Epson Powerlite W18+
Epson Powerlite W18+
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Epson Powerlite W18+

An economical to run 10000:1 280 x 800 multimedia projector with alright features
10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 37dB Dec 2013
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Epson Powerlite W18+ Review

With low running costs but average features, we have scored the Epson Powerlite W18+ as follows for Summary.
Average Features
$74 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 40?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $74 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 built-in speaker
Fairly long service life of lamp
Does not support full HD
Quite loud noise level

Epson Powerlite W18+ In-Depth Analysis


Has a Built-In Speaker

The Epson Powerlite W18+ has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the Powerlite W18+ does not support full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The noise level of the Powerlite W18+ of 37dB is in the loudest 20% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 10dB and the loudest being 93dB.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Epson Powerlite W18+ of 3,000 ANSI lumens is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 39% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The Powerlite W18+ has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most projectors.

The best resolution across comparable types of data projector is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The Powerlite W18+'s service life of lamp of 5,000h is in the longest 24% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 20h, the longest is 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W. The Powerlite W18+'s bulb power of only 200W is quite small compared to most other data projectors. It is in the smallest 22% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The Powerlite W18+ is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on adequate usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the Powerlite W18+ will cost $74 over 5 years to run.

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