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NEC NP-VE281X
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NEC NP-VE281X Projector

3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 35dB 2,800 ANSI Lumens Nov 2012
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NEC's 2800-lumen VE281X mobile projector is designed to provide high brightness for small-to-medium-sized businesses, education environments, corporate conference rooms and mobility applications... More
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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Nice Design

Some NEC NP-VE281X reviewers said that the product was good looking. Projectorreviews.com said “NEC has produced a pretty solid performer with the VE281X”. Projectorreviews.com also mentioned “The VE281X looks to be pretty durable an”.

Robust

One person said that the NEC NP-VE281X was well made. One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was strong and durable.

Easy to Use

One person said in their reviews that the NEC NP-VE281X was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Projectorreviews.com wrote “Easy to use so a variety of users could be comfortable with it”.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The NP-VE281X has a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including the Epson V11H475020[plb_2123586_price], or the NEC NP-M271X[plb_1525269_price] which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This projector supports a graphics resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is the most frequently supported graphics resolution on 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on similar spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Light

At only 2.3 kilograms, the NP-VE281X is quite light compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age. The weights of projectors of this age and type range from 230g to 30kg.

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Narrow

Similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years have widths of between 120mm and 510mm. With a width of only 260 millimeters, the NP-VE281X is one of the narrower 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The NP-VE281X does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the NP-VE281X also do not support 3D image projection.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might want to look at include the Optoma TW610STi[plb_1749808_price], or the Epson V11H475020[plb_2123586_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the NEC NP-VE281X does not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of other projectors which also support Full HD projection which you might want to consider including the Infocus IN3118[plb_2221772_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the NP-VE281X do not support WiFi connectivity. The NP-VE281X is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a WiFi connectivity and we think the NEC NP-UM330[plb_1528333_price], or the Epson BrightLink 436Wi[plb_1875520_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Lamp Power

Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years the lamp power range from 140W to 400W. The NP-VE281X has one of the smaller lamp power (only 200 Watts) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The NP-VE281X is a one VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The NP-VE281X has a quite low RMS rated power (only 7 Watts) compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec. The RMS rated power of similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 0.5W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 11W.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago have noise levels in economy mode of between 26dB and 35dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 30dB. The NEC NP-VE281X has one of the louder noise levels in economy mode (33 decibels) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years the optical zooms range from 1x to 2x. The NP-VE281X has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 1.1 times zoom factor) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very Small Matrix Size

The NP-VE281X has a fairly small matrix size (only 0.55 inches) compared to most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the NP-VE281X. The average matrix size of projectors that are a similar age to the NP-VE281X is 0.61", and the matrix sizes range from 0.55" to 0.75".

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5 Other reasons to consider the NEC NP-VE281X

Running Costs Are OK

The NP-VE281X is typical compared to the other 92 multimedia projectors of a similar age and type that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the NP-VE281X is £87.

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this data projector was released.

Average Noise Level

At 35 decibels, the NP-VE281X has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the NP-VE281X.

Other multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the NEC VE281[plb_1473677_price] (35dB).

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The NEC NP-VE281X has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most common native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Average Projector Brightness

The NP-VE281X has a fairly typical projector brightness (2,800 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the NP-VE281X.

Multimedia projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth considering include the Epson BrightLink 436Wi[plb_1875520_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the Optoma TW610STi[plb_1749808_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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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
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
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
AUX Input
Progressive Scan Output
PC Audio Input
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Output
Microphone Input
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
AV Output Port
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
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
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Other Features
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

NEC has produced a pretty solid performer with the VE281X. As mentioned in the review this unit was designed to be simple and easy to use so a variety of users could be comfortable with it....

User Reviews

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Reviewed 4 March 2014 by A mix master
A mix master would recommend the NEC VE281X (Verified Purchase)

Excellent product with great features and price...

Clear Display
Easy To Use
Quality Construction
Quiet
Small Footprint
The zoom lens is a little weak making a smaller picture compared to my Epson I have used before this, thus it had to be moved further back from the screen to make the same size picture, this causes th
I was unable to pair the unbranded 3d glasses to the NEC projector. Likely the glasses were incompatible
I suppose the resolution could be higher - and this is a common stupid diatribe towards a less expensive projector. I knew what I was buying and it does what it said it could do
USB port
The reason i give this 3 eggs is because this projector does not allow you to change the bulb out when it burns out. You have to send it back to the manufacturer for bulb replacement. Not very conveni

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £83.64
Electricity cost when on standby £2.95
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Total running cost over 5 years £86.59
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the NEC NP-VE281Xuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.43T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
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 npve281, npve281x, nec npve281, nec 1024x768, nec npve281x, nec display solutions ve281, nec display solutions ve281x, nec display solutions npve281, nec display solutions npve281x
Barcodes 00012302573779, 00014445256489, 00021112263503, 00071030618596, 00086000559328, 00100177440408, 00163120857227, 00168141610110, 00172302796315, 00689521124862, 00703164100011, 00803982818065, 00805736042054, 00809392587669, 00925601817355, 08057360420544

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