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Overall Score

DELL S500

projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
An award winning 2300:1 280 x 800 projector
2300:1 WXGA (1280x800) Yes 36dB Feb 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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DELL S500 Review

With very good reviews but low running costs,
73
5 Reviews + 1 Award
44
Average Features
25
4 Years Old
45
£115 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
37
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 37?

It has not bad expert reviews but below average user reviews with an average overall rating of 73%. This projector has received an industry award from Projectorcentral.com. Sony data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data projectors with better features are available. However this DELL projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
The S500 has running costs of £115 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,758 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
HD-Ready
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Only 1,080 video mode

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DELL S500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

Projectorcentral.com gave this multimedia projector a "Highly Rated" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Four experts from sites including PC Mag, v3.co.uk, projectorcentral.com and zdnet.co.uk have rated this multimedia projector on average 80 out of 100.

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DELL Projectors Only Have Unexceptional Reviews

We checked 2,011 expert and user reviews (including 417 verified purchases) for DELL projectors and found that on average DELL has unexceptional ratings compared to other brands. We also found that DELL has unexceptional ratings specifically within its data projectors range. 88% of those that bought a DELL multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

HD-Ready

The DELL S500 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The DELL S500 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The bulb powers of data projectors range from 3.5W to 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W. At 280 Watts, the DELL S500 has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is typical of many data projectors.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many data projectors.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The DELL S500 supports Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other projectors which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Average Noise Level

The DELL S500 has a fairly average noise level (36 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors.

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Not Energy Star Certified

Like most of the other data projectors, the DELL S500 is not Energy Star certified.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The DELL S500 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the DELL S500 has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of projectors is 6,700h, and the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h. With a service life of lamp of only 2,500 hours, the DELL S500 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since February 2013.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The S500 is typical compared to the other 1,758 data projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the S500 will cost £115 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell s500wi
Barcodes 00100177422046, 00163120857838, 00884116063018

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