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NEC P401 Review
|Value for Money||
|6 Great Features|
|3 Years Old|
|£162 Over 1 Year|
Why Has it Scored 35?
It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%. This projector has received an "Editor's Choice" award from website PC Mag.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available.
The running costs of this NEC projector of £162 over 1 year are typical compared to the other 35 recently released similar spec projectors that we have compared it to.
Should You Buy it Now?
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One Industry Award
This multimedia projector received an "Editor's Choice" award from website PC Mag who thought that this projector was brilliant.
Good Expert Reviews
This data projector received a score of 80% from expert review site PC Mag.
NEC Has Good Data Projector Reviews
On average NEC multimedia projectors are rated 83%, which is in the top 34% of all projector brands that we have assessed. 100% of those that bought a NEC projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Does Not Support Full HD
The NEC P401 does not support full HD. Most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this projector also do not support full HD.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The NEC P401 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other new projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).
Average Noise Level
At 36 decibels, the NEC P401 has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this projector.
Average Projector Brightness
At 3,300 ANSI lumens, the NEC P401 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this multimedia projector.
WXGA (1280x800) Resolution
The NEC P401 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most common projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).
This projector's resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is in fact the best resolution across all similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this projector.
Across comparable types of projector the worst resolution is XGA (1024x768).
Has an On Screen Display (OSD)
The NEC P401 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other similar spec data projectors that were released around the same time as this projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).
The NEC P401 is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other recently released comparable spec projectors.
Does Not Have a DVI Port
Like most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this multimedia projector, the NEC P401 does not have a DVI port.
Has an Ethernet LAN
The NEC P401 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other recently released projectors also have an Ethernet LAN.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The NEC P401 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector.
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was January 2014 when NEC released the P401.
OK Running Costs
The P401 is typical compared to the other 35 recently released similar spec projectors that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the P401 is £162.
Value for Money
Price Has Gone Up by $550 (42%)
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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom
We found a cheaper price for the NEC P401 of £1,287.61 ($1,287.61) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $12.38.
NEC P401 Review Sources
To prepare this NEC P401 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 330,210 product attributes, 16,043 projector reviews and 2,421,100 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.