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Optoma S321 Projector

SVGA (800x600) 3,200 ANSI Lumens Mar 2016
Projector Native Resolution 3D Projector Brightness Full HD Release Date
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Good User Reviews

On average, people who bought this Optoma projector rated it as 87 out of 100.

Easy to Use

Eighteen Optoma S321 owners who reviewed it thought it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer said in their Optoma S321 review on Amazon “Was quite easy for my husband to set up” and gave this projector a score of 5 stars. Anne wrote in her review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon “VERY easy to set up and use with my laptop”. Harold Magee said three years ago “Working well, easy to set up and good value for money”.

Thirteen Optoma S321 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to use. Aldeia Da Pequenada said in their review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon “Easy to use, easy to work” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Bob the Builder gave it a very good review score and he mentioned on Amazon “Easy to set up, easy to use, great definition” in his review of the Optoma S321. Three years ago Cottage wrote on Amazon “Very easy to use, with no hard set up processes” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Three Optoma S321 reviewers reckoned that the Optoma S321 was easy to use the menus. R. J. Howgego mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “The projector provides countless on-screen menus for making fine adjustments to the image.”.

One Optoma S321 owner thought the product had a good experience. T a mentioned “The amazing sharpness and vibrant colours add to the experience, any movie looks fantastic when seen on my projector” and scored the Optoma S321 very highly.

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Good Picture Quality

A few Optoma S321 reviewers who bought this projector considered that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this projector four years ago “For price I think it is great and colours to my eye look bright” and scored the product 5 stars. Five years ago James Ingram said “However, I was suprised just how bright and vivid the colours were”. Jj said in their review of the Optoma S321 “Absolutely in love in that! Bright colours, very nice picture, easy” .

Five Optoma S321 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this projector had good picture quality. Three years ago K. Smith wrote “Was easy to set up and the picture quality is better than I expected, at this price I decided to order a spare” and scored it very highly. Mayank wrote “I am amazed to see the clear picture quality and performance for the price tag attached to it” in their review of the Optoma S321.

One person reckoned that the Optoma S321 had a sharp image. One Optoma S321 reviewer who reviewed the Optoma S321 thought it was good for watching movies. Four years ago Lovesphotography said on Amazon “We also use it at home to watch movies, great quality also for movies”.

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Good Size

Some Optoma S321 reviewers who reviewed this projector concluded that it was compact. Four years ago A. V. Whitmore wrote “Having played with it I wish I'd bought a more compact, higher resolution projector even though the cost is higher” in their review but even so they only gave the Optoma S321 a rating of 60 out of 100. Bibi said on Amazon “It is compact and small 2”. Mr. Chris Jones said four years ago “Its a nice light compact machine plenty of light for a semi illuminated room” in his Optoma S321 review.

A few Optoma S321 owners concluded that it was a good depth. Dp mentioned on Amazon “At 3.5 inches depth it fits easily into my laptop bag for travel” in their Optoma S321 review and scored the product 5 stars. Leo mentioned “The luminosity is fine and color hue and depth is acceptable” however despite that he gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

A number of Optoma S321 owners who reviewed it said that it was a good height. Three years ago Bibi wrote “There is a height adjuster at the front (one reviewer said there wasn't) - you just turn the little third leg 4” in her review of this projector. Mr. R. V. Malin wrote in their review four years ago “I was tempted to deduct a star for the lack of 1] a Lens cover, 2] a Quick release height adjustment foot (as on previous models” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

One customer concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Victoria Jayne scored this projector very highly and she said five years ago “It isn't too heavy and, as it is well packed in a kind of bubble wrap when it arrives, I carry it around in it's box”.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was a good weight. Magneto wrote in their review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon “*Light weight *Good picture quality (not the best”. One person said in their reviews that the Optoma S321 was easy to carry around. Pam Wright rated the product as very good and she mentioned on Amazon “It is easy to set up, easy to carry (although a carry-case is recommended”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Some Optoma S321 owners reckoned that it was quiet. Amazon Customer said four years ago “The fan is also quiet” and rated it as excellent. Chris. K mentioned on Amazon “The fan is very quiet and the display is bright enough” in their review. John Whittle. wrote in his review of the Optoma S321 “The sound from the unit is so quiet that without any amplified speakers”.

A few people wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. Dp gave this projector a very good rating and mentioned “Great colours, very clear images, not noisy”. Mcbun said on Amazon three years ago “Is not particularly noisy” and gave the product a very good rating. This year Michael A. said “This projector is real nice, displays clear picture, movies and presentation, low noise, I love it” in his review of the Optoma S321.

