Barco MSWU-81E
Barco MSWU-81E
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Barco MSWU-81E

A fully featured 1800:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) projector
1800:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) No 43dB Feb 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Barco MSWU-81E Review

With mediocre reviews and features,
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$234 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 27?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $234 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 5% of all 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports full HD
Quite big bulb power
Quite short service life of lamp
Fairly loud noise level

Barco MSWU-81E In-Depth Analysis


Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

When compared to other projectors that we have assessed the service life of lamp of, the MSWU-81E's service life of lamp of only 1,500 hour is one of the shortest. The service life of lamps of projectors range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The quietest noise level of multimedia projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Barco MSWU-81E of 43 decibels is one of the loudest amongst multimedia projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The Barco MSWU-81E supports full HD, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors which do not support full HD.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The Barco MSWU-81E has a fairly big bulb power (350 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors. Across all the multimedia projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The MSWU-81E has a very bright projector brightness (8,300 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors. The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The highest resolution of the MSWU-81E is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over 10 times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of 280 x 800. Across all projectors the worst resolution is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was February 2015 when Barco released the MSWU-81E.

Running Costs

High Running Costs

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the MSWU-81E is $234, which is in the most expensive 5% of all 1,756 data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers barco mswu81e
Barcodes 00750408379382