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Optoma W311 Projector

WXGA (1280x800) 3,200 ANSI Lumens Nov 2014
Native Projector Resolution 3D Image Projection Projector Brightness Built-In Speaker Release Date
- Bright projection 3200 ANSI lumens- Easy connectivity - 2x HDMI, 2W speaker- Low ownership costs - up to 10,000 hours lamp life- Lightweight and portable, Carry bag included Project bright... More
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10 Reasons For

Excellent Expert Reviews

This projector received an expert rating of 90 out of 100 from projectorcentral.com. This puts this data projector in the top 16% of all the multimedia projectors of this age and type when ranked by average expert review score.

Optoma Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

Optoma is one of the better rated multimedia projector brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Optoma also has good reviews for its projectors.

Good Size

One Optoma W311 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was heavy and bulky.

Good Technical Features

One customer mentioned that the product had good features. Expert review site Projectorcentral.com mentioned “While not heavy on features”.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma W311 has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors that came out more than two years ago do not have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq W750[plb_1561747_price], or the LG PA1000[plb_2417081_price].

It is worth considering alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the Optoma GT1080[plb_2415608_price].

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma W311 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the W311 also support 3D image projection.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which support 3D image projection currently available which you might also want to consider including the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], or the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub[plb_2301495_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of projectors of a similar age and spec to the W311 is 2,900 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W311 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the W311.

There are a number of other 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available which you might want to look at including the Optoma HD25[plb_1883129_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of multimedia projectors of this age and type is 2,000h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 6,900h. The Optoma W311 has a quite long service life of lamp in economic mode (7,000 hours) compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W311.

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Narrow

The Optoma W311 is fairly narrow (only 287 millimeters) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the W311. The narrowest projector that is a comparable age to the W311 is 130mm wide, the widest is 750mm, and the average width is 380mm.

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Very Light

Projectors of a similar age and spec to the W311 have weights of between 2.7g and 26kg. The Optoma W311 is one of the lighter projectors that were released more than two years ago (only 2 kilograms) amongst projectors of this age.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Optoma W311 does not support Full HD projection, although it is worth noting that most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the W311 also do not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of other projectors which also support Full HD projection which you might also want to look at including the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], or the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub[plb_2301495_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most projectors that are a comparable age to the W311 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Optoma W311 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Small Lamp Power

Projectors of a comparable age and spec to the W311 have lamp power of between 20W and 420W. The Optoma W311 has a quite small lamp power (only 190 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W311.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W311

Released Over Two Years Ago

Optoma released the W311 over two years ago.

WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The Optoma W311 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 51% less resolution than the most common native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

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Specification

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Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
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
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
Headphone Output
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
HDMI Port
Performance
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
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Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

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Overall, the Optoma W311 is a bargain-priced powerhouse of a projector that's perfect for traditional presentation tasks like Powerpoint, spreadsheets, and text documents. It doesn't have a lot of...

User Reviews

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Reviewed 2 January 2015 by DJSTAL
DJSTAL would recommend the Optoma W311 (Verified Purchase)

Great for the money. Got a defective unit first, but this was Optoma's Issue, not B&H. B&H customer service was excellent in getting me a replacement. I Have it paired with a 120 screen with 1.2... Read more…

Reviewed 6 January 2015 by Amitks

Best decision to opt for this instead of a TV...

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Electricity cost when switched on $58.70
Electricity cost when on standby $2.86
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Total running cost over 5 years $61.56
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma p222488, optoma p222488p
Barcodes 00796435419295, 05060059049165, 07964354192954
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