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DELL S520 Projector

8000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 36dB 3,100 ANSI Lumens Sep 2014
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Engage and collaborate, with multi-touch, interactive presentations and learning sessions that feature HD resolution and wireless versatility. - Up to 10-point touch capability: Use your fingers,... More
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11 Reasons For

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The DELL S520 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the S520 do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The DELL S520 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic PTCW330U[plb_1925639_price].

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Big Matrix Size

At 0.65 inches, the DELL S520 has a quite big matrix size compared to most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the S520. The average matrix size of 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the S520 is 0.65", and the matrix sizes range from 0.55" to 0.95".

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The DELL S520 is a three USB 2.0 port multimedia projector.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

Across all the 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for more than two years the RMS rated power range from 5W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 11W. With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the DELL S520's RMS rated power is one of the highest amongst 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the S520.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The DELL S520 has more built-in speakers than most of the projectors that came out around the same time as the S520. Most of the comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the S520 only have one built-in speaker, however this projector has two built-in speakers.

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Two Audio in Ports

The DELL S520 is a two audio in port projector. Most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the S520 only have one audio in port.

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Very High Number of Colours

The lowest number of colours of projectors of this age and type is 16M and the highest is 1,100M. When compared to other projectors of a comparable age and type to the S520 that we have checked, the DELL S520's number of colours of 1,070 million is one of the highest.

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Very Big Offset

When compared to other projectors that were launched around the same time as the S520 that we have checked, the DELL S520's offset of 125 percent is one of the biggest. Data projectors of this spec and age have offsets of between -15% and 130%.

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Very Big Uniformity

The uniformities of data projectors of this type and age range from 80% to 85%, and the average uniformity is 81%. With a uniformity of 85 percent, the DELL S520's uniformity is one of the biggest amongst projectors of a comparable spec and age to the S520.

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5 Reasons Against

DELL Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its Projectors

DELL is one of the middle of the road multimedia projector brands according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all data projectors.

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to the S520 support 3D image projection, however the DELL S520 does not support 3D image projection.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support 3D image projection including the Panasonic PTCW330U[plb_1925639_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The DELL S520 does not support Full HD projection, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the S520 also do not support Full HD projection.

Other data projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might also want to look at include the Viewsonic PRO8520HD[plb_1610101_price], or the Sony VPL-FHZ55[plb_1596654_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

The shortest lamp service life of 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the S520 is 2,500h and the longest is 20,000h. The DELL S520 has a fairly short lamp service life (only 3,000 hours) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the S520.

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Heavy

Comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the S520 have weights of between 2.2kg and 22kg, and the average weight is 7.7kg. The DELL S520 is quite heavy (8.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL S520

Running Costs Are OK

The S520 has an average 1 year running cost of £115 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 13 data projectors of a similar type and age.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this projector was released.

Average Noise Level

At 36 decibels, the DELL S520 has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the S520.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,100 ANSI lumens, the DELL S520 has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the S520.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3,100 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic PTCW330U[plb_1925639_price].

If you would prefer a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the IN3134a[pl_2544144_price] (4,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the IN3136a[pl_2544145_price] (4,500 ANSI lumens and higher rated) both from Infocus.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Video
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
PC Audio Input
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Output
D-Sub PC in Port
HDMI Version
Microphone Input
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
HDMI Port
AC Power in
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating System
Noise Level in Economy Mode
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour
Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
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
User Guide
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Brackets Included
Battery Included
Cable Included
Other Features
Technical Details

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £110.56
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £114.25
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the DELL S520uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.57 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00012302575087, 00783384222106, 00884116107491, 04053162995758, 05397063213795

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