DELL S320 vs DELL S520

DELL S320
DELL S520

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
3% quieter noise level Edit
The DELL S320 is a 35dB noise level projector. That's 1dB quieter than the DELL S520 (36dB). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

A bit quieter noise level in economy mode Edit
DELL S320 is 31dB noise level (in economic mode), but the DELL S520 is a 32dB noise level (in economic mode) projector (1dB louder).
Significantly lighter Edit
The DELL S320 is a 3.2kg heavy projector, whereas the DELL S520 is an 8.5kg heavy projector (5.3kg heavier).
24% narrower Edit
The DELL S320 has a width of 288mm, however the DELL S520 is a 357mm wide projector (69mm wider).
Cheaper to run by £12.81
Over five years the DELL S320 only costs £101.44 to run however the DELL S520 costs £114.25 to run (13% more). Read more
10 Reasons For
4% brighter projector brightness Edit
The DELL S520 is a 3,100 ANSI lumens brightness projector. That's 100 ANSI lumens brighter than the DELL S320 (3,100 ANSI lumens).
5% bigger uniformity Edit
The DELL S520 has a uniformity of 85%, but the DELL S320 is only an 80% uniformity projector (5% smaller). Read more

Defines in percentage the harmonious spread of the projection

12% longer service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The DELL S520 is a 4,500h service life of lamp in economic mode projector. That's 500h longer than the DELL S320 (4,500h).
15% bigger lamp power Edit
The DELL S520 is a 280W lamp power projector. That's 40W bigger than the DELL S320 (280W).
8% bigger offset Edit
The DELL S520 is a 125% offset projector. That's 10% bigger than the DELL S320 (125%).
Three USB 2.0 ports Edit
The DELL S520 has three USB 2.0 ports, however the DELL S320 only has one USB 2.0 port.
WiFi connectivity Edit
The DELL S520 supports WiFi connectivity, but the DELL S320 does not support WiFi connectivity. Read more

Wi-Fi projectors can connect to your local WiFi network which means that you display content from other devices connected to the same network.

Wi-Fi projectors allow you display content from other devices connected to the same network without the need to use a cable.

Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The DELL S520 has an Ethernet LAN connection, but the DELL S320 does not have an Ethernet LAN connection.
75% higher RMS rated power Edit
The DELL S520 is a 20W RMS rated power projector. That's 15W higher than the DELL S320 (20W).
Two built-in speakers Edit
The DELL S520 is a two built-in speaker projector, whereas the DELL S320 only has one built-in speaker.

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
Marginally dimmer projector brightness Edit
The DELL S320 is a 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector, whereas the DELL S520 is a 3,100 ANSI lumens brightness projector (100 ANSI lumens brighter).
7% smaller uniformity Edit
The DELL S320 is an 80% uniformity projector. That's 5% smaller than the DELL S520 (85%). Read more

Defines in percentage the harmonious spread of the projection

13% shorter service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The DELL S320 has a service life of lamp in economic mode of 4,000h, however the DELL S520 is a 4,500h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (500h longer).
17% smaller lamp power Edit
The DELL S320 has a lamp power of 240W, however the DELL S520 is a 280W lamp power projector (40W bigger).
A little smaller offset Edit
The DELL S320 has an offset of 115%, but the DELL S520 is a 125% offset projector (10% bigger).
Two less USB 2.0 ports Edit
The DELL S320 has one USB 2.0 port, however the DELL S520 only has three USB 2.0 ports.
Does not support WiFi connectivity Edit
The DELL S320 does not support WiFi connectivity, whereas the DELL S520 supports WiFi connectivity. Read more

Wi-Fi projectors can connect to your local WiFi network which means that you display content from other devices connected to the same network.

Wi-Fi projectors allow you display content from other devices connected to the same network without the need to use a cable.

