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Optoma X401
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Optoma X401 Projector

15000:1 XGA (1024x768) 29dB Aug 2013
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- Outstanding image quality- Extensive connectivity options for maximum compatibility- Compatible with full 3D and RF glasses for the most amazing, immersive viewing experience- Superior lamp life... More
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15 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 80% based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com.

Optoma Has Good Data Projector Reviews

Optoma is one of the better rated projector brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Optoma also has good reviews for its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Good Picture Quality

One Optoma X401 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

One Optoma X401 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. It Reviews.com wrote “Good to excellent data image quality” in their review.

Good Size

One Optoma X401 owner who reviewed it thought it was a good weight. Itreviews.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and said on expert website IT Reviews.com “The Optoma X401 projector is surprisingly bright for its weight”.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Optoma X401 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for more than two years do not support Full HD projection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other multimedia projectors which support Full HD projection currently available including because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic PJD6683WS[plb_1514463_price].

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support Full HD projection including the ML1500[pl_2473687_price], or the EH300[pl_1727047_price] both from Optoma.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma X401 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the X401 also support 3D image projection.

It may also be worth considering one of the other multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including the Viewsonic PJD6383S[plb_1514462_price] which has better reviews; or the Optoma EW400[plb_2272302_price] which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in alternative data projectors which also support 3D image projection including the Optoma ML1500[plb_2473687_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the X401, the Optoma X401 has a built-in speaker.

We compared this data projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the Viewsonic PJD6383S[plb_1514462_price] which has better reviews; or the Optoma EW400[plb_2272302_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to look at including the Optoma ML1500[plb_2473687_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This projector supports a graphics resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is the most frequently supported graphics resolution on projectors of this age and type.

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Fairly High Number of Colours

Across all the 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the X401 the numbers of colours range from 1M to 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 850M. With a number of colours of 1,073.4 million, the Optoma X401 has a quite high number of colours compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the X401.

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Two Built-In Speakers

Most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the X401 only have one built-in speaker, however the Optoma X401 has two built-in speakers.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Optoma X401 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports than most of the projectors of this age and type. Most of the similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X401 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, however this multimedia projector has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 16 Watts, the Optoma X401 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the X401. The RMS rated power of data projectors of a similar spec and age to the X401 range from 2W to 30W, and the average RMS rated power is 7.1W.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

With a service life of lamp in economic mode of 7,000 hours, the Optoma X401 has one of the longer service life of lamp in economic mode amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago is 3,000h, the longest is 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 5,900h.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 29 decibels, the Optoma X401 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the X401. The average noise level of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago is 33dB.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the Viewsonic PJD6543W[plb_1530990_price] (32dB and cheaper).

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Optoma X401 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the X401 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Optoma EX400[plb_2110318_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

The lamp service lives of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the X401 range from 2,000h to 30,000h. At only 3,000 hours, the Optoma X401 has a fairly short lamp service life compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the X401.

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Quite Small Uniformity

The average uniformity of multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the X401 is 84%. When compared to other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the X401 that we have assessed, the Optoma X401's uniformity of only 80 percent is one of the smallest.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Optoma X401 is a one USB 2.0 port multimedia projector. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the X401 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly High Power Consumption During PowerSave

The Optoma X401 has a fairly high power consumption during PowerSave (285 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the X401. Comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the X401 have power consumption during PowerSave of between 0.37W and 290W, and the average power consumption during PowerSave is 210W.

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Quite Small Matrix Size

The smallest matrix size of projectors of this type and age is 0.45", the biggest is 1.1", and the average matrix size is 0.61". With a matrix size of only 0.55 inches, the Optoma X401 has one of the smaller matrix sizes amongst data projectors of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Optoma X401

Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released over three years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma X401 has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the X401.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on data projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Maximum Digital Resolution
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 Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
HDMI Version
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
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
HDCP
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption During PowerSave
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

Expert Reviews

(2)

IT Reviews.com

23 November 2013

Rated at 4,000 lumens and weighing less than seven pounds, the Optoma X401 projector is surprisingly bright for its weight...

Bright, rated at 4 000 lumens
Unusually portable for the brightness
Good to excellent data image quality
Obvious rainbow artifacts in video make it suitable for short video clips only
21 November 2013

With its 4,000-lumen rating, the Optoma X401 projector is an obvious candidate if you need an XGA projector that can throw a big image in a bright room...

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Electricity cost when switched on $83.62
Electricity cost when on standby $2.87
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Total running cost over 5 years $86.49
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma 1024x768
Barcodes 00012301808421, 00110281718201, 00132018210901, 00163121425234, 00796435418366, 00942080088083, 05060059047536, 07964354183662
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