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DELL S520

A 3 year old 8000:1 280 x 800 projector with average features
8000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 36dB Sep 2014
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DELL S520 Review

With average features and at over 2 years old, we have scored the DELL S520 as follows for Summary.
59
Average Features
52
2 Years Old
49
£115 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
42
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 43?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £115 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
HD-Ready
Very short service life of lamp
Only 1,080 video mode

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DELL S520 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

DELL Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 2,011 expert and owner reviews (including 417 verified purchases) for DELL projectors and found that on average DELL has unexceptional ratings compared to other manufacturers. 88% of those that bought a DELL projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Has a Built-In Speaker

The DELL S520 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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HD-Ready

The DELL S520 is HD-Ready. 79% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The DELL S520 is RoHS compliance. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The DELL S520 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 90% of projectors which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the DELL S520 of only 3,000h is quite short compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 18% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Multimedia projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the DELL S520 of 3,100 ANSI lumens is pretty standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 45% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Mounting Brackets Included

The DELL S520 has a mounting brackets included. 97% of projectors do not have a mounting brackets included.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the DELL S520 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the DELL S520 of 36dB is relatively typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 66% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The DELL S520 has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most projectors.

A DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution is the best resolution amongst similar types of multimedia projector.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since September 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

Based on adequate energy prices we estimate that the S520 will cost £115 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell am2y65
Barcodes 00012302575087, 00783384222106, 00884116107491, 04053162995758, 05397063213795

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