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Optoma W312 Projector

20000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 29dB Feb 2015
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Project bright vibrant widescreen presentations any time of day. Designed for meeting rooms and classrooms, the W312 boasts a long lamp life and energy-saving features which provide a low overall... More
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6 Reasons For

Optoma Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked the reviews from owners and experts of hundreds of data projectors to determine an average rating for each data projector manufacturer. On average Optoma data projectors have good ratings from experts and users.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma W312 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W312.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection to this projector and we think the Optoma HD37 ($898.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age, the Optoma W312 has a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker to this projector and we think the Optoma HD37 ($898.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Optoma W312 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than a year ago. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this multimedia projector. This projector also support graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA) and 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

This projector's resolution (1600 x 1200 (UXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution across all 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W312.

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

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Quite High Number of Colours

The average number of colours of similar spec data projectors that came out more than a year ago is 1,100M, and the numbers of colours range from 1,000M to 1,100M. With a number of colours of 1,073.4 million, the Optoma W312 has a quite high number of colours compared to most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W312.

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Very Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode

The average power consumption in economy mode of data projectors of this age and type is 210W, and the power consumption in economy mode range from 190W to 260W. With a power consumption in economy mode of only 191 Watts, the Optoma W312 has one of the lower power consumption in economy mode amongst 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Optoma W312 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that came out more than a year ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Small Lamp Power

The Optoma W312 has one of the smaller lamp power (only 190 Watts) amongst 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The average lamp power of projectors of a comparable age and type to the W312 is 220W.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Projectors of a comparable age and type to the W312 have RMS rated power of between 2W and 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 10W. At only 2 Watts, the Optoma W312 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the W312.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The Optoma W312 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port projector. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out more than a year ago have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most multimedia projectors of this type and age have one HDMI port, including the Optoma W312 which has one HDMI port.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W312

Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma W312 has a pretty average projector brightness (3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the W312.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to look at the Viewsonic PJD6550LW ($579.99) (3,300 ANSI lumens), or the Optoma W351 ($649.00) (3,800 ANSI lumens).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

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Average Noise Level

At 29 decibels, the Optoma W312 has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W312.

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Specification

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Matrix Type
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Serial Interface Type
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Type
HDMI Version
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included
Technical Details
Contrast Ratio

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $56.16
Electricity cost when on standby $2.87
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Total running cost over 5 years $59.03
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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 optoma vp881622, optoma 958wr02gc0, optoma 958wr02gc0e
Barcodes 00796435419530, 05055387628687

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