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Should You Buy a DELL Projector?

Matthew
Updated 25 May 2021
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should you buy a DELL Projector?

DELL is one of the most popular projector brands as well as being well known for its PC monitors, optical disc drives and soundbars.

If you are wondering how DELL projectors compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 2,600 projectors by objectively and impartially analysing over 33,000 user and expert reviews and 730+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

DELL are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and award winning projectors. Their projectors start at $179 for the 1430x which has a noise level of 39dB, is a projector that has a low contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA) and go up to $2,696 for the 7700 which has a noise level of 39dB, is a projector that has a low contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p). The average price of a new DELL projector is $608.

DELL are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and award winning projectors.

Is DELL the Best Projector Brand?

So are DELL projectors any good? We give every projector a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all projectors we are able to impartially rank all the projector brands.

DELL is ranked the No. 10 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that DELL is the 10th best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
5,814 reviews
#2
Taiwan
92%
92%
3,747 reviews
#3
Taiwan
92%
92%
7,018 reviews
#4
Japan
91%
91%
648 reviews
#5
Taiwan
90%
90%
2,578 reviews
#6
NEC
Japan
88%
88%
112 reviews
#7
85%
85%
410 reviews
#8
Taiwan
84%
84%
1,728 reviews
#9
LG
South Korea
83%
83%
1,600 reviews
#10
United States
81%
81%
212 reviews
#11
Asus
Taiwan
80%
80%
319 reviews
#12
Kodak
77%
77%
176 reviews
#13
Anker
73%
73%
109 reviews
#14
Japan
71%
71%
52 reviews
#15
Netherlands
71%
71%
160 reviews
#16
71%
71%
42 reviews
#17
Taiwan
70%
70%
224 reviews
#18
Pyle Pro
68%
68%
24 reviews
#19
Irulu
68%
68%
5 reviews
#20
Japan
66%
66%
1 review
#21
3M
66%
66%
221 reviews
#22
DBPower
64%
64%
21 reviews
#23
UO
64%
64%
30 reviews
#24
AAXA Technologies
64%
64%
0 reviews
#25
ZTE
63%
63%
2 reviews
#26
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#27
XGIMI
62%
62%
56 reviews
#28
Japan
62%
62%
0 reviews
#29
Pyle
61%
61%
9 reviews
#30
Nebula
61%
61%
101 reviews
#31
Gigabyte
57%
57%
0 reviews
#32
Christie
57%
57%
0 reviews
#33
56%
56%
0 reviews
#34
Xiaomi
54%
54%
5 reviews
#35
Maxell
53%
53%
0 reviews
#36
Smart
53%
53%
1 review
#37
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how DELL projectors compare to the other projector brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All projector Brands
DELL Projectors

DELL have better reviews than the typical projector brand, with the average rating of a DELL projector being 58%. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of DELL projector is $14 (based on a person typically using a projector for 5 hours per week), which makes them more efficient than most other projector brands.

There's a smaller selection of DELL projectors available compared to other projector brands, with only 15 DELL projectors currently on the market in the US. DELL projectors also tend to be cheaper than most other projector brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,440
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $24,499
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$608
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $15,499
Price Distribution of DELL Projectors

What Do the DELL Projector Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every DELL projector to work out the average distribution of reviews for DELL and then compared this to the other projector brands.

DELL logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
20
4 stars
38
3 stars
19
2 stars
0
1 star
0
DELL logo

User Reviews

5 stars
43
4 stars
24
3 stars
12
2 stars
1
1 star
7
DELL has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its projectors than most other brands.

Over 75% of expert reviews and 77% of user reviews for DELL projectors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 87% respectively across all Projector brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to DELL projectors by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other projector brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony DELL
PC Mag logo
70%
42 reviews
71%
21 reviews
78%
41 reviews
67%
16 reviews
80%
1 review
69%
14 reviews
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
19 reviews
94%
21 reviews
95%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
96%
8 reviews
88%
6 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
78%
9 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
26 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
24 reviews
81%
22 reviews
87%
3 reviews
79%
8 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Techradar logo
77%
18 reviews
78%
21 reviews
84%
9 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
83%
4 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
77%
20 reviews
78%
17 reviews
83%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
80%
2 reviews
avforums.com logo
75%
20 reviews
74%
10 reviews
77%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
9 reviews
50%
1 review
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
3 reviews
60%
4 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
10 reviews
138%
17 reviews
88%
4 reviews
83%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
87%
11 reviews
73%
8 reviews
67%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
72%
10 reviews
92%
5 reviews
83%
6 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
66%
6 reviews
77%
4 reviews
72%
13 reviews
77%
4 reviews
79%
5 reviews
whathifi.com logo
82%
9 reviews
82%
9 reviews
87%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
6 reviews
80%
8 reviews
90%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
94%
8 reviews
01net.com logo
82%
10 reviews
65%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
9 reviews
74%
6 reviews
72%
1 review
72%
5 reviews
88%
4 reviews
soundandvision.com logo
70%
5 reviews
78%
3 reviews
77%
4 reviews
73%
1 review
84%
10 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
82%
8 reviews
73%
6 reviews
90%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
lite-magazin.de logo
98%
18 reviews
97%
3 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
4 reviews
83%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
68%
222 reviews
72%
97 reviews
71%
96 reviews
70%
115 reviews
78%
73 reviews
71%
33 reviews
Average
79%
510 reviews
80%
301 reviews
80%
229 reviews
73%
222 reviews
88%
190 reviews
73%
73 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have DELL Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 13 industry awards for DELL projectors. The table below compares the number of awards received by DELL to other popular projector brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

