NEC P401 vs NEC P501X
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NEC P401

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score

NEC P401

£1,285.97
Our Verdict:
An economical to run and award winning moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution projector, with good features but representing only middle of the road value for money
82
Reviews
1 Review + 1 Award
67
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
64
Age
4 Years Old
79
Running Costs
£66 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good
36dB 1280 X 800 4000:1 No Jan 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 36dB
Projector Native Resolution 1280 X 800
Contrast Ratio 4000:1
3D No
Release Date Jan 2014
NEC P501X

77

Overall Score

77

Overall Score

NEC P501X

£1,068.29
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured quiet XGA data projector, with moderate running costs and a fair price
91
Reviews
4 Reviews + 1 Award
74
Value for Money
Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
58
Age
5 Years Old
57
Running Costs
£140 Over 5 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good
30dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 4000:1 No Feb 2013
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 30dB
Projector Native Resolution 1024 X 768 (XGA)
Contrast Ratio 4000:1
3D No
Release Date Feb 2013
NEC P401

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score

NEC P401

£1,285.97
Our Verdict:
An economical to run and award winning moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution projector, with good features but representing only middle of the road value for money
82
Reviews
1 Review + 1 Award
67
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
64
Age
4 Years Old
79
Running Costs
£66 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good
36dB 1280 X 800 4000:1 No Jan 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 36dB
Projector Native Resolution 1280 X 800
Contrast Ratio 4000:1
3D No
Release Date Jan 2014
NEC P501X

77

Overall Score

77

Overall Score

NEC P501X

£1,068.29
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured quiet XGA data projector, with moderate running costs and a fair price
91
Reviews
4 Reviews + 1 Award
74
Value for Money
Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
58
Age
5 Years Old
57
Running Costs
£140 Over 5 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good
30dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 4000:1 No Feb 2013
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 30dB
Projector Native Resolution 1024 X 768 (XGA)
Contrast Ratio 4000:1
3D No
Release Date Feb 2013

Top Prices

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£1,285.97
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£1,287.61
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£1,068.29
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Reasons For

NEC P401 NEC P501X
4 Reasons For
Ethernet LAN
The NEC P401 has an Ethernet LAN, whereas the NEC P501X does not have an Ethernet LAN.

This denotes whether the projector has the native capability to connect to the local network, in order to receive movie files and the like from your computer.

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More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
54% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
The NEC P401 is £76 cheaper to run than the NEC P501X over five years.
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More Popular
The NEC P401 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
5 Reasons For
Quieter Noise Level
The NEC P501X is a 30dB projector. That's 6dB quieter than the NEC P401 (36dB).

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

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1,700 ANSI Lumens Brighter Projector Brightness
NEC P501X is 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness, but the NEC P401 is only a 3,300 ANSI lumens brightness projector (1,700 ANSI lumens dimmer).

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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30W Bigger Bulb Power
The NEC P501X is a 270W lamp power projector, whereas the NEC P401 is only a 240W lamp power projector (30W smaller).

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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Full HD
The NEC P501X supports full HD, however the NEC P401 does not support full HD.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

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Cheaper by £218
The NEC P501X costs £1,068.29, whereas the NEC P401 is £1,285.97.

Reasons Against

NEC P401 NEC P501X
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Date Released

NEC P401 NEC P501X
49 months old Best 60 months old

Key Features

Noise Level

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Projector Brightness

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

Bulb Power

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

Full HD

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

NEC P401 NEC P501X
Best
No
Yes

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Projector running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per week. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the projector and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving projectors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these projectors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
NEC P401
NEC
P401
8 trees 0.33 tonnes CO2 (Best)
NEC P501X
NEC
P501X
18 trees 0.7 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Performance NEC P401 NEC P501X
Noise Level 36dB 30dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode) 29dB
BEST
37dB
Horizontal Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Projector NEC P401 NEC P501X
Projector Native Resolution
1280 x 800
 1280 x 800
1280 x 800
 1280 x 800
Contrast Ratio
4000:1
 4000:1
4000:1
 4000:1
Projector Brightness 3,300 ANSI Lumens 5,000 ANSI Lumens
BEST
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Maximum Analog Resolution
1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1200
1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1200
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Minimum Vertical Synchronization 0.05kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization 100kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Vertical Synchronization 0.12kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization 15kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Projector Brightness (economic Mode) 2,680 ANSI Lumens 3,000 ANSI Lumens
BEST
Zoom Ratio
1.7:1
 1.7:1
1.7:1
 1.7:1
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Lamps NEC P401 NEC P501X
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode) 6,000h 6,000h
Bulb Power 240W 270W
BEST
Service Life of Lamp 4,000h 4,000h
 
 
 
Lens System NEC P401 NEC P501X
Optical Zoom 1.7x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video NEC P401 NEC P501X
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces NEC P401 NEC P501X
RS-232 Port 1 1
S-Video Inputs 1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Headphone Outputs 1 1
Audio (L,R) in 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port 3 3
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port 2 2
VGA (D-Sub) Port 2 2
 
 
 
Multimedia NEC P401 NEC P501X
RMS Rated Power 16W 16W
Built-In Speaker 1 1
 
 
 
Power NEC P401 NEC P501X
Power Consumption (standby) 10W 10W
Power Consumption (typical) 274W
BEST
292W
Power Consumption (economy Mode) 274W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (PowerSave) 0.4W
BEST
248W
Maximum Power Consumption 325W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Input Voltage Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Certificates NEC P401 NEC P501X
Certification
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions NEC P401 NEC P501X
Weight 4.1kg 4.1kg
Height 115mm 115mm
Depth 282mm 282mm
Width 398mm 398mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content NEC P401 NEC P501X
Cables Included
VGA AC
 VGA
 AC
VGA AC
 VGA
 AC

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