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DELL S500 Projector

2300:1 WXGA (1280x800) 36dB Feb 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $89.62 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good expert reviews
Robust
Not good for ceiling mounting
5 Reviews + 1 Award
projectorcentral.com Highly Rated

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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, projectorcentral.com, zdnet.co.uk and v3.co.uk this multimedia projector has an overall expert rating of 80 out of 100. It seems that multimedia projector experts are not that keen on this DELL data projector.

Unexceptional Brand

Projectors built by DELL are fairly ok projectors according to average expert and user reviews.


Good High Def TV

One owner who bought it considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Good Sound from Internal Speakers

Two customers who bought it agreed that it had good sound quality. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Good sound from internal speakers” but they gave it a score of 1 stars. Expert review site Projectorcentral.com mentioned “Excellent audio”.

Good Picture Quality

One owner mentioned in their reviews that the DELL S500 had good picture quality.

3D Support

One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this projector “3D support”.

Not Good for Ceiling Mounting

One person who bought this projector thought it was not good for ceiling mounting. Glenda mentioned on Amazon “This was so essential that I contacted the company beforehand and they assured me (twice!) that the projector does not have to be ceiling mounted” in her review of the DELL S500.


Design

Robust

One owner considered that the DELL S500 was well made. Pcmag.com scored the product 7 stars and wrote in their review of this projector on expert website PC Mag “Built in interactivity lets you interact with the image without needi”.

Good Picture Quality

Two people reckoned that the product was good quality. Six years ago Pc Mag said on PC Mag “Good picture quality”. Expert review site Projectorcentral.com gave it a rating of 9 stars and mentioned “It also earns points for its fast interactive response time, high quality data images” in their review of this projector.


Features

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed the product considered that it had good features. Six years ago expert review site V3.co.uk wrote “A very good HD projector with great close-range performance and versatile interactive features”.


Audio

Surprisingly Quiet

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the DELL S500 was quiet. Pc Mag said in their review of this projector “Surprisingly quiet”.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The DELL S500 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this data projector do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has an Ethernet LAN

The DELL S500 has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to this multimedia projector.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The DELL S500 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to this multimedia projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon WX300UST.

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Projector

Very Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of projectors of this age and spec is 2,900 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the DELL S500 has one of the brightest projector brightnesses amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The DELL S500 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type also have a handheld remote control.

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Video

HD-Ready

The DELL S500 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to this multimedia projector.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The DELL S500 does not support full HD. Most of the other 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this data projector also do not support full HD.

Alternative projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to look at include the Canon WX300UST which also has a higher rating.

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Lamps

Very Big Bulb Power

When compared to other data projectors of this age and type that we have assessed, the bulb power of the DELL S500 of 280 Watts is one of the biggest. The bulb powers of projectors of this type and age range from 190W to 280W, and the average bulb power is 210W.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 2,500 hours, the DELL S500 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age. The average service life of lamp of projectors of this age and type is 3,800h.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The DELL S500 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other projectors of this age and type also do not have a DVI port.

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Certificates

Not Energy Star Certified

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age, the DELL S500 is not Energy Star certified.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 36 decibels, the DELL S500 has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell s500wi
Barcodes 00163120857838

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