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User Reviews Are Good
This 10000:1 contrast ratio projector has an average user rating of 80 out of 100 based on 56 user reviews.
Very Low Running Costs
The M115HD is one of the most economic to run similar spec multimedia projectors that were released in the last 12 months that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the M115HD is only £21.
Eight people mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Fiona Millar mentioned in her review on Amazon “This is a great wee device - small and compact enough to take”. Fourteenth Sense said in November last year “From the outset I was struck by how small and compact it was, I've never seen or used a portable projector before” although they scored the product 3 stars. Last year Kaho rated the product 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Bright, compact”.
One DELL M115HD reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. One person who bought the product reckoned that it was lightweight. Photo Answers.co.uk scored the DELL M115HD 4 stars and mentioned “Tiny, lightweight” in their review.
Easy to Use
A few DELL M115HD reviewers who purchased it considered that it was easy to use. In November last year Fiona Millar she wrote on Amazon “If you want everyone to hear comfortably you might find it best to use an external speaker”. Last year Mr. Philip Whiteside Atom Software mentioned on Amazon “Great Quality and Easy to Use” in his review of the DELL M115HD. Mr. Philip Whiteside Atom Software also mentioned “Great quality projection, easy to use”.
A number of DELL M115HD owners considered that this projector was easy to setup. Fiona Millar mentioned “Compact enough to take anywhere and very easy to set up” in her review of this projector and scored the DELL M115HD 5 stars. Fourteenth Sense mentioned on Amazon “It's relatively easy to setup and get working”. Fourteenth Sense also mentioned “Carry around and it's easy to setup and use”.
The M115HD is one the most popular projector currently available for sale according to sales data from Amazon.
Good Product Quality
Several people wrote that the DELL M115HD was good quality. Kaho scored the product very highly and wrote in their review of the DELL M115HD “Good image quality”. Pepper mentioned “We both think the picture quality is pretty good relative to the size of the projector” . Yusuf Smiley Yearwood said in their DELL M115HD review on Amazon “Image quality is sufficient - not a heavy duty replacement” nonetheless they gave it a score of 60 out of 100.
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Several DELL M115HD reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Last year The Soft Machine Operator gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The same can also be done via a microSD slot.I liked the connectivity options here”.
One DELL M115HD owner who reviewed it said that it was wifi compatible. Peppers wrote on Amazon in November last year “Another extra (although this is more understandable at this price point) is a wireless dongle” in their DELL M115HD review.
Good Picture Quality
Four DELL M115HD owners said in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Yusuf Smiley Yearwood mentioned on Amazon in November last year “Image quality is sufficient for presentations in small meeting rooms” in their review.
Only Released Three Months Ago
This data projector is one of the newest projectors to be released. As such it is likely to have better features than some of the older projectors.
Several people wrote in their reviews that the product was well made. Pepper rated the product 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “There's also a built in 1W speaker plus a mini-tripod mount underneath.I left this review longer than most after receiving the projector so we could thoroughly road test it”.
One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was strong and durable.
One DELL M115HD reviewer who reviewed the DELL M115HD concluded that it had good technical guidance. Pepper rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the DELL M115HD on Amazon “In the box you get the projector, adaptor/power cord, universal 24 pin - VGA cable, carrying case, CD user guide and quick set up guide”.
Some people who bought it considered that it was good looking. The Soft Machine Operator said on Amazon “This is a pretty small device you can fit in the palm of your hand” and rated it 4 stars.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The DELL M115HD has a built-in speaker. Most of the other recently released multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.
There are a number of alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Acer H6510BD[plb_3155054_price].
Very Long Lamp Service Life
The lamp service life of the DELL M115HD of 30,000 hours is one of the longest amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the M115HD. 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the M115HD have lamp service lives of between 2,500h and 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 8,000h.
100V AC Input Voltage
This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.
Very Low Power Consumption During PowerSave
Across all the recently released 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors the power consumption during PowerSave range from 8W to 620W. The DELL M115HD has a fairly low power consumption during PowerSave (only 42 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the M115HD.
