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Optoma S321 Projector

SVGA (800x600) 3,200 ANSI Lumens Mar 2016
Native Projector Resolution 3D Image Projection Projector Brightness Full HD Projection Release Date
- Bright SVGA projector 3200 ANSI lumens- Accurate colours - sRGB- Low ownership costs - up to 10,000 hours lamp life- Lightweight and portable Project bright vibrant presentations effortlessly... More
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User Reviews Are Good

The average user rating of this projector is 87 out of 100 based on 100 user reviews.

Good Picture Quality

A few Optoma S321 reviewers who bought this projector considered that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this projector four years ago “For price I think it is great and colours to my eye look bright” and scored the product 5 stars. Five years ago James Ingram said “However, I was suprised just how bright and vivid the colours were”. Jj said in their review of the Optoma S321 “Absolutely in love in that! Bright colours, very nice picture, easy” .

Five Optoma S321 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this projector had good picture quality. Three years ago K. Smith wrote “Was easy to set up and the picture quality is better than I expected, at this price I decided to order a spare” and scored it very highly. Mayank wrote “I am amazed to see the clear picture quality and performance for the price tag attached to it” in their review of the Optoma S321.

One person reckoned that the Optoma S321 had a sharp image. One Optoma S321 reviewer who reviewed the Optoma S321 thought it was good for watching movies. Four years ago Lovesphotography said on Amazon “We also use it at home to watch movies, great quality also for movies”.

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Good Size

Some Optoma S321 reviewers who reviewed this projector concluded that it was compact. Four years ago A. V. Whitmore wrote “Having played with it I wish I'd bought a more compact, higher resolution projector even though the cost is higher” in their review but even so they only gave the Optoma S321 a rating of 60 out of 100. Bibi said on Amazon “It is compact and small 2”. Mr. Chris Jones said four years ago “Its a nice light compact machine plenty of light for a semi illuminated room” in his Optoma S321 review.

A few Optoma S321 owners concluded that it was a good depth. Dp mentioned on Amazon “At 3.5 inches depth it fits easily into my laptop bag for travel” in their Optoma S321 review and scored the product 5 stars. Leo mentioned “The luminosity is fine and color hue and depth is acceptable” however despite that he gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

A number of Optoma S321 owners who reviewed it said that it was a good height. Three years ago Bibi wrote “There is a height adjuster at the front (one reviewer said there wasn't) - you just turn the little third leg 4” in her review of this projector. Mr. R. V. Malin wrote in their review four years ago “I was tempted to deduct a star for the lack of 1] a Lens cover, 2] a Quick release height adjustment foot (as on previous models” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

One customer concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Victoria Jayne scored this projector very highly and she said five years ago “It isn't too heavy and, as it is well packed in a kind of bubble wrap when it arrives, I carry it around in it's box”.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was a good weight. Magneto wrote in their review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon “*Light weight *Good picture quality (not the best”. One person said in their reviews that the Optoma S321 was easy to carry around. Pam Wright rated the product as very good and she mentioned on Amazon “It is easy to set up, easy to carry (although a carry-case is recommended”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Some Optoma S321 owners reckoned that it was quiet. Amazon Customer said four years ago “The fan is also quiet” and rated it as excellent. Chris. K mentioned on Amazon “The fan is very quiet and the display is bright enough” in their review. John Whittle. wrote in his review of the Optoma S321 “The sound from the unit is so quiet that without any amplified speakers”.

A few people wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. Dp gave this projector a very good rating and mentioned “Great colours, very clear images, not noisy”. Mcbun said on Amazon three years ago “Is not particularly noisy” and gave the product a very good rating. This year Michael A. said “This projector is real nice, displays clear picture, movies and presentation, low noise, I love it” in his review of the Optoma S321.

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Good Product Quality

A few Optoma S321 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Buyer wrote in their review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon “I use it as part of my job role to display presentation, videos and pictures etc Even in a light room the picture quality is really good” and gave it a very good rating. Checkatrade scored the Optoma S321 very highly and wrote in their review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon “Plugging it in, we could see straight away that it is a really good projector with excellent image quality”. D said “I was impressed with the overall quality and simplicity of use” in their review of this projector and rated it 5 stars.

