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Overall Score

Epson PowerLite X21

A cheap to run 10000:1 XGA (1024x768) multimedia projector
10000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 37dB Jan 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Epson PowerLite X21 Review

With low running costs and at over 3 years old, we have scored the Epson PowerLite X21 as follows for Our Verdict.
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Not Currently for Sale
11
1 Great Feature
48
3 Years Old
60
£92 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
16
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 16?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £92 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 180 latest 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Does not have a DVI port
Quite loud noise level
Quite small bulb power
Does not support full HD

Epson PowerLite X21 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Good Brand

Based on 1,042 user and expert reviews (including 31 verified purchases), Epson has good reviews for its projectors. Epson also has good reviews specifically for its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors. 95% of those that bought a Epson projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PowerLite X21 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other new 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Epson PowerLite X21 has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as this projector.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

The PowerLite X21 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Does Not Have a DVI Port

The PowerLite X21 does not have a DVI port, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other recently released 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors also do not have a DVI port.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

Across all the projectors that have been available for around the same time as this data projector the noise levels range from 27dB to 49dB, and the average noise level is 35dB. With a noise level of 37 decibels, the PowerLite X21 has one of the louder noise levels amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this multimedia projector is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 240W. With a bulb power of only 200 Watts, the PowerLite X21 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The PowerLite X21 does not support full HD. Most of the other latest 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors also do not support full HD.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was January 2014 when Epson released the PowerLite X21.


Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The PowerLite X21 is typical compared to the other 180 latest 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the PowerLite X21 is £92.

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Epson PowerLite X21 Review Sources

To prepare this Epson PowerLite X21 review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 330,665 product attributes, 16,123 projector reviews and 2,426,600 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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