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14

Overall Score

3M X66

400:1 XGA (1024x768) Data Projector
400:1 XGA (1024x768) No 36dB Jul 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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3M X66 Review

Released 3 years ago and with low running costs, we have scored the 3M X66 as follows for Our Verdict.
7
Poor
54
3 Years Old
52
£103 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
14
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 14?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £103 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other recently released similar spec projectors that we have compared it to.

3M X66 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The 3M X66 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other recently released comparable spec projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Average Projector Brightness

The 3M X66 has a relatively typical projector brightness (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The 3M X66 has a fairly loud noise level (36 decibels) compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector. The noise levels of multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this projector range from 22dB to 45dB, and the average noise level is 32dB.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

The 3M X66 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 62% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

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Does Not Have a DVI Port

The 3M X66 does not have a DVI port, although keep in mind that most of the other recently released data projectors also do not have a DVI port.

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Has a Carrying Case

The 3M X66 has a carrying case. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as this multimedia projector also have a carrying case.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The 3M X66 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other new data projectors.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector is 6,800h, and the service life of lamps range from 1,500h to 30,000h. With a service life of lamp of only 2,000 hours, the 3M X66 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The bulb powers of multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this data projector range from 130W to 580W. At only 200 Watts, the 3M X66 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other similar age data projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other recently released similar spec data projectors, the 3M X66 does not support full HD.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

3M released the X66 in July 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the X66 will cost £103 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other recently released similar spec projectors.

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3M X66 Review Sources

To prepare this 3M X66 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 330,600 product attributes, 16,125 projector reviews and 2,431,700 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.

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