NEC M271 vs Optoma W310

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NEC M271
Optoma W310

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Reasons For

12 Reasons For
17% longer lamp service life Edit
The NEC M271 is a 6,000h lamp service life projector. That's 1,000h longer than the Optoma W310 (5,000h).
Three USB 2.0 ports Edit
The NEC M271 is a three USB 2.0 port projector, whereas the Optoma W310 only has one USB 2.0 port.
Two more VGA (D-Sub) ports Edit
The NEC M271 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports, however the Optoma W310 only has one VGA (D-Sub) port.
Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The NEC M271 has an Ethernet LAN connection, however the Optoma W310 does not have an Ethernet LAN connection.
Quieter noise level Edit
The NEC M271 has a noise level of 26dB, but the Optoma W310 is a 29dB noise level projector (3dB louder). 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.

Higher RMS rated power Edit
The NEC M271 is a 10W RMS rated power projector. That's 8W higher than the Optoma W310 (2W).
Built-in display Edit
The NEC M271 has a built-in display, whereas the Optoma W310 does not have a built-in display.
19W lower power consumption during PowerSave Edit
The NEC M271 is a 172W power consumption during PowerSave projector. That's 19W lower than the Optoma W310 (191W).
£27 cheaper
The NEC M271 costs £295.00, whereas the Optoma W310 is £321.99.
Available from 15 shops
The more stores stock this projector, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
£11.00 cheaper to run
The NEC M271 only costs £64.80 to run over five years whereas the Optoma W310 costs £75.80 to run (17% more). Read more
More popular
The NEC M271 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 83587 by sales volume in our projectors, but the Optoma W310 ranks No. 124888.
5 Reasons For
300 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness Edit
Optoma W310 is 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness, but the NEC M271 is only a 2,700 ANSI lumens brightness projector (300 ANSI lumens dimmer).
0.02" bigger matrix size Edit
The Optoma W310 has a matrix size of 0.65", however the NEC M271 is only a 0.63" matrix size projector (0.02" smaller).
50W bigger lamp power Edit
The Optoma W310 has a lamp power of 195W, whereas the NEC M271 is only a 145W lamp power projector (50W smaller).
3D image projection Edit
The Optoma W310 supports 3D image projection, whereas the NEC M271 does not support 3D image projection. Read more

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

A lot lighter Edit
Optoma W310 is 2.4kg heavy, but the NEC M271 is a 3kg heavy projector (640g heavier).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Dimmer projector brightness Edit
NEC M271 is only 2,700 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 300 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma W310 (3,000 ANSI lumens).
Smaller matrix size Edit
The NEC M271 is a 0.63" matrix size projector. That's 0.02" smaller than the Optoma W310 (0.65").
Smaller lamp power Edit
The NEC M271 is a 145W lamp power projector. That's 50W smaller than the Optoma W310 (195W).
Does not support 3D image projection Edit
The NEC M271 does not support 3D image projection, however the Optoma W310 supports 3D image projection. Read more

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

Heavier Edit
NEC M271 is 3kg heavy. That's 640g heavier than the Optoma W310 (2.4kg).
Over two years older
The NEC M271 is older than the Optoma W310 by two years.
12 Reasons Against
20% shorter lamp service life Edit
The Optoma W310 has a lamp service life of 5,000h, however the NEC M271 is a 6,000h lamp service life projector (1,000h longer).
Two less USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Optoma W310 is a one USB 2.0 port projector, whereas the NEC M271 only has three USB 2.0 ports.
Only one VGA (D-Sub) port Edit
The Optoma W310 has one VGA (D-Sub) port, however the NEC M271 only has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.
Does not have an Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The Optoma W310 does not have an Ethernet LAN connection, but the NEC M271 has an Ethernet LAN connection.
Louder noise level Edit
The Optoma W310 is a 29dB noise level projector. That's 3dB louder than the NEC M271 (29dB). 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.