Easy to Use

Eighteen Optoma S321 owners who reviewed it thought it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer said in their Optoma S321 review on Amazon “Was quite easy for my husband to set up” and gave this projector a score of 5 stars. Anne wrote in her review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon “VERY easy to set up and use with my laptop”. Harold Magee said three years ago “Working well, easy to set up and good value for money”.

Thirteen Optoma S321 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to use. Aldeia Da Pequenada said in their review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon “Easy to use, easy to work” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Bob the Builder gave it a very good review score and he mentioned on Amazon “Easy to set up, easy to use, great definition” in his review of the Optoma S321. Three years ago Cottage wrote on Amazon “Very easy to use, with no hard set up processes” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Three Optoma S321 reviewers reckoned that the Optoma S321 was easy to use the menus. R. J. Howgego mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “The projector provides countless on-screen menus for making fine adjustments to the image.”.

One Optoma S321 owner thought the product had a good experience. T a mentioned “The amazing sharpness and vibrant colours add to the experience, any movie looks fantastic when seen on my projector” and scored the Optoma S321 very highly.

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Optoma Projectors Have Good Reviews

On average Optoma projectors have good ratings compared to other brands as do all data projectors manufactured by Optoma.

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Robust

Several Optoma S321 owners who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable. Mayank mentioned on Amazon “Its sleek and sturdy, smaller in size than I anticipated”. Stina Ilves mentioned “Surely durable and with a long lifespan” in their Optoma S321 review.

Good Sound Quality

A few people wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Andrea C said in his review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon four years ago “Arrived in less than a week to spain too FREE delivery sounds great and looks great”. Peter Mallard said in his Optoma S321 review “You don't need it if you are watching movies as you will want to use a seperate sound system anyway to compliment the big picture” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Victoria Jayne said “The sound works well through my laptop” in her review.

Good High Def TV

Several Optoma S321 owners said in their reviews that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV. Five years ago James Ingram said on Amazon “Sure it's not HD” in his review of this projector. Magneto said in their review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon “*If you try and watch good quality (HD) films it reduces in its picture quality”. Onepaintedman said in their review of this projector on Amazon “Works well with HD streaming and produces a wonderfully clear bright picture on a neural coloured wall! Can't recommend highly enough” and scored the Optoma S321 very highly.

Nice Design

Two customers who purchased it considered that it was good looking. John Whittle. gave this projector a very good rating and he said in his review of the Optoma S321 “The projector gave us a beautiful clear presentation from a DVD in the laptop with no distortions whatsoever in daylight, even with the curtains open”. Mr. R. V. Malin mentioned in their review of this projector “There is a proper 3 pin 'kettle' style UK lead! All in all a very good projector for the price” and gave it an excellent review score.

Good Support

One person wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Stretching Minds wrote on Amazon “A very helpful getting started guide too”.

Good Remote Control

One person said in their reviews that it had a good remote control. Three years ago Guillermo mentioned in his review “All the control buttons are on the remote”.

Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other projectors that were released in the last 12 months which do not support Full HD projection, the Optoma S321 supports Full HD projection.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma S321 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the S321 also support 3D image projection.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might also want to consider including the Optoma S340.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

Projectors that are a similar age to the S321 have service life of lamp in economic mode of between 2,000h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 8,300h. The Optoma S321 has a fairly long service life of lamp in economic mode (10,000 hours) compared to most of the other new multimedia projectors.

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Narrow

The narrowest recently released data projector is 140mm wide, the widest is 590mm, and the average width is 370mm. At only 298 millimeters, the Optoma S321 is quite narrow compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S321.

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Very Light

At only 2.2 kilograms, the Optoma S321 is fairly light compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for the last year. The lightest latest projector is 2.7g heavy and the heaviest is 28kg.

