Epson PowerLite S12+
Epson PowerLite S12+
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Epson PowerLite S12+

An economical to run 3000:1 800 x 600 data projector with satisfactory features
3000:1 SVGA (800x600) No 37dB Jun 2012
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Epson PowerLite S12+ Review

With low running costs but average features, we have scored the Epson PowerLite S12+ as follows for Summary.
Average Features
$72 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 40?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $72 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a zoom capability
Has a built-in speaker
Only 1,080 video mode
Quite dim projector brightness

Epson PowerLite S12+ In-Depth Analysis


Only 1,080 Video Mode

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800 X 600 Resolution

The PowerLite S12+ has an 800 x 600 projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. In addition, this Epson projector has a projector native resolution of SVGA (800x600).

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Has a Zoom Capability

The PowerLite S12+ has a zoom capability. 91% of projectors do not have a zoom capability.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The PowerLite S12+'s projector brightness of only 2,600 ANSI lumens is quite dim compared to most other projectors. It is in the dimmest 20% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Noise Level

The PowerLite S12+'s noise level of 37dB is relatively average compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 70% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Epson PowerLite S12+ does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The bulb power of the PowerLite S12+ of only 200W is in the smallest 19% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. The bulb powers of projectors range from 3.5W to 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Epson PowerLite S12+ has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The PowerLite S12+ is typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on fine usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the PowerLite S12+ is $72.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

mg850hd, vs315w