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NEC VE281X

$300.00
A classic and great value for money 3000:1 800 x 600 data projector
3000:1 SVGA (800x600) No 35dB Nov 2013
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NEC VE281 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the NEC VE281 number 268 across all projectors.
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33 Reviews
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Excellent
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Good Features
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$69 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
64
Good

Why Has it Scored 64?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this multimedia projector to others.
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 projectors 2017.
This NEC projector has running costs of $69 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 data projectors that we have compared it to.
The VE281 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a zoom capability
3D-ready
Only 1,080 video mode
Quite small bulb power

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NEC VE281 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com the average expert rating of this data projector is 80%.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, VE281 owners rated this data projector 88%. 11 reviewers (90% of all reviewers) gave this data projector either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Easy to Use

Three people who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use and two people who bought it considered that it was easy to setup.

NEC Has Very Good Projector Reviews

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

Excellent Technical Features

Two owners concluded that it had good features.

Good Sound Quality

Two people reckoned that it had good sound quality.

Reasonably Priced

Five customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good value for money.

Good Remote Control

Two owners who bought it reckoned that it had a good remote control.


Value For Money

Low-Priced

We think this data projector represents good value compared to other projectors. We checked 618 projectors and they range in price from $149 to $24,000.

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Features

Has a Zoom Capability

The NEC VE281 has a zoom capability, unlike most of the other projectors which do not have a zoom capability.

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3D-Ready

The NEC VE281 is 3D-ready, as are most of the other data projectors.

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Average Noise Level

At 35 decibels, the NEC VE281 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,800 ANSI lumens, the NEC VE281 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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800 X 600 Resolution

The NEC VE281 has a maximum resolution of 800 x 600. That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of 280 x 800. In addition, this multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of SVGA (800x600).

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many projectors.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The NEC VE281 has a fairly small bulb power (only 200 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors. The smallest bulb power of projectors is 3.5W, the biggest is 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The NEC VE281 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC VE281 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This NEC data projector was released in November 2013.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The VE281 is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have assessed for 1 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the VE281 is $69.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec display solutions npve281x, nec display solutions ve281x, nec ve281x
Barcodes 00012302573786, 00013040010489, 00014445256472, 00071030618596, 00086000559328, 00088021469457, 00100177440224, 00163120857241, 00172302796551, 00746320007922, 00803982782601, 00805736042047, 00970164535956, 05028695609037, 05028695609068, 08057360420476

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