DELL 1220
DELL 1220
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DELL 1220

A great value for money and cheap to run 2200:1 1920 x 1080 data projector
2200:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 34dB Nov 2014
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DELL 1220 Review

6 Reviews
Good Features
$62 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 59?

It has average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 68%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of only $62 over 1 year, which are in the cheapest 18% of all 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
This DELL projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports password protection
Quite dim projector brightness
Quite small bulb power

DELL 1220 In-Depth Analysis


Average Expert Reviews

Based on six expert reviews from sites including PC, PC Mag, and Good Gear the average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 68%.

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Not Good Quality

Four DELL 1220 owners thought it was not good quality. mentioned “Poor quality WLED screen” in their review of the DELL 1220. also wrote “Build quality of the screen” in their review. In the same month expert review site mentioned in their review of this projector “Its build quality isn't great.”.

Not Robust

Three DELL 1220 owners wrote in their reviews that it was not well made.

Unexceptional Brand

Based on 1,027 expert and owner reviews (including 211 verified purchases), DELL has unexceptional ratings for its projectors. DELL also has unexceptional ratings specifically for its projectors. 88% of those that bought a DELL projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Unimpressive Design

One customer concluded that it was not well designed. Expert website wrote in their DELL 1220 review “Design Metallic red isn't a colour you'd normally associate with a business notebook.” .

Does Not Have Good Sound Quality

One DELL 1220 reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it did not have good sound quality. Pc Mag said on PC Mag “Feeble audio”.

Great Battery Life

Four people said in their reviews that this projector had a good battery life. Eight years ago expert review site wrote “The Dell Vostro 1220 runs faster, is much easier to use and has very good battery life” in their review of this projector and scored this projector 6 stars. also said “It's a fully featured 12.1in laptop with good speed and battery life” in their review.

Easy to Use

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that this projector was easy to use.

Good Value for Money

Four people who purchased the product thought it was good value for money. mentioned in their DELL 1220 review “Well priced, built-in optical drive, comfortable to use, good battery life” . said in their review of this projector on expert website Good Gear “Its an affordable ultraportable notebook for anyone who wants a regular laptop with a small form factor at a good price”.



The DELL 1220 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other projectors.

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Supports Password Protection

The DELL 1220 supports password protection. Most of the other projectors also support password protection.

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Average Noise Level

At 34 decibels, the DELL 1220 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The DELL 1220 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses (only 2,700 ANSI lumens) amongst projectors of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The highest resolution of the DELL 1220 is 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of a 280 x 800 multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. In addition, this multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all projectors the worst resolution is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The bulb powers of projectors range from 3.5W to 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W. With a bulb power of only 190 Watts, the DELL 1220 has one of the smaller bulb powers amongst projectors of this age.

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Supports Full HD

The DELL 1220 supports full HD, unlike most of the other projectors which do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This multimedia projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on multimedia projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The DELL 1220 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since November 2014.

Running Costs

Low Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the 1220 is only $62 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the cheaper to run multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell r2305744, dell p218679p, dell 800x600, dell 3277067, dell 210adng, dell t996p, dell fc2t5, dell c612t, dell y013p, dell d2phv, dell y012p, dell c5k1r, dell c615t, dell 035th, dell y005p
Barcodes 00884116155584, 04054842033548, 04054842033630, 04054843304166, 04054843326137, 04054843329480, 04054843579403, 04054843593959, 04054843618102, 05054629679166, 05397063442805, 05397063620913, 05397063835744

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