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Optoma X401
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Optoma X401 Projector

15000:1 XGA (1024x768) 29dB Aug 2013
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- Outstanding image quality- Extensive connectivity options for maximum compatibility- Compatible with full 3D and RF glasses for the most amazing, immersive viewing experience- Superior lamp life... More
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Expert Reviews Are Good

This Optoma projector has an average expert rating of 80 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com.

Optoma Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,708 owner and expert reviews for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Optoma has good ratings specifically within its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors range.

Good Picture Quality

One Optoma X401 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

One Optoma X401 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. It Reviews.com wrote “Good to excellent data image quality” in their review.

Good Size

One Optoma X401 owner who reviewed it thought it was a good weight. Itreviews.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and said on expert website IT Reviews.com “The Optoma X401 projector is surprisingly bright for its weight”.

Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the X401 which do not support Full HD projection, the Optoma X401 supports Full HD projection.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which support Full HD projection currently available which you might want to look at including the Epson EH-TW5200[plb_1732117_price] which has better reviews.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might want to look at include the ML1500[pl_2473687_price], or the EH300[pl_1727047_price] both from Optoma.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma X401 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the X401.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including cheaper data projectors such as the Optoma EW400[plb_2272302_price].

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support 3D image projection including the ML1500[pl_2473687_price], or the W306[pl_1726310_price] both from Optoma.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma X401 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other data projectors that have been around for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including cheaper projectors such as the Optoma EW400[plb_2272302_price].

There are a number of other projectors which also have a built-in speaker which you might want to look at including the ML1500[pl_2473687_price], or the W306[pl_1726310_price] both from Optoma.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This projector supports a graphics resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is the most commonly supported graphics resolution on similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly High Number of Colours

15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago have numbers of colours of between 1M and 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 840M. At 1,073.4 million, the Optoma X401 has a fairly high number of colours compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the X401.

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Two Built-In Speakers

Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X401 only have one built-in speaker, however the Optoma X401 has two built-in speakers.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Optoma X401 is a three VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector. Most of the other data projectors of this type and age only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of projectors of a comparable age and spec to the X401 is 6.8W. At 16 Watts, the Optoma X401 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The Optoma X401 has one of the longer service life of lamp in economic mode (7,000 hours) amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The average service life of lamp in economic mode of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago is 6,000h, and the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 3,000h to 20,000h.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

Across all the projectors that have been around for more than two years the noise levels range from 26dB to 40dB. With a noise level of only 29 decibels, the Optoma X401 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth considering include the Viewsonic PJD6543W[plb_1530990_price] (32dB) which is also cheaper.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Optoma X401 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other data projectors which also support WiFi connectivity to this projector and we think the Optoma EX400[plb_2110318_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Optoma X401 is a one USB 2.0 port projector.

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Quite High Power Consumption During PowerSave

The average power consumption during PowerSave of comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the X401 is 210W, and the power consumption during PowerSave range from 0.37W to 290W. With a power consumption during PowerSave of 285 Watts, the Optoma X401 has one of the higher power consumption during PowerSave amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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Quite Small Matrix Size

Projectors of a similar age and type to the X401 have matrix sizes of between 0.45" and 1.1". The Optoma X401 has one of the smaller matrix sizes (only 0.55 inches) amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Optoma X401

Running Costs Are OK

The average 1 year running cost of the X401 is £112 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 59 projectors of a comparable type and age.

Released Over Three Years Ago

Optoma released the X401 over three years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma X401 has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the X401.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This multimedia projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on projectors of a comparable type and age to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Maximum Digital Resolution
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
PC Audio Input
PC Audio Output
HDMI Version
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
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
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
User Guide
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

(2)

IT Reviews.com

23 November 2013

Rated at 4,000 lumens and weighing less than seven pounds, the Optoma X401 projector is surprisingly bright for its weight...

Bright, rated at 4 000 lumens
Unusually portable for the brightness
Good to excellent data image quality
Obvious rainbow artifacts in video make it suitable for short video clips only
21 November 2013

With its 4,000-lumen rating, the Optoma X401 projector is an obvious candidate if you need an XGA projector that can throw a big image in a bright room...

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Electricity cost when switched on £107.36
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £111.05
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma 1024x768
Barcodes 00012301808421, 00110281718201, 00132018210901, 00163121425234, 00796435418366, 00942080088083, 05060059047536, 07964354183662

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