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NEC NPVE281X

69

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NEC NPVE281X

$851.49
NEC NP-VE281X
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A good spec and very economical to run moderate noise level XGA multimedia projector
35dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 3000:1 No Nov 2012
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NEC NP-VE281X Review

With low running costs and very good features, we have ranked the NEC NP-VE281X number 822 across all projectors.
77
Features
Good Features
84
Running Costs
$53 Over 5 Years
69
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 69?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $53 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control
BrilliantColor, including a 6-segment color wheel, provides accurate color reproduction
Quick startup/cooling/shutdown minimizes projector setup and teardown between meetings
ECO mode technology helps extend lamp life and lowers power consumption
Carbon savings meter calculates the positive effects of operating the projector in ECO mode
Compact size and lightweight design simplify transport
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

NEC NP-VE281X In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the NP-VE281X is $53, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 multimedia projectors.

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Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The NP-VE281X has a higher resolution than most projectors. This projector has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the worst resolution is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Average Noise Level

The NP-VE281X's noise level of 35dB is pretty typical compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 40% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

Multimedia projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The NP-VE281X's contrast ratio (typical) of only 3,000 is in the lowest 26% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the NP-VE281X of only 2,800 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the dimmest 25% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC NP-VE281X has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The NP-VE281X's service life of lamp of 4,000h is fairly standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 43% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The NP-VE281X has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the NP-VE281X of only 200W is smaller than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the smallest 23% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The average bulb power of all multimedia projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The NEC NP-VE281X does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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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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