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Optoma X401

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Optoma X401

$1,049.00
$829.99 $219 cheaper than 2 days ago
Optoma X401
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A good spec and classic quiet XGA data projector, with low running costs but representing only middle of the road value for money
29dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 15000:1 Yes Aug 2013
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Optoma X401 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Optoma X401 number 521 across all projectors.
88
Reviews
2 Reviews
65
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
75
Running Costs
$68 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
This Optoma projector has running costs of $68 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
The X401 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Quieter than average noise level
Outstanding image quality
Extensive connectivity options for maximum compatibility
Compatible with full 3d and RF glasses for the most amazing, immersive viewing experience
Superior lamp life minimizes cost of operation
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Very short service life of lamp

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Optoma X401 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $829.99 it is more expensive than 55% of projectors.

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The X401 has an average running cost of $68 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors.

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Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Optoma X401 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. Multimedia projectors resolutions range from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The quietest noise level of multimedia projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Optoma X401's noise level of only 29dB is quieter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 11% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

Data projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The Optoma X401's contrast ratio (typical) of 15,000 is in the highest 29% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Optoma X401 of 4,000 ANSI lumens is brighter than 68% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Optoma X401 of only 3,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is shorter than 74% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma X401 supports 3D, unlike 60% of projectors which do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma X401 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma X401 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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3D-Ready

The Optoma X401 is 3D-ready, unlike 85% of projectors which are not 3D-ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma X401 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma X401 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 82% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma X401 is RoHS compliance, unlike 82% of multimedia projectors which are not RoHS compliance.

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HD-Ready

The Optoma X401 is HD-Ready. 80% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The Optoma X401's bulb power of 280W is bigger than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 26% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma 1024x768, optoma x401

Barcodes:

00012301808421, 00110281718201, 00132018210901, 00163121425234, 00796435418366, 00942080088083, 05060059047536, 07964354183662

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