Close

Loading image...
NEC P501X
5 Images + 1 Video

NEC P501X Projector

PC Mag Editor's Choice
4000:1 XGA (1024x768) 30dB 5,000 ANSI Lumens Feb 2013
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
Perfect for mid to large meeting rooms as well as classrooms in higher education where semi-professional high brightness performance is required, the P501X is a very bright and compact... More
£167.29 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
Prices will drop £447
within 2 weeks. 90% confidence. Chart
Get Price Alerts
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
BT Business Direct
NEC P501X from BT Business Direct
£1,319.73
Standard delivery: £7.40
In stock
Go to Store
BT Shop
NEC P501X from BT Shop
£1,319.73
Standard delivery: £3.49
In stock
Go to Store
Amazon UK
NEC P501X from Amazon UK
£1,347.00
Standard delivery: £7.99
Go to Store
Amazon UK
NEC P501X from Amazon UK
£1,466.53
FREE Standard delivery
In stock
Go to Store
- Less from Amazon UK
Just Projectors
£1,287.25
Delivery unknown
In stock
Go to Store
Ivojo
£1,332.00
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
CompAdvance
£1,381.99
Out of stock
Go to Store
PC World Business
NEC P501X from PC World Business
£1,385.91
Out of stock
Go to Store
J R Linton
£1,411.92
Out of stock
Go to Store
Viking
£1,420.80
Out of stock
Go to Store
CCL Computers
£1,586.97
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
Value n' Price
£1,714.00
Delivery unknown
In stock
Go to Store
ComWales
£1,772.51
Delivery unknown
In stock
Go to Store
Athema Services
£1,938.24
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
Vikingdirect.ie
£2,034.42
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price Found it cheaper elsewhere?
 Show All Prices - Less
Amazon UK
NEC P501X from Amazon UK
£550.00
In stock
Go to Store
Amazon UK
NEC P501X from Amazon UK
£950.00
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price Found it cheaper elsewhere?
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...
Loan
Setup
Fee
Deposit Pay
Nothing
For
Loan
Period
Total
Cost
Estimated
Monthly
Payment
Amazon UK
16.9% APR for 12 Months
Purchase price £1,347.00. APR 16.9%.
- No
Deposit
- 12
months
£1,473.47 £122.79* Go to Store
Amazon UK
7.9% APR for 48 Months
Purchase price £1,347.00. APR 7.9%.
- No
Deposit
- 48
months
£1,575.41 £32.82* Go to Store
Amazon UK
16.9% APR for 24 Months
Purchase price £1,347.00. APR 16.9%.
- No
Deposit
- 24
months
£1,596.82 £66.53* Go to Store

* Monthly payments are estimates only and you should verify the finance payment amounts on the retailer's website.

Finance may not be available on this product and you should verify on the retailer's website whether finance options are available for the NEC P501X.

Credit is subject to eligibility. You will need to apply through the retailer's application process.

Our website is completely free for you to use but we may receive a commission from some of the companies we feature. How our site works.

14 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This data projector received an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag who concluded that this NEC data projector was outstanding.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This multimedia projector received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from PC Mag.

Good Sound Quality

Some NEC P501X reviewers said in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Pcmag.com said “A capable audio system, plus conveniences that include a 1.7x zoom lens”. Pc Mag gave it a rating of 4 stars and said in their review on PC Mag “Good audio”.

Good Product Quality

A number of customers agreed that the product was good quality. Pcmag.com mentioned “The NEC NP-P501X projector offers a bright image, excellent data-image quality” in their review of this projector.

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all NEC data projectors and also specifically for NEC 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors and found that in both cases NEC had good ratings compared to other brands.

Supports Full HD Projection

The NEC P501X supports Full HD projection, unlike most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the P501X which do not support Full HD projection.

Chart Edit

Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC P501X has a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age also have a built-in speaker.

Chart Edit

Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors of this spec and age is 500 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 13,000 ANSI lumens. At 5,000 ANSI lumens, the NEC P501X has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the P501X.

Chart Edit

1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The NEC P501X supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 20% more resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by data projectors that are a similar age to the P501X. This data projector also supports a graphics resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA). Across all multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the P501X the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 400.

Chart Edit

Three USB 2.0 Ports

The NEC P501X is a three USB 2.0 port projector. Most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the P501X only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

Chart Edit

Two HDMI Ports

Most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to the P501X only have one HDMI port, however the NEC P501X has two HDMI ports.

Chart Edit

Very Quiet Noise Level

The NEC P501X has one of the quieter noise levels (only 30 decibels) amongst 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The noise levels of projectors of this age and spec range from 29dB to 42dB.

Chart Edit

Fairly Big Lamp Power

The lamp power of 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the P501X range from 180W to 380W. At 270 Watts, the NEC P501X has a fairly big lamp power compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type.

