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Optoma W311
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Optoma W311 Projector

WXGA (1280x800) 3,200 ANSI Lumens Sep 2014
Projector Native Resolution 3D Projector Brightness Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date
- Bright projection 3200 ANSI lumens- Easy connectivity - 2x HDMI, 2W speaker- Low ownership costs - up to 10,000 hours lamp life- Lightweight and portable, Carry bag included Project bright... More
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9 Reasons For

Excellent Expert Reviews

This data projector received a score of 90 out of 100 from expert review website This puts this projector in the top 13% of all the projectors of this spec and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Optoma Projectors Have Good Reviews

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

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 Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma W311 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of this age and type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq W750.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) which you might also want to consider including the Viewsonic PJD6544W.

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Supports 3D

Like most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W311, the Optoma W311 supports 3D.

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors which support 3D and we think the Benq W7000+ ($1,995.00), and the Sony VPL-HW30ES which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of data projectors of a comparable age and type to the W311 is 2,000h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 6,600h. The Optoma W311 has one of the longer service life of lamp (economic mode)s (7,000 hours) amongst data projectors of this age.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Light

Across all the data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W311 the weights range from 2.2g to 26kg, and the average weight is 5kg. With a weight of only 2 kilograms, the Optoma W311 is one of the lighter data projectors that were launched around the same time as the W311 amongst data projectors of this age.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, the Optoma W311 does not support full HD.

It is worth considering other projectors which also support full HD including the Benq W7000+ ($1,995.00), or the Acer H9500BD which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma W311 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W311 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Small Bulb Power

Data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the W311 have bulb powers of between 140W and 580W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The Optoma W311 has a fairly small bulb power (only 190 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the W311.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W311

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector has been on the market for over two years.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W311 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that were released around the same time as the W311.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The Optoma W311 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 51% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Expert Reviews


Overall, the Optoma W311 is a bargain-priced powerhouse of a projector that's perfect for traditional presentation tasks like Powerpoint, spreadsheets, and text documents. It doesn't have a lot of...

User Reviews

Reviewed 2 January 2015 by DJSTAL
DJSTAL would recommend the Optoma W311 (Verified Purchase)

Great for the money. Got a defective unit first, but this was Optoma's Issue, not B&H. B&H customer service was excellent in getting me a replacement. I Have it paired with a 120 screen with 1.2... Read more…

Reviewed 6 January 2015 by Amitks

Best decision to opt for this instead of a TV...

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Electricity cost when switched on $57.43
Electricity cost when on standby $2.80
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Total running cost over 5 years $60.23
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Optoma W311uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 00796435419295, 05060059049165, 07964354192954