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DELL S500wi

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DELL S500wi

DELL S500wi
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A classic and good spec moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution data projector, with low running costs
36dB 1280 X 800 2300:1 Yes Aug 2012
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DELL S500wi Review

With very good features and reviews, we have scored the DELL S500wi as follows:
76
Reviews
2 Reviews
77
Features
Good Features
73
Running Costs
$70 Over 5 Years
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

It has good expert reviews but below average user reviews with an average overall rating of 48%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
It has running costs of $70 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
This DELL projector has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Supports 3D
Louder than average noise level
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

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DELL S500wi In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The S500wi is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the S500wi is $70.

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Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

Data projectors have noise levels of between 20dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The DELL S500wi's noise level of 36dB is louder than average when compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 65% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the DELL S500 of only 2,300 is lower than 82% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Average Projector Brightness

The DELL S500wi's projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens is fairly standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 43% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The DELL S500wi supports 3D, which is unusual. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The DELL S500wi has a built-in speaker. 77% of multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The DELL S500wi's service life of lamp of only 2,500h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is shorter than 89% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 200h, the longest is 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The DELL S500wi has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The DELL S500wi's bulb power of 280W is bigger than average when compared to most other projectors. It is bigger than 76% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The smallest bulb power of data projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The DELL S500wi does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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HD-Ready

The DELL S500wi is HD-Ready. 80% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The DELL S500wi supports Wi-Fi. 90% of projectors do not support Wi-Fi.

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Not Energy Star Certified

Like most other projectors, the DELL S500wi is not Energy Star certified. 99% of projectors are not Energy Star certified.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

dell s500wi, s500w5y

Barcodes:

00100177422046, 00163120857838, 00884116063018

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