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DELL M115HD
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DELL M115HD Projector

10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 36dB 450 ANSI Lumens Oct 2013
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Take your presentations wherever you choose with the Dell Mobile Projector | M115HD, the ideal travel companion for the mobile professional. - Sized for the road: Measuring in at a mere 4.09"... More
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Running Costs Are Very Low

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the M115HD is only £21, which is in the cheapest 3% of all 136 projectors of a comparable spec and age.

Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the M115HD, the DELL M115HD has a built-in speaker.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many projectors of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

When compared to other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the M115HD that we have checked, the service life of lamp in economic mode of the DELL M115HD of 30,000 hours is one of the longest. The average service life of lamp in economic mode of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the M115HD is 7,400h, and the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 1,000h to 30,000h.

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Very Long Lamp Service Life

The shortest lamp service life of similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the M115HD is 500h and the longest is 30,000h. The lamp service life of the DELL M115HD of 30,000 hours is one of the longest amongst projectors of a comparable type and age to the M115HD.

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Quite High Number of Colours

Across all the comparable spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the M115HD the numbers of colours range from 1M to 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 480M. The DELL M115HD has one of the higher numbers of colours (1,070 million) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very Low Power Consumption During PowerSave

The power consumption during PowerSave of projectors of a comparable age and spec to the M115HD range from 0.2W to 280W, and the average power consumption during PowerSave is 170W. At only 42 Watts, the DELL M115HD has a quite low power consumption during PowerSave compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the M115HD.

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Light

When compared to other projectors that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the weight of the DELL M115HD of only 360 grams is one of the lightest. The weights of projectors that came out around the same time as the M115HD range from 360g to 54kg.

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Narrow

The narrowest 10000:1 contrast ratio projector that has been on the market for around the same time as the M115HD is 100mm wide and the widest is 970mm. When compared to other projectors of a similar type and age to the M115HD that we have checked the width of, the DELL M115HD's width of only 105.3 millimeters is one of the narrowest.

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15 Reasons Against

DELL Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 652 user and expert reviews for DELL projectors and found that on average DELL has unexceptional reviews compared to other brands. However we also found that DELL has good reviews specifically for its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 450 ANSI lumens, the DELL M115HD has a very dim projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago the projector brightness range from 300 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,300 ANSI lumens.

If this data projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to look at the Acer K137 (£335.06) (700 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The DELL M115HD does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago also do not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as the M115HD, the DELL M115HD does not support Full HD projection.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might also want to consider include the Epson 1975W.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other projectors of this age and type, the DELL M115HD does not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth considering other projectors which also support WiFi connectivity including the Benq W1500, or the Epson PowerLite 1222 which also has a higher rating.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This data projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The DELL M115HD has one of the lowest RMS rated power (only 1 Watt) amongst similar spec projectors of this age. The RMS rated power of projectors of this type and age range from 1W to 20W.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

The DELL M115HD has one of the smaller internal storage capacity (only 1 gigabyte) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The smallest internal storage capacity of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago is 1GB and the largest is 2GB.

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Quite Small Offset

Projectors of this age and spec have offsets of between 8% and 140%. The DELL M115HD has one of the smaller offsets (only 100 percent) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The DELL M115HD is a one VGA (D-Sub) port data projector.

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Quite Small Uniformity

With a uniformity of only 80 percent, the DELL M115HD has one of the smaller uniformities amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The smallest uniformity of similar spec data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the M115HD is 0.9% and the biggest is 100%.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The DELL M115HD is a one USB 2.0 port data projector. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the M115HD have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Only One HDMI Port

The DELL M115HD is a one HDMI port projector. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age have between one and two HDMI ports.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

The DELL M115HD has a fairly loud noise level in economy mode (32 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec. Across all the projectors that were released more than two years ago the noise levels in economy mode range from 26dB to 40dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 30dB.

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Quite Small Matrix Size

The average matrix size of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the M115HD is 0.62", and the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 0.96". The DELL M115HD has one of the smallest matrix sizes (only 0.45 inches) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL M115HD

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market for over three years.

Average Noise Level

At 36 decibels, the DELL M115HD has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the M115HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 36dB noise level data projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq GP10.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the Epson EB-W03 (£379.67) (37dB).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Objective Focal Length
Video
3D Image Projection
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
HD-Ready
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
PC Audio Output
DC-In Jack
HDMI Version
Headphone Output
Audio Out Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Internal Storage Capacity
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
HDCP
Password Protection
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Tripod Mountable
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
AC Adapter Included
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

(4)
1 August 2014

We're really impressed by the Dell M115HD. It might not be the most powerful projector on the market, but its 450 lumens LED bulb kicks out easily enough light for home use, even in large rooms....

Tiny, lightweight, and highly portable
USB direct
Can run presentations from USB thumb drives and micro SD cards
Very long lamp life
Optional WiFi connectivity
Shows scaling artifacts at its claimed native resolution
Sub-par text quality
Notably feeble audio
Tinting in video

You wait ages for a palm-sized LED projector to come along then two turn up [almost] together, with the Dell M115HD bearing a more than passing resemblance to the Optoma ML550 we reviewed... Read more…

IT Reviews.com

8 September 2013

The Dell M115HD has a good range of connection choices for a palmtop projector...

6 September 2013

The Dell M115HD palmtop projector gets a boost in The Dell M115HD palmtop projector gets a boost in brightness over its predecessor, and has a good range of connection choices...

User Reviews

(43)
Reviewed 11 May 2013 by Robert T.
(Verified Purchase)

It's not a bad monitor. But I wasnt happy with it when I got it - not satisfied considering what I was expecting it to be - plus, I was going for a 3 mointor set up, the quickly ran out of stock -... Read more…

Reviewed 23 October 2012 by Frederick D.

I don't have a colorimeter, so I can't say how close this comes to full sRGB. Note that this is almost certainly an eIPS monitor with 6-bit colour + AFRC. In the end, I sent this back to Dell for... Read more…

Reviewed 2 May 2013 by Randy K.
(Verified Purchase)

I'm happy, considering the price point. I did have a moment of panic when I noticed the entire screen was not being used. Used Catalyst Control Center to adjust over/underscan. No worries... Read more…

Reviewed 21 October 2012 by Richard H.
(Verified Purchase)

Overall, I do like this monitor a lot. However, where it does fail with the dark overshoot and price is what brings this down from 5 stars to 3, though 3.5 would be more accurate. There is also... Read more…

Reviewed 9 November 2012 by Theresa T.

Check dealzon to see if you can get this anywhere for a lower price which makes it well worth it and I might consider getting 2 more for surround no cable management...

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Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £16.66
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £20.35
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 3 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell m115, dell m115h, dell m115hd, generic m115, dell 1280x800, generic m115h, generic m115hd
Barcodes 00000011225281, 00012303833742, 00044111962536, 00600135878378, 00659223143355, 00799198049679, 00884116128847, 04053162593725, 04560394032361, 04913603175166, 05052183870005, 05054484715740, 05054533715745, 05397063348084, 08841161288478

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