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A fully featured and cheap to run 3000:1 1024 x 768 projector
3000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 33dB Nov 2012
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NEC NP-M271X Review

With mediocre features and low running costs, we have scored the NEC NP-M271X as follows for Summary.
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
4 Years Old
£139 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 18?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £139 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 data projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1024 x 768 resolution
Supports Bluetooth
Quite small bulb power
Only 1,080 video mode

NEC NP-M271X In-Depth Analysis


NEC Has Very Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

On average NEC projectors have very good reviews compared to other brands as do all data projectors built by NEC. 100% of those that bought a NEC multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


1024 X 768 Resolution

The highest resolution of the NP-M271X is 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of 280 x 800. In addition, this NEC data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). The worst resolution of all multimedia projectors is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The average bulb power of multimedia projectors is 250W, and the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W. At only 180 Watts, the NP-M271X has a very small bulb power compared to most of the other projectors.

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Supports Bluetooth

The NEC NP-M271X supports Bluetooth. Most of the other multimedia projectors do not support Bluetooth.

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Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the NP-M271X has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on projectors.

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Has a Carrying Case

The NP-M271X has a carrying case. Most of the other projectors also have a carrying case.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

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

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens. At only 2,700 ANSI lumens, the NEC NP-M271X has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The NEC NP-M271X does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors also do not support full HD.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector was released in November 2012.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The NP-M271X is typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the NP-M271X will cost £139 over 1 year to run.

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NEC NP-M271X Review Sources

To prepare this NEC NP-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 330,545 product attributes, 16,109 projector reviews and 2,517,100 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 npm271x
Barcodes 00086000217402, 00100177440309, 00115970735736, 00151903522745, 00163120856565, 00168141610639, 00805736041040, 08057360410408