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3M X66

68

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3M X66

3M X66

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An economical to run and good spec moderate noise level XGA multimedia projector
36dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 400:1 No Jul 2014
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3M X66 Review

With low running costs and very good features, we have scored the 3M X66 as follows:
77
Features
Good Features
78
Running Costs
$62 Over 5 Years
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $62 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Louder than average noise level

3M X66 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The X66 is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the X66 will cost $62 over 5 years to run.

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Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The 3M X66 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the 3M X66 of 36dB is louder than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 33% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The average noise level of all multimedia projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB.

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Lower Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The 3M X66's contrast ratio (typical) of only 400 is very low compared to most other projectors. It is in the lowest 2% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. Multimedia projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the 3M X66 of 3,000 ANSI lumens is relatively typical compared to most other projectors. It is brighter than 62% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Shorter Than Average 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 7,000h. The 3M X66's service life of lamp of only 2,000h is in the shortest 4% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The 3M X66 has a built-in speaker. 77% of data projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The 3M X66 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The 3M X66's bulb power of only 200W is smaller than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the smallest 21% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Carrying Case

The 3M X66 has a carrying case. 82% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The 3M X66 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that 63% of data projectors also do not support full HD.

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