DELL has won 13 awards for its projectors.

Compare all award winning projectors

Number of Awards Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony DELL
projectorreviews.com logo
8
5
27
2
14
projectorcentral.com logo
11
13
13
6
7
3
Trusted Reviews logo
7
9
3
2
8
1
avforums.com logo
12
6
2
9
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
3
7
audiovision.de logo
7
5
1
6
4
homecinemachoice.com logo
4
6
3
2
6
PC Mag logo
2
15
altomdata.dk logo
4
2
3
6
2
soundandvision.com logo
3
2
3
1
8
Techradar logo
4
6
4
2
ddworld.cz logo
11
4
Expert Reviews logo
3
4
3
1
4
benchmark.pl logo
1
10
1
2
01net.com logo
6
1
3
3
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
f1cd.ru logo
9
Les Numeriques.com logo
5
1
2
1
whathifi.com logo
1
2
1
5
elchapuzasinformatico.com logo
8
Other Expert Sites
53
12
28
19
11
6
Total
170
89
108
49
103
13

How Reliable Are DELL Projectors?

We checked over 33,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of DELL projectors. 20 of these reviews mention reliability of which 78% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of DELL projector owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

78% of reviewers think DELL projectors are reliable.

So, most people think that DELL projectors are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for DELL projectors that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Built in interactivity lets you interact with the image without needi
PC Mag
Its build quality isn't great
techworld.com
Its build quality isnt great
techadvisor.co.uk
a good build quality
firstpost.com
Its build quality isn’t great
Good Gear Guide.com.au
It has a pleasantly sturdy look
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

Well padded case works well to protect the fragile lens etc
Amazon

What is the Best Mid-Range DELL Projector?

DELL S518WL

$399.99
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DELL S518WL
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DELL S518WL
WXGA
RESOLUTION
36dB
3,200 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
20,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
$96
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $399.99 is the DELL S518WL, which has a Kagoo Score of 82.

Features We Love:
Supports 3D
Long service life of lamp (20,000h)
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control
Ethernet LAN

A fully featured and classic WXGA average noise level projector, with a good price and very low running costs. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports 3D.

90
Reviews
3 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Running Costs
$96 Over 5 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that DELL S518WL has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 77%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the S518WL in the US is $399.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End DELL Projector?

DELL 7760

$1,599.99
eBay
DELL 7760
Buy Now
DELL 7760
1080P
RESOLUTION
36dB
5,400 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
20,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
1.2 - 2.13:1
THROW RATIO
$81
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end DELL projector then the DELL 7760 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 77, but is a bit more expensive at $1,599.99.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
Bright projector brightness (5,400 ANSI lumens)
Built-in speaker
Long service life of lamp (20,000h)
Supports Wi-Fi

A fully featured and multi award winning 1080p average noise level projector, with very low running costs. It has a built-in speaker and a card reader integrated and supports full HD and Wi-Fi. Purchasers report that it has a very good display, excellent sound quality and it's really good-looking.

93
Reviews
46 Reviews + 4 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Value for Money
Good
81
Running Costs
$81 Over 5 Years
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that DELL 7760 has very good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 85%, based on 46 reviews.

Trusted Reviews Recommended
tomsguide.com Editor's Choice
innerfidelity.com Stuff We Like Award
computershopper.com Editor's Choice
hothardware.com Editor's Choice
Les Numeriques.com 5 Star
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The cheapest price that we could find for the 7760 in the US is $1,599.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a DELL Projector?
Is DELL the Best Projector Brand?
What Do the DELL Projector Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have DELL Projectors Received?
How Reliable Are DELL Projectors?
What is the Best Mid-Range DELL Projector?
What is the Best High End DELL Projector?

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