NEC P401 vs NEC P501X

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NEC P401
NEC P501X

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Standard delivery: £7.40
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Standard delivery: £3.49
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Standard delivery: £7.99
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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The NEC P401 has an Ethernet LAN connection, whereas the NEC P501X does not have an Ethernet LAN connection.
28% quieter noise level in economy mode Edit
The NEC P401 is a 29dB noise level (in economic mode) projector. That's 8dB quieter than the NEC P501X (37dB).
Six hundred and nineteen times lower power consumption during PowerSave Edit
The NEC P401 is a 0.4W power consumption during PowerSave projector. That's 247.6W lower than the NEC P501X (248W).
£175 cheaper
The NEC P401 costs £175.03 less than the NEC P501X.
3% cheaper to run
The NEC P401 is £5.77 cheaper to run than the NEC P501X over five years. Read more
6 Reasons For
1,700 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness Edit
NEC P501X is 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness, but the NEC P401 is only a 3,300 ANSI lumens brightness projector (1,700 ANSI lumens dimmer).
11% brighter brightness in economy mode Edit
The NEC P501X is a 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness in economy mode projector. That's 320 ANSI lumens brighter than the NEC P401 (3,000 ANSI lumens).
30W bigger lamp power Edit
The NEC P501X has a lamp power of 270W, whereas the NEC P401 is only a 240W lamp power projector (30W smaller).
Full HD projection Edit
The NEC P501X supports Full HD projection, however the NEC P401 does not support Full HD projection. Read more

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Quieter noise level Edit
The NEC P501X is a 30dB noise level projector. That's 6dB quieter than the NEC P401 (30dB). 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.

8 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
52% dimmer projector brightness Edit
The NEC P401 has a projector brightness of 3,300 ANSI lumens. That's 1,700 ANSI lumens dimmer than the NEC P501X (5,000 ANSI lumens).
320 ANSI lumens dimmer brightness in economy mode Edit
The NEC P401 has a brightness in economy mode of 2,680 ANSI lumens, whereas the NEC P501X is a 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness in economy mode projector (320 ANSI lumens brighter).
Smaller lamp power Edit
The NEC P401 is a 240W lamp power projector. That's 30W smaller than the NEC P501X (270W).
Does not support Full HD projection Edit
The NEC P401 does not support Full HD projection, however the NEC P501X supports Full HD projection. Read more

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

17% louder noise level Edit
The NEC P401 has a noise level of 36dB, however the NEC P501X is a 30dB noise level projector (6dB 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.

Less retailers
Only 6 retailers sells the NEC P401, whereas 14 sellers sell the NEC P501X. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this projector and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
6 Reasons Against
Does not have an Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The NEC P501X does not have an Ethernet LAN connection, but the NEC P401 has an Ethernet LAN connection.
22% louder noise level in economy mode Edit
The NEC P501X has a noise level in economy mode of 37dB, however the NEC P401 is a 29dB noise level (in economic mode) projector (8dB quieter).
247.6W higher power consumption during PowerSave Edit
The NEC P501X has a power consumption during PowerSave of 248W, whereas the NEC P401 is a 0.4W power consumption during PowerSave projector (247.6W lower).
More expensive by £175
The NEC P501X is £175.03 more expensive than the NEC P401.
Older by eleven months
The NEC P501X is eleven months older than the NEC P401.
Higher running costs over five years by £5.77
The running costs over five years of the NEC P501X are £167.29 which is £5.77 more than the NEC P401. Show assumptions.

Awards

1 Award
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
1 Award
PC Mag: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

36 months Ago 46 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 87.81
Electricity cost - standby £ 73.71
Total running cost £ 161.52
Purchase price £ 1,112.22
Total cost of ownership £ 1,273.74
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 93.58
Electricity cost - standby £ 73.71
Total running cost £ 167.29
Purchase price £ 1,287.25
Total cost of ownership £ 1,454.54
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.8T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
21
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.83T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.83 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
21
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio
 4000:1
 4000:1
Native Projector Resolution
 WXGA (1280x800)
BEST
 WXGA (1280x800)
Projector Brightness
3,300 ANSI lumens 5,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
Horizontal Keystone Correction
-30 -30 -30 - 30
Maximum Analog Resolution
 1920 x 1200
BEST
 1920 x 1200
Vertical Keystone Correction
-30 - 30 -30 - 30
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
0.05kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
100kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
0.12kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
15kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness in Economy Mode
2,680 ANSI lumens 3,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
Zoom Ratio
 1.7:1
 1.7:1
Projection Distance
0.7 - 14.6 0.6 - 13.8
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
Compatible Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 25 - 300
Projection Technology
 LCD
 LCD

Lamps

Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
6,000h 6,000h
Lamp Type
 UHP
 UHP
Lamp Power
240W 270W
BEST
Lamp Service Life
4,000h 4,000h

Lens System

Optical Zoom
1.7x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
1.7 - 2.2 1.7 - 2
Focal Length Range
17.4 - 29 17.4 - 29
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D Image Projection
 3D image projection
 3D image projection
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
Full HD Projection
 Full HD projection
 Full HD projection
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

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

Storage

Integrated Card Reader
 Integrated card reader
 Integrated card reader

Performance

Noise Level
36dB 30dB
BEST
Noise Level in Economy Mode
29dB
BEST
37dB
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 15 - 100
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 - 120
On Screen Display
 On screen display
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
16W 16W
Built-In Speaker
1 1

Design

Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
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
10W 10W
Typical Power Consumption
274W
BEST
292W
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
274W Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption During PowerSave
0.4W
BEST
248W
Maximum Power Consumption
325W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Certificates

Certification
CE; ErP; TÜV GS CE; ErP; TÜV GS
RoHS Compliant
 RoHS compliant
 RoHS compliant

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
4.1kg 4.1kg
Height
115mm 115mm
Depth
282mm 282mm
Width
398mm 398mm

Packaging Content

Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 VGA
 AC
BEST
 VGA
 AC
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