Does not have an Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The DELL S320 does not have an Ethernet LAN connection, whereas the DELL S520 has an Ethernet LAN connection.
Three times lower RMS rated power Edit
The DELL S320 has an RMS rated power of 5W, but the DELL S520 is a 20W RMS rated power projector (15W higher).
One less built-in speaker Edit
The DELL S320 is a one built-in speaker projector, whereas the DELL S520 only has two built-in speakers.
Older by over one year
The DELL S320 is 21 months older than the DELL S520.
6 Reasons Against
1dB louder noise level Edit
The DELL S520 has a noise level of 36dB, whereas the DELL S320 is a 35dB noise level projector (1dB quieter). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

4% louder noise level in economy mode Edit
DELL S520 is 32dB noise level (in economic mode). That's 1dB louder than the DELL S320 (32dB).
Heavier Edit
The DELL S520 is an 8.5kg heavy projector. That's 5.3kg heavier than the DELL S320 (8.5kg).
20% wider Edit
The DELL S520 has a width of 357mm. That's 69mm wider than the DELL S320 (357mm).
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13% higher running costs over five years
The running costs of the DELL S520 are £114.25 which is £12.81 more than the DELL S320 over five years. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 97.75
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 101.44
Purchase price £ 472.74
Total cost of ownership £ 574.18
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 110.56
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 114.25

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.5T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.57T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.57 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio
 8000:1
 8000:1
BEST
Native Projector Resolution
 WXGA (1280x800)
 WXGA (1280x800)
BEST
Projector Brightness
3,000 ANSI lumens 3,100 ANSI lumens
BEST
Matrix Type
 DMD
 DMD
Vertical Keystone Correction
-40 - 37 +/- 20
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.65"
Uniformity
80% 85%
BEST
Zoom Capability
 Zoom capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Projection Distance
0.4 - 3.82 0.517 - 0.759
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:10
 16:9
 16:10
Compatible Screen Size
31.45 - 300 70 - 100
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
4,000h 4,500h
BEST
Lamp Power
240W 280W
BEST
Lamp Service Life
3,000h 3,000h

Lens System

Offset
115% 125%
BEST

Video

3D Image Projection
 3D image projection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Full HD Projection
 Full HD projection
 Full HD projection
HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC J
 NTSC M
 SECAM L
 NTSC 3.58
 PAL 60
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC J
 NTSC M
 SECAM L
 NTSC 3.58
 PAL 60

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
S-Video Input
1 1
PC Audio Input
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC audio input
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
PC Audio Output
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC audio output
D-Sub PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 D-Sub PC in port
Microphone Input
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone input
Audio in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB Connector Type
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
 Mini-USB B
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
 Mini-USB B
USB 2.0 Port
1 3
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Port
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
3 3
HDMI Port
 Full-size
 Full-size
AC Power in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC power in

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
BEST
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
BEST

Storage

Integrated Card Reader
 Integrated card reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
Internal Storage Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 2GB

Performance

Noise Level
35dB
BEST
36dB
Mac Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating system
Noise Level in Economy Mode
31dB
BEST
32dB
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
5W 20W
BEST
Built-In Speaker
1 2
BEST

Design

Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
 Cable lock slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Ceiling Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ceiling mountable
Colour
 White
 White
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
0.5W 0.5W
Typical Power Consumption
305W
BEST
345W
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 285W
Power Consumption During PowerSave
15W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Storage Range
0 - 90 0 - 90
Relative Humidity Operational Range
0 - 80 0 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
0 - 60 0 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35 5 - 40

Certificates

RoHS Compliant
Unknown - Click to provide data
 RoHS compliant

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
3.2kg
BEST
8.5kg
Height
92mm
BEST
231mm
Depth
220mm
BEST
367mm
Width
288mm
BEST
357mm

Packaging Content

User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 User guide
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Brackets Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting brackets included
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Cable Included
 USB
 VGA
 AC
 DC
 USB
 VGA
 AC
 DC
BEST
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