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DELL M115HD Projector

10000:1 WXGA (1280x720) 36dB 450 ANSI Lumens Sep 2016
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Take your presentations wherever you choose with the Dell Mobile Projector | M115HD, the ideal travel companion for the mobile professional. - Sized for the road: Measuring in at a mere 4.09"... More
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16 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Good

This projector has an average user rating of 80% based on 56 user reviews.

Good Size

Some people thought the product was compact. Fiona Millar wrote “This is a great wee device - small and compact enough to take” in her review. Fourteenth Sense said in their DELL M115HD review on Amazon “From the outset I was struck by how small and compact it was, I've never seen or used a portable projector before” but they gave it a rating of 3 stars. Kaho wrote in their review two years ago “Bright, compact” .

One person mentioned in their reviews that this projector was heavy and bulky. One DELL M115HD reviewer who bought it concluded that it was lightweight. Photo Answers.co.uk scored it 4 stars and wrote in their review of the DELL M115HD “Tiny, lightweight”.

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Easy to Use

A number of DELL M115HD reviewers wrote in their reviews that this projector was easy to use. Fiona Millar gave the product a score of 5 stars and she mentioned “If you want everyone to hear comfortably you might find it best to use an external speaker” in her review of the DELL M115HD. Peter B. Vos mentioned “Very easy to use”. The Soft Machine Operator said on Amazon “It comes with a handy carrying case that contains a VGA cable”.

Some DELL M115HD owners said in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Fiona Millar mentioned in her DELL M115HD review “Compact enough to take anywhere and very easy to set up”. Fourteenth Sense wrote “It's relatively easy to setup and get working”. Fourteenth Sense also mentioned “Carry around and it's easy to setup and use”.

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Popular Choice

According to sales data from Amazon, the M115HD is a popular choice amongst people who purchased projectors in the last 3 months.

Good Product Quality

A few DELL M115HD reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was good quality. Two years ago Kaho mentioned “Good image quality”. Mr. Philip Whiteside Atom Software wrote “Great Quality and Easy to Use”. Mr. Philip Whiteside Atom Software also said “Compact and great quality projection, easy to use”.

Good Connectivity

Several people mentioned in their reviews that this projector was good in terms of connectivity. The Soft Machine Operator mentioned on Amazon “The same can also be done via a microSD slot.I liked the connectivity options here” in their review of the DELL M115HD.

One person wrote that this projector was wifi compatible. Peppers rated the product 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this projector “Another extra (although this is more understandable at this price point) is a wireless dongle”.

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Good Picture Quality

A few DELL M115HD reviewers who bought this projector agreed that it had good picture quality. Yusuf Smiley Yearwood said on Amazon “Image quality is sufficient for presentations in small meeting rooms” in their review of this projector however they gave the product a rating of 3 stars.

Robust

A number of people said in their reviews that the DELL M115HD was well made. Pepper gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “There's also a built in 1W speaker plus a mini-tripod mount underneath.I left this review longer than most after receiving the projector so we could thoroughly road test it” in their review.

One DELL M115HD reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Yusuf Smiley Yearwood said “Image quality is sufficient - not a heavy duty replacement” in their review of the DELL M115HD.

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Good Support

One DELL M115HD reviewer who reviewed the DELL M115HD reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Pepper mentioned in their review on Amazon two years ago “In the box you get the projector, adaptor/power cord, universal 24 pin - VGA cable, carrying case, CD user guide and quick set up guide” and rated it 80 out of 100.

Only Released Four Months Ago

The M115HD was only relased by DELL four months ago.

Nice Design

Some DELL M115HD owners agreed that the product was good looking. Pepper mentioned two years ago “We both think the picture quality is pretty good relative to the size of the projector”. The Soft Machine Operator mentioned “This is a pretty small device you can fit in the palm of your hand” in their review of the DELL M115HD.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The DELL M115HD has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the M115HD also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this multimedia projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Vivitek DX255[plb_3704599_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched in the last year is 2,500h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 8,600h. The service life of lamp of the DELL M115HD of 30,000 hours is one of the longest amongst latest 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many recently released 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

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Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The power consumption (PowerSave)s of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the M115HD range from 8W to 620W. The DELL M115HD has a quite low power consumption (PowerSave) (only 42 Watts) compared to most of the other newly released 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

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Light

With a weight of only 360 grams, the DELL M115HD is very light compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out in the last 12 months. The weights of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the M115HD range from 360g to 28kg.

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17 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on four expert reviews from sites including Photo Answers.co.uk, PC Mag, businesscomputingworld.co.uk and IT Reviews.com the average expert rating of this data projector is 68%.

DELL Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

We checked 652 expert and user reviews for DELL multimedia projectors and found that on average DELL has unexceptional ratings. However we also found that DELL has good ratings specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors range.

Inferior Sound Quality

One customer said in their reviews that the product did not have good sound quality. Two years ago Pedro said in his review “ยท Note that the internal speakers are completely useless so you'll need to use external speakers if you want to watch films”.

