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Should You Buy a DELL Projector?

Matthew
Updated 12 March 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 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 19,000 user and expert reviews and 570+ 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 $615.

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%
3,587 reviews
#2
Japan
92%
92%
580 reviews
#3
Taiwan
91%
91%
2,844 reviews
#4
Taiwan
90%
90%
4,651 reviews
#5
Taiwan
89%
89%
818 reviews
#6
NEC
Japan
88%
88%
81 reviews
#7
Taiwan
84%
84%
988 reviews
#8
83%
83%
179 reviews
#9
United States
81%
81%
191 reviews
#10
LG
South Korea
80%
80%
712 reviews
#11
Asus
Taiwan
78%
78%
264 reviews
#12
Anker
74%
74%
58 reviews
#13
71%
71%
39 reviews
#14
Netherlands
71%
71%
115 reviews
#15
Japan
71%
71%
52 reviews
#16
Kodak
70%
70%
21 reviews
#17
XGIMI
69%
69%
29 reviews
#18
Nebula
68%
68%
9 reviews
#19
Taiwan
66%
66%
155 reviews
#20
Japan
66%
66%
1 review
#21
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#22
AAXA Technologies
64%
64%
0 reviews
#23
UO
64%
64%
21 reviews
#24
ZTE
63%
63%
2 reviews
#25
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#26
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#27
3M
62%
62%
108 reviews
#28
Japan
62%
62%
0 reviews
#29
Pyle
61%
61%
7 reviews
#30
Christie
59%
59%
0 reviews
#31
Smart
58%
58%
1 review
#32
Gigabyte
57%
57%
0 reviews
#33
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
56%
56%
0 reviews
#35
Xiaomi
54%
54%
1 review

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

At an average purchase price of $615, DELL projectors tend to be cheaper than most other projector brands. DELL also 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 16 DELL projectors currently on the market in the US.

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 $22,999
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$615
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $18,499
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 Epson Acer Sony DELL
PC Mag logo
71%
40 reviews
71%
21 reviews
78%
38 reviews
68%
17 reviews
80%
1 review
68%
13 reviews
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
18 reviews
94%
19 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 reviews
88%
6 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
64%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
Techradar logo
77%
14 reviews
80%
18 reviews
83%
10 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
83%
4 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
79%
16 reviews
78%
15 reviews
70%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
80%
2 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
20 reviews
82%
17 reviews
85%
2 reviews
79%
8 reviews
85%
6 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
14 reviews
74%
9 reviews
80%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
10 reviews
50%
1 review
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
3 reviews
60%
4 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
69%
9 reviews
92%
5 reviews
80%
4 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
14 reviews
89%
4 reviews
87%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
CNET.com logo
78%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
75%
15 reviews
77%
4 reviews
79%
5 reviews
whathifi.com logo
80%
7 reviews
82%
9 reviews
85%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
73%
8 reviews
67%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
01net.com logo
84%
10 reviews
64%
5 reviews
71%
2 reviews
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
84%
1 review
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
83%
7 reviews
76%
5 reviews
85%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
80%
3 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
soundandvision.com logo
70%
4 reviews
73%
2 reviews
77%
4 reviews
73%
1 review
83%
9 reviews
pcworld.pl logo
54%
5 reviews
65%
2 reviews
67%
4 reviews
55%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
55%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
188 reviews
72%
83 reviews
69%
86 reviews
71%
108 reviews
75%
72 reviews
72%
31 reviews
Average
77%
425 reviews
77%
264 reviews
78%
217 reviews
71%
216 reviews
86%
195 reviews
72%
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 Epson Acer Sony DELL
projectorreviews.com logo
6
5
25
2
14
projectorcentral.com logo
10
12
14
6
6
3
Trusted Reviews logo
6
7
3
2
8
avforums.com logo
7
6
2
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
3
8
audiovision.de logo
5
4
1
6
5
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
homecinemachoice.com logo
2
5
2
2
7
Techradar logo
4
6
4
2
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
3
1
8
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
3
5
1
01net.com logo
6
1
3
3
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
1
1
4
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
f1cd.ru logo
9
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
1
1
2
1
Digital Versus logo
2
1
3
elchapuzasinformatico.com logo
6
Other Expert Sites
35
10
36
13
10
6
Total
129
78
112
44
102
12

How Reliable Are DELL Projectors?

We checked over 19,000 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

a good build quality
firstpost.com
Its build quality isn’t great
Good Gear Guide.com.au
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
with a sturdy footing that makes it easy to direct the projection to where you want
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

$499.99
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WXGA
RESOLUTION
36dB
3,200 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
20,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
$94
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $499.99 is the DELL S518WL, which has a Kagoo Score of 80.

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 low running costs and a fair price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports 3D.

89
Reviews
3 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Running Costs
$94 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 $499.99 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End DELL Projector?

DELL 7760

$1,599.99
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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
$79
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. Multiple reviews mentioned that this projector 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
80
Running Costs
$79 Over 5 Years
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that DELL 7760 has great 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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