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NEC NP-VE281X

NEC NPVE281X Projector

$694.00
$449.00 $245.00 cheaper than 11 days ago
3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 35dB 2,800 ANSI Lumens Nov 2012
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NEC's 2800-lumen VE281X mobile projector is designed to provide high brightness for small-to-medium-sized businesses, education environments, corporate conference rooms and mobility applications... More
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8 Reasons For

NEC Has Good Data Projector Reviews

NEC is one of the superior projector manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and NEC also has good ratings for its 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Nice Design

Some people who reviewed the product concluded that it was good looking. Projectorreviews.com mentioned “NEC has produced a pretty solid performer with the VE281X” in their review of the NEC NP-VE281X. Projectorreviews.com also wrote “The VE281X looks to be pretty durable an”.

Robust

One NEC NP-VE281X reviewer who purchased it considered that it was well made. One NEC NP-VE281X reviewer who purchased the NEC NP-VE281X reckoned that it was strong and durable.

Easy to Use

One NEC NP-VE281X reviewer who bought it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Projectorreviews.com wrote in their review of the NEC NP-VE281X “Easy to use so a variety of users could be comfortable with it”.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NP-VE281X has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the NEC NP-M271X[plb_1525269_price], or the Optoma TW610STi[plb_1749808_price] which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This multimedia projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is the most frequently supported supported graphics resolutions on data projectors of a similar age and type to it.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Very Light

The lightest 3000:1 contrast ratio projector that was released around the same time as the NP-VE281X is 230g heavy and the heaviest is 30kg. The NP-VE281X is one of the lighter multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the NP-VE281X (only 2.3 kilograms) amongst projectors of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The NEC NP-VE281X does not support 3D. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the NP-VE281X also do not support 3D.

It is worth considering other multimedia projectors which also support 3D including the Optoma TW610STi[plb_1749808_price], or the Epson V11H475020[plb_2123586_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Most projectors of this age and type do not support full HD. The NP-VE281X is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors with a full HD and we think the Infocus IN3118HD[plb_2221772_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The NP-VE281X does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors of this age and spec also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Epson BrightLink 436Wi[plb_1875520_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The average bulb power of multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the NP-VE281X is 240W. The NP-VE281X has one of the smaller bulb powers (only 200 Watts) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The NEC NP-VE281X is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 7 Watts, the NP-VE281X has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors of this age and type the RMS rated powers range from 0.5W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 11W.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

With a noise level (economic mode) of 33 decibels, the NP-VE281X has one of the louder noise level (economic mode)s amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Projectors that are a similar age to the NP-VE281X have noise level (economic mode)s of between 26dB and 35dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 30dB.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 1.1 times zoom factor, the NEC NP-VE281X has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst projectors of this age. Projectors of this type and age have optical zooms of between 1x and 2x, and the average optical zoom is 1.5x.

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Very Small Matrix Size

The smallest matrix size of projectors of a similar age and type to the NP-VE281X is 0.55" and the biggest is 0.75". With a matrix size of only 0.55 inches, the NP-VE281X has one of the smaller matrix sizes amongst data projectors of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the NEC NP-VE281X

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector was released over four years ago.

Average Noise Level

At 35 decibels, the NP-VE281X has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the NP-VE281X.

If you are not worried about having a louder noise level then you might also want to look at the NEC VE281[plb_1473677_price] (35dB).

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The NP-VE281X has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 2,800 ANSI lumens, the NEC NP-VE281X has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the NP-VE281X.

If this 3000:1 contrast ratio projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to consider the Epson BrightLink 436Wi[plb_1875520_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the Optoma TW610STi[plb_1749808_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
AUX in
Progressive Scan Output
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Out
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
AV Output
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
TV Tuner Integrated
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

NEC has produced a pretty solid performer with the VE281X. As mentioned in the review this unit was designed to be simple and easy to use so a variety of users could be comfortable with it....

User Reviews

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Reviewed 4 March 2014 by A mix master
A mix master would recommend the NEC VE281X (Verified Purchase)

Excellent product with great features and price...

Clear Display
Easy To Use
Quality Construction
Quiet
Small Footprint
The zoom lens is a little weak making a smaller picture compared to my Epson I have used before this, thus it had to be moved further back from the screen to make the same size picture, this causes th
I was unable to pair the unbranded 3d glasses to the NEC projector. Likely the glasses were incompatible
I suppose the resolution could be higher - and this is a common stupid diatribe towards a less expensive projector. I knew what I was buying and it does what it said it could do
USB port
The reason i give this 3 eggs is because this projector does not allow you to change the bulb out when it burns out. You have to send it back to the manufacturer for bulb replacement. Not very conveni

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $63.98
Electricity cost when on standby $2.26
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Total running cost over 5 years $66.24
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0.43T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
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 00100177440408, 00168141610110, 00803982818065, 00805736042054, 08057360420544

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