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Should You Buy a DELL Projector?

Matthew
Updated 29 February 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 20,000 user and expert reviews and 680+ 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 $250 for the 1450 which has a noise level of 34dB, 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 $551.

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. 11 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that DELL is the 11th best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
3,591 reviews
#2
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,818 reviews
#3
Japan
93%
93%
576 reviews
#4
Taiwan
91%
91%
4,625 reviews
#5
Taiwan
90%
90%
743 reviews
#6
Taiwan
86%
86%
957 reviews
#7
83%
83%
163 reviews
#8
Asus
Taiwan
82%
82%
258 reviews
#9
LG
South Korea
81%
81%
688 reviews
#10
NEC
Japan
81%
81%
80 reviews
#11
United States
80%
80%
194 reviews
#12
78%
78%
38 reviews
#13
Taiwan
75%
75%
154 reviews
#14
Gigabyte
74%
74%
332 reviews
#15
3M
69%
69%
108 reviews
#16
Anker
69%
69%
51 reviews
#17
Irulu
68%
68%
5 reviews
#18
Netherlands
68%
68%
111 reviews
#19
Japan
67%
67%
1 review
#20
Japan
67%
67%
49 reviews
#21
Pyle
66%
66%
7 reviews
#22
AAXA Technologies
65%
65%
0 reviews
#23
XGIMI
65%
65%
24 reviews
#24
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#25
Pyle Pro
64%
64%
19 reviews
#26
ZTE
64%
64%
2 reviews
#27
Japan
63%
63%
0 reviews
#28
UO
63%
63%
21 reviews
#29
Nebula
62%
62%
9 reviews
#30
Christie
58%
58%
0 reviews
#31
Kodak
58%
58%
0 reviews
#32
57%
57%
0 reviews
#33
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
Xiaomi
54%
54%
1 review
#35
54%
54%
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 $13 (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 14 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
$1,208
$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
$551
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $17,999
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
95%
20 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 reviews
88%
6 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
67%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
Techradar logo
78%
12 reviews
80%
18 reviews
83%
11 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
83%
4 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
78%
15 reviews
79%
14 reviews
70%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
80%
2 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
18 reviews
82%
18 reviews
85%
2 reviews
79%
7 reviews
85%
6 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
15 reviews
74%
10 reviews
75%
2 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
10 reviews
50%
1 review
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
75%
8 reviews
60%
3 reviews
60%
4 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
72%
10 reviews
92%
5 reviews
80%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
15 reviews
89%
3 reviews
88%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
87%
9 reviews
73%
8 reviews
70%
2 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
whathifi.com logo
80%
7 reviews
83%
8 reviews
90%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
01net.com logo
82%
9 reviews
64%
5 reviews
71%
2 reviews
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
4 reviews
82%
5 reviews
83%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
CNET.com logo
80%
2 reviews
73%
14 reviews
77%
4 reviews
79%
5 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
83%
7 reviews
77%
6 reviews
85%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
70%
1 review
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
87%
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
techadvisor.co.uk logo
78%
5 reviews
83%
6 reviews
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
194 reviews
71%
80 reviews
70%
89 reviews
72%
108 reviews
74%
74 reviews
71%
30 reviews
Average
78%
425 reviews
78%
268 reviews
78%
217 reviews
73%
215 reviews
87%
196 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 Epson Acer Sony DELL
projectorcentral.com logo
10
13
14
6
6
3
projectorreviews.com logo
5
5
25
2
14
avforums.com logo
8
6
2
10
Trusted Reviews logo
5
7
3
2
8
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
3
8
audiovision.de logo
5
4
1
6
5
homecinemachoice.com logo
3
5
3
2
7
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
Techradar logo
4
6
4
2
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
3
1
8
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
3
5
1
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
2
1
4
01net.com logo
5
1
1
3
3
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
1
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
f1cd.ru logo
9
Les Numeriques.com logo
4
1
2
1
Digital Versus logo
3
1
3
lite-magazin.de logo
4
1
Other Expert Sites
36
10
30
11
10
6
Total
129
79
109
43
102
12

How Reliable Are DELL Projectors?

We checked over 20,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of DELL projectors. 10 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
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 P519HL

$1,225.00
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DELL P519HL
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DELL P519HL
1080P
RESOLUTION
36dB
4,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
20,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE

A great mid range choice, priced at $1,225 is the DELL P519HL, which has a Kagoo Score of 71.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
Bright projector brightness (4,000 ANSI lumens)
Long service life of lamp (20,000h)
Supports 3D
Built-in speaker

A good spec but only ok value for money 1080p average noise level data projector, with average reviews. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control.

79
Features
Good Features
67
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
64
Value for Money
Good
71
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the P519HL in the US is $1,225.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice DELL Projector?

DELL M115HD

$329.95
Ascendtech
DELL M115HD
Buy Now
DELL M115HD
WXGA
RESOLUTION
36dB
450 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
30,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
$268
OVER 5 YEARS

At only $329.95 and with a Kagoo Score of 79 the DELL M115HD makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Very long service life of lamp (30,000h)
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control
Card reader integrated
Supports password protection

A classic and fully featured WXGA average noise level data projector, with ok running costs and a cheap price. Customers report that this data projector has good picture quality, it's compact and really easy to setup.

89
Reviews
47 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Popularity
Quite Popular
81
Value for Money
Very Good
69
Running Costs
$270 Over 5 Years
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that DELL M115HD has great user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 72%, based on 47 reviews.

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The cheapest price that we could find for the M115HD in the US is $329.95 but in total we found only 2 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 Mid-Range DELL Projector?
What is the Best Budget Choice DELL Projector?

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