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NEC NPPA521U

68

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NEC NPPA521U

$2,719.93
NEC NP-PA521U
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An economical to run and good spec moderate noise level WUXGA projector, but representing only middle of the road value for money
39dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 5000:1 No Sep 2014
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NEC NP-PA521U Review

With very good features and low running costs, we have ranked the NEC NP-PA521U number 873 across all projectors.
57
Value for Money
Average
77
Features
Good Features
72
Running Costs
$70 Over 5 Years
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $70 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Brighter than average projector brightness
Multi-display support with picture by picture/picture out picture
High performance video processing/scaling creates life-like images
Integrated software applications such as displaynote(r), crestron roomview, AMX beacon and PJ link allow for complete interactivity and control
5200-lumen brightness enhances images for most applications
Louder than average noise level
Very short service life of lamp

NEC NP-PA521U In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $2,719.93 it is in the most expensive 4% of projectors.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the NP-PA521U will cost $70 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors.

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Features

1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Resolution

The NP-PA521U has a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB. The NEC NP-PA521U's noise level of 39dB is louder than 92% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the NEC NP-PA521U of 5,000 is pretty typical compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is higher than 63% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The NEC NP-PA521U's projector brightness of 5,200 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 15% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC NP-PA521U has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Multimedia projectors have service life of lamps of between 200h and 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the NP-PA521U of only 3,000h is shorter than 80% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The NEC NP-PA521U has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

Projectors have bulb powers of between 15W and 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The bulb power of the NP-PA521U of 330W is bigger than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is bigger than 87% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The NEC NP-PA521U supports full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

visipax prnppa521u, visipax nppa521u, generic nppa521u, generic pa521u, nec nppa521u

Barcodes:

00000011542897, 0000008.06E+11, 0008.05736E+11, 00153165880687, 00614375668828, 00779184228479, 00805736051025, 08057360510252

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