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NEC U310W
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NEC U310W Projector

projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 36dB Jan 2013
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Enjoy large images even in meeting rooms with small space. Less shadow and glare gives the presenter more space to engage with his audience and enhances the experience with interactive white... More
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15 Reasons For

One Industry Award

One expert review site concluded that this NEC data projector was good. Projectorcentral.com gave this projector a "Highly Rated" award.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This data projector received an expert rating of 93% from projectorcentral.com. Multimedia projector experts think this projector is one of the very best projectors of this spec and age.

Good Product Quality

A few customers considered that the product was good quality. Projectorreviews.com said “High quality data image”.

NEC Projectors Have Good Reviews

NEC is one of the better rated projector manufacturers according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all data projectors.

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good features. Expert review site Projectorcentral.com said “The NEC NP-U310W short throw projector's features, particularly its bright image” and scored the product 5 stars.

Good Picture Quality

One person thought it had good picture quality.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Some customers concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Projectorreviews.com mentioned “Is 3D Ready s” . Projectorreviews.com also mentioned “3D is highly limited”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One NEC U310W owner who reviewed this projector thought it was noisy. Projectorreviews.com wrote in their NEC U310W review “Volume is loud enough for only a small to mid-size conference room”.

Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the U310W, the NEC U310W has a built-in speaker.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the Epson PowerLite 1761W ($649.99) is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The NEC U310W supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this data projector). This projector also support graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than two years the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the NEC U310W is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is XGA (1024x768).

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

Most 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the U310W have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the NEC U310W which has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of data projectors of a comparable age and type to the U310W range from 1W to 19W. At 10 Watts, the NEC U310W has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the U310W.

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100V AC Input Voltage

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

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Very Low Power Consumption During PowerSave

The power consumption during PowerSave of similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the U310W range from 0.2W to 460W. At only 3 Watts, the NEC U310W has a fairly low power consumption during PowerSave compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the U310W.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the U310W, the NEC U310W does not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The NEC U310W does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other data projectors that were launched more than two years ago also do not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The NEC U310W does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than two years also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Other projectors which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to look at include the Epson PowerLite 1761W ($649.99).

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This data projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

At only 3,000 hours, the NEC U310W has a fairly short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other data projectors that have been available for more than two years. The average service life of lamp in economic mode of 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the U310W is 4,200h, and the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 2,500h to 10,000h.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

The lamp service lives of comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to the U310W range from 200h to 30,000h. The NEC U310W has one of the shorter lamp service lives (only 2,500 hours) amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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Quite Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

With a noise level in economy mode of 32 decibels, the NEC U310W has one of the louder noise levels in economy mode amongst similar spec data projectors of this age. Projectors that are a similar age to the U310W have noise levels in economy mode of between 26dB and 37dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 30dB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the NEC U310W

Released Over Three Years Ago

NEC released the U310W over three years ago.

Average Noise Level

The NEC U310W has a pretty average noise level (36 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,100 ANSI lumens, the NEC U310W has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the U310W.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Maximum Digital Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Serial Interface Type
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
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
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
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Connectivity
Aspect Ratio

1 Award

projectorcentral.com Highly Rated

Expert Reviews

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Ultimately the NEC U310W is a very good choice for the educational market as well as presenters who have to convey ideas in a very interactive way. The 3100 lumens of brightness that the U310W...

Ultra short throw for big images from just a few inches
High quality data image
Better video than most data projectors
3D is highly limited
Volume is loud enough for only a small to mid-size conference room
7 September 2011

The NEC NP-U310W delivers a bright, high-quality data image and better video than most data projectors, with an ultra-short throw for a big image from just inches away...

Projectorcentral.com

The NEC NP-U310W short throw projector's features, particularly its bright image and near-excellent data image quality, makes it an attractive choice for anyone who needs an ultra short throw... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $88.96
Electricity cost when on standby $2.84
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Total running cost over 5 years $91.80
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0.59T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers np01sk3, nec u310, np01sk3d, nec u310w
Barcodes 00000060003137, 05028695608542, 05028695610521
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