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A fully featured 6000:1 280 x 800 data projector
6000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 36dB Dec 2015
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NEC P502W Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have ranked the NEC P502W number 436 across all projectors.
Good Features
$93 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 31?

At over a year old this data projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of $93 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 data projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly bright projector brightness
Only 280 x 800 resolution

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NEC P502W In-Depth Analysis


NEC Has Very Good Projector Reviews

Projectors produced by NEC have very good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all projectors (not just projectors) and found that NEC also has very good reviews across its entire range. 100% of those that bought a NEC multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Not Cheap

The price range of multimedia projectors is from $149 to $24,000. We think that this data projector looks expensive compared to other multimedia projectors.

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We found a cheaper price for the NEC P502W of £1,636.80 ($1,636.80) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $112.20.

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The NEC P502W is HD-Ready, as are most of the other projectors.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Average Noise Level

At 36 decibels, the NEC P502W has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

Across all the multimedia projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The NEC P502W has a fairly bright projector brightness (5,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC P502W has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The NEC P502W supports full HD. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of projectors is 3.5W, the biggest is 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W. With a bulb power of 375 Watts, the NEC P502W has one of the bigger bulb powers amongst projectors of this age.

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Released 20 Months Ago

This NEC data projector has been on the market since December 2015.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The average 1 year running cost of the P502W is $93 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec p233139p, acer p502w, nec p502w
Barcodes 00000060003900, 05028695612341, 05054629989401