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NEC P401

$1,343.94
$999.99 $344 cheaper than 36 days ago
NEC P401
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A top-value and award winning moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution projector, with very low running costs and great features
36dB 1280 X 800 4000:1 No Jan 2014
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NEC MultiSync P401 - 40" Professional Series LCD flat panel display - widescreen - 1080p (FullHD) - P401 40IN LCD BLK 3000:1 1920X1080 BLK W/CMS VUK
$999.99
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Refurbished - NEC MultiSync P401 - 40" Professional Series LCD flat panel display - widescreen - 1080p (FullHD) - P401 40IN LCD BLK 3000:1 1920X1080 BLK W/CMS VUK
$379.99
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Refurbished - NEC P401 LCD HDTV (Refurbished)
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NEC P401 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the NEC P401 number 28 across all projectors.
86
Reviews
1 Review + 1 Award
93
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Running Costs
$56 Over 5 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 83?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
It has running costs of $56 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,067 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
This NEC projector has some great features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control
RoHS compliance
Full connectivity and media playback - stay up to date with todays playback demands with a wide range of interfaces and assured playback of all major media formats
Professional and flexible installation - versatile projection characteristics allow for simple positioning of the projector, making installation easy and potentially saving set up costs
Free download of multi-display management software - with naviset administrator 2 you can manage all your connected display devices from a centralized location
Free displaynote presenter licence - present, share, collaborate with multiple participants across multiple devices (available until may 2014)

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from $1,343.94 to $999.99 in the last 36 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

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NEC P401 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Superb Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features. However at $999.99 it is still in the cheapest 47% of projectors.

Price Has Gone Down by $344 (26%)

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the NEC P401 and the United States price of $999.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £1,285.97 ($1,285.97).

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The P401 is typical compared to the other 2,067 data projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the P401 will cost $56 over 5 years to run.

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Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is typical of many data projectors.

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the NEC P401 of 36dB is pretty typical compared to most other data projectors. It is louder than 36% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the NEC P401 of only 4,000 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 68% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the NEC P401 of 3,300 ANSI lumens is fairly typical compared to most other data projectors. It is in the brightest 54% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The NEC P401's service life of lamp of 4,000h is pretty standard compared to most other data projectors. It is in the longest 44% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC P401 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of data projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The NEC P401 has a handheld remote control. 81% of data projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the NEC P401 of 240W is relatively standard compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the biggest 61% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The NEC P401 is RoHS compliance, unlike 82% of data projectors which are not RoHS compliance.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The NEC P401 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that 63% of data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

brand p401wg, nec 1280x800, acer p401w, sony p401w, nec p401w

Barcodes:

00000060003693, 04053162606791, 05028695610217, 05053959394473, 05054484578291, 05054533578296, 05054629417324

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