hours is one of the longest. Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the M271 the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 230h to 20,000h.

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Quite Long Lamp Service Life

With a lamp service life of 6,000 hours, the NEC M271 has a quite long lamp service life compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the M271. The lamp service lives of projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 1,500h to 30,000h.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Resolution

The biggest native resolution of the NEC M271 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more native resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common native resolution. The native resolution of all projectors of this type and age ranges from SVGA (800x600) (worst) to 1080p (1920x1080) (best).

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of similar spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the M271 is 35dB, and the noise levels range from 26dB to 45dB. With a noise level of only 26 decibels, the NEC M271 has one of the quietest noise levels amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

We compared this projector to all the other 26dB noise level projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the NEC M311 is also worth considering.

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8 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com this projector has an average expert rating of 65%.

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the M271, the NEC M271 does not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The NEC M271 does not support Full HD projection, although it is worth noting that most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the M271 also do not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of other data projectors which also support Full HD projection which you might also want to look at including the Epson 475Wi ($2,102.34), or the Hitachi CP-CX300WN which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The NEC M271 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec data projectors that came out more than two years ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,160 ANSI lumens, the NEC M271 has a very dim projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago. Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the M271 the projector brightness range from 100 ANSI lumens to 8,000 ANSI lumens.

If you want a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the VPL-DX122 ($499.95) (2,600 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the VPL-DW127 ($779.95) (2,600 ANSI lumens and higher rated) both from Sony or the Epson 475Wi ($2,102.34) (2,600 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Quite Small Lamp Power

Across all the multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years the lamp power range from 140W to 400W. With a lamp power of only 145 Watts, the NEC M271 has one of the smallest lamp power amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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Very Dim Lamp Power in Economic Mode

The NEC M271 has one of the dimmer lamp powers in economic mode (only 110 Watts) amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age. Data projectors of this age and type have lamp powers in economic mode of between 110W and 6,000W.

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Very Dim Brightness in Economy Mode

The brightness in economy mode of comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the M271 range from 1,500 ANSI lumens to 4,400 ANSI lumens, and the average brightness in economy mode is 2,400 ANSI lumens. With a brightness in economy mode of only 1,620 ANSI lumen, the NEC M271 has a quite dim brightness in economy mode compared to most of the other data projectors that are a comparable age to the M271.

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2 Other reasons to consider the NEC M271

Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector was released over four years ago.

XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The NEC M271 has a maximum resolution of 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
Maximum Analog Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Brightness in Economy Mode
Zoom Capability
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power in Economic Mode
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption During PowerSave
Maximum Power Consumption
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
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

Expert Reviews

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IT Reviews.com

12 May 2013

The NEC NP-M271X stands out for its 1.7x zoom and its claimed lamp life, at 5,000 to 10,000 hours...

10 May 2013

The NEC NP-M271X delivers slightly lower brightness than typical for its price, but it also offers a 1.7x zoom and an unusually long lamp life, at up to 10,000 hours...

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Electricity cost when switched on $48.00
Electricity cost when on standby $2.29
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Total running cost over 5 years $50.29
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.32 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec m271, nec m271w, nec m271x, acer m271, shops m271, acer m271x, nec p152606, shops m271x, special m271, nec 1024x768, nec 8gfgza00, nec 8gfgzs00, nec 60003404, nec p152606p, special m271x, projectors m271, projectors m271x, nec peripherals m271, nec peripherals m271x, nec display solutions m271, nec display solutions m271x
Barcodes 00000060003404, 00000060003408, 00028695609822, 00028695609860, 01078625609822, 02990091004668, 04053162595569, 05028695609822, 05028695609860, 05054484231561, 05054533231566, 05054629170441, 08592978012243

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