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Optoma ZW212ST

A cheap to run 280 x 800 28 decibel multimedia projector
WXGA (1280x800) Yes 28dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Jan 2013
Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date

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Optoma ZW212ST Review

With low running costs but good reviews,
66
3 Reviews
1
Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
87
$59 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
35
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 35?

It has ok expert reviews with an average expert rating of 66%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of only $59 over 1 year, which are in the cheapest 11% of all 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
This Optoma projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports 3GP, AVI and 6 more video formats supported
Has a card reader integrated
Quite dim projector brightness
Only 280 x 800 resolution

Optoma ZW212ST In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, IT Reviews.com and CNET.co.uk this data projector has an average expert rating of 66 out of 100.

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Optoma Has Very Good Projector Reviews

Based on 2,306 owner and expert reviews (including 381 verified purchases), Optoma has very good ratings for its projectors. Optoma also has very good ratings specifically for its projectors compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Optoma data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Expensive

One Optoma ZW212ST owner reckoned that it was not good value for money. Ten years ago Cnet.co.uk wrote on CNET.co.uk “We just wish it was more feature-rich and wasnt so pricey”.

Does Not Have Good Sound Quality

One customer who purchased the Optoma ZW212ST said that it did not have good sound quality. Ten years ago Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of this projector on CNET.co.uk “Relatively weak audio”.

Good Quality

Two Optoma ZW212ST reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Cnet.co.uk wrote “Good text quality” in their review of this projector.

Excellent Battery Life

One person who bought the Optoma ZW212ST concluded that it had a good battery life.

Easy to Use

One Optoma ZW212ST owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Cnet.co.uk wrote on CNET.co.uk “Ease of use and setup” in their review of the Optoma ZW212ST.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer who bought the Optoma ZW212ST said that it had a good 3D picture quality. Cnet.co.uk mentioned ten years ago “3D compatible” in their Optoma ZW212ST review however they only gave it a rating of 18.08 out of 100.

Good Size

One Optoma ZW212ST owner who purchased the product mentioned that it was a good size. Cnet.co.uk said “Good size and weight” although they only gave it a score of 1 stars.


Features

Supports 3GP, AVI and 6 More Video Formats Supported

The Optoma ZW212ST has a greater number of supported video formats than most data projectors. This data projector supports an MPEG video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by projectors. The video formats supported "MP4", "AVI", "3GP", "MOV", "MPEG4", "H.264" and "XVID" are also supported by this projector.

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Optoma ZW212ST has a card reader integrated. Most of the other projectors do not have a card reader integrated.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. With a noise level of only 28 decibels, the Optoma ZW212ST has one of the quieter noise levels amongst projectors of this age.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the Optoma ZW212ST has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors. The projector brightnesses of multimedia projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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3D-Ready

The ZW212ST is 3D-ready, as are most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

Projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h. At 20,000 hours, the ZW212ST has a fairly long service life of lamp compared to most of the other data projectors.

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HD-Ready

The ZW212ST is HD-Ready, as are most of the other projectors.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The ZW212ST is RoHS compliance. Most of the other multimedia projectors also are RoHS compliance.

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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 projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The ZW212ST has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports 1 and 080 supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The ZW212ST does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors also do not support full HD.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Optoma released the ZW212ST in January 2013.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

The ZW212ST is one of the more economic to run multimedia projectors that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the ZW212ST is only $59.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers stampede zw212st
Barcodes 00796435418540, 05060059047956, 07964354185406

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