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Viewsonic PLED-W600

Viewsonic PLED-W600 Projector Recommended
120000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 600 ANSI Lumens 1680 X 1050 (WSXGA+) Oct 2014
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The ViewSonic PLED-W600 is an ultra-portable LED projector with 600 ANSI lumens and WXGA 1280x800 native resolution. With a compact lightweight design, a 5V USB charging port, and over 30,000... More
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7 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this 120000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector. This Viewsonic projector received a "Recommended" award from

Viewsonic Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Multimedia projectors built by Viewsonic generally have excellent reviews.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The PLED-W600 has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PLED-W600 which do not have a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic PLED-W800 ($649.99).

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1680 X 1050 (WSXGA+) Graphics Resolution

The PLED-W600 supports a maximum resolution of 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+). That's 8% less resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). This multimedia projector also support a graphics resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+). The worst resolution of all multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PLED-W600 is 640 x 400 and the best is 4096 x 2160.

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Very Long Lamp Service Life

The lamp service lives of projectors of a similar spec and age to the PLED-W600 range from 4,000h to 30,000h. The lamp service life of the PLED-W600 of 30,000 hours is one of the longest amongst multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the PLED-W600.

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Fairly High Number of Colours

The average number of colours of multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the PLED-W600 is 370M, and the numbers of colours range from 1M to 1,100M. At 1,070 million, the Viewsonic PLED-W600 has a quite high number of colours compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

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Very Light

Projectors of a similar spec and age to the PLED-W600 have weights of between 790g and 15kg. With a weight of only 790 grams, the PLED-W600 is quite light compared to most of the other 120000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PLED-W600.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Viewsonic PLED-W600 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors of this type and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 600 ANSI lumens, the PLED-W600 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that came out around the same time as the PLED-W600. The projector brightness of projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 600 ANSI lumens to 2,000 ANSI lumens.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the Viewsonic PLED-W600 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the PLED-W600. The lowest RMS rated power of data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PLED-W600 is 1W and the highest is 20W.

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Only 1680 X 1050 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

The PLED-W600 has a maximum maximum digital resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels. That's 23% less maximum digital resolution than a 1920 x 1200 pixels projector, which is the most frequently found maximum digital resolution. Across all multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the PLED-W600 the worst maximum digital resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1280 pixels.

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Quite Small Matrix Size

The average matrix size of comparable spec data projectors that have been around for more than two years is 0.64", and the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 0.96". The Viewsonic PLED-W600 has one of the smallest matrix sizes (only 0.45 inches) amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PLED-W600

Released Over Two Years Ago

Viewsonic released the PLED-W600 over two years ago.

WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This multimedia projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Number of Colours
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Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamp Type
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3D Image Projection
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Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Integrated Card Reader
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Cable Lock Slot Type
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Product Type
Built-In Display
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Cable Included

1 Award Recommended

Expert Reviews

23 July 2015

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Solid data-image quality
Long lamp life
Subpar video, with relatively pronounced rainbow effect
USB port is only for charging external devices
Limited to HDMIMHL connectivity

User Reviews

Reviewed 26 January 2015 by Hashovic

This projector is worth the price would purchase again.My second viewsonic projector purchased.This 1 is great for my use in tv,games,& movies...

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Electricity cost when switched on $16.22
Electricity cost when on standby $2.87
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Total running cost over 5 years $19.09
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Viewsonic PLED-W600uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.12 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 4 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00766907775617, 05052184952168, 07669077756178

See How Other Projectors Compare to the Viewsonic PLED-W600

PLED-W800 vs PLED-W600

Viewsonic PLED-W800 vs Viewsonic PLED-W600
Viewsonic PLED-W800 Viewsonic PLED-W600
$ 649.99 $549.99
A Lot Higher RMS Rated Power
One More Built-In Speaker
37mm Narrower
200 ANSI Lumens Brighter Projector Brightness
$100 More Expensive
1,068.93M Lower Number of Colours