Chart Edit

Very Bright Brightness in Economy Mode

The brightness in economy mode of projectors of this age and spec range from 1,500 ANSI lumens to 3,000 ANSI lumens, and the average brightness in economy mode is 2,100 ANSI lumens. When compared to other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the P501X that we have checked, the NEC P501X's brightness in economy mode of 3,000 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest.

Chart Edit

6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the P501X, the NEC P501X does not support 3D image projection.

Chart Edit

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other projectors of this age and spec, the NEC P501X does not support WiFi connectivity.

Chart Edit

Running Costs Are Very High

The P501X has an average running cost of £168 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which is in the most expensive 16% of all 32 data projectors of this type and age.

Chart

Heavy

Across all the comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to the P501X the weights range from 3.4g to 28kg. With a weight of 4.1 kilograms, the NEC P501X is one of the heavier multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the P501X amongst 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

Chart Edit

Very High Power Consumption During PowerSave

When compared to other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the P501X, the NEC P501X's power consumption during PowerSave of 248 Watts is one of the highest. The lowest power consumption during PowerSave of projectors that were released around the same time as the P501X is 0.2W, the highest is 250W, and the average power consumption during PowerSave is 36W.

Chart Edit

Very Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

The noise levels in economy mode of projectors of this age and type range from 28dB to 39dB. With a noise level in economy mode of 37 decibels, the NEC P501X has one of the loudest noise levels in economy mode amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

Chart Edit

2 Other reasons to consider the NEC P501X

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market for over three years.

XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

Chart Edit

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Brightness in Economy Mode
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliant
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(1)
28 April 2014

The NEC NP-P501X projector offers a bright image, excellent data-image quality, and a capable audio system, plus conveniences that include a 1.7x zoom lens...

PC Mag

Bright
Native XGA resolution
Has 1.7x zoom lens
Vertical lens shift
Excellent data-image quality
No 3D support

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 18 August 2014 by Durham Fire
Durham Fire would recommend the NEC NP-P501X (Verified Purchase)

This product is used in our training room. It works great as a power point projector or playing video's...

Great Clear Picture
Lightweight
Reviewed 20 June 2014 by Pro VID
Pro VID would recommend the NEC NP-P501X (Verified Purchase)

I Use this Projector for indoor and out door events. on a 10ft / 7ft6" rear projection screen. it was hard making my mind up to save some money and buy this projector or the NEC NP-PA550W. this... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on £93.58
Electricity cost when on standby £73.71
@ £0.139 per kwh - Edit electricity price and usage
kwh per hour
kwh per hour left on standby
Electricity price £per kilowatt hour
Annual electricity price inflation %
Water cost when switched on
@ £0.003474 per litre - Edit water usage and price
litres per hour
Water price £per litre
Annual water price inflation %
Submit Energy Consumption Figures
Total running cost over 5 years £167.29
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the NEC P501Xuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.83T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.83 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
22
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 22 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec p501, nec p501x, acer p501, acer p501x, shops p501, nec p165940, shops p501x, nec 1024x768, nec 96qpzs00, nec p165940p, special p501, nec 96qpza00, special p501x, nec display solutions p501, nec display solutions p501x
Barcodes 04053162595613, 05028695610200, 05053959394497, 05054484455226, 05054533455221, 05054629327920

Save Money with These Great Projector Vouchers & Offers

£50 Off
Voucher
£50 Off a £500+ spend
Valid 1 Nov 16 - 31 Jan 17
£20 Off
Voucher
£20 Off a £60+ spend
Offer ends tomorrow!
£20 Off
Voucher
£20 Off when you spend £250
Offer ends today!
Free Next Day Delivery
Voucher
Free next day delivery on all orders over £100
Valid 1 Dec 16 - 31 Dec 16

See How Other Projectors Compare to the NEC P501X

Hitachi CP-AW252 vs NEC P501X

Hitachi CP-AW252 vs NEC P501X
Hitachi CP-AW252 NEC P501X
£ 864.00 £1,287.25
Cheaper to Run by £65.36
Quieter Noise Level in Economy Mode
16% Narrower
8% Lighter
One Less HDMI Port
One Less VGA (D-Sub) Port

NEC NP-P451 vs NEC P501X

NEC NP-P451 vs NEC P501X
NEC NP-P451 NEC P501X
£ 1,346.94 £1,287.25
User Reviews Are a Lot Better
Significantly Lower Power Consumption During PowerSave
Expert Reviews Are a Bit Better
24% Quieter Noise Level in Economy Mode
Only One USB 2.0 Port
Louder Noise Level

Panasonic PT-EX12KE vs NEC P501X

Panasonic PT-EX12KE vs NEC P501X
Panasonic PT-EX12KE NEC P501X
£ 8,119.20 £1,287.25
Brighter Projector Brightness
One More VGA (D-Sub) Port
Bigger Lamp Power
Ethernet LAN Connection
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 155%
One Less HDMI Port
Feedback