Lower RMS rated power Edit
The Optoma W310 has an RMS rated power of 2W, however the NEC M271 is a 10W RMS rated power projector (8W higher).
Does not have a built-in display Edit
The Optoma W310 does not have a built-in display, however the NEC M271 does.
19W higher power consumption during PowerSave Edit
The Optoma W310 has a power consumption during PowerSave of 191W, whereas the NEC M271 is a 172W power consumption during PowerSave projector (19W lower).
More expensive by £27
The Optoma W310 is £26.99 more expensive than the NEC M271.
Not as many stockists
The Optoma W310 is only stocked by 5 retailers, however the NEC M271 is stocked by 20 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.
Higher running costs over five years by £11.00
The Optoma W310 costs £75.80 to run which is £11.00 more to run than the NEC M271 over five years. Show assumptions.
Less popular
The Optoma W310 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 124888 by number of sales in our projectors, but the NEC M271 ranks No. 83587.

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Date Released

51 months Ago 23 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 61.85
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.95
Total running cost £ 64.80
Purchase price £ 295.00
Total cost of ownership £ 359.80
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 72.11
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 75.80
Purchase price £ 321.99
Total cost of ownership £ 397.79
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.32T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.32 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
8
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.38T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio
 3000:1
BEST
 3000:1
Native Projector Resolution
 WXGA (1280x800)
 WXGA (1280x800)
Projector Brightness
2,700 ANSI lumens 3,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
Matrix Type
 DMD
 DMD
Maximum Analog Resolution
 1920 x 1200
BEST
 1920 x 1200
Vertical Keystone Correction
-30 - 30 -40 - 40
Matrix Size
0.63" 0.65"
BEST
Uniformity
Unknown - Click to provide data 80%
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Unknown - Click to provide data 24kHz
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Unknown - Click to provide data 91.1kHz
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Unknown - Click to provide data 85kHz
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Unknown - Click to provide data 15.3kHz
Brightness in Economy Mode
1,620 ANSI lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
Projection Distance
0.7 - 14.7 1 - 10
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
Compatible Screen Size
25 - 300 27.2 - 300
Native Resolution
 WXGA (1280x800)
BEST
 WXGA (1280x800)
Projection Technology
 LCD
 LCD
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp Power in Economic Mode
110W Unknown - Click to provide data
Lamp
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
10,000h Unknown - Click to provide data
Lamp Power
145W 195W
BEST
Lamp Service Life
6,000h
BEST
5,000h

Lens System

Offset
Unknown - Click to provide data 115%
Aperture Range
1.7 - 2.2 2.5 - 2.67
Focal Length Range
17.5 - 29 21.8 - 23.98
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D Image Projection
 3D image projection
 3D image projection
BEST
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1600 x 900
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1280 x 960
 1366 х 768
 1152 x 864 (XGA+)
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 832 x 624
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1600 x 900
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1280 x 960
 1366 х 768
 1152 x 864 (XGA+)
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 832 x 624
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD Projection
 Full HD projection
 Full HD projection
HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC J
 NTSC M
 PAL 4.43
 SECAM 4.25/4.4
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC J
 NTSC M
 PAL 4.43
 SECAM 4.25/4.4

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
PC Audio Output
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC audio output
Headphone Output
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB Connector Type
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
USB 2.0 Port
3
BEST
1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
3
BEST
1
AC Power in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC power in

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
26dB
BEST
29dB
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range
50 - 120 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Password Protection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Password protection

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
10W
BEST
2W
Built-In Speaker
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
 Cable lock slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Form Factor
 Portable
 Portable
Colour
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
Product Type
 Portable projector
 Desktop projector
 Portable projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Display Diagonal
0.59" Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Type
 LCD
 LCD
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
BEST
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
0.4W
BEST
0.5W
Typical Power Consumption
193W
BEST
225W
Power Consumption During PowerSave
172W
BEST
191W
Maximum Power Consumption
239W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 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

Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 3000
Relative Humidity Storage Range
20 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operational Range
20 - 80 0 - 85
Storage Temperature Range
-10 - 50 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 40 5 - 40

Certificates

Certification
CE; ErP; TÜV GS; RoHS ; Gost-R Unknown - Click to provide data
RoHS Compliant
Unknown - Click to provide data
 RoHS compliant

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
3kg 2.4kg
BEST
Height
99mm 102mm
Depth
257mm 224mm
Width
339mm 315mm

Packaging Content

Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Cable Included
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC

Other Features

Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
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