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Should You Buy a DELL Projector?

Matthew
Updated 21 October 2020
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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 laser printers.

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 21,000 user and expert reviews and 640+ 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 $558.

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. 9 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that DELL is the 9th best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
3,617 reviews
#2
Japan
94%
94%
487 reviews
#3
Taiwan
93%
93%
4,527 reviews
#4
Taiwan
92%
92%
711 reviews
#5
Taiwan
92%
92%
2,629 reviews
#6
NEC
Japan
91%
91%
68 reviews
#7
Taiwan
85%
85%
856 reviews
#8
85%
85%
177 reviews
#9
United States
85%
85%
191 reviews
#10
LG
South Korea
81%
81%
656 reviews
#11
Taiwan
71%
71%
153 reviews
#12
Anker
71%
71%
58 reviews
#13
Asus
Taiwan
69%
69%
293 reviews
#14
Netherlands
68%
68%
109 reviews
#15
Japan
67%
67%
1 review
#16
63%
63%
26 reviews
#17
Japan
63%
63%
0 reviews
#18
AAXA Technologies
62%
62%
0 reviews
#19
XGIMI
62%
62%
29 reviews
#20
Gigabyte
61%
61%
0 reviews
#21
Pyle
61%
61%
7 reviews
#22
Japan
60%
60%
49 reviews
#23
Kodak
59%
59%
21 reviews
#24
Nebula
59%
59%
9 reviews
#25
Christie
59%
59%
0 reviews
#26
Irulu
58%
58%
5 reviews
#27
56%
56%
0 reviews
#28
56%
56%
0 reviews
#29
DBPower
54%
54%
17 reviews
#30
Elmo
54%
54%
0 reviews
#31
ZTE
54%
54%
2 reviews
#32
Xiaomi
53%
53%
1 review
#33
3M
53%
53%
108 reviews
#34
UO
52%
52%
21 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 59%. 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 17 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 $20,499
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$558
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $17,499
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
18
2 stars
0
1 star
0
DELL logo

User Reviews

5 stars
38
4 stars
21
3 stars
11
2 stars
1
1 star
6
DELL has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its projectors than most other brands.

Over 76% of expert reviews and 77% of user reviews for DELL projectors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 88% 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 Acer Epson Sony DELL
PC Mag logo
71%
40 reviews
71%
20 reviews
68%
17 reviews
78%
38 reviews
80%
1 review
68%
13 reviews
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
19 reviews
94%
19 reviews
87%
12 reviews
96%
14 reviews
95%
7 reviews
88%
6 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
67%
6 reviews
70%
4 reviews
85%
29 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
14 reviews
80%
18 reviews
70%
2 reviews
84%
10 reviews
85%
8 reviews
83%
4 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
78%
15 reviews
78%
15 reviews
77%
9 reviews
87%
3 reviews
91%
9 reviews
80%
2 reviews
hifitest.de logo
84%
20 reviews
82%
17 reviews
79%
7 reviews
85%
2 reviews
85%
6 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
14 reviews
74%
9 reviews
67%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
86%
10 reviews
50%
1 review
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
60%
3 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
4 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
72%
10 reviews
92%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
84%
5 reviews
95%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
whathifi.com logo
78%
8 reviews
83%
8 reviews
60%
1 review
85%
4 reviews
96%
9 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
14 reviews
87%
3 reviews
89%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
73%
8 reviews
63%
7 reviews
80%
2 reviews
100%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
01net.com logo
82%
9 reviews
64%
5 reviews
63%
6 reviews
70%
2 reviews
78%
5 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
4 reviews
82%
5 reviews
80%
5 reviews
85%
2 reviews
93%
9 reviews
CNET.com logo
80%
2 reviews
69%
12 reviews
77%
4 reviews
79%
5 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
83%
7 reviews
76%
5 reviews
78%
6 reviews
95%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
3 reviews
soundandvision.com logo
71%
5 reviews
73%
2 reviews
73%
1 review
77%
4 reviews
83%
9 reviews
Chip.de logo
86%
4 reviews
87%
3 reviews
85%
7 reviews
86%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
69%
197 reviews
71%
83 reviews
72%
102 reviews
69%
92 reviews
75%
72 reviews
71%
33 reviews
Average
79%
432 reviews
78%
263 reviews
73%
214 reviews
81%
213 reviews
88%
194 reviews
74%
71 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have DELL Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 12 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 12 awards for its projectors.

Compare all award winning projectors

Number of Awards Benq Optoma Acer Epson Sony DELL
projectorcentral.com logo
11
12
6
13
6
3
projectorreviews.com logo
5
5
2
25
14
Trusted Reviews logo
5
7
2
3
8
avforums.com logo
7
6
2
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
2
8
audiovision.de logo
5
4
6
5
homecinemachoice.com logo
3
5
2
2
7
PC Mag logo
2
1
15
Techradar logo
5
6
4
2
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
1
3
8
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
1
2
4
01net.com logo
5
1
3
1
3
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
5
2
1
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
f1cd.ru logo
10
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
1
1
2
1
Digital Versus logo
3
1
3
lite-magazin.de logo
4
1
Other Expert Sites
36
10
11
31
10
6
Total
130
77
43
105
102
12

How Reliable Are DELL Projectors?

We checked over 21,000 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

Its build quality isn’t great
Good Gear Guide.com.au
a good build quality
firstpost.com
Its build quality isn't great
techworld.com
Its build quality isnt great
techadvisor.co.uk
Built in interactivity lets you interact with the image without needi
PC Mag
It has a pleasantly sturdy look
Amazon
with a sturdy footing that makes it easy to direct the projection to where you want
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

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

What is the Best High End DELL Projector?

DELL S518WL

$649.95
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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
$91
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end DELL projector then the DELL S518WL takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 80, but is a bit more expensive at $649.95.

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

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

89
Reviews
3 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
77
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Running Costs
$91 Over 5 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report 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 $649.95 and in total we found 3 prices 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 High End DELL Projector?

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