NEC NP-L102 vs Optoma X304M
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NEC NP-L102vsOptoma X304M

NEC NP-L102

70

Overall Score

70

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A stunningly economical to run and classic quiet 1280 x 800 resolution projector, with good features
80
Reviews
1 Review
78
Features
Good Features
97
Running Costs
$14 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good
30dB 1280 X 800 10000:1 No Feb 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 30dB
Projector Native Resolution 1280 X 800
Contrast Ratio 10000:1
3D No
Release Date Feb 2014
Optoma X304M

72

Overall Score

72

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A classic and very economical to run moderate noise level XGA projector, with good features
90
Reviews
3 Reviews
78
Features
Good Features
82
Running Costs
$57 Over 5 Years
72
Overall Score
Very Good
33dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 10000:1 Yes May 2013
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 33dB
Projector Native Resolution 1024 X 768 (XGA)
Contrast Ratio 10000:1
3D Yes
Release Date May 2013
NEC NP-L102

70

Overall Score

70

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A stunningly economical to run and classic quiet 1280 x 800 resolution projector, with good features
80
Reviews
1 Review
78
Features
Good Features
97
Running Costs
$14 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good
30dB 1280 X 800 10000:1 No Feb 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 30dB
Projector Native Resolution 1280 X 800
Contrast Ratio 10000:1
3D No
Release Date Feb 2014
Optoma X304M

72

Overall Score

72

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A classic and very economical to run moderate noise level XGA projector, with good features
90
Reviews
3 Reviews
78
Features
Good Features
82
Running Costs
$57 Over 5 Years
72
Overall Score
Very Good
33dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 10000:1 Yes May 2013
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 33dB
Projector Native Resolution 1024 X 768 (XGA)
Contrast Ratio 10000:1
3D Yes
Release Date May 2013

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Reasons For

NEC NP-L102 Optoma X304M
5 Reasons For
Quieter Noise Level
The NEC NP-L102 is a 30dB projector. That's 3dB quieter than the Optoma X304M (33dB).

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

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15,000h Longer Service Life of Lamp
The NEC NP-L102 has a service life of lamp of 20,000h, however the Optoma X304M is only a 5,000h lamp service life projector (15,000h shorter).

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

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Card Reader Integrated
The NEC NP-L102 has a card reader integrated, whereas the Optoma X304M does not have a card reader integrated.

This denotes whether the projector comes with an inbuilt reader for memory cards or not.

A memory card is a good way to easily load a film into the projector to watch, without having to hook it up to a computer first.

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$43 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the NEC NP-L102 is $43 cheaper to run than the Optoma X304M.
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Better Expert Reviews
Based on 1 review, the NEC NP-L102 has an average expert review score of 70%, but the Optoma X304M has an average rating of 65% (based on 3 reviews).
3 Reasons For
67% Brighter Projector Brightness
Optoma X304M is 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 2,000 ANSI lumens brighter than the NEC NP-L102 (1,000 ANSI lumens).

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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3D
The Optoma X304M supports 3D, whereas the NEC NP-L102 does not.

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

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Better Brand
Optoma projectors have an average rating of 88.8%, however NEC has an average rating of 81%.

Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

The NEC NP-L102 has better expert reviews than the Optoma X304M. The average expert reviews score for the NEC NP-L102 is 70% based on 1 review, where as the average score for the Optoma X304M is 65% based on 3 reviews.
NEC NP-L102 Optoma X304M
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

NEC NP-L102 Optoma X304M
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Optoma has a better average brand rating than NEC. The average brand rating for Optoma is 88.82% based on 3,511 reviews, where as the average brand rating for NEC is 81.03% based on 131 reviews.
NEC NP-L102 Optoma X304M
NEC

