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11

Overall Score

3M X46

A Cheap to Run 2000:1 XGA (1024x768) Data Projector
2000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 37dB Jul 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
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3M X46 Review

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Not Currently for Sale
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3 Great Features
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5 Years Old
45
£114 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
11
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 11?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £114 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 89 recently released 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Does not have a DVI port
Very small bulb power
Does not support full HD

3M X46 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The 3M X46 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this data projector.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 37 decibels, the 3M X46 has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the 3M X46 has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other latest 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many latest 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

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Does Not Have a DVI Port

The 3M X46 does not have a DVI port, although this is within the context that most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to this projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Has an Ethernet LAN

The 3M X46 has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this data projector.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The 3M X46 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other new 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Very Small Bulb Power

The 3M X46 has a quite small bulb power (only 210 Watts) compared to most of the other new 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors. 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this projector have bulb powers of between 170W and 400W, and the average bulb power is 270W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The 3M X46 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector also do not support full HD.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This 2000:1 contrast ratio projector was released in July 2012.


Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The X46 is typical compared to the other 89 recently released 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the X46 is £114.

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3M X46 Review Sources

To prepare this 3M X46 review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 330,466 product attributes, 16,088 projector reviews and 2,553,600 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 3m x46i

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