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Running Costs Are Very Low
The M115HD is one of the most economic to run 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for the last year that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the M115HD will cost only £21 over 1 year to run.
A number of DELL M115HD reviewers who reviewed the DELL M115HD concluded that it was compact. Fiona Millar rated it as excellent and she mentioned two years ago “This is a great wee device - small and compact enough to take”. Fourteenth Sense wrote “From the outset I was struck by how small and compact it was, I've never seen or used a portable projector before”. Kaho wrote on Amazon “Bright, compact” and scored the DELL M115HD 5 stars.
One DELL M115HD owner said in their reviews that this projector was heavy and bulky. Yusuf Smiley Yearwood mentioned in their DELL M115HD review “Image quality is sufficient - not a heavy duty replacement”. One person who reviewed the product mentioned that it was lightweight. Photo Answers.co.uk mentioned “Tiny, lightweight”.
Easy to Use
Some people who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Fiona Millar rated the product as very good and she wrote on Amazon “If you want everyone to hear comfortably you might find it best to use an external speaker” in her review of this projector. Peter B. Vos scored it 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this projector on Amazon “Very easy to use”. Two years ago The Soft Machine Operator scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “It comes with a handy carrying case that contains a VGA cable”.
Several people who reviewed this projector wrote that it was easy to setup. Fiona Millar wrote “Compact enough to take anywhere and very easy to set up” in her review of the DELL M115HD and rated it as very good. Fourteenth Sense mentioned “It's relatively easy to setup and get working” in their review. Fourteenth Sense also wrote “Carry around and it's easy to setup and use”.
The M115HD is a popular choice amongst customers who bought projectors in the last 3 months.
Good Product Quality
Six customers wrote in their reviews that the DELL M115HD was good quality. Kaho scored it 5 stars and mentioned “Good image quality”. Mr. Philip Whiteside Atom Software he mentioned on Amazon “Great Quality and Easy to Use” in his review. Mr. Philip Whiteside Atom Software also mentioned “Compact and great quality projection, easy to use”.
A few DELL M115HD reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was good in terms of connectivity. The Soft Machine Operator wrote in their review of the DELL M115HD on Amazon “The same can also be done via a microSD slot.I liked the connectivity options here” and rated this projector 80 out of 100.
One DELL M115HD reviewer who reviewed this projector concluded that it was wifi compatible. Peppers scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote in their DELL M115HD review on Amazon two years ago “Another extra (although this is more understandable at this price point) is a wireless dongle”.
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Good Picture Quality
Four DELL M115HD owners who reviewed this projector agreed that it had good picture quality. Two years ago Yusuf Smiley Yearwood mentioned on Amazon “Image quality is sufficient for presentations in small meeting rooms”.
A number of DELL M115HD owners who bought it said that it was well made. Pepper mentioned in their review “There's also a built in 1W speaker plus a mini-tripod mount underneath.I left this review longer than most after receiving the projector so we could thoroughly road test it” and gave the DELL M115HD a rating of 80 out of 100.
One customer who reviewed the product considered that it was strong and durable.
One customer who bought it said that it had good technical guidance. Pepper wrote “In the box you get the projector, adaptor/power cord, universal 24 pin - VGA cable, carrying case, CD user guide and quick set up guide” in their DELL M115HD review.
Two DELL M115HD reviewers thought the product was good looking. Pepper mentioned in their review “We both think the picture quality is pretty good relative to the size of the projector” . The Soft Machine Operator said in their DELL M115HD review on Amazon “This is a pretty small device you can fit in the palm of your hand” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.
Just Released Five Months Ago
As one of the newer projectors, this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector is likely to use better technology.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The DELL M115HD has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other latest 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Vivitek DX255[plb_3704599_price].
Very Long Service Life of Lamp
The shortest service life of lamp of projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the M115HD is 2,500h and the longest is 30,000h. At 30,000 hours, the DELL M115HD has a very long service life of lamp compared to most of the other newly released 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.
100V AC Input Voltage
This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released in the last year.
Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)
At only 42 Watts, the DELL M115HD has a quite low power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for the last year. Across all the newly released comparable spec projectors the power consumption (PowerSave)s range from 8W to 620W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 240W.
With a weight of only 360 grams, the DELL M115HD is one of the lightest projectors that were released in the last 12 months amongst similar spec projectors of this age. Similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the M115HD have weights of between 360g and 28kg, and the average weight is 9.9kg.
DELL Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its Data Projectors
Whilst DELL is one of the unremarkable data projector manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, DELL has good reviews specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors range.
A Bit Expensive
One customer wrote in their reviews that it was not cheap. Professor Hesketh mentioned “Bear in mind that it my be quite expensive if it only lasts 15 months” in their review.
Inferior Sound Quality
One customer who bought this projector concluded that it did not have good sound quality. Pedro wrote two years ago “· Note that the internal speakers are completely useless so you'll need to use external speakers if you want to watch films” in his review of the DELL M115HD.
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Price Has Recently Increased by £53.49
In the last 42 days the M115HD has increased in price by £53.49.
Does Not Support Full HD
The DELL M115HD does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the M115HD also do not support full HD.
Does Not Support 3D
The DELL M115HD does not support 3D. Most of the other recently released data projectors also do not support 3D.
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
The DELL M115HD does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other new data projectors also do not support wi-Fi.
Quite Dim Projector Brightness
10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched in the last year have projector brightnesss of between 450 ANSI lumens and 10,000 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the DELL M115HD of only 450 ANSI lumens is one of the dimmest amongst comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the M115HD.
Quite Low RMS Rated Power
The average RMS rated power of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the M115HD is 14W. When compared to other newly released 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that we have assessed, the RMS rated power of the DELL M115HD of only 1 Watt is one of the lowest.
Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Across all the data projectors that came out in the last 12 months the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 3,000h to 24,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 9,800h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 3,000 hours, the DELL M115HD has a very short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other new 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.
Very Small Internal Storage Capacity
With an internal storage capacity of only 1 gigabyte, the DELL M115HD has one of the smaller internal storage capacitys amongst projectors of this age. The internal storage capacitys of new projectors range from 1GB to 8GB.
Very Small Offset
The DELL M115HD has a fairly small offset (only 100 percent) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released in the last year. Across all the newly released 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors the offsets range from 95% to 140%.
Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Most 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the M115HD have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the DELL M115HD which has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity.
Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
The DELL M115HD is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity projector. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the M115HD have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
Only One HDMI Ports Quantity
The DELL M115HD is a one HDMI ports quantity projector.
Only One Number of Built-In Speakers
The DELL M115HD is a one number of built-in speakers data projector.
Fairly Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)
Comparable spec data projectors that were released in the last 12 months have noise level (economic mode)s of between 28dB and 39dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 30dB. With a noise level (economic mode) of 32 decibels, the DELL M115HD has a fairly loud noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the M115HD.
Quite Small Matrix Size
When compared to other projectors that have been on the market for the last year, the DELL M115HD's matrix size of only 0.45 inches is one of the smallest. The matrix sizes of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the M115HD range from 0.45" to 0.79", and the average matrix size is 0.66".
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Average Noise Level
At 36 decibels, the DELL M115HD has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other new projectors.
Projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the Vivitek DX255[plb_3704599_price] (30dB) which is also higher rated.
WXGA (1280x720) Projector Native Resolution
The DELL M115HD has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x720). That's 17% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common resolution.
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