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3M X46

3M X46
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Good Features
78
Running Costs
$68 Over 5 Years
68
Kagoo Score
Good
Our Verdict:
An economical to run and good spec XGA average noise level multimedia projector.
1024 X 768 (XGA) 37dB Low 4,000 ANSI Lumens Jul 2012
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With low running costs and very good features, we have scored the 3M X46 as follows:

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Kagoo Score
77
Features
78
Running Costs

68

68
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 68?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $68 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,335 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Brighter than average projector brightness
Low contrast ratio
4000 lumens
2000:1 contrast ratio
Auto, vertical keystone adjustment
Quick start and instant off
Network contol, management and presenting
16W audio out sound

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each projector by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the projector is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec projectors come to market, the older projectors will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Features

Key Features

1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution
Louder Than Average Noise Level
Low Contrast Ratio
Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness
Has a Built-in Speaker
Very Short Service Life of Lamp
Has a Handheld Remote Control
Smaller Than Average Bulb Power
Does Not Support Full HD
Has an Ethernet LAN
1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The 3M X46 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most data projectors. Most data projectors have a 1280 x 800 (WXGA) resolution. §.

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 54dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The 3M X46's noise level of 37dB is louder than 80% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Low Contrast Ratio

The 3M X46 has a Low contrast ratio which is higher than the Medium contrast ratio found on most multimedia projectors. Across all projectors the worst contrast ratio is Very Low and the best is Ultra High. A contrast ratio of between 1,000 and 3,000.

A contrast ratio of between 1,000 and 3,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness
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The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,800 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the 3M X46 of 4,000 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 31% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-in Speaker
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The 3M X46 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,200h. The 3M X46's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is shorter than 73% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control
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The 3M X46 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of multimedia projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the 3M X46 of only 210W is smaller than 67% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the 3M X46 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Has an Ethernet LAN
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The 3M X46 has an Ethernet LAN, as do 53% of data projectors.

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Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the X46 is $68 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 1,335 projectors.

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Electricity cost when switched on $61.49
Electricity cost when on standby $6.07
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Total running cost over 5 years $67.56
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer's Description

3M Digital Projector X46

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 X46 features network functionality which allows effective management of assets to reduce cost of ownership, limit downtime and avoid unnecessary maintenance. Coupled with a new hybrid filter that operates for up to 4,000 hours under normal conditions the X46 is ideal for education and business organizations who are looking for minimal running costs over the lifetime of the projector.

- 4000 lumens.

- 2000:1 contrast ratio.

Auto, Vertical Keystone Adjustment.

Quick Start and Instant Off.

Network Contol, Management and Presenting.

- 16W Audio Out sound.

HDMI connectivity.

USB Display.

AMX Device Discovery.

Advanced Security Features.

Light weight: 7.9 lbs.

3M X46 Manuals and Brochures

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3M X46 Specification

Key Features
Projector Native Resolution
Noise Level
Contrast Ratio
Performance
Noise Level (Economic Mode)
HDCP
Projector
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Matrix Size
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Projector Brightness (Economic Mode)
Colour Depth
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
Zoom Type
Lamps
Lamp Power (Economic Mode)
Lamp
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 Port
DVI Port
AUX in
S-Video Inputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Multimedia
Built-in Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-in Display
Power
Power Consumption (Standby)
Power Consumption (Typical)
Power Source
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

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

3m x46i

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