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Optoma W301

A cheap to run and fully featured 15000:1 280 x 800 projector
15000:1 WXGA (1280x800) Yes 28dB Jul 2013
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Optoma W301 Review

With low running costs but mediocre features, we have ranked the Optoma W301 number 970 across all projectors.
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4 Years Old
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£79 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
18
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 19?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of only £79 over 1 year, which are in the cheapest 19% of all 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Does not support full HD
Only 1,080 video mode
Quite small bulb power
Only 280 x 800 resolution

Optoma W301 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Optoma Has Very Good Data Projector Reviews

We checked 2,306 expert and owner reviews (including 381 verified purchases) for Optoma multimedia projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Optoma has very good reviews specifically within its projectors range. 96% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Quite Quiet Noise Level

Projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB. With a noise level of only 28 decibels, the Optoma W301 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma W301 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma W301 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This multimedia projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on multimedia projectors.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W. The Optoma W301 has one of the smaller bulb powers (only 190 Watts) amongst projectors of this age.

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RoHS Compliance

The Optoma W301 is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other projectors.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on data projectors.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W301 has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Optoma released the W301 in July 2013.


Running Costs

Low Running Costs

The W301 has an average running cost of only £79 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the more economic to run projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma 958vg01gc0e

Barcodes:

05060059048151

Optoma W301 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma W301 review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 330,666 product attributes, 16,140 projector reviews and 2,427,600 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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