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3M X46

3M X46 Projector

2000:1 XGA (1024x768) 37dB 4,000 ANSI Lumens Jul 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
The 3M Digital Projector X46 features 4,000 lumens of brightness and a 2000:1 contrast ratio for exceptional picture quality. Backed by the 3M brand for superior performance and reliability, the... More
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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the X46, the 3M X46 has a built-in speaker(s).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the 3M X46 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution supported by multimedia projectors of this age and type. Across all 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X46 the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most projectors of this spec and age have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the 3M X46 which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the X46 is 1W, the highest is 19W, and the average RMS rated power is 6.9W. With an RMS rated power of 16 Watts, the 3M X46 has one of the highest RMS rated powers amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

When compared to other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the X46 that we have assessed, the 3M X46's service life of lamp (economic mode) of 6,000 hours is one of the longest. The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of projectors of a similar age and spec to the X46 is 4,100h.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Most data projectors of a similar age and spec to the X46 do not support full HD. The 3M X46 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

It is worth also looking at other multimedia projectors which also support full HD including the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector[plb_3156294_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support 3D

The 3M X46 does not support 3D. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the X46 also do not support 3D.

It is worth also looking at other projectors which also support 3D including the NEC U310W[plb_1531485_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the X46, the 3M X46 does not support wi-Fi.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a wi-Fi and we think the Epson PowerLite 1761W[plb_1735741_price], or the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro[plb_1759924_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Very Dim Lamp Power (economic Mode)

The average lamp power (economic mode) of projectors of a similar age and type to the X46 is 620W. At only 140 Watts, the 3M X46 has a fairly dim lamp power (economic mode) compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low Vertical Synchronization (max)

The vertical synchronization (max)s of multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the X46 range from 0.085kHz to 120kHz. With a vertical synchronization (max) of only 0.12 kilohertz, the 3M X46 has a quite low vertical synchronization (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Bulb Power

With a bulb power of only 210 Watts, the 3M X46 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the X46. The bulb powers of 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 170W to 4,000W, and the average bulb power is 320W.

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Only One Lamps Quantity

The 3M X46 is a one lamps quantity projector. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the X46 have between one and two lamps quantitys.

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4 Other reasons to consider the 3M X46

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released over four years ago.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 37 decibels, the 3M X46 has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the X46.

Alternative data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Benq SP870[plb_1387494_price] (36dB), or the Sony VPLFH31[plb_1475953_price] (37dB).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the 3M X46 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the X46.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Matrix Size
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
AUX in
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Other Features
Networking Features
Connectivity Technology
Aspect Ratio

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $79.83
Electricity cost when on standby $5.56
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Total running cost over 5 years $85.39
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the 3M X46uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.56T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 3m x46, 3m x46i
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