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Optoma W331 Projector

20000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 29dB Mar 2016
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- Bright WXGA projector 3300 ANSI Lumens- Accurate colours - sRGB- Easy connectivity - HDMI, VGA, 2W speaker- Lightweight and portable Widescreen, bright, vibrant and portableProject bright... More
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11 Reasons For

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

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

Supports Full HD Projection

The Optoma W331 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the W331 also support Full HD projection.

We compared all the other projectors which also support Full HD projection to this projector and we think the X115H[pl_3762955_price], or the P1185[pl_2899119_price] both from Acer or the Optoma DX349[plb_3434769_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma W331 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other latest 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors also support 3D image projection.

Other projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might also want to consider include the X115H[pl_3762955_price], or the P1185[pl_2899119_price] both from Acer or the Optoma DX349[plb_3434769_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma W331 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the W331.

It is worth considering other multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the X115H[pl_3762955_price], or the P1185[pl_2899119_price] both from Acer or the Optoma DX349[plb_3434769_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The Optoma W331 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's 17% less resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). This Optoma projector also support graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA) and 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 1360 x 768 (WXGA). The worst resolution of all new projectors is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Quite Long Lamp Service Life

Across all the multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W331 the lamp service lives range from 3,000h to 20,000h. With a lamp service life of 6,000 hours, the Optoma W331 has a quite long lamp service life compared to most of the other new data projectors.

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Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Optoma W331 is a two VGA (D-Sub) port projector. Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for the last year have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of latest similar spec projectors range from 22dB to 37dB. With a noise level of only 29 decibels, the Optoma W331 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst data projectors of this age.

Data projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the P1185[pl_2899119_price] (26dB), or the P1285[pl_2934472_price] (26dB) both from Acer.

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Quite Low Power Consumption During PowerSave

The power consumption during PowerSave of recently released 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range from 80W to 370W. The Optoma W331 has a fairly low power consumption during PowerSave (only 187 Watts) compared to most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the W331.

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Very Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode

The Optoma W331 has one of the lower power consumption in economy mode (only 190 Watts) amongst similar spec projectors of this age. The power consumption in economy mode of recently released comparable spec projectors range from 170W to 370W, and the average power consumption in economy mode is 240W.

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Light

With a weight of only 2.2 kilograms, the Optoma W331 is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for the last year. The lightest 20000:1 contrast ratio projector that came out in the last year is 110g heavy and the heaviest is 40kg.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most new data projectors do not support WiFi connectivity. The Optoma W331 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Small Lamp Power

The Optoma W331 has one of the smaller lamp power (only 195 Watts) amongst projectors of this age. Across all the comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for the last year the lamp power range from 190W to 370W, and the average lamp power is 230W.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for the last year have RMS rated power of between 1.5W and 20W. At only 2 Watts, the Optoma W331 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other latest projectors.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W331

Released Nine Months Ago

It was nine months ago when Optoma released the W331.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,300 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W331 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other latest similar spec multimedia projectors.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Specification

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Video
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HDMI Version
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USB 2.0 Port
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VGA (D-Sub) Port
Performance
Noise Level
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Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
Multimedia
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Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
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Certificates
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $56.84
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Total running cost over 5 years $56.84
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.37 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 w331, optoma w331w, optoma w331wx, optoma w331wxg, optoma w331wxga, optoma 1280x800, optoma 9572h01gc0, optoma 9572h01gc0e
Barcodes 00796435440046, 05055387631199

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Acer P1185 vs Optoma W331

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Acer P1185 Optoma W331
$ 237.99 $399.00
34% Higher RMS Rated Power
1,000h Longer Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Quieter Noise Level
3% Bigger Lamp Power
One Less HDMI Port
50% Shorter Lamp Service Life

Acer P1285 vs Optoma W331

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Acer P1285 Optoma W331
$ 371.11 $399.00
Hugely Higher RMS Rated Power
17% Longer Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Bigger Uniformity
3dB Quieter Noise Level
A Lot Shorter Lamp Service Life
13% Higher Power Consumption During PowerSave
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