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Quite Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode

The average power consumption in economy mode of projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the S321 is 240W, and the power consumption in economy mode range from 0.5W to 850W. The Optoma S321 has a fairly low power consumption in economy mode (only 187 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the S321.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One Optoma S321 reviewer who bought this projector considered that it was not good in terms of connectivity. Cegs0 gave it a rating of 3 stars and said on Amazon “Mac Book Pro Connectivity Problem”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma S321 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other recently released projectors do have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the Optoma S340.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Optoma S321 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the S321 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma S321 is SVGA (800x600). That's 77% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

A SVGA (800x600) native projector resolution is actually the worst resolution amongst all latest projectors.

The best resolution amongst comparable types of data projector is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Quite Small Uniformity

The uniformities of recently released projectors range from 70% to 90%. With a uniformity of only 75 percent, the Optoma S321 has a quite small uniformity compared to most of the other new similar spec data projectors.

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Very Small Lamp Power

The average lamp power of data projectors that were released in the last year is 270W. With a lamp power of only 195 Watts, the Optoma S321 has a fairly small lamp power compared to most of the other recently released similar spec projectors.

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Very Small Matrix Size

The smallest matrix size of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the S321 is 0.55" and the biggest is 0.76". With a matrix size of only 0.55 inches, the Optoma S321 has one of the smaller matrix sizes amongst projectors of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma S321

Released Nine Months Ago

It was nine months ago when Optoma released the S321.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma S321 has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other new projectors.

If you would prefer a multimedia projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the Optoma S340 (3,300 ANSI lumens).

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Specification

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Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Zoom Capability
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
Component Video in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Performance
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content

User Reviews

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Reviewed 26 January 2016 by Michael A.
(Verified Purchase)

This projector is real nice, displays clear picture, movies and presentation, low noise, I love it. It's good that they put two power cables, one UK 3-pin plus and the roundish 2-pin plug we use... Read more…

Reviewed 9 December 2015 by Ian Slaney
(Verified Purchase)

Very good with great performance and easy to use. Very good value.

Reviewed 7 December 2015 by Tell it like it is
(Verified Purchase)

Easy to set up on a laptop, clear display even in daylight, not had much luck with the remote but using the laptop controls for presentations is fine. Light and nice bag to carry it in. Used it... Read more…

Reviewed 8 November 2015 by Stina Ilves
(Verified Purchase)

Amazing. I've had this projector since 2012 and it still works great! Super. Not the newest model on the shelf, but surely durable and with a long lifespan. Love it!

Reviewed 3 February 2015 by Hammy
(Verified Purchase)

BE WARNED I used this projector on a cealing mount, the unit gets so hot it melted the internal parts, could have been fatal, fan not good enough to keep unit cool.

Reviewed 23 June 2014 by Gerard Tumelty
(Verified Purchase)

Have had this about 2years now perfect,, cheap and I remember ordering this item on a thurs n it came on fri morning wow great,, I had a projector b4 not the best seen this one for 200 as the... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Getting a nice big picture is very easy with this. What I find best is to move any training I am doing away from meeting rooms and do it in a nice long corridor. That way you can get the projector... Read more…

Reviewed 7 April 2014 by Anne
(Verified Purchase)

Bought for small group (up to 30) for Power Point presentations/talks yet was brilliant for 90+ audience - picture as big as you could want - fitted a large screen happily. VERY easy to set up and... Read more…

Reviewed 25 February 2014 by Mark Taylor
(Verified Purchase)

Not as good a s older models , came with a eurpoean plug and not an English one . I also was notified that it was subject to a parts recall , I thought that would be easy but to get the part I... Read more…

Reviewed 14 February 2014 by Mrs L M Croft
(Verified Purchase)

Have one of these myself for watching DVDs at home, which has done a good job for a couple of years, so I have since bought two more on behalf of a voluntary organisation I am involved with. Good... Read more…

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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 9571p01gc0, 9571p01gc0e, optoma code, optoma s321, optoma p237768, optoma n163893, optoma 800x600, optoma c3yhzs00, optoma c3yhza00, optoma p237768p, optoma vp208329, optoma n163893w, optoma 9571p01gc0, optoma 9571p01gc0e, special 9571p01gc0, special 9571p01gc0e, optoma europe ltd 9571p01gc0, optoma europe ltd 9571p01gc0e
Barcodes 00796435440060, 05055387631175

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