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Epson PowerLite 98 Projector

$479.00
10000:1 XGA (1024x768) 37dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Sep 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date $90.55 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Unacceptable noise level
Poor 3D picture quality
PC Mag Editor's Choice
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Reviews

One Industry Award

This projector was given an "Editor's Choice" award by websites PC Mag who decided that this data projector was excellent.

Good Expert Reviews

This projector received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from PC Mag.

Epson Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked 887 expert and user reviews (including 30 verified purchases) for Epson projectors and found that on average Epson has good reviews. We also found that Epson has good reviews specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range. 95% of those that bought a Epson projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Excellent Quality for Data Images

Two people who purchased the Epson PowerLite 98 concluded that it was good quality. Pc Mag said “Excellent quality for data images” however they gave it a score of 18.8 out of 100. Three years ago expert review site Pcmag.com scored the product 8 stars and said “The Epson PowerLite 98 XGA 3LCD Projector delivers a bright image, excellent quality for data screens, watchable video”.

Ceiling Mountable

The PowerLite 98 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this projector also are ceiling mountable.

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Audio

Loud Fan

One customer who reviewed this projector thought it was noisy. Pc Mag wrote in their review of the Epson PowerLite 98 “Loud fan” .

Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed this projector thought it was noisy. Pc Mag wrote in their review of the Epson PowerLite 98 “Loud fan” .


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Epson PowerLite 98 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to this data projector.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq W710ST, or the Epson EB-W18.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The PowerLite 98 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other data projectors that have been available for a similar time to this data projector do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PowerLite 98 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Poor 3D Picture Quality

One owner who purchased the product thought it did not have a good 3D picture quality.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The PowerLite 98 does not support full HD. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to this projector also do not support full HD.

Other data projectors which also support full HD that you might want to look at include the Benq W1500, the NEC NP-M282 ($599.00), or the Epson 1985WU ($1,920.66) which is also higher rated.

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Performance

Fairly Loud Noise Level

The PowerLite 98 has one of the louder noise levels (37 decibels) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age. The noise levels of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this projector range from 28dB to 49dB.

We compared all the other 37dB noise level projectors to this multimedia projector and we think because of it's better review score, the EB-X24, and the EB-W18 both from Epson is also worth considering.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since April 2017.


Projector

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the PowerLite 98 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector.

We compared this data projector to all the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq MH680, and the Epson PowerLite 955W ($699.00) is also worth considering.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to look at the 1430Wi ($2,495.00) (3,300 ANSI lumens), or the 1980WU ($1,443.57) (4,400 ANSI lumens) both from Epson which also has a higher rating.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Epson PowerLite 98 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00010343910027, 00103439100270

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