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DELL S500 Review
|5 Reviews + 1 Award|
|Value for Money||
|7 Great Features|
|4 Years Old|
|£115 Over 1 Year|
Why Has it Scored 56?
It has good expert reviews but below average user reviews with an average overall rating of 61%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £115 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 14 new data projectors that we have compared it to.
This DELL projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an Ethernet LAN
Very short service life of lamp
Not Energy Star certified
DELL S500 Video Reviews
DELL S500 In-Depth Analysis
Good Expert Reviews
DELL Only Has Unexceptional Multimedia Projector Reviews
Multimedia projectors manufactured by DELL generally have unexceptional ratings compared to other manufacturers.
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.
Good High Def TV
One owner who bought it considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV.
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”.
Great 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”.
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”.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that the DELL S500 was quiet. Pc Mag said in their review of this projector “Surprisingly quiet”.
Good Picture Quality
One owner mentioned in their reviews that the DELL S500 had good picture quality.
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.
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”.
Has an Ethernet LAN
The DELL S500 has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this data projector.
The DELL S500 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector do not support Wi-Fi.
Very Short Service Life of Lamp
At only 2,500 hours, the DELL S500 has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector. The average service life of lamp of 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this projector is 3,900h, and the service life of lamps range from 2,500h to 5,000h.
Not Energy Star Certified
Like most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector, the DELL S500 is not Energy Star certified.
The DELL S500 is HD-Ready. Most of the other latest similar spec projectors also are HD-Ready.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The DELL S500 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector.
Very Big Bulb Power
2300:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector have bulb powers of between 190W and 280W, and the average bulb power is 210W. With a bulb power of 280 Watts, the DELL S500's bulb power is one of the biggest amongst comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to this multimedia projector.
Does Not Have a DVI Port
The DELL S500 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other data projectors that came out around the same time as this projector also do not have a DVI port.
Does Not Support Full HD
The DELL S500 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector also do not support full HD.
Very Bright Projector Brightness
The dimmest projector brightness of similar spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as this data projector is 1,800 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 3,200 ANSI lumens. When compared to other similar age 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors, the DELL S500's projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest.
Average Noise Level
At 36 decibels, the DELL S500 has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The DELL S500 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as this data projector.
WXGA (1280x800) Resolution
This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many new 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors.
Released Over Four Years Ago
This multimedia projector was released in February 2013.
Running Costs Are OK
Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the S500 will cost £115 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 14 new data projectors.
DELL S500 Review Sources
To prepare this DELL S500 review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 330,390 product attributes, 16,086 projector reviews and 2,530,500 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.
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