81

81

Based on 131 reviews
Optoma

89

89

Based on 3,511 reviews

PC Mag Review Score

NEC NP-L102 Optoma X304M
PC Mag logo
The NEC Display Solutions NP-L102W ($799), a projector built around a WXGA (1,280-by-800) DLP chip paired with an LED light source, shares most of its features most other WXGA LED projectors we've tested. However, its 1,000-lumen brightness rati......
Bright for a portable LED projector
Reads files from SD cards
USB memory keys, and internal memory
HDMI port
3D support
Shows apparent scaling artifacts at its native resolution
The NEC Display Solutions NP-L102W offers a typical array of features for a portable WXGA LED projector, but with a 1,000-lumen rating, it's brighter than most......
Aug 2014
PC Mag logo
Light enough to invite comparison to the plethora of WXGA (1,280 by 800) sub-three-pound LED-based projectors like the InFocus IN1144$539.00 at Amazon, the Optoma X304M%displayPrice% at %seller% delivers a lot more lumens per ounce, with a 3,000-lume...
Only a little heavier than 500-lumen LED-based portable projectors but a lot brighter, the Optoma X304M delivers a bright image in a highly portable package......
Aug 2013

Date Released

NEC NP-L102 Optoma X304M
49 months old Best 58 months old

Key Features

Noise Level

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Projector Brightness

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

Service Life Of Lamp

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

3D

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

NEC NP-L102 Optoma X304M
Best
No
Yes

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Projector running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per week. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the projector and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving projectors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these projectors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
NEC NP-L102
NEC
NP-L102
2 trees 0.082 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Optoma X304M
Optoma
X304M
9 trees 0.34 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Performance NEC NP-L102 Optoma X304M
Noise Level 30dB
BEST
33dB
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
 
 
 
Projector NEC NP-L102 Optoma X304M
Projector Native Resolution
1280 x 800
 1280 x 800
1280 x 800
 1280 x 800
Contrast Ratio
10000:1
 10000:1
10000:1
 10000:1
Projector Brightness 1,000 ANSI Lumens 3,000 ANSI Lumens
BEST
Maximum Digital Resolution
1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1200
1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1200
Keystone Correction, Vertical Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size 0.45" 0.55"
BEST
Uniformity Unknown - Click to provide data 80%
Colours Unknown - Click to provide data 1,070M
Zoom Ratio
1.1:1
 1.1:1
1.1:1
 1.1:1
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
 
 
 
Lamps NEC NP-L102 Optoma X304M
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode) Unknown - Click to provide data 4,000h
Bulb Power Unknown - Click to provide data 220W
Service Life of Lamp 20,000h 5,000h
BEST
 
 
 
Lens System NEC NP-L102 Optoma X304M
Optical Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 1.15x
Offset Unknown - Click to provide data 114%
Focal Length Range (f-F) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Video NEC NP-L102 Optoma X304M
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1600 x 1200 (UXGA) 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
1280 x 1024 (SXGA) 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
1440 x 900 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
1280 x 768 1024 x 768 (XGA)
800 x 600 (SVGA) 640 x 480 (VGA)
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
1600 x 1200 (UXGA) 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
1280 x 1024 (SXGA) 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
1440 x 900 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
1280 x 768 1024 x 768 (XGA)
800 x 600 (SVGA) 640 x 480 (VGA)
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces NEC NP-L102 Optoma X304M
Audio (L,R) Out Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) in Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in 1 1
USB 2.0 Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Port 1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port 1 1
 
 
 
Storage NEC NP-L102 Optoma X304M
Optical Disc Player Type
Not included
 Not included
Not included
 Not included
Internal Storage Capacity 1GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Memory Card Size 32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Multimedia NEC NP-L102 Optoma X304M
RMS Rated Power 2W
BEST
1W
Built-In Speaker 1 1
 
 
 
Power NEC NP-L102 Optoma X304M
Power Consumption (standby) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical) 110W
BEST
280W
Power Consumption (economy Mode) 72W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (PowerSave) Unknown - Click to provide data 230W
AC Adapter Input Voltage Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Operational Conditions NEC NP-L102 Optoma X304M
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Certificates NEC NP-L102 Optoma X304M
Certification Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions NEC NP-L102 Optoma X304M
Weight 1.4kg
BEST
1.5kg
Height 44mm 71mm
Depth 177mm 178mm
Width 238mm 220mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content NEC NP-L102 Optoma X304M
Cables Included
USB VGA
AC
 USB
 VGA
 AC
USB VGA
AC
 USB
 VGA
 AC

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