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14 Reasons For
A number of DELL 1610HD reviewers who purchased it considered that it was well made. In August last year Iwficon mentioned in their review of the DELL 1610HD “This is built to last”. Pcmag.com wrote “Educators in need of a bright portable projector with good data image quality and a solid selection of connection choices would do well to consider the Dell 1610HD” in their review of this projectors. It Reviews.com and wrote “Solid set of connection choices” in their review of this projectors.
Several DELL 1610HD reviewers who bought the DELL 1610HD thought it was strong and durable. Iwficon said in August last year “It has a pleasantly sturdy look and feel that immediately fills you with confidence” in their DELL 1610HD review. Iwficon also mentioned “The desktop set up is very good as well, with a sturdy footing that makes it easy to direct the projection to where you want”. Mr. D. J. Carr said on Amazon “The extending leg is simple yet sturdy, so projecting the picture at the correct height is simple”.
Running Costs Are Low
The 1610HD has an average 1 year running cost of only £100 based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the cheaper to run projectors of this age and spec.
Good Picture Quality
Several DELL 1610HD reviewers who bought this projectors thought it had good picture quality. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote in their review of the DELL 1610HD two years ago “Educators in need of a bright portable projector with good data image quality and a solid selection of connection choices would do well to consider the Dell 1610HD”. Pcmag.com also wrote “The Dell 1610HD is a light, bright, portable projector for businesspeople and educators, with good data image quality”.
Good Product Quality
Three DELL 1610HD owners agreed that the product was good quality. Pcmag.com wrote on expert website PC Mag “Businesspeople and educators in need of a bright portable projector with good data image quality and a solid selection of connection choices would do well to consider the Dell 1610HD”. Pcmag.com also wrote “The Dell 1610HD is a light, bright, portable projector for businesspeople and educators, with good data image quality”.
One person wrote in their reviews that the product was a good height. Mr. D. J. Carr scored the DELL 1610HD 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The extending leg is simple yet sturdy, so projecting the picture at the correct height is simple”.
One person reckoned that it was compact. Mr. D. J. Carr said in their review of this projectors on Amazon “The unit is very compact”.
Easy to Use
One DELL 1610HD reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was easy to setup. Iwficon gave the DELL 1610HD a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their DELL 1610HD review on Amazon “It's easy to set up and unlike a number of similar machines of this type I've seen it really is versatile in terms of how you can use yet”.
One customer who bought the DELL 1610HD concluded that it was easy to use. Iwficon said on Amazon “Figures so it is nice to be able to use this to project onto a wall or white board with the minimum of fuss”.
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Good Sound Quality
One customer who reviewed the DELL 1610HD considered that it had good sound quality. Mr. D. J. Carr rated the DELL 1610HD 99 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the DELL 1610HD on Amazon “Both picture and sound were excellent”.
Recent Price Drop of £102.62
In the last 34 days the 1610HD has dropped in price by £102.62.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The DELL 1610HD has a built-in speaker. Most of the other 2100:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including the M410HD, or the 1510x (£171.99) both from DELL which has a better Rating.
Supports 3D Image Projection
The DELL 1610HD supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other data projectors that have been around for more than two years.
We compared this data projector to all the other multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection and we think the DELL M410HD which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution
The DELL 1610HD has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most common native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768).
A WXGA (1280x800) native projector resolution is actually the best resolution amongst all 2100:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago.
An XGA (1024x768) native projector resolution is the worst resolution amongst similar types of projector.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors that have a resolution of WXGA (1280x800) currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL M410HD.
WXGA (1280x800) Native Resolution
The DELL 1610HD has a maximum native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more native resolution than a XGA (1024x768) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found native resolution. The worst native resolution of all similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 1610HD is SVGA (800x600) and the best is 1080p (1920x1080).
Very High RMS Rated Power
When compared to other 2100:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the 1610HD, the RMS rated power of the DELL 1610HD of 8 Watts is one of the highest. Projectors of this age and spec have RMS rated power of between 1W and 8W, and the average RMS rated power is 4.8W.
Very Low Power Consumption During PowerSave
With a power consumption during PowerSave of only 15 Watts, the DELL 1610HD has one of the lower power consumption during PowerSave amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age. The power consumption during PowerSave of similar spec data projectors that have been around for more than two years range from 0.5W to 350W, and the average power consumption during PowerSave is 210W.
6 Reasons Against
Expert Reviews Are Average
This multimedia projector has an average expert rating of 65 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com.
DELL Projectors Only Have Unexceptional Reviews
DELL 2100:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have unexceptional reviews on average and across all data projectors DELL is one of the unexceptional brands.
A Bit Expensive
One person considered that this projectors was not cheap.
Owner Reviews Are Poor
The average owner rating of this DELL projector is 64 out of 100 based on 526 owner reviews.
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Does Not Support Full HD Projection
The DELL 1610HD does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the 1610HD also do not support Full HD projection.
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
The DELL 1610HD does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other 2100:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years also do not support WiFi connectivity.
2 Other reasons to consider the DELL 1610HD
Released Over Three Years Ago
This DELL projector has been on the market for over three years.
Average Projector Brightness
The DELL 1610HD has a fairly average projector brightness (3,500 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1610HD.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3,500 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available including the DELL 1510x (£171.99) which has a better Rating.
Native Projector Resolution
3,500 ANSI lumens
Vertical Keystone Correction
1.2 - 10
Compatible Screen Size
36.3 - 362
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
2.4 - 2.66
3D Image Projection
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC 4.43, NTSC, NTSC J, NTSC, NTSC M, PAL, PAL 60, PAL, PAL B, PAL, PAL D, PAL, PAL G, PAL, PAL H, PAL, PAL I, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, PAL, PAL N, PAL Nc, SECAM, SECAM B, SECAM, SECAM D, SECAM, SECAM G, SECAM, SECAM K, SECAM, SECAM K, SECAM K1, SECAM, SECAM L
Ports & Interfaces
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
RMS Rated Power
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Input Voltage
100, 100 - 240
Relative Humidity Storage Range
0 - 90
Relative Humidity Operational Range
0 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
0 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35
Weight & Dimensions
Handheld Remote Control
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