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Optoma W311 Projector

WXGA (1280x800) 3,200 ANSI Lumens Sep 2014
Native Projector Resolution 3D Image Projection Projector Brightness Built-In Speaker Release Date
- Bright projection 3200 ANSI lumens- Easy connectivity - 2x HDMI, 2W speaker- Low ownership costs - up to 10,000 hours lamp life- Lightweight and portable, Carry bag included Project bright... More
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9 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Expert review website projectorcentral.com scored this data projector 90%. This means that projector experts think this multimedia projector is one of the better multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec.

Optoma Projectors Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,708 expert and owner reviews, Optoma has good ratings for its multimedia projectors. Optoma also has good ratings specifically within its projectors range compared to other brands.

Good Size

One Optoma W311 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was heavy and bulky.

Good Technical Features

One customer mentioned that the product had good features. Expert review site Projectorcentral.com mentioned “While not heavy on features”.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma W311 has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other data projectors of this type and age do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Optoma HD25[plb_1883129_price], the Benq W750[plb_1561747_price], and the LG PA1000[plb_2417081_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma W311 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to the W311 also support 3D image projection.

There are a number of other data projectors which support 3D image projection currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], or the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub[plb_2301495_price].

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The service life of lamp in economic mode of projectors of this age and spec range from 2,000h to 30,000h. The Optoma W311 has a quite long service life of lamp in economic mode (7,000 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Narrow

The Optoma W311 is one of the narrower multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years (only 287 millimeters) amongst projectors of this age. The average width of projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W311 is 380mm, and the widths range from 130mm to 750mm.

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Very Light

The average weight of projectors that have been on the market for more than two years is 6.2kg, and the weights range from 2.7g to 26kg. With a weight of only 2 kilograms, the Optoma W311 is quite light compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the W311.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W311 do not support Full HD projection. The Optoma W311 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

Other projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might want to consider include the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], or the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub[plb_2301495_price].

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the W311, the Optoma W311 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Small Lamp Power

At only 190 Watts, the Optoma W311 has a quite small lamp power compared to most of the other projectors that were launched more than two years ago. Similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W311 have lamp power of between 140W and 420W, and the average lamp power is 250W.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W311

Running Costs Are Average

The W311 is typical compared to the other 102 projectors that were launched more than two years ago that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the W311 is £80.

Released Over Two Years Ago

Optoma released the W311 over two years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W311 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma W311 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 51% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Specification

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RS-232 Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
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Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
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Battery Included
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Expert Reviews

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Overall, the Optoma W311 is a bargain-priced powerhouse of a projector that's perfect for traditional presentation tasks like Powerpoint, spreadsheets, and text documents. It doesn't have a lot of...

User Reviews

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Reviewed 2 January 2015 by DJSTAL
DJSTAL would recommend the Optoma W311 (Verified Purchase)

Great for the money. Got a defective unit first, but this was Optoma's Issue, not B&H. B&H customer service was excellent in getting me a replacement. I Have it paired with a 120 screen with 1.2... Read more…

Reviewed 6 January 2015 by Amitks

Best decision to opt for this instead of a TV...

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £75.63
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £79.32
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Optoma W311uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00796435419295, 05060059049165, 07964354192954

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