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NEC M271X 5 Star
A cheap to run and award winning 3000:1 280 x 800 projector
3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 26dB Oct 2012
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NEC M271X Review

With low running costs and excellent reviews, we have ranked the NEC M271X number 281 across all projectors.
1 Award
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
4 Years Old
£65 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 44?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 77%. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
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 projectors 2017.
This NEC projector has running costs of only £65 over 1 year, which are in the cheapest 9% of all 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
The M271X has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite quiet noise level
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Does not support full HD

NEC M271X In-Depth Analysis


NEC Has Very Good Projector Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all NEC projectors and also specifically for NEC projectors and found that in both cases NEC had very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a NEC projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on projectors.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

At only 26 decibels, the NEC M271X has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors. Projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The NEC M271X does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC M271X has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This multimedia projector supports 1 and 080 supported video modes, which is typical of many projectors.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The average bulb power of projectors is 250W, and the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W. With a bulb power of only 145 Watts, the NEC M271X's bulb power is one of the smallest amongst data projectors.

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Has a Built-In Display

The NEC M271X has a built-in display. Most of the other projectors do not have a built-in display.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,700 ANSI lumens, the NEC M271X has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses amongst projectors of this age.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

Projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h. With a service life of lamp of 6,000 hours, the NEC M271X has one of the longer service life of lamps amongst projectors of this age.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was October 2012 when this data projector was released.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very Low

The M271X is one of the most economic to run projectors that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the M271X is only £65.

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NEC M271X Review Sources

To prepare this NEC M271X 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 330,666 product attributes, 16,140 projector reviews and 2,427,600 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.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec m271x
Barcodes 00028695609822, 00028695609860, 01078625609822, 02990091004668, 04053162595569, 05028695609822, 05028695609860, 05054484231561, 05054533231566, 08592978012243