Panasonic PT-EX12KE
Panasonic PT-EX12KE
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Panasonic PT-EX12KE

An expensive to run 4000:1 1024 x 768 projector with satisfactory features
4000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 42dB Jan 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Panasonic PT-EX12KE Review

With average features, we have scored the Panasonic PT-EX12KE as follows for Summary.
Average Features
$340 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 36?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $340 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 2% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a DVI port
Fairly big bulb power
Quite loud noise level
Does not support full HD

Panasonic PT-EX12KE In-Depth Analysis


Has a DVI Port

The PT-EX12KE has a DVI port, unlike 88% of projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The PT-EX12KE's noise level of 42dB is in the loudest 3% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The Panasonic PT-EX12KE's bulb power of 380W is quite big compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 7% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. The average bulb power of all projectors is 260W, with the smallest being 3.5W and the biggest being 4,200W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The PT-EX12KE does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The PT-EX12KE has a 1024 x 768 projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. This Panasonic multimedia projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Not HD-Ready

Like most other projectors, the PT-EX12KE is not HD-Ready. 79% of data projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 6,800h, with the shortest being 20h and the longest being 40,000h. The service life of lamp of the PT-EX12KE of only 2,000h is quite short compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 7% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Panasonic PT-EX12KE of 13,000 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 1% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Running Costs

High Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the PT-EX12KE is $340 based on passable energy prices, which is in the most expensive 2% of all 1,763 data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic ptex12ke, acer ptex12ke


05025232656479, 05025232656486