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NEC P401 Projector

4000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 36dB 3,300 ANSI Lumens Jan 2014
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Perfect for mid to large meeting rooms as well as classrooms in higher education where semi-professional high brightness performance is required, the P401W is a very bright and compact wide format... More
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NEC NP-P401W Entry Level Installation 4000-Lumens LCD Projector with 16W Speaker Quick Review
Review NEC Projector  P Series P401W, P451X, P451W and P501X
NEC NP P401W Review

9 Reasons For

NEC Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

NEC 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have good reviews on average and across all projectors NEC is one of the superior manufacturers.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC P401 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the NEC P401 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 20% more resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by projectors that have been available for more than two years. Across all multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the P401 the worst resolution is 640 x 400 and the best is 4096 x 2160.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The NEC P401 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common resolution.

This projector's resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is in fact the best resolution across all 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the P401.

An XGA (1024x768) projector native resolution is the worst resolution across similar types of projector.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Analog Resolution

The biggest maximum analog resolution of the NEC P401 is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 20% more maximum analog resolution than the most frequently found maximum analog resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels.

This data projector's maximum analog resolution (1920 x 1200 pixels) is actually the best maximum analog resolution amongst all projectors that came out around the same time as the P401.

The worst maximum analog resolution amongst comparable types of data projector is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The NEC P401 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity projector. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the P401 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The NEC P401 has more HDMI ports quantitys than most of the multimedia projectors of this type and age. This projector is a two HDMI ports quantity data projector compared to most of the projectors that were released more than two years ago which only have one HDMI ports quantity.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of multimedia projectors of this type and age is 1.1x and the biggest is 2.1x. The NEC P401 has a fairly big optical zoom (1.7 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the P401.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness (economic Mode)

Projectors of a similar type and age to the P401 have projector brightness (economic mode)s of between 1,500 ANSI lumens and 3,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness (economic mode) is 2,100 ANSI lumens. At 2,680 ANSI lumens, the NEC P401 has a quite bright projector brightness (economic mode) compared to most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other data projectors of this age and spec, the NEC P401 does not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the P401, the NEC P401 does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other projectors which also support wi-Fi which you might want to look at including the NEC L51W[plb_1496151_price].

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Does Not Support 3D

The NEC P401 does not support 3D. Most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the P401 also do not support 3D.

We compared all the other projectors which also support 3D to this projector and we think the NEC L51W[plb_1496151_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Low Vertical Synchronization (max)

The NEC P401 has a fairly low vertical synchronization (max) (only 0.12 kilohertz) compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the P401. The average vertical synchronization (max) of projectors of a similar spec and age to the P401 is 68kHz.

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Only One Audio (L,R) in

The NEC P401 is a one audio (L,R) in data projector. Most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago have between one and two audio (L,R) ins.

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3 Other reasons to consider the NEC P401

Released Over Three Years Ago

NEC released the P401 over three years ago.

Average Noise Level

The NEC P401 has a relatively typical noise level (36 decibels) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the P401.

Alternative 36dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available that you might want to consider include the NEC NP-P401W[plb_2050694_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,300 ANSI lumens, the NEC P401 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the P401.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Maximum Analog Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
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
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC in (D-Sub)
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Auto Power Off
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (max)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $66.68
Electricity cost when on standby $55.97
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Total running cost over 5 years $122.65
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 21 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec p401, nec pe401, nec p401w, acer p401, code p401, shops p401, code p401w, nec pe401w, acer p401w, nec p180043, shops pe401, shops p401w, shops pe401w, nec 1280x800, nec p180043p, 60003693 p401, 60003693 p401w, nec display solutions p401, nec display solutions p401w
Barcodes 00000060003693, 04053162606791, 05028695610217, 05053959394473, 05054484578291, 05054533578296, 05054629417324

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