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Very Low Running Costs
Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the M271 is only £65, which makes it one of the most economic to run projectors of this age and spec.
NEC Has Good Projector Reviews
NEC 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have good ratings on average and across all projectors NEC is one of the better rated brands.
100 - 240V 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 were launched more than two years ago.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other projectors of this type and age, the NEC M271 has a built-in speaker.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
The NEC M271 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 8% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). Across all projectors of a similar age and spec to the M271 the best resolution is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).
1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Analog Resolution
The NEC M271 has a maximum maximum analog resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 20% more maximum analog resolution than a 1600 x 1200 pixels projector, which is the most common maximum analog resolution.
This multimedia projector's maximum analog resolution (1920 x 1200 pixels) is in fact the best maximum analog resolution amongst all multimedia projectors of this type and age.
Amongst comparable types of multimedia projector the worst maximum analog resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.
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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Data projectors of a similar spec and age to the M271 have service life of lamp in economic mode of between 230h and 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 5,800h. The NEC M271 has a fairly long service life of lamp in economic mode (10,000 hours) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec.
Quite Long Lamp Service Life
With a lamp service life of 6,000 hours, the NEC M271 has one of the longer lamp service lives amongst similar spec projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years the lamp service lives range from 1,500h to 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 4,500h.
WXGA (1280x800) Native Resolution
The NEC M271 has a maximum native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more native resolution than the most common native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all projectors that have been available for more than two years the native resolution ranges from SVGA (800x600) (worst) to 1080p (1920x1080) (best).
Quite Quiet Noise Level
The NEC M271 has one of the quietest noise levels (only 26 decibels) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the M271 the noise levels range from 26dB to 45dB.
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Average Expert Reviews
Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com this projector has an average expert rating of 65 out of 100.
Does Not Support Full HD Projection
The NEC M271 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type also do not support Full HD projection.
Does Not Support 3D Image Projection
The NEC M271 does not support 3D image projection, although keep in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age also do not support 3D image projection.
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
Like most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the M271, the NEC M271 does not support WiFi connectivity.
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Quite Dim Projector Brightness
At only 2,160 ANSI lumens, the NEC M271 has a very dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the M271. The average projector brightness of similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago is 3,500 ANSI lumens.
Quite Small Lamp Power
When compared to other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the M271 that we have checked the lamp power of, the NEC M271's lamp power of only 145 Watts is one of the smallest. The lamp power of 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the M271 range from 140W to 400W, and the average lamp power is 240W.
Very Dim Lamp Power in Economic Mode
Across all the multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the M271 the lamp powers in economic mode range from 110W to 6,000W. The NEC M271 has a fairly dim lamp power in economic mode (only 110 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the M271.
Very Dim Brightness in Economy Mode
The average brightness in economy mode of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the M271 is 2,400 ANSI lumens. The NEC M271 has one of the dimmer brightness in economy mode (only 1,620 ANSI lumen) amongst projectors of this age.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
This projector has been on the market for over three years.
XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution
The NEC M271 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.
Native Projector Resolution
2,160 ANSI lumens
Maximum Analog Resolution
1920 x 1200
Vertical Keystone Correction
-30 - 30
Brightness in Economy Mode
1,620 ANSI lumens
0.6 - 13.8
Supported Aspect Ratio
4:3, 16:10, 16:9
Compatible Screen Size
25 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
Lamp Power in Economic Mode
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
1.7 - 2.2
Focal Length Range
17.5 - 29
3D Image Projection
720 x 480, 720 x 576, 1152 x 870, 1280 x 960, 1600 x 900, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 768, 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800, 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1366 х 768, 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1440 x 900, 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL, PAL 60, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM
Ports & Interfaces
Audio in Port
USB Connector Type
USB Type-a, USB Type-B
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Ethernet LAN Connection
Integrated Card Reader
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 100
Vertical Scan Range
50 - 120
On Screen Display
RMS Rated Power
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption During PowerSave
Maximum Power Consumption
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
20 - 80
Relative Humidity Operational Range
20 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
-10 - 50
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 40
CE; ErP; TÃV GS; RoHS ; Gost-R
Weight & Dimensions
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
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