Optoma W311
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Optoma W311

A critically acclaimed and cheap to run 280 x 800 data projector
WXGA (1280x800) Yes 3,200 ANSI Lumens No Nov 2014
Projector Native Resolution 3D Projector Brightness Full HD Release Date

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Optoma W311 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the Optoma W311 number 190 across all projectors.
3 Reviews
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
2 Years Old
£80 Over 1 Year
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Why Has it Scored 47?

It has great expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This Optoma projector has running costs of only £80 over 1 year, which are in the cheapest 20% of all 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
The W311 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a carrying case
RoHS compliance
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Quite small bulb power

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Optoma W311 In-Depth Analysis


Excellent Expert Reviews

This Optoma data projector received a rating of 90% from expert review website Data projector experts think this projector is one of the very best projectors.

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Optoma Data Projectors Have Very Good 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 brands. 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.

Good Size

One Optoma W311 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was heavy and bulky.

Good Technical Features

One Optoma W311 reviewer thought the Optoma W311 had good features. Last year expert review site said in their review “While not heavy on features”.


Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma W311 has a carrying case, as do most of the other data projectors.

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RoHS Compliance

The Optoma W311 is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma W311 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

At only 190 Watts, the Optoma W311 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other projectors. The smallest bulb power of multimedia projectors is 3.5W and the biggest is 3,000W.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W311 has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of data projectors is 6,700h, and the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h. With a service life of lamp of 5,000 hours, the Optoma W311 has one of the longer service life of lamps amongst projectors of this age.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors, the Optoma W311 does not support full HD.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Optoma released the W311 in November 2014.

Running Costs

Low Running Costs

The W311 has an average running cost of only £80 over 1 year based on typical energy prices, which is in the cheapest 20% of all 1,756 projectors.

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Optoma W311 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma W311 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.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00796435419295, 05060059049165, 07964354192954