Close

Loading image...
Optoma PK301
2 Images + 5 Videos

Optoma PK301 Projector

3000:1 WVGA (854x480) 100 ANSI Lumens Oct 2013
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution Projector Brightness Built-In Speaker Release Date
Projection has never been such fun and so simple with the PK301+. Capable of up to an impressive 150Display and with built in speakers projection from the on-board memory or MicroSD card is... More
Prices will remain steady
over the next 2 weeks. 90% confidence. Chart
Get Price Alerts
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
CCL Computers
£369.16
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price Found it cheaper elsewhere?
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...
Optoma pk301 review connected to ps3 at 720p and a 70 scre
Preview Optoma Pico PK301 Review 2 , pantalla de 100 aprox
Optoma PK301 Pico Pocket Projector Review
Optoma PK301 Pico Projector Review

18 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Average

PK301 owners on average rated this data projector 78%.

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

We checked 1,708 expert and user reviews for Optoma multimedia projectors and found that on average Optoma has good reviews. We also found that Optoma has good reviews specifically for its 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Nice Design

One person who purchased this projector considered that it was good looking. Ferdinand Sambulo said in his review on Amazon “Looks fancy just like a beautiful camera”. One customer who reviewed this projector considered that it was neat. Trustedreviews.com said on expert website Trusted Reviews “Optoma's PK301 is a neat step forward in performance” and scored it 80 out of 100.

One customer who bought it wrote that it was a good design. Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote “Very small and lightweight design” but even so they rated the Optoma PK301 2 stars.

Read more Less

Reasonably Priced

Some Optoma PK301 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Lee Booth scored the Optoma PK301 5 stars and he wrote in his review three years ago “Great little projector at a great price”. Lee Booth also mentioned “Works really well and superb for the money”.

Good Connectivity

One Optoma PK301 owner who reviewed it considered that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Sérgio Marques mentioned “This projector really can give you a big screen and good screen (using hdmi cable” but they only rated it 3 stars.

One person said that the Optoma PK301 was good in terms of connectivity. Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote “Good connectivity” in their review of the Optoma PK301.

Read more Less

Good Size

One Optoma PK301 reviewer thought it was compact. Anonymous wrote “A very compact little projector with no noise as some projectors have from their fan”. One Optoma PK301 owner said in their reviews that it was lightweight.

Good Picture Quality

Several Optoma PK301 reviewers agreed that the Optoma PK301 had good picture quality. One Optoma PK301 owner who reviewed the product thought it was good for watching movies. Amazon Customer wrote “As it was mainly to be used for watching movies from PS3 or Epad” in their review of the Optoma PK301.

Good Product Quality

Three people wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality. Alistair mentioned on Amazon four years ago “The picture quality is fair” in their review. Anonymous said “The image quality was acceptable” in their Optoma PK301 review and rated it 80 out of 100. In November last year Mr a a Kora said “Very high quality product, perfect for travelling” in his review of the Optoma PK301.

Easy to Use

One Optoma PK301 reviewer reckoned that it was easy to use.

Good Sound Quality

One customer who purchased the product thought it had good sound quality. David Baldwin gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “I can also play video from the in-built card reader, sound is good”.

Robust

One Optoma PK301 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was reliable. Mr. S. Priestman mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “If you want a more reliable, robust home cinema projector, then think carefully”. One Optoma PK301 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com said in their review “It packs a built in mdeia player so you can plonk it down wherever you are”.

Good Support

One Optoma PK301 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Four years ago Alistair wrote on Amazon “However, after following the instructions and fully charging the unit before first use, he was very disappointed that the battery only lasted about 15mins” in their Optoma PK301 review nonetheless they scored the product 2 stars.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma PK301 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors of this age and type also have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker to this projector and we think the VPL-DX127[pl_2514843_price], and the VPL-DX142[pl_2446393_price] both from Sony or the NEC M271[plb_1475530_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

The average internal storage capacity of data projectors that were released more than two years ago is 5.7GB. The internal storage capacity of the Optoma PK301 of 55 gigabytes is one of the largest amongst projectors that were released around the same time as the PK301.

Chart Edit

Very Long Lamp Service Life

The Optoma PK301 has one of the longest lamp service lives (20,000 hours) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The average lamp service life of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago is 4,400h, and the lamp service lives range from 1,500h to 30,000h.

Chart Edit

Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Optoma PK301 is more than most data projectors of a similar age and spec to it. This projector supports a BMP image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by projectors of this age and type. The image format "JPG" is also supported by this Optoma projector.

Chart Edit

Narrow

The narrowest projector of a similar spec and age to the PK301 is 120mm wide, the widest is 510mm, and the average width is 360mm. With a width of only 120 millimeters, the Optoma PK301 is one of the narrowest 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the PK301 amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

Chart Edit

Light

The weight of the Optoma PK301 of only 235 grams is one of the lightest amongst multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago. 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the PK301 have weights of between 230g and 30kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.

Chart Edit

12 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews and gadgetshow.channel5.com this 3000:1 contrast ratio projector has an overall expert rating of 60 out of 100. Experts aren't convinced by this multimedia projector.

Poor Battery Life

Three people mentioned in their reviews that this projector did not have a good battery life. Alistair wrote “The battery is poor”.

Poor High Def TV

One Optoma PK301 reviewer who reviewed this projector considered that it was not good at displaying high definition TV. Ben Mant mentioned in his review on Amazon “Ok so the quality isn't quite HD.”.

Unacceptable Noise Level

A number of people said in their reviews that it was not noisy. Mr a a Kora mentioned on Amazon “I give it 4 stars only because when it's not in ECO mode it gets quite noisy” however despite that he rated the Optoma PK301 4 stars. Mr. S. Priestman wrote “4 The fan is relatively noisy.”.