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched in the last year, the DELL M115HD does not support full HD.

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Does Not Support 3D

Like most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the M115HD, the DELL M115HD does not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most new data projectors do not support wi-Fi. The DELL M115HD is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the M115HD is 5,200 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesss range from 450 ANSI lumens to 10,000 ANSI lumens. When compared to other new similar spec multimedia projectors, the DELL M115HD's projector brightness of only 450 ANSI lumens is one of the dimmest.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

The internal storage capacitys of projectors that are a comparable age to the M115HD range from 1GB to 8GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 3.9GB. With an internal storage capacity of only 1 gigabyte, the DELL M115HD has one of the smaller internal storage capacitys amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the M115HD is 14W. When compared to other recently released similar spec multimedia projectors that we have assessed, the RMS rated power of the DELL M115HD of only 1 Watt is one of the lowest.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of recently released similar spec data projectors is 3,000h, the longest is 24,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 9,800h. When compared to other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the M115HD, the service life of lamp (economic mode) of the DELL M115HD of only 3,000 hours is one of the shortest.

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Very Small Offset

With an offset of only 100 percent, the DELL M115HD has a quite small offset compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released in the last year. New multimedia projectors have offsets of between 95% and 140%, and the average offset is 120%.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The DELL M115HD is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the M115HD have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the DELL M115HD which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The DELL M115HD is a one HDMI ports quantity multimedia projector. Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the M115HD have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Only One Number of Built-In Speakers

Most 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released in the last 12 months have one number of built-in speakers, including the DELL M115HD which has one number of built-in speakers.

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Quite Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

The noise level (economic mode)s of new 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors range from 28dB to 39dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 30dB. The DELL M115HD has a quite loud noise level (economic mode) (32 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the M115HD.

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Quite Small Matrix Size

The matrix sizes of recently released comparable spec multimedia projectors range from 0.45" to 0.79". With a matrix size of only 0.45 inches, the DELL M115HD has a very small matrix size compared to most of the other newly released projectors.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL M115HD

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 36 decibels, the DELL M115HD has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched in the last 12 months.

Data projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the Vivitek DX255[plb_3704599_price] (30dB) which also has a higher rating.

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WXGA (1280x720) Projector Native Resolution

The DELL M115HD has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x720). That's 17% more resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Specification

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Number of Colours
Lamps
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Service Life of Lamp
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Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
Supported Video Modes
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DC-In Jack
HDMI Version
Headphone Outputs
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Internal Storage Capacity
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Colour of Product
Tripod Mountable
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
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Carrying Case
Manual
Quick Start Guide
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(4)
1 August 2014

We're really impressed by the Dell M115HD. It might not be the most powerful projector on the market, but its 450 lumens LED bulb kicks out easily enough light for home use, even in large rooms....

Tiny, lightweight, and highly portable
USB direct
Can run presentations from USB thumb drives and micro SD cards
Very long lamp life
Optional WiFi connectivity
Shows scaling artifacts at its claimed native resolution
Sub-par text quality
Notably feeble audio
Tinting in video

You wait ages for a palm-sized LED projector to come along then two turn up [almost] together, with the Dell M115HD bearing a more than passing resemblance to the Optoma ML550 we reviewed... Read more…

IT Reviews.com

8 September 2013

The Dell M115HD has a good range of connection choices for a palmtop projector...

6 September 2013

The Dell M115HD palmtop projector gets a boost in The Dell M115HD palmtop projector gets a boost in brightness over its predecessor, and has a good range of connection choices...

User Reviews

(43)
Reviewed 11 May 2013 by Robert T.
(Verified Purchase)

It's not a bad monitor. But I wasnt happy with it when I got it - not satisfied considering what I was expecting it to be - plus, I was going for a 3 mointor set up, the quickly ran out of stock -... Read more…

Reviewed 23 October 2012 by Frederick D.

I don't have a colorimeter, so I can't say how close this comes to full sRGB. Note that this is almost certainly an eIPS monitor with 6-bit colour + AFRC. In the end, I sent this back to Dell for... Read more…

Reviewed 2 May 2013 by Randy K.
(Verified Purchase)

I'm happy, considering the price point. I did have a moment of panic when I noticed the entire screen was not being used. Used Catalyst Control Center to adjust over/underscan. No worries... Read more…

Reviewed 21 October 2012 by Richard H.
(Verified Purchase)

Overall, I do like this monitor a lot. However, where it does fail with the dark overshoot and price is what brings this down from 5 stars to 3, though 3.5 would be more accurate. There is also... Read more…

Reviewed 9 November 2012 by Theresa T.

Check dealzon to see if you can get this anywhere for a lower price which makes it well worth it and I might consider getting 2 more for surround no cable management...

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Electricity cost when on standby $2.78
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Total running cost over 5 years $15.37
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