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67

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3M X46

3M X46
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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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3M X46 Review

With low running costs and very good features, we have scored the 3M X46 as follows:
77
Features
Good Features
78
Running Costs
$68 Over 5 Years
67
Kagoo Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $68 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,328 data 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:
Low contrast ratio
Brighter than average projector brightness
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
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Louder than average noise level

3M X46 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The X46 is typical compared to the other 1,328 multimedia projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the X46 will cost $68 over 5 years to run.

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Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The 3M X46 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This projector has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution, whereas most multimedia projectors have a 1280 x 800 (WXGA) resolution. The resolution of all projectors ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best). ยง.

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The average noise level of all multimedia projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 54dB. The 3M X46's noise level of 37dB is louder than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is louder than 75% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Low Contrast Ratio

The 3M X46 has a higher contrast ratio than most multimedia projectors. This data projector has a Low contrast ratio, whereas most projectors have a Medium contrast ratio. Across all multimedia projectors the best contrast ratio is Ultra High and the worst is Very Low. 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

The projector brightness of the 3M X46 of 4,000 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the brightest 30% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. 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.

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Has a Built-in Speaker

The 3M X46 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of multimedia projectors.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the multimedia projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The 3M X46's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is shorter than 79% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The 3M X46 has a handheld remote control. 82% of multimedia projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb powers of multimedia projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The bulb power of the 3M X46 of only 210W is smaller than 72% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The 3M X46 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that 63% of multimedia projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has an Ethernet LAN

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

3m x46i

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