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A cheap to run and fully featured 3000:1 1024 x 768 multimedia projector
3000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 35dB Nov 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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NEC NP-VE281X Review

Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$69 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 31?

It has terrific user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this data projector to others.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of $69 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
This NEC projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1024 x 768 resolution
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Quite small bulb power
Does not support full HD

NEC NP-VE281X In-Depth Analysis


NEC Has Very Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

NEC projectors have very good ratings on average and across all projectors NEC is one of the superior manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a NEC data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


1024 X 768 Resolution

The highest resolution of the NP-VE281X 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 projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 280 x 800 to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,800 ANSI lumens, the NP-VE281X has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of projectors is 3.5W and the biggest is 3,000W. With a bulb power of only 200 Watts, the NP-VE281X has one of the smaller bulb powers amongst projectors of this age.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other data projectors, the NP-VE281X does not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This multimedia projector supports 1 and 080 supported video modes, which is typical of many projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NP-VE281X has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors.

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Average Noise Level

At 35 decibels, the NP-VE281X has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was November 2012 when this multimedia projector was released.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the NP-VE281X will cost $69 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec display solutions npve281x, nec display solutions ve281x, nec 1024x768, nec npve281x
Barcodes 00012302573779, 00014445256489, 00021112263503, 00071030618596, 00086000559328, 00100177440408, 00163120857227, 00168141610110, 00172302796315, 00689521124862, 00703164100011, 00803982818065, 00805736042054, 00809392587669, 00925601817355, 08057360420544

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