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NEC NPPA521U

$5,799.00
5000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) Data Projector
5000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) No 39dB Sep 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
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NEC NP-PA521U Review

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Not Currently for Sale
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5 Great Features
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2 Years Old
25
£196 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
22
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 22?

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 £196 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 67 latest 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker(s)
WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution
Does not have a DVI port

NEC NP-PA521U In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

NEC Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Data projectors built by NEC are some of the better data projectors according to average reviews from experts and owners. 100% of those that bought a NEC projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Excellent Connectivity

One person thought the NEC NP-PA521U was wifi compatible. Projectorreviews.com said “It is rated for a high 5200 lumens brightness, offers extensive wired and optional wireless networking, flexible mounti” in their NEC NP-PA521U review.


Features

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NP-PA521U has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other latest comparable spec data projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Average Noise Level

At 39 decibels, the NP-PA521U has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this multimedia projector.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 5,200 ANSI lumens, the NP-PA521U has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other latest 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The highest resolution of the NP-PA521U is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

This data projector's resolution (WUXGA (1920x1200)) is actually the best resolution across all similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as this multimedia projector.

An XGA (1024x768) projector native resolution is the worst resolution across comparable types of data projector.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The NP-PA521U has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this data projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other recently released comparable spec projectors, the NP-PA521U does not have a DVI port.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The NP-PA521U has a handheld remote control. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this multimedia projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Supports Full HD

The NP-PA521U supports full HD, unlike most of the other recently released 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors which do not support full HD.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was September 2014 when NEC released the NP-PA521U.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The NP-PA521U is typical compared to the other 67 latest 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the NP-PA521U will cost £196 over 1 year to run.

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NEC NP-PA521U Review Sources

To prepare this NEC NP-PA521U 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 330,531 product attributes, 16,056 projector reviews and 2,527,000 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 visipax prnppa521u, visipax nppa521u, generic nppa521u, generic pa521u, nec nppa521u
Barcodes 00000011542897, 0008.05736E+11, 00153165880687, 00614375668828, 00779184228479, 00805736051025, 08057360510252
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Quieter noise level
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15% quieter noise level
27% smaller bulb power

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