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NEC UM330Xi Highly Rated
An award winning and cheap to run 3000:1 1024 x 768 projector
3000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 28dB Jun 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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NEC UM330Xi Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs,
1 Review + 1 Award
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$70 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 40?

It has outstanding expert reviews with an average expert rating of 99%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer 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 $70 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
The UM330Xi has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a zoom capability
Quite quiet noise level
Quite small bulb power
Does not support full HD

NEC UM330Xi In-Depth Analysis


One Industry Award gave this projector a "Highly Rated" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

This multimedia projector received an expert rating of 99 out of 100 from If all the projectors are ranked by average expert review score then this data projector is in the top 5%.

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NEC Has Very Good Projector Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all NEC multimedia projectors and also specifically for NEC projectors and found that in both cases NEC had very good ratings compared to other brands. 100% of those that bought a NEC data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Has a Zoom Capability

The UM330Xi has a zoom capability, unlike most of the other data projectors which do not have a zoom capability.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,300 ANSI lumens, the UM330Xi has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

At only 28 decibels, the NEC UM330Xi has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors. The noise levels of projectors range from 10dB to 93dB.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The NEC UM330Xi is RoHS compliance. Most of the other projectors also are RoHS compliance.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

Projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W. With a bulb power of only 195 Watts, the UM330Xi has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other projectors.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The highest resolution of the UM330Xi is 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of a 280 x 800 data projector, which is the most common resolution. This projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). The worst resolution of all projectors is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors, the UM330Xi does not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC UM330Xi has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This multimedia projector supports 1 and 080 supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on projectors.

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Has a Mounting Brackets Included

The UM330Xi has a mounting brackets included, as do most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released in June 2014.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the UM330Xi is $70, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer um330wi, acer um330xi, nec 1024x768, nec um330xi, nec um330wi
Barcodes 00000060003392, 00000060003393, 00000060003428, 00000060003429, 00549963934279, 04053162595552, 04053162921641, 05028695609884, 05028695609921, 05028695609945, 05028695610019, 05028695610095, 05028695610118, 05028695611153, 05028695611160, 05499639342790