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DELL S520 Projector

8000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 36dB 3,100 ANSI Lumens Sep 2014
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Engage and collaborate, with multi-touch, interactive presentations and learning sessions that feature HD resolution and wireless versatility. - Up to 10-point touch capability: Use your fingers,... More
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10 Reasons For

Supports Wi-Fi

The DELL S520 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the S520 do not support wi-Fi.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The DELL S520 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the S520 also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic PRO8520HD[plb_1610101_price], the Optoma FX5200[plb_1711424_price], and the Panasonic PTCW330U[plb_1925639_price] is also worth considering.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on data projectors of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

With a matrix size of 0.65 inches, the DELL S520 has a quite big matrix size compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the S520. The average matrix size of 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the S520 is 0.65".

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Very High RMS Rated Power

When compared to other projectors of this age and spec, the RMS rated power of the DELL S520 of 20 Watts is one of the highest. 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the S520 have RMS rated powers of between 5W and 20W.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The DELL S520 is a two number of built-in speakers projector.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The DELL S520 has more USB 2.0 ports quantitys than most of the comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago. This data projector is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity projector compared to most of the 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the S520 which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Two Audio (L,R) Ins

The DELL S520 is a two audio (L,R) in multimedia projector. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age only have one audio (L,R) in.

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Very Big Offset

Across all the comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years the offsets range from -15% to 130%. At 125 percent, the DELL S520 has a very big offset compared to most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the S520.

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Very Big Uniformity

The uniformity of the DELL S520 of 85 percent is one of the biggest amongst multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the S520. The smallest uniformity of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the S520 is 80% and the biggest is 85%.

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5 Reasons Against

DELL Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Data projectors produced by DELL have an average rating of 67 out of 100, which is in the bottom 10% of all projector brands that we have assessed.

Does Not Support 3D

The DELL S520 does not support 3D, unlike most of the other data projectors of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support 3D including the Optoma FX5200[plb_1711424_price], or the Panasonic PTCW330U[plb_1925639_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The DELL S520 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age also do not support full HD.

There are a number of other projectors which also support full HD which you might want to consider including the Viewsonic PRO8520HD[plb_1610101_price], or the Sony VPL-FHZ55[plb_1596654_price].

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The DELL S520 has one of the shorter service life of lamps (only 3,000 hours) amongst 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. The average service life of lamp of projectors of this type and age is 5,400h.

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Heavy

The lightest 8000:1 contrast ratio projector that was released around the same time as the S520 is 2.2kg heavy and the heaviest is 22kg. With a weight of 8.5 kilograms, the DELL S520 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL S520

Released Over Two Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released over two years ago.

Average Noise Level

At 36 decibels, the DELL S520 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,100 ANSI lumens, the DELL S520 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3,100 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic PTCW330U[plb_1925639_price].

Data projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth considering include the IN3134a[pl_2544144_price] (4,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the IN3136a[pl_2544145_price] (4,500 ANSI lumens and higher rated) both from Infocus.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Video
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Out
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Version
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
HDMI Connector Type
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
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
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
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)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
User Guide
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Brackets Included
Batteries Included
Cables Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $83.53
Electricity cost when on standby $2.78
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Total running cost over 5 years $86.31
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0.57T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.57 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00012302575087, 00783384222106, 00884116107491, 04053162995758, 05397063213795

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