With a weight of only 360 grams, the DELL M115HD is one of the lightest projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the M115HD amongst similar spec projectors of this age. The weights of recently released 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors range from 2.2g to 28kg.
The widths of latest comparable spec projectors range from 100mm to 500mm, and the average width is 400mm. With a width of only 105.3 millimeters, the DELL M115HD's width is one of the narrowest amongst newly released 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.
DELL Data Projectors Only Have Unexceptional Reviews
We checked 652 user and expert reviews for DELL multimedia projectors and found that on average DELL has unexceptional reviews. However we also found that DELL has good reviews specifically for its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.
A Bit Expensive
One DELL M115HD reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was not cheap. Professor Hesketh wrote “Bear in mind that it my be quite expensive if it only lasts 15 months” and gave it a score of 1 stars.
Inferior Sound Quality
One DELL M115HD owner mentioned in their reviews that the DELL M115HD did not have good sound quality. Pedro wrote in his review of this projector “· Note that the internal speakers are completely useless so you'll need to use external speakers if you want to watch films” however he still scored it 80 out of 100.
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Does Not Support Full HD Projection
Most similar spec projectors that came out around the same time as the M115HD do not support Full HD projection. The DELL M115HD is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.
Alternative data projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might want to look at include the Acer H6510BD[plb_3155054_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
The DELL M115HD does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other new similar spec projectors also do not support WiFi connectivity.
Does Not Support 3D Image Projection
The DELL M115HD does not support 3D image projection, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other latest 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors also do not support 3D image projection.
We compared all the other data projectors which also support 3D image projection to this data projector and we think the Acer H6510BD[plb_3155054_price] is also worth considering.
Quite Dim Projector Brightness
Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released in the last 12 months the projector brightness range from 450 ANSI lumens to 10,000 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the DELL M115HD of only 450 ANSI lumens is one of the dimmest amongst comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the M115HD.
Quite Low RMS Rated Power
When compared to other recently released 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that we have assessed, the RMS rated power of the DELL M115HD of only 1 Watt is one of the lowest. Across all the recently released data projectors the RMS rated power range from 1W to 20W.
Quite Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
With a service life of lamp in economic mode of only 3,000 hours, the DELL M115HD has a very short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the M115HD. The shortest 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 3,000h, the longest is 24,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 9,000h.
Very Small Internal Storage Capacity
With an internal storage capacity of only 1 gigabyte, the DELL M115HD has one of the smaller internal storage capacity amongst similar spec projectors of this age. Similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the M115HD have internal storage capacity of between 1GB and 8GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 3.9GB.
Very Small Offset
The offsets of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched in the last year range from 95% to 140%. The DELL M115HD has one of the smaller offsets (only 100 percent) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.
Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port
Most latest similar spec multimedia projectors have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the DELL M115HD which has one VGA (D-Sub) port.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
The DELL M115HD is a one USB 2.0 port data projector.
Only One HDMI Port
Most new multimedia projectors have between one and two HDMI ports, including the DELL M115HD which has one HDMI port.
Only One Built-In Speaker
Most 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released in the last 12 months have one built-in speaker, including the DELL M115HD which has one built-in speaker.
Quite Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode
With a noise level in economy mode of 32 decibels, the DELL M115HD has a fairly loud noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the M115HD. The noise levels in economy mode of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the M115HD range from 26dB to 39dB.
Quite Small Matrix Size
The smallest matrix size of new similar spec data projectors is 0.45", the biggest is 0.79", and the average matrix size is 0.66". With a matrix size of only 0.45 inches, the DELL M115HD has a very small matrix size compared to most of the other recently released similar spec data projectors.
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Average Noise Level
With a noise level of 36 decibels, the DELL M115HD has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched in the last 12 months.
Multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the Acer H6510BD[plb_3155054_price] (32dB) which also has a higher rating.
WXGA (1280x720) Native Projector Resolution
The DELL M115HD has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x720). That's 56% less resolution than the most common native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).
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