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NEC NP-M311W
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NEC NP-M311W Projector

3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 35dB Nov 2012
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Keep your audience engaged during presentations with the 3100-lumen NEC M311W, an easy-to-use and budget-friendly portable projector. This projector is ideal for education and... More
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15 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This projector received an expert rating of 80% from IT Reviews.com.

NEC Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We calculated the average reviews for all NEC data projectors and also specifically for NEC 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors and found that in both cases NEC had good reviews.

Good Size

One customer said in their reviews that the product was easy to carry around. Itreviews.com said in their review of this projector on IT Reviews.com “In particular, it’s LCD based, it’s just as easy to carry”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One NEC NP-M311W owner said in their reviews that this projector was noisy. Expert review site Itreviews.com wrote in their review of this projector three years ago “A usefully loud audio system” and rated it 80 out of 100.

Good Sound Quality

One person thought the product had good sound quality.

Supports 3D Image Projection

Unlike most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the NP-M311W which do not support 3D image projection, the NP-M311W supports 3D image projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NP-M311W has a built-in speaker. Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the NP-M311W also have a built-in speaker.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This projector supports a graphics resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is the most frequently supported graphics resolution on data projectors of this type and age.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This multimedia projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The NP-M311W has more VGA (D-Sub) ports than most of the projectors of a similar type and age to the NP-M311W. Most of the similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the NP-M311W only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, however this multimedia projector has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the NP-M311W is 1.5x. At 1.7 times zoom factor, the NEC NP-M311W has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the NP-M311W.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

At 8,000 hours, the NP-M311W has a fairly long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years. Across all the multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the NP-M311W the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 230h to 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 5,800h.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

The average noise level in economy mode of multimedia projectors of this age and type is 30dB, and the noise levels in economy mode range from 26dB to 35dB. The NEC NP-M311W has one of the quieter noise levels in economy mode (only 28 decibels) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very Low Power Consumption During PowerSave

The NEC NP-M311W has a fairly low power consumption during PowerSave (only 0.2 Watts) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago. The lowest power consumption during PowerSave of similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago is 0.1W, the highest is 330W, and the average power consumption during PowerSave is 160W.

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4 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

One NEC NP-M311W reviewer who reviewed this projector wrote that it was not good quality. It Reviews.com mentioned “Good (not great) audio quality” in their NEC NP-M311W review.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The NP-M311W does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth considering alternative multimedia projectors which also support WiFi connectivity including the NEC NP-UM330[plb_1528333_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The NP-M311W does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the NP-M311W also do not support Full HD projection.

It is worth also looking at other multimedia projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Hitachi CP-WX8255A[plb_1884022_price] which also has a higher rating.

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High Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the NP-M311W is £159 based on average energy prices, which is in the most expensive 10% of all 92 data projectors of a comparable age and type.

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3 Other reasons to consider the NEC NP-M311W

Released Over Four Years Ago

NEC released the NP-M311W over four years ago.

Average Noise Level

The NP-M311W has a pretty typical noise level (35 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type.

Other 35dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the VE281[pl_1473677_price], or the NP-VE281X[pl_1495517_price] both from NEC.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,100 ANSI lumens, the NP-M311W has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the NP-M311W.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power in Economic Mode
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
AUX Input
S-Video Input
Progressive Scan Output
PC Audio Input
Serial Interface Type
Microphone Input
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
AV Output Port
Networking
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Integrated TV Tuner
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Ceiling Mountable
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
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
Carrying Case
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Other Features
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(1)

IT Reviews.com

30 June 2013

The NEC NP-311W offers a bright image, a light weight, a usefully loud audio system, and more...

Long lamp life
Bright
Native WXGA resolution
1.7x zoom
Good (not great) audio quality
No 3D support

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £99.67
Electricity cost when on standby £58.97
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Total running cost over 5 years £158.64
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.79 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
21
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 21 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers npm311, npm311w, nec npm311, nec npm311w
Barcodes 00083495048443, 00086000217426, 00100177440439, 00805736041071, 08057360410712

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