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Good Product Quality

A few Optoma S321 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Buyer wrote in their review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon “I use it as part of my job role to display presentation, videos and pictures etc Even in a light room the picture quality is really good” and gave it a very good rating. Checkatrade scored the Optoma S321 very highly and wrote in their review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon “Plugging it in, we could see straight away that it is a really good projector with excellent image quality”. D said “I was impressed with the overall quality and simplicity of use” in their review of this projector and rated it 5 stars.

Good Brand

Optoma has good average ratings for its data projectors as well as across its entire projector range compared to other manufacturers.

Robust

Several Optoma S321 owners who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable. Mayank mentioned on Amazon “Its sleek and sturdy, smaller in size than I anticipated”. Stina Ilves mentioned “Surely durable and with a long lifespan” in their Optoma S321 review.

Good Sound Quality

A few people wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Andrea C said in his review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon four years ago “Arrived in less than a week to spain too FREE delivery sounds great and looks great”. Peter Mallard said in his Optoma S321 review “You don't need it if you are watching movies as you will want to use a seperate sound system anyway to compliment the big picture” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Victoria Jayne said “The sound works well through my laptop” in her review.

Good High Def TV

Several Optoma S321 owners said in their reviews that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV. Five years ago James Ingram said on Amazon “Sure it's not HD” in his review of this projector. Magneto said in their review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon “*If you try and watch good quality (HD) films it reduces in its picture quality”. Onepaintedman said in their review of this projector on Amazon “Works well with HD streaming and produces a wonderfully clear bright picture on a neural coloured wall! Can't recommend highly enough” and scored the Optoma S321 very highly.

Nice Design

Two customers who purchased it considered that it was good looking. John Whittle. gave this projector a very good rating and he said in his review of the Optoma S321 “The projector gave us a beautiful clear presentation from a DVD in the laptop with no distortions whatsoever in daylight, even with the curtains open”. Mr. R. V. Malin mentioned in their review of this projector “There is a proper 3 pin 'kettle' style UK lead! All in all a very good projector for the price” and gave it an excellent review score.

Good Support

One person wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Stretching Minds wrote on Amazon “A very helpful getting started guide too”.

Good Remote Control

One person said in their reviews that it had a good remote control. Three years ago Guillermo mentioned in his review “All the control buttons are on the remote”.

Supports Full HD

The Optoma S321 supports full HD. Most of the other data projectors that were released around the same time as the S321 do not support full HD.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

At 10,000 hours, the Optoma S321 has a quite long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the S321. Across all the recently released data projectors the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 2,000h to 30,000h.

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Very Light

The Optoma S321 is one of the lighter data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the S321 (only 2.2 kilograms) amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The weights of data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the S321 range from 2.7g to 28kg, and the average weight is 6.5kg.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One Optoma S321 reviewer who bought this projector considered that it was not good in terms of connectivity. Cegs0 gave it a rating of 3 stars and said on Amazon “Mac Book Pro Connectivity Problem”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma S321 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other latest projectors do have a built-in speaker(s).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma S321 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the S321 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support 3D

The Optoma S321 does not support 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out in the last 12 months also do not support 3D.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma S321 is SVGA (800x600). That's 77% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution.

A SVGA (800x600) projector native resolution is actually the worst resolution across all projectors that were launched in the last year.

Across comparable types of multimedia projector the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Very Small Bulb Power

The average bulb power of new data projectors is 270W. With a bulb power of only 195 Watts, the Optoma S321 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other newly released data projectors.

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Very Small Matrix Size

At only 0.55 inches, the Optoma S321 has a fairly small matrix size compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released in the last 12 months. Across all the data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the S321 the matrix sizes range from 0.55" to 0.76", and the average matrix size is 0.67".

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Performance
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included

User Reviews

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 9571p01gc0, 9571p01gc0e, optoma s321, optoma ds348, optoma 800x600, optoma n163893, optoma p237768, optoma n163893w, optoma p237768p, optoma c3yhza00, optoma c3yhzs00, optoma vp208329, optoma 9571p01gc0, optoma 9571p01gc0e, special 9571p01gc0, special 9571p01gc0e, optoma 7736250619571p01gc0, optoma 7736250619571p01gc0e, optoma europe ltd 9571p01gc0, optoma europe ltd 9571p01gc0e
Barcodes 00796435440060, 05055387631175

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