Epson PowerLite W17
Epson PowerLite W17
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Epson PowerLite W17

A classic and fully featured 10000:1 280 x 800 multimedia projector
10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 37dB Sep 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Epson PowerLite W17 Review

With very good reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Epson PowerLite W17 as follows for Summary.
4 Reviews
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$89 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 37?

It has outstanding user reviews but average expert reviews. 100% of buyers recommended this projector to others.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This Epson projector has running costs of $89 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
The PowerLite W17 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
RoHS compliance
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Not Energy Star certified
Fairly loud noise level

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Epson PowerLite W17 In-Depth Analysis


Expert Reviews Are Average

This multimedia projector received a score of 70 out of 100 from expert review website PC Mag.

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Epson Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 1,045 user and expert reviews (including 146 verified purchases) for Epson multimedia projectors and found that on average Epson has very good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Epson has very good ratings specifically for its projectors. 97% of those that bought a Epson projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Easy to Use

Two people said in their reviews that it was easy to use.


Not Energy Star Certified

The PowerLite W17 is not Energy Star certified. Most of the other projectors are also not Energy Star certified.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,800 ANSI lumens, the Epson PowerLite W17 has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The noise levels of projectors range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. With a noise level of 37 decibels, the PowerLite W17 has one of the louder noise levels amongst projectors of this age.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The PowerLite W17 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other projectors also are RoHS compliance.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

At only 200 Watts, the PowerLite W17 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other data projectors. The average bulb power of projectors is 250W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Epson PowerLite W17 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PowerLite W17 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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The PowerLite W17 is HD-Ready. Most of the other multimedia projectors also are HD-Ready.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Epson released the PowerLite W17 in September 2013.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The average 1 year running cost of the PowerLite W17 is $89 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00010343910003, 00103439100034, 00611104743764

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