NEC's 2800-lumen VE281X mobile projector is designed to provide high brightness for small-to-medium-sized businesses, education environments, corporate conference rooms and mobility applications...
A number of people who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking. Expert website Projectorreviews.com mentioned three years ago “NEC has produced a pretty solid performer with the VE281X” in their NEC NP-VE281X review. Projectorreviews.com also wrote “The VE281X looks to be pretty durable an”.
One NEC NP-VE281X reviewer who bought it considered that it was strong and durable. Expert website Projectorreviews.com wrote “The VE281X looks to be pretty durable an”. One NEC NP-VE281X reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was well made. Three years ago Projectorreviews.com said “NEC has produced a pretty solid performer with the VE281X”.
NEC Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors
NEC 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have good reviews on average and across all multimedia projectors NEC is one of the better rated brands.
Easy to Use
One NEC NP-VE281X reviewer concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. expert review site Projectorreviews.com said “Easy to use so a variety of users could be comfortable with it” in their review of the NEC NP-VE281X.
100 - 240V AC Input Voltage
This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on projectors of a similar spec and age to it.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The NP-VE281X has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.
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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution
This projector supports a graphics resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is the most frequently supported graphics resolution on comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to it.
Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 230g to 16kg, and the average weight is 4.6kg. The NEC NP-VE281X is one of the lighter similar spec data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the NP-VE281X (only 2.3 kilograms) amongst similar spec data projectors of this age.
Comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the NP-VE281X have widths of between 98mm and 500mm. With a width of only 260 millimeters, the NP-VE281X is fairly narrow compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the NP-VE281X.
8 Reasons Against
Does Not Support Full HD Projection
Most 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago do not support Full HD projection. The NP-VE281X is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
The NEC NP-VE281X does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years also do not support WiFi connectivity.
Does Not Support 3D Image Projection
Like most of the other similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago, the NP-VE281X does not support 3D image projection.
Quite Small Lamp Power
At only 200 Watts, the NEC NP-VE281X has a fairly small lamp power compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the NP-VE281X. The average lamp power of data projectors of this type and age is 240W, and the lamp power range from 140W to 400W.
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Quite Low RMS Rated Power
The lowest RMS rated power of projectors of a similar age and spec to the NP-VE281X is 0.5W and the highest is 20W. At only 7 Watts, the NP-VE281X has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the NP-VE281X.
Quite Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode
The NP-VE281X has one of the louder noise levels in economy mode (33 decibels) amongst similar spec projectors of this age. Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the NP-VE281X the noise levels in economy mode range from 26dB to 35dB.
Very Small Optical Zoom
The NP-VE281X has a fairly small optical zoom (only 1.1 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the NP-VE281X. The average optical zoom of 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 1.5x.
Quite Small Matrix Size
The NP-VE281X has a very small matrix size (only 0.55 inches) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the NP-VE281X. The average matrix size of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the NP-VE281X is 0.61".
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Released Over Three Years Ago
NEC released the NP-VE281X over three years ago.
Average Noise Level
With a noise level of 35 decibels, the NP-VE281X has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the NP-VE281X.
XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution
The highest resolution of the NP-VE281X is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most common native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).
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Average Projector Brightness
With a projector brightness of 2,800 ANSI lumens, the NP-VE281X has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the NP-VE281X.
Native Projector Resolution
2,800 ANSI lumens
Horizontal Keystone Correction
-40 - 40
Vertical Keystone Correction
-40 - 40
1.2 - 12
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
33 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
2.41 - 2.55
Focal Length Range
21.83 - 24
3D Image Projection
1024 x 768 (XGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL, PAL 60, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM
Ports & Interfaces
Progressive Scan Output
PC Audio Input
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
AV Output Port
Ethernet LAN Connection
Integrated Card Reader
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 100
Vertical Scan Range
50 - 120
Integrated TV Tuner
RMS Rated Power
Cable Lock Slot
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Input Voltage
100, 100 - 240
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 50
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 40
USA UL60950-1 FCC Part 15 Class B, Canada CSA60950-1, NOM
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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