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Epson PowerLite 98
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Epson PowerLite 98 Projector

$599.92
$560.00 $39.92 cheaper than 87 days ago
PC Mag Editor's Choice
XGA (1024x768) 37dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Sep 2013
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Featuring advanced network connectivity and exceptional image quality, the PowerLite 98 provides a great choice for virtually any classroom. Offering 3x Brighter Colors than competitive models,... More
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12 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This projector received an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag who decided that this data projector was fantastic.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This projector received a score of 80 out of 100 from expert review site PC Mag.

Epson Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

Epson has good average reviews for its data projectors as well as across its entire projector range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Product Quality

Several customers concluded that the product was good quality. Pcmag.com wrote “The Epson PowerLite 98 XGA 3LCD Projector delivers a bright image, excellent quality for data screens, watchable video”. Two years ago Pc Mag mentioned in their review of the Epson PowerLite 98 “Excellent quality for data images”.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

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

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think because of it's better review score, the Optoma HD30[plb_1915718_price] is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the PowerLite 98 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this Epson data projector. This multimedia projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 1280 x 800, 1280 x 960, 1440 x 1050, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 1366 х 768 and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all data projectors of a comparable type and age to the PowerLite 98 the best resolution is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Epson PowerLite 98 is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age have between 1 and 11 VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PowerLite 98 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the PowerLite 98 which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the PowerLite 98 is 8.6W, and the RMS rated powers range from 1W to 30W. At 16 Watts, the Epson PowerLite 98 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the PowerLite 98.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many similar spec projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Bright Colour Light Output

Multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the PowerLite 98 have colour light outputs of between 2.2 ANSI lumens and 8,100 ANSI lumens, and the average colour light output is 1,400 ANSI lumens. The Epson PowerLite 98 has a quite bright colour light output (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PowerLite 98.

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Fairly Bright White Light Output

With a white light output of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the PowerLite 98 has a quite bright white light output compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the PowerLite 98. Projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite 98 have white light outputs of between 2.2 ANSI lumens and 8,100 ANSI lumens.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The PowerLite 98 does not support 3D, unlike most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to the PowerLite 98.

It is worth considering other projectors which also support 3D including the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], the Panasonic PT-RZ470[plb_1844617_price], or the Optoma W311[plb_3054527_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors of this spec and age, the PowerLite 98 does not support full HD.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support full HD to this projector and we think the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], or the Panasonic PT-RZ470[plb_1844617_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerLite 98 do not support wi-Fi. The PowerLite 98 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other multimedia projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Benq GP20[plb_2231335_price].

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

With a noise level of 37 decibels, the PowerLite 98 has one of the louder noise levels amongst data projectors of this age. The noise levels of data projectors that are a similar age to the PowerLite 98 range from 20dB to 47dB, and the average noise level is 32dB.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Epson PowerLite 4650[plb_2223735_price] (38dB), or the Vivitek Qumi Q7[plb_2086346_price] (38dB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only One Number of Built-In Speakers

The PowerLite 98 is a one number of built-in speakers multimedia projector. Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerLite 98 have one number of built-in speakers.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Epson PowerLite 98

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Epson projector has been on the market for over three years.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the PowerLite 98 has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerLite 98.

If you would prefer a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Viewsonic PJD5555[plb_2816556_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the PowerLite 98 is XGA (1024x768). That's 62% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC in (D-Sub)
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
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
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
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
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control

1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(1)
13 August 2014

The Epson PowerLite 98 XGA 3LCD Projector delivers a bright image, excellent quality for data screens, watchable video, and a long lamp life...

PC Mag

Bright
Lightweight
Long lamp life
Excellent quality for data images
Watchable video
No 3D support
Loud fan

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Electricity cost when switched on $71.35
Electricity cost when on standby $16.19
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Total running cost over 5 years $87.54
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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

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson emp98, epson emp98h, epson v11h577020, epson v11h687020
Barcodes 00010343910027, 00012304682974, 00103439100270
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