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Overall Score

3M X46

A 5 year old 2000:1 1024 x 768 multimedia projector with inferior features
2000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 37dB Jul 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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3M X46 Review

With low running costs and mediocre features,
30
Missing Some Features
23
5 Years Old
47
£114 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
29
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 29?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £114 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Does not support full HD
Very short service life of lamp
Only 1,080 video mode

3M X46 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Has a Built-In Speaker

The 3M X46 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of data projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the 3M X46 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 6,800h, with the shortest being 20h and the longest being 40,000h. The service life of lamp of the 3M X46 of only 3,000h is in the shortest 25% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The 3M X46's projector brightness of 4,000 ANSI lumens is relatively standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 71% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The 3M X46 has a 1024 x 768 projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. In addition, this data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Average Noise Level

The 3M X46's noise level of 37dB is fairly typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 73% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since July 2012.


Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The X46 has an average running cost of £114 over 1 year based on adequate usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 3m x46i
30% bigger bulb power
50% shorter service life of lamp
40W bigger bulb power
More expensive to run over five years by 4%
120W bigger bulb power
Brighter projector brightness
Quieter noise level
Higher running costs over five years by £110.95

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