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3M X46 Projector

2000:1 XGA (1024x768) 37dB 4,000 ANSI Lumens Jul 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £113.13 Electricity cost over 5 years
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD
Does not have a DVI port

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Energy

Running Costs Are Average

The average running cost of the X46 is £114 over 1 year based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 91 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector was released in July 2012.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other data projectors of this spec and age, the 3M X46 does not support full HD.

Alternative projectors which also support full HD that you might want to look at include the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The 3M X46 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

Other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to consider include the Canon WUX400ST which has better reviews.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 37 decibels, the 3M X46 has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to this projector.

Data projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the Benq SP870 (£11,998.80) (36dB), or the Sony VPLFH31 (£2,274.97) (37dB).

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Projector

Average Projector Brightness

The 3M X46 has a fairly typical projector brightness (4,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to this data projector.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The 3M X46 does not have a DVI port, although this is within the context that most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this multimedia projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The 3M X46 has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The 3M X46 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to this projector.

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Lamps

Very Small Bulb Power

The 3M X46 has one of the smaller bulb powers (only 210 Watts) amongst similar spec projectors of this age. The bulb powers of comparable spec data projectors that have been around for a similar time to this projector range from 170W to 400W, and the average bulb power is 270W.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 3m x46i

3M X46 Review Sources

To prepare this 3M X46 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 328,171 product attributes, 14,282 projector reviews and 3,049,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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