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NEC M352 Projector

PC Mag Editor's Choice
10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Jan 2014
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The excellent price performance ratio makes this projector especially suitable for classrooms and mid-sized meeting rooms. The filter free design with dust-protected DLP light engine, very long... More
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17 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This multimedia projector was given an "Editor's Choice" award by PC Mag who thought that this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector was marvellous.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and PC Advisor.co.uk the average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 85%. If all the 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than two years ago are ranked by average expert review score then this data projector is in the top 17%.

NEC Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors produced by NEC have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all projectors (not just 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors) and found that NEC also has good reviews across its entire range.

Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. Pcmag.com said “Excellent quality for data images” .

Nice Design

One NEC M352 owner said in their reviews that it was smooth. Expert review site Techworld.com wrote in their NEC M352 review three years ago “It more closely resembles a secret observatory, with its lens half-buried within that smooth exterior.”.

Good Technical Features

One NEC M352 owner who purchased the product thought it had good features. Expert website Techworld.com mentioned “It has a lot of very nice hardware and software features that will allow it to drop effortlessly into business”.

Supports 3D

The NEC M352 supports 3D. Most of the other projectors of this type and age do not support 3D.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other multimedia projectors which support 3D and we think the Benq W1500, and the Optoma ML550 ($444.24) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC M352 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the M352 also have a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq W1500, or the Optoma ML550 ($444.24).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the NEC M352 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the M352. In addition, this data projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 832 x 624, 1152 x 870, 1280 x 768, 1280 x 800, 1280 x 960, 1440 x 900, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1366 х 768, 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 1680 x 1050 (WSXG. The resolution of all 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the M352 ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The NEC M352 has one of the brighter projector brightnesss (3,500 ANSI lumens) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. The projector brightnesss of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the M352 range from 300 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,300 ANSI lumens.

Other 3,500 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available that you might want to consider include the Epson EB-X24 which has better reviews.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many comparable spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 28dB to 49dB. At only 33 decibels, the NEC M352 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the M352.

There are a number of other 33dB noise level projectors currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the W1080, the W1070 ($599.00), or the W1300 all from Benq.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of projectors of this type and age is 8.9W, and the RMS rated powers range from 1W to 20W. At 20 Watts, the NEC M352 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the M352.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The NEC M352 is a two HDMI ports quantity multimedia projector. Most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the M352 have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 8,000 hours, the NEC M352 has one of the longer service life of lamp (economic mode)s amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. Across all the projectors that have been on the market for more than two years the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 3,500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 7,100h.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the M352 range from 500h to 30,000h. With a service life of lamp of 5,500 hours, the NEC M352 has one of the longer service life of lamps amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The NEC M352 has one of the bigger bulb powers (270 Watts) amongst projectors of this age. The bulb powers of multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the M352 range from 15W to 840W.

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7 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on similar spec data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Most projectors of a similar type and age to the M352 do not support full HD. The NEC M352 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

We compared all the other projectors which also support full HD to this projector and we think the W1500, or the W1300 both from Benq or the NEC NP-M282 ($599.00) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the M352 do not support wi-Fi. The NEC M352 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

Alternative projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the Benq W1500 which also has a higher rating.

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Very Dim Lamp Power (economic Mode)

At only 162 Watts, the NEC M352 has a quite dim lamp power (economic mode) compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the M352. Across all the projectors of a comparable age and spec to the M352 the lamp power (economic mode)s range from 130W to 30,000W.

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Quite High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The average power consumption (PowerSave) of comparable spec data projectors that have been around for more than two years is 160W. At 246 Watts, the NEC M352 has a fairly high power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the M352.

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Only One Audio (L,R) in

The NEC M352 is a one audio (L,R) in multimedia projector.

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Quite Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

The NEC M352 has one of the louder noise level (economic mode)s (33 decibels) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. The quietest noise level (economic mode) of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the M352 is 26dB and the loudest is 40dB.

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1 Other reason to consider the NEC M352

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when NEC released the M352.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Zoom Capability
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focus
Fixed Focal Length
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
Serial Interface Type
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
HDMI Connector Type
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
Plug and Play
Password Protection
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (max)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Power Consumption (network Standby)
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(3)
26 June 2014

Aimed at medium businesses and schools, NEC's new M352WS is a DLP projector that isn't your conventional looker. In fact, it more closely resembles a secret observatory, with its lens half-buried... Read more…

Bright
WXGA 1 280-by 800) resolution
Short-throw lens for a big image from close to the screen
Excellent quality for data images
Although 3D mode works with sources like Blu-ray players, using it is a little awkward, since you have to turn the mode on and off manually
26 June 2014

The NEC makes a spectacular impression, with its clear but vivid images blasted across the wall. It has a lot of very nice hardware and software features that will allow it to drop effortlessly...

11 June 2014

The NEC Display Solutions NP-M352WS projector delivers a bright-enough image for midsize rooms, a big image even in small rooms, and excellent quality for data images...

PC Mag

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 7 August 2014 by Jorge Duarte
Jorge Duarte would recommend the NEC NP-M352WS (Verified Purchase)

Its a great projector, full HD, really good...

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Electricity cost when switched on $66.90
Electricity cost when on standby $2.21
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Total running cost over 5 years $69.11
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04053162595651, 05028695610569

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