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NEC VE281X

83

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NEC VE281X

$525.00
NEC VE281X
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A very economical to run and classic moderate noise level SVGA projector, with great features and a reasonable price
35dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 3000:1 No Nov 2013
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NEC VE281X Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the NEC VE281X number 131 across all projectors.
93
Reviews
17 Reviews
87
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Running Costs
$51 Over 5 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 83?

It has good 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 projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest data projectors 2018.
This NEC projector has running costs of $51 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
The VE281X has some great features:
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control
3D-ready
Has a zoom capability
BrilliantColor, including a 6-segment color wheel, provides accurate color reproduction
Quick startup/cooling/shutdown minimizes projector setup and teardown between meetings
ECO mode technology helps extend lamp life and lowers power consumption
Carbon savings meter calculates the positive effects of operating the projector in ECO mode
Compact size and lightweight design simplify transport

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NEC VE281X In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features. However at $525.00 it is still in the cheapest 16% of projectors.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the VE281X is $51 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors.

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Features

Only 800 X 600 (SVGA) Resolution

The NEC VE281X has an 800 x 600 (SVGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most data projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The resolution of all projectors ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Average Noise Level

The NEC VE281X's noise level of 35dB is relatively typical compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 39% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

Across all the multimedia projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the NEC VE281 of only 3,000 is in the lowest 28% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The NEC VE281X's projector brightness of only 2,800 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 25% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the NEC VE281X of 4,000h is fairly typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 42% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC VE281X has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The NEC VE281X has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb powers of multimedia projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The NEC VE281X's bulb power of only 200W is smaller than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the smallest 23% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The NEC VE281X does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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3D-Ready

The NEC VE281X is 3D-ready, which is unusual. 85% of projectors are not 3D-ready.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The NEC VE281X has a zoom capability. 91% of projectors do not have a zoom capability.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nec display solutions npve281x, nec display solutions ve281x, nec npve281x, nec 1024x768, nec ve281x, 60003620

Barcodes:

00012302573779, 00014445256489, 00021112263503, 00071030618596, 00086000559328, 00100177440224, 00100177440408, 00163120857227, 00163120857241, 00168141610110, 00172302796315, 00689521124862, 00703164100011, 00746320007922, 00803982818065, 00805736042047, 00805736042054, 00809392587669, 00925601817355, 05028695609037, 05028695609068, 08057360420476, 08057360420544

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