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DELL M115HD Projector

10000:1 WXGA (1280x720) 36dB 450 ANSI Lumens Sep 2016
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £20.35 Electricity cost over 5 years
Average expert reviews
Running costs are very low
Not well made
68 Reviews + 1 Award
techradar.com/au/ Recommended

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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including Photo Answers.co.uk, PC Mag, businesscomputingworld.co.uk and practicalphotography.com this projector has an overall expert rating of 70 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

Based on 92 user reviews this multimedia projector has an average user rating of 81%. Over 71% of reviewers gave this projector either 4 or 5 stars and 71% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This means that owners think this projector is one of the very best new 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

DELL Projectors Only Have Unexceptional Reviews

Based on 1,027 owner and expert reviews, DELL has unexceptional reviews for its multimedia projectors. However, DELL has good reviews for its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors compared to 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors made by other brands. 71% of those that bought a DELL multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Running Costs Are Very Low

The average running cost of the M115HD is only £21 over 1 year based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 2% of all 52 new comparable spec projectors.


Other

Popular Choice

The M115HD is one the fastest selling multimedia projector currently available for purchase.

Just Released Eight Months Ago

This multimedia projector was only released eight months ago. Newer projectors like this one are likely to have better features.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Two customers agreed that it was good in terms of connectivity. The Soft Machine Operator mentioned “I liked the connectivity options here” in their review of this projector and gave this projector a rating of 4 stars out of 5.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The DELL M115HD does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other recently released 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors also do not support full HD.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The DELL M115HD has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors that were launched in the last 12 months also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Notably Feeble Audio

Four people who reviewed this projector thought it did not have good sound quality. Website Businesscomputingworld.co.uk wrote “Notably feeble audio” in their review of the DELL M115HD. Two years ago Pedro mentioned “Concerning the sound issues, you need to amplify the media sound by 15dB when re-encoding, otherwise you'd experience sound cut-offs” in his review of this projector. He also wrote “· 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.

Good Colour Saturation

Seven customers who purchased it reckoned that it had good picture quality. Samuel D. said on expert review site Newegg.com “It has done what I expected well with good picture quality and viewing angles for a great value from an trusted American company” in his review of this projector and gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Yusuf Smiley Yearwood wrote in their review of this projector on expert review site Amazon “Image quality is sufficient for presentations in small meeting rooms” but even so they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. They also mentioned “Image quality is sufficient - not a heavy duty replacement” in their review.

Four customers mentioned that it had good colour saturation. Website Newegg.com scored it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this projector four years ago “Brilliant Colors and fast enough response for my needs”. Website Walmart.com mentioned in their review of this projector “Great colors”. Newegg.com also said “Decent color saturation” in their review.

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Projector

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

When compared to other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this projector that we have checked, the projector brightness of the DELL M115HD of only 450 ANSI lumens is one of the dimmest. The average projector brightness of recently released 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors is 5,000 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesses range from 450 ANSI lumens to 10,000 ANSI lumens.

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WXGA (1280x720) Resolution

The highest resolution of the DELL M115HD is WXGA (1280x720). That's 17% more resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Performance

Average Noise Level

The DELL M115HD has a pretty typical noise level (36 decibels) compared to most of the other data projectors that have been available for the last year.

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Lamps

Very Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out in the last 12 months range from 1,500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,300h. With a service life of lamp of 30,000 hours, the DELL M115HD has a very long service life of lamp compared to most of the other new projectors.

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Storage

Has a Card Reader Integrated

The DELL M115HD has a card reader integrated, which is unusual. Most of the other new 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors do not have a card reader integrated.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The DELL M115HD has a carrying case, as do most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The DELL M115HD does not have a DVI port. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as this multimedia projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Design

Not Well Made

Six people who purchased this projector considered that it was not well made. Website Newegg.com wrote in their review of the DELL M115HD “Subpar build quality and materials, buttons” but they still gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “It seems that apart from Apple, very few manufacturers really care about the build quality, presentation” in their review. And also said “Color was washed out when compared to my Laptop built in screen”.

Easy to Use

Nine customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Three years ago website Walmart.com wrote “Unlike past glossy monitors I've had, these actually aren't as reflective, so you won't need to block out all your windows just to use them”. Website Newegg.com said “In practical use it's plenty” in their review of this projector. They also wrote “Tiny, feature packed, easy to use, surprisingly bright, amazing” in their review.

Four people who bought it concluded that it was easy to setup. Fourteenth Sense wrote “It's light and small enough to put into a bag and carry around and it's easy to setup and use” in their review of this projector. They also mentioned “It's relatively easy to setup and get working” in their review. Fiona Millar gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and she said on expert review site Amazon “This is a great wee device - small and compact enough to take anywhere and very easy to set up”.

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Good Quality

Eleven owners who bought the DELL M115HD agreed that it was good quality. Three years ago website Newegg.com gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “The brightness and picture quality is amazing, its low fan noise is great because i use this in my bed right next to my head” in their review of this projector. Patrick N. scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he said on expert review site Newegg.com “This lineup goes to show you that you don't need to buy a $300 Ultrasharp to enjoy quality” in his review of this projector. Two years ago Kaho mentioned in their review of this projector on expert website Amazon “Good image quality” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Good Looking

Nine people mentioned that the DELL M115HD was good looking. Website Newegg.com gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Great new style of bezel that makes it look nice” in their review of this projector. They also wrote “Low glare; Pretty good contrast; Fairly bright” in their review. Expert website Techdigest.tv said “The picture it displays is pretty i” .

Three people who reviewed it said that it was well designed. Website Walmart.com mentioned “Sleek full-glass design”. Website Newegg.com said “Slimspace saving design” in their review of this projector. Samuel D. rated it 4 stars out of 5 and he mentioned in his review of this projector on expert website Newegg.com “The design is appealing to look at except up close where plastic materials”.

Two customers who purchased this projector agreed that it had a thin frame.

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Price

Good Value for Money

Ten owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money. Website Newegg.com mentioned “The Dell 2340L is a moderately priced monitor that looks better than it performs”. They also said “Good size, good picture, viewing angles, ips, thin profile, thin bezel, good price, reliability, American company, industrial look, glossy screen” in their review. Website Walmart.com wrote “Nice Price” in their review of this projector and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Two customers who purchased the product considered that it was expensive. Marketingpro gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned three years ago “It was cumbersome, expensive and not user-friendly”. Professor Hesketh said on expert website Amazon “Bear in mind that it my be quite expensive if it only lasts 15 months” although they scored the product 20 out of 100.

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Product Identifiers

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DELL M115HD Review Sources

To prepare this DELL M115HD 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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