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An award winning and fully featured 4000:1 1024 x 768 multimedia projector
4000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 30dB Feb 2013
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NEC P501X Review

3 Reviews + 1 Award
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$133 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 38?

It has not bad expert reviews and great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This NEC projector has running costs of $133 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 14% of all 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
The P501X has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1024 x 768 resolution
RoHS compliance

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NEC P501X In-Depth Analysis


One Industry Award

The writer at review website PC Mag thought that this projector was outstanding and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Projector expert review website PC Mag scored this data projector 80%.

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Very Good Brand

NEC is one of the superior multimedia projector manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and NEC also has very good reviews for its projectors. 100% of those that bought a NEC multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


1024 X 768 Resolution

The highest resolution of the NEC P501X 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 NEC data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Multimedia projectors projector native resolutions range from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The NEC P501X is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

At only 30 decibels, the NEC P501X has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors. The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB and the loudest is 93dB.

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Supports Full HD

The NEC P501X supports full HD, unlike most of the other projectors which do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC P501X has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

At 5,000 ANSI lumens, the NEC P501X has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors. The average projector brightness of projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since February 2013.

Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the P501X is $133, which makes it one of the most expensive to run projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers unknown asc855476ain02, unknown p501x, nec 1024x768, nec p501x
Barcodes 04053162595613, 05028695610200