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3M X46

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3M X46

3M X46
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A 5 year old and middle of the road spec moderate noise level XGA projector, with moderate running costs
37dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 2000:1 No Jul 2012
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3M X46 Review

With average features and low running costs, we have scored the 3M X46 as follows:
56
Features
Average Features
20
Age
5 Years Old
40
Running Costs
£83 Over 5 Years
34
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 34?

Epson multimedia projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £83 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,891 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Brighter than average projector brightness
4000 lumens
2000:1 contrast ratio
Auto, vertical keystone adjustment
Quick start and instant off
Network contol, management and presenting
16W audio out sound
HDMI connectivity
USB display
AMX device discovery
Advanced security features
Light weight: 7.9 lbs
Louder than average noise level
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

3M X46 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The X46 is typical compared to the other 1,891 multimedia projectors that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the X46 is £83.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This data projector was released in July 2012.

Features

1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The 3M X46 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. In addition, this projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Multimedia projectors resolutions range from DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (worst) to 4096 x 2160 (best).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The 3M X46's noise level of 37dB is in the loudest 28% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The 3M X46's contrast ratio (typical) of only 2,000 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 88% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the data projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The 3M X46's projector brightness of 4,000 ANSI lumens is brighter than 71% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The 3M X46 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The service life of lamp of the 3M X46 of only 3,000h is shorter than 73% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The 3M X46 has a handheld remote control, as do 79% of data projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The 3M X46's bulb power of only 210W is in the smallest 34% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The average bulb power of all data projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 580W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The 3M X46 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

3m x46i

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