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DELL M900HD Projector

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700:1 WXGA (1280x800) 36dB 900 ANSI Lumens Sep 2016
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Bring your own projector and present with confidence using a portable, easy-to-use projector featuring Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) and Miracast . Wireless connections are a snap so you can focus... More
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16 Reasons For

Good Size

A few customers concluded that it was compact. Techworld.com wrote “Wonderfully petite and finely polished, this mini projector will slip easily on to any boardroom desk”. Three years ago Techradar.com wrote on expert review site Techradar “Not just because it weighs just over 1.3kg and measures a svelte, 232x164x43mm.” in their review of the DELL M900HD. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk rated this projector 4 stars and mentioned “The petite, Best Buy-winning Optoma ML550 is our favourite portable projector.”.

Some DELL M900HD reviewers agreed that it was lightweight. Three years ago expert website Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “Bulkier when it comes to lightweight office projectors”. Expert Reviews mentioned “Small, lightweight”.

One customer considered that this projector was a good size. Su mentioned “The projector is a nice size (approximately 1.5 inches by 9 inches by 6.5 inches” in her review and rated it 5 stars.

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Popular Choice

The M900HD is a popular choice of projector.

Robust

Two people who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. Three years ago Expert Reviews said in their review “2GB built, in flash storage”. One DELL M900HD owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it was reliable. Expert Reviews wrote “Reliable images audio” .

Easy to Use

A few customers who reviewed this projector agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Techworld.com wrote “The Dell M900HD's menu is fairly straightforward”. Techworld.com also mentioned “Isn't bulging with confusing settings, so the setup”.

One DELL M900HD owner who purchased the product considered that it was easy to use. Su said last year “To ensure that you have the equipment required to teach your class is to use your own” in her DELL M900HD review. One DELL M900HD reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Su mentioned in her DELL M900HD review “It is easy to set up and use which was a relief”.

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Only Released Three Months Ago

DELL only released the M900HD three months ago. Newer projectors like this one are likely to have better features.

Good Sound Quality

One DELL M900HD owner who bought this projector concluded that it had good sound quality.

Good Picture Quality

One DELL M900HD owner considered that it had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

One DELL M900HD reviewer who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good quality. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this projector “It provides solid image quality”.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

Unlike most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the M900HD which do not support WiFi connectivity, the DELL M900HD supports WiFi connectivity.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The DELL M900HD has a built-in speaker. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched in the last 12 months also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Long Lamp Service Life

Across all the similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the M900HD the lamp service lives range from 1,500h to 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 6,800h. With a lamp service life of 30,000 hours, the DELL M900HD has one of the longest lamp service lives amongst data projectors of this age.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

When compared to other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the M900HD that we have assessed, the DELL M900HD's service life of lamp in economic mode of 30,000 hours is one of the longest. The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of recently released multimedia projectors is 2,000h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 6,700h.

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Very Low Power Consumption During PowerSave

The DELL M900HD has a fairly low power consumption during PowerSave (only 0.5 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for a similar time to the M900HD. The lowest power consumption during PowerSave of newly released comparable spec projectors is 0.4W, the highest is 400W, and the average power consumption during PowerSave is 140W.

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Light

The average weight of latest multimedia projectors is 7.1kg. When compared to other newly released multimedia projectors that we have checked, the DELL M900HD's weight of only 1.6 kilograms is one of the lightest.

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Very Narrow

With a width of only 232 millimeters, the DELL M900HD is fairly narrow compared to most of the other latest multimedia projectors. Projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the M900HD have widths of between 130mm and 510mm.

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Very Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode

The average power consumption in economy mode of projectors that were launched in the last year is 290W, and the power consumption in economy mode range from 38W to 680W. With a power consumption in economy mode of only 106 Watts, the DELL M900HD has one of the lower power consumption in economy mode amongst data projectors of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Unexceptional Brand

Based on 652 expert and user reviews, DELL has unexceptional reviews for its projectors. However, DELL has excellent reviews for its 700:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

A Bit Expensive

One DELL M900HD owner wrote that the product was not cheap. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “It's expensive.” although they still gave the product a score of 4 stars.

