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DELL 1610HD Projector

£299.99 £296.84 cheaper than 15 days ago
2100:1 WXGA (1280x800) 35dB Oct 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £99.35 Electricity cost over 5 years
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Low running costs
Unexceptional brand
407 Reviews
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Unexceptional Brand

We checked 1,027 owner and expert reviews (including 159 verified purchases) for DELL multimedia projectors and found that on average DELL has unexceptional reviews. We also found that DELL has unexceptional reviews specifically within its 2100:1 contrast ratio projectors range. 90% of those that bought a DELL projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Low Running Costs

The 1610HD is in the cheapest 10% of all 10 multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1610HD will cost only £100 over 1 year to run.


Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released in October 2012.


Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The DELL 1610HD has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of their better review scores, the M210x, the M410HD, or the 1510x (£199.99) all from DELL.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The DELL 1610HD does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other data projectors of this age and type also do not support full HD.

It is worth also looking at other projectors which also support full HD including the NP-PX750, the PX700W (£5,664), or the PX800X (£5,716.08) all from NEC.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

Projectors of this type and age have noise levels of between 34dB and 43dB, and the average noise level is 40dB. With a noise level of only 35 decibels, the DELL 1610HD has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other 2100:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this data projector.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 35dB noise level projectors currently available including the DELL 1510x (£199.99) which has better reviews.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,500 ANSI lumens, the DELL 1610HD has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that are a comparable age to this projector.

Alternative 3,500 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available which you might want to consider include the DELL 1510x (£199.99) which has better reviews.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the XG-PH80WN (5,600 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the XG-PH80XN (6,300 ANSI lumens and higher rated) both from Sharp or the Acer 215 (£103.25) (6,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The highest resolution of the DELL 1610HD is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most common projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

A WXGA (1280x800) projector native resolution is in fact the best resolution across all projectors of this age and type.

The worst resolution across similar types of projector is XGA (1024x768).

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The DELL 1610HD has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 2100:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this multimedia projector.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the DELL 1610HD of 3,000 hours is one of the longest amongst 2100:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as this multimedia projector. Comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago have service life of lamps of between 1,500h and 3,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 2,200h.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 973kza00, dell 1280x800, dell 973kzs00
Barcodes 00021111622189, 05054629568613, 05397063150748

DELL 1610HD Review Sources

To prepare this DELL 1610HD 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 328,120 product attributes, 14,264 projector reviews and 2,801,300 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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