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Optoma ZW212ST
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Optoma ZW212ST Projector

WXGA (1280x800) 34dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Dec 2012
Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
Optoma's laser/LED projectors bring together innovative technologies that make them light, bright and easy to use and maintain. These lamp-free projectors help businesses and educators deliver... More
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13 Reasons For

Optoma Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,734 owner and expert reviews for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has good reviews. We also found that Optoma has good reviews specifically for its data projectors.

Good Product Quality

Several people agreed that it was good quality. Expert website Pcmag.com wrote three years ago “The Optoma ZW212ST is a short-throw hybrid laser-LED data projector with very good text quality” in their review of the Optoma ZW212ST.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

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

Alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider include the Optoma X315[plb_2326573_price], or the Epson PowerLite 4855WU[plb_1969833_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports 3D

Like most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the ZW212ST, the ZW212ST supports 3D.

We compared all the other data projectors which support 3D to this multimedia projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], the Optoma X315[plb_2326573_price], and the Epson PowerLite Pro G6900WU[plb_1919039_price] is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Optoma ZW212ST supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this data projector). This projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the ZW212ST the worst resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The ZW212ST has more number of built-in speakerss than most of the similar spec projectors that have been around for more than two years. This multimedia projector is a two number of built-in speakers data projector compared to most of the multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the ZW212ST which only have one number of built-in speakers.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 2,000h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 6,600h. The Optoma ZW212ST has one of the longer service life of lamp (economic mode)s (20,000 hours) amongst data projectors of this age.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most projectors that were launched around the same time as the ZW212ST have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the ZW212ST which has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of data projectors of a similar type and age to the ZW212ST range from 1,500h to 30,000h. The ZW212ST has a fairly long service life of lamp (20,000 hours) compared to most of the other data projectors that were launched around the same time as the ZW212ST.

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Supports Seven Video Formats Supporteds

The number of supported video formats on the ZW212ST is more than most projectors of a similar type and age to it. This projector supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by projectors of this age and type. The video formats supporteds "3GP", "H.264", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG4" and "XVID" are also supported by this multimedia projector.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the ZW212ST is more than most data projectors that are a similar age to it. This projector supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. The image formats supported "BMP" is also supported by this Optoma multimedia projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

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Quite Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The lowest power consumption (PowerSave) of multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the ZW212ST is 0.2W and the highest is 430W. At only 176 Watts, the ZW212ST has a fairly low power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com the average expert rating of this projector is 65%.

Inferior Sound Quality

One Optoma ZW212ST reviewer considered that it did not have good sound quality. It Reviews.com wrote in their review of this projector on IT Reviews.com three years ago “Relatively weak audio”.

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the ZW212ST, the ZW212ST does not support full HD.

We compared all the other projectors which also support full HD to this multimedia projector and we think the W7000+[pl_1403580_price], or the W7500[pl_1995206_price] both from Benq or the Panasonic PT-LZ370U[plb_1900094_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The ZW212ST does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

Other projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the Epson EB-Z9900W[plb_2549632_price], the Elmo BOXi MP-350[plb_2578320_price], or the Benq GP20[plb_2231335_price].

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many data projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

The quietest noise level (economic mode) of multimedia projectors of this age and type is 20dB and the loudest is 40dB. At 32 decibels, the ZW212ST has a fairly loud noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the ZW212ST.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Optoma ZW212ST

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this multimedia projector was released.

WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the ZW212ST is WXGA (1280x800). That's 51% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 34 decibels, the Optoma ZW212ST has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the ZW212ST.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 34dB noise level data projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic PJD8333[plb_1479838_price], or the Benq W770ST[plb_1561748_price].

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,500 ANSI lumens, the ZW212ST has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the ZW212ST.

There are a number of alternative 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available which you might want to consider including the LG SA560[plb_1580800_price], the Viewsonic PJD6353s[plb_1429674_price], or the Benq W770ST[plb_1561748_price] which has better reviews.

Data projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the GT1070[pl_2503383_price] (2,600 ANSI lumens), the HD25e[pl_2819896_price] (2,800 ANSI lumens), or the HD151X[pl_2591351_price] (2,800 ANSI lumens) all from Optoma which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Serial Interface Type
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Password Protection Type
2D/3D Frequency Image
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Image Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(2)

IT Reviews.com

14 September 2013

The Optoma ZW212ST is a short-throw hybrid laser-LED data projector with very good text quality...

Short throw
Good text quality
3D compatible
Good port selection
Long lamp life
Rainbow effect in video
Relatively weak audio
12 September 2013

The Optoma ZW212ST is a short-throw hybrid laser-LED data projector with very good text quality...

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Electricity cost when switched on $52.09
Electricity cost when on standby $2.72
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Total running cost over 5 years $54.81
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma zw212, optoma zw212s, optoma p163008, optoma zw212st, optoma p166792, optoma zw212ste, optoma p166792p, optoma p163008p, optoma zw212sted, optoma zw212stedu, optoma 958nq01gc1
Barcodes 00796435418540, 05060059047956, 07964354185406
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