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NEC M352 Projector

PC Mag Editor's Choice
10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Jan 2014
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The excellent price performance ratio makes this projector especially suitable for classrooms and mid-sized meeting rooms. The filter free design with dust-protected DLP light engine, very long... More
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16 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This multimedia projector received an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag who thought that this data projector was exceptional.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and PC Advisor.co.uk the average expert rating of this NEC projector is 85%. If all the data projectors of a comparable age and type are ranked by average expert review score then this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector is in the top 17%.

NEC Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

On average NEC 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all projectors manufactured by NEC.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was good quality. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned “Excellent quality for data images”.

Nice Design

One NEC M352 reviewer who reviewed the NEC M352 mentioned that it was smooth. Two years ago expert website Techworld.com wrote in their review of the NEC M352 “It more closely resembles a secret observatory, with its lens half-buried within that smooth exterior.”.

Good Technical Features

One customer considered that this projector had good features. Techworld.com mentioned “It has a lot of very nice hardware and software features that will allow it to drop effortlessly into business”.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The NEC M352 supports 3D image projection, which is unusual. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the M352 do not support 3D image projection.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq W1500[plb_1561671_price], or the Optoma ML550[plb_1947306_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC M352 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including the Benq W1500[plb_1561671_price], or the Optoma ML550[plb_1947306_price] which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The NEC M352 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution supported by comparable spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the M352. This data projector also support graphics resolutions of 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 832 x 624, 1152 x 870, 1280 x 768, 1280 x 800, 1280 x 960, 1440 x 900, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1366 х 768, 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 1680 x 1050 (WSXG. The best resolution of all similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the M352 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

Multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the M352 have projector brightness of between 300 ANSI lumens and 12,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 3,500 ANSI lumens, the NEC M352 has one of the brighter projector brightness amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3,500 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Epson EB-X24[plb_2017451_price].

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This multimedia projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

At 20 Watts, the NEC M352 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago. The lowest RMS rated power of data projectors of this age and type is 1W, the highest is 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 8.9W.

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Two HDMI Ports

The NEC M352 is a two HDMI port data projector. Most of the other projectors that have been available for a similar time to the M352 have between one and two HDMI ports.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

At 8,000 hours, the NEC M352 has a fairly long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago. 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the M352 have service life of lamp in economic mode of between 1,000h and 30,000h.

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Quite Long Lamp Service Life

The lamp service lives of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the M352 range from 500h to 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 6,400h. With a lamp service life of 5,500 hours, the NEC M352 has one of the longer lamp service lives amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age.

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Quite Big Lamp Power

With a lamp power of 270 Watts, the NEC M352 has a quite big lamp power compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the M352. Comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago have lamp power of between 15W and 840W, and the average lamp power is 240W.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most projectors of this age and spec do not support Full HD projection. The NEC M352 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

It is worth also looking at other projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Benq W1500[plb_1561671_price], or the NEC NP-M282[plb_2338575_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The NEC M352 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the M352 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth considering alternative data projectors which also support WiFi connectivity including the Benq W1500[plb_1561671_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Dim Lamp Power in Economic Mode

The lamp powers in economic mode of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years range from 130W to 30,000W, and the average lamp power in economic mode is 2,600W. With a lamp power in economic mode of only 162 Watts, the NEC M352 has a fairly dim lamp power in economic mode compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

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Quite High Power Consumption During PowerSave

The power consumption during PowerSave of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the M352 range from 0.2W to 280W. The NEC M352 has a quite high power consumption during PowerSave (246 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One Audio in Port

The NEC M352 is a one audio in port projector.

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Quite Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

With a noise level in economy mode of 33 decibels, the NEC M352 has one of the louder noise levels in economy mode amongst data projectors of this age. Projectors of this age and spec have noise levels in economy mode of between 26dB and 40dB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the NEC M352

Running Costs Are Average

The M352 has an average 1 year running cost of £93 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 136 data projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market for over two years.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 33 decibels, the NEC M352 has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age.

We compared this projector to all the other 33dB noise level projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the W1080[pl_1495063_price], the W1500[pl_1561671_price], and the W1300[pl_1998671_price] all from Benq is also worth considering.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Maximum Digital Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Zoom Capability
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power in Economic Mode
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focus Mode
Fixed Focal Length
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
Serial Interface Type
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Audio 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
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display
Plug and Play
Password Protection
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption During PowerSave
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Power Consumption (network Standby)
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
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included

1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(2)
26 June 2014

The NEC makes a spectacular impression, with its clear but vivid images blasted across the wall. It has a lot of very nice hardware and software features that will allow it to drop effortlessly...

11 June 2014

The NEC Display Solutions NP-M352WS projector delivers a bright-enough image for midsize rooms, a big image even in small rooms, and excellent quality for data images...

PC Mag

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Electricity cost when switched on £89.09
Electricity cost when on standby £2.95
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Total running cost over 5 years £92.04
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec m352, acer m352, nec m352w, nec m352ws, acer m352w, nec p192810, acer m352ws, nec 1280x800, nec p192810p, projectors m352, projectors m352w, projectors m352ws
Barcodes 00000060003461, 04053162595651, 05028695610569, 05054629636480

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