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Optoma PK301 has a very dim projector brightness (only 100 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec. The dimmest projector brightness of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PK301 is 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 8,000 ANSI lumens.

Chart Edit

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Optoma PK301 does not support 3D image projection, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the PK301 also do not support 3D image projection.

Chart Edit

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago, the Optoma PK301 does not support Full HD projection.

Chart Edit

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, the Optoma PK301 does not support WiFi connectivity.

Chart Edit

Only WVGA (854x480) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma PK301 is WVGA (854x480). That's 60% less resolution than the most common native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800). The resolution of all data projectors of this type and age ranges from VGA (640x480) (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

Chart Edit

Quite Low RMS Rated Power

When compared to other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PK301 that we have checked, the RMS rated power of the Optoma PK301 of only 0.5 Watts is one of the lowest. Multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the PK301 have RMS rated power of between 0.5W and 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 11W.

Chart Edit

Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The Optoma PK301 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port data projector.

Chart Edit

Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most projectors of a similar age and type to the PK301 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Optoma PK301 which has one USB 2.0 port.

Chart Edit

2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma PK301

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector was released over three years ago.

Average Maximum Battery Life

At 1.5 hours, the Optoma PK301 has a fairly typical maximum battery life compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years.

Chart Edit

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Video
Full HD Projection
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
DC-In Jack
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
HDMI Port
AV Input
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Memory Card
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Performance
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Supported Audio Format
Image Format
Video Format
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Product Type
Display
Power
Power Source
Battery
Maximum Battery Life
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(2)
10 December 2012

This portable projector needs no extras: it packs a built in mdeia player so you can plonk it down wherever you are and hit play. Of course, you can lash lots of other gizmos to it for playback... Read more…

Good black levels
Very small and lightweight design
Good connectivity
Optional extra adaptors needed for many sources
Pics aren't quite as bright as hoped
17 September 2012

Optoma's PK301 is a neat step forward in performance and flexibility terms from other Optoma pocket projectors we've seen. It's also likely to win fans on account of its extreme smallness and £50...

User Reviews

(25)
Reviewed 8 April 2013 by Lucy Woods
(Verified Purchase)

We use this in the office with PCs and iPads to make presentations, etc. It needs additional cables and an app called Keynotes to use with iPad. It is really useful that its so small and light. I... Read more…

Reviewed 20 June 2014 by GavSG1
(Verified Purchase)

Very happy with this purchase after a few weeks of use, I found the 1 other review of this product by Trev-R (Boston UK) very useful as I had a similar experience of trouble using the enclosed... Read more…

This vacuum is light and easy with a decent amount of use between emptying the canister
Charging station is sturdy being mounted on the inside of a tall cupboard in the kitchen
Removable handle makes it easy to use on the couches
Very lightweight, easy to use, easy to empty, convenient, decent power and battery lasted at least 15 mins (at first not anymore)
Very compact design, it's so easy to pick up and carry
The handle shakes around a little, but it is secure meaning it won't come out
Doesn't come with an extra battery which is only useful if you use this a LOT in one go
Battery doesn't last and is too expensive to bother replacing, roller tangles up horribly with hair (NOT for homes with long-haired people or pets), cannot be easily taken apart to untangle or clean
Not as powerful as a corded vacuum
Smaller dust bin than your average vacuum
Reviewed 22 August 2013 by Ferdinand Sambulo
(Verified Purchase)

It is a very nice handy product and looks fancy just like a beautiful camera. I recommend it to be one of the best domestic item one needs to own. The only problem is a battery which does not last... Read more…

Reviewed 12 December 2015 by MR A A KORA
(Verified Purchase)

Very high quality product, perfect for travelling. I give it 4 stars only because when it's not in ECO mode it gets quite noisy. The cooling fans make noise, so in a quiet room while watching a... Read more…

Reviewed 12 December 2015 by MR A A KORA
(Verified Purchase)

Very high quality product, perfect for travelling. I give it 4 stars only because when it's not in ECO mode it gets quite noisy. The cooling fans make noise, so in a quiet room while watching a... Read more…

« Prev 1 of 5 Next »

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Save Money with These Great Projector Vouchers & Offers

£50 Off
Voucher
£50 Off a £500+ spend
Valid 1 Nov 16 - 31 Jan 17
Free Next Day Delivery
Voucher
Free next day delivery on all orders over £100
Valid 1 Dec 16 - 31 Dec 16
£40 Off
Voucher
£40 Off a £400+ spend
Valid 1 Nov 16 - 31 Jan 17
£30 Off
Voucher
£30 Off a £300+ spend
Valid 1 Nov 16 - 31 Jan 17

See How Other Projectors Compare to the Optoma PK301

LG PH300 vs Optoma PK301

LG PH300 vs Optoma PK301
LG PH300 Optoma PK301
£ 365.00 £369.16
Hugely Better Expert Reviews
Moderately Better User Reviews
1.5W Higher RMS Rated Power
Newer by One Year
A Lot Heavier
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Asus S1 vs Optoma PK301

Asus S1 vs Optoma PK301
Asus S1 Optoma PK301
£ 251.94 £369.16
Better User Reviews
1.5W Higher RMS Rated Power
Better Expert Reviews
100 ANSI Lumens Brighter Projector Brightness
A Lot Heavier
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Sony VPL-SW630 vs Optoma PK301

Sony VPL-SW630 vs Optoma PK301
Sony VPL-SW630 Optoma PK301
£ 1,066.99 £369.16
97% Higher RMS Rated Power
97% Brighter Projector Brightness
Two More VGA (D-Sub) Ports
Two USB 2.0 Ports
Three Times Shorter Lamp Service Life
Heavier
Feedback