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Optoma W304M Projector

WXGA (1280x800) 33dB 3,100 ANSI Lumens Mar 2013
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The Optoma W304M data projector is the perfect choice for mobile professionals looking for a powerful, yet compact projector capable of delivering stunning presentations on the go. This DLP... More
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Optoma W304M WXGA 3100 Lumen Full 3D Portable DLP Projector with HDMI Quick Review
Quick Review Optoma W304M WXGA 3100 Lumen Full 3D Portable DLP Projector with HDMI
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7 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

Three experts from sites including PC Mag, projectorcentral.com and IT Reviews.com have rated this data projector on average 73 out of 100.

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We calculated the average ratings for all Optoma projectors and also specifically for Optoma data projectors and found that in both cases Optoma had good ratings compared to other brands.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma W304M has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Vivitek Qumi Q7[plb_2086346_price], the Epson EB-1771[plb_1748930_price], or the Optoma EH200ST[plb_2415609_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma W304M supports 3D, as do most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the W304M.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which support 3D currently available which you might also want to look at including the EH200ST[pl_2415609_price], or the HD151X[pl_2591351_price] both from Optoma or the Vivitek Qumi Q7[plb_2086346_price] which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

The Optoma W304M has a maximum maximum digital resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 20% more maximum digital resolution than a 1600 x 1200 pixels projector, which is the most frequently found maximum digital resolution.

A 1920 x 1200 pixels maximum digital resolution is in fact the best maximum digital resolution across all data projectors of a comparable age and type to the W304M.

A 1600 x 1200 pixels maximum digital resolution is the worst maximum digital resolution across comparable types of projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many data projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Light

The average weight of multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the W304M is 5kg. The Optoma W304M is quite light (only 1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

Some customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was not heavy and bulky. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned “Less than a pound heavier th” in their review of the Optoma W304M.

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma W304M does not support full HD. Most of the other data projectors that were released around the same time as the W304M also do not support full HD.

We compared all the other data projectors which also support full HD to this projector and we think the EH200ST[pl_2415609_price], the HD151X[pl_2591351_price], or the HD25-LV[pl_1883129_price] all from Optoma which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma W304M does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other data projectors of this spec and age also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a wi-Fi and we think the Benq GP30[plb_2564760_price], or the Optoma W305ST[plb_1726307_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of data projectors that came out more than two years ago is 8.6W. The Optoma W304M has one of the lowest RMS rated powers (only 1 Watt) amongst data projectors of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W304M

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this projector was released.

WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma W304M is WXGA (1280x800). That's 51% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,100 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W304M has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W304M.

If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the W305ST[pl_1726307_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated), the X351[pl_2821583_price] (3,600 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the W351[pl_2821580_price] (3,800 ANSI lumens and higher rated) all from Optoma.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 33 decibels, the Optoma W304M has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

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Specification

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Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
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Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
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Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
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Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
HDMI Version
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
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Packaging Content
User Guide
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
Other Features
HDMI

Expert Reviews

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IT Reviews.com

31 August 2013

Rated at 3,100 lumens, the Optoma W304M delivers a surprisingly bright image for a 3pound 5-ounce projector...

Highly portable
Bright, with a 3 100-lumen rating
Near-excellent data image quality
Long lamp life
Tendency to show rainbow artifacts makes video suitable for short clips only
Underpowered audio
29 August 2013

Only a small step up from 500-lumen LED-based portable projectors in price and weight, the 3100-lumen Optoma W304M delivers a much brighter image...

In addition to its balance of portability, brightness, data image quality, and price, the Optoma W304M' projector's pluses include its long lamp life and its 3D support for both HDMI connections... Read more…

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 5 August 2013 by Chris
Chris would recommend the Optoma W304M (Verified Purchase)

We use the projectors in a classroom environment and they work great. Very quiet and bright output...

Clear Display
Easy To Use
Quiet
Small Footprint

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Electricity cost when switched on $66.04
Electricity cost when on standby $2.71
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Total running cost over 5 years $68.75
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00070090122616, 00080050356364, 00796435418458, 05060059047857, 05060059048311, 07964354184584

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