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on multimedia projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The DELL M900HD does not support 3D image projection, unlike most of the other similar spec projectors that were released in the last year.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The DELL M900HD does not support Full HD projection, unlike most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the M900HD which support Full HD projection.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 900 ANSI lumens, the DELL M900HD's projector brightness is one of the dimmest amongst projectors that came out in the last 12 months. The average projector brightness of multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the M900HD is 3,500 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightness range from 900 ANSI lumens to 8,200 ANSI lumens.

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Very Small Offset

The average offset of new comparable spec projectors is 95%. With an offset of only 1.5 percent, the DELL M900HD has a fairly small offset compared to most of the other data projectors that were released around the same time as the M900HD.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of data projectors that were released in the last year is 13W, and the RMS rated power range from 1W to 26W. At only 3 Watts, the DELL M900HD has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other new projectors.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most latest similar spec projectors have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the DELL M900HD which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most latest similar spec data projectors have between one and two HDMI ports, including the DELL M900HD which has one HDMI port.

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Only One Built-In Speaker

Most projectors that were launched around the same time as the M900HD have one built-in speaker, including the DELL M900HD which has one built-in speaker.

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Very Small Matrix Size

With a matrix size of only 0.45 inches, the DELL M900HD has one of the smaller matrix sizes amongst similar spec projectors of this age. The smallest matrix size of data projectors that were released in the last year is 0.45" and the biggest is 0.96".

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL M900HD

Average Noise Level

At 36 decibels, the DELL M900HD has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other data projectors that were launched in the last 12 months.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The DELL M900HD has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 51% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Matrix Size
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Offset
Video
Video Mode
HD-Ready
Ports & Interfaces
PC Audio Input
HDMI Version
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
AC Power in
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
WiFi Standard
Storage
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Maximum Memory Card Size
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating System
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
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
User Guide
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cable Included

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(9)
1 December 2013

It's expensive, but this is a great portable projector if you want to project wirelessly...

Travel, friendly
Media player software
Wi
Fi
WiDi
Credit card, sized remote
Average contrast
Works best in blackout
No D, sub VGA input
Credit cardsized remote
14 November 2013

Comprehensive in terms of source and control it might be, but the M900HD somehow remains a devilishly simple device. Deftly designed for a life of travel, the M900HD impresses not only on sheer...

Techradar

14 November 2013

If Dell really wanted to push the boat out, some Bluetooth connectivity might be an idea for routing to a wireless speaker, but that's Moon-on-a-stick stuff; the M900HD is already on another...

Techradar.com/au/

30 September 2013

The Dell M900HD is incredibly portable, and very convenient if you have a suitably equipped laptop, phone or tablet. It does get pretty hot, and a few more ANSI lumens would increase its...

24 September 2013

The Dell M900HD is a powerful, compact projector that packs a variety of presenting features into a tiny package. Its 30,000-hour LED light engine removes the need for lamp replacements, thereby... Read more…

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 27 February 2015 by Danny n.

I've been very pleased with this projector and love that is uses an LED lamp so I don't have to worry about replacing the bulb...

Reviewed 26 February 2015 by Anonymous

Overall this is a great projector for anyone looking for something portable and requiring very little maintenance. I love the fact the projector is LED and I never have to change the lamp which is... Read more…

Reviewed 12 January 2015 by Su

Due to cutbacks in the education budget (or at least that’s what the Head of Department says) if we need equipment such as overhead projectors, tv/dvd equipment, a projector for... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers home m900, dell m900, dell m900h, home m900h, dell m900hd, home m900hd, dell p180112, special m900, dell 973hzs00, dell 1280x800, special m900h, dell p180112p, dell 973hza00, special m900hd, projectors m900, projectors m900h, hpdellapple m900, hpdellapple m900h, projectors m900hd, hpdellapple m900hd
Barcodes 05054629789223, 05397063213825

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