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Epson PowerLite 98
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Epson PowerLite 98 Projector

PC Mag Editor's Choice
XGA (1024x768) 37dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Sep 2013
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Featuring advanced network connectivity and exceptional image quality, the PowerLite 98 provides a great choice for virtually any classroom. Offering 3x Brighter Colors than competitive models,... More
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13 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This multimedia projector was given an "Editor's Choice" award by PC Mag who decided that this Epson multimedia projector was terrific.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This Epson data projector received a score of 80% from data projector expert review site PC Mag.

Epson Has Good Data Projector Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Epson projectors and also specifically for Epson multimedia projectors and found that in both cases Epson had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Good Product Quality

Several customers concluded that the product was good quality. Pcmag.com wrote “The Epson PowerLite 98 XGA 3LCD Projector delivers a bright image, excellent quality for data screens, watchable video”. Two years ago Pc Mag mentioned in their review of the Epson PowerLite 98 “Excellent quality for data images”.

Reasonably Priced

One person who reviewed this projector concluded that it was cheap. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag “If you're looking for a reasonably low-cost XGA projector that's the right brightness for a a small room” in their review of the Epson PowerLite 98.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PowerLite 98 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the PowerLite 98.

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this data projector and we think the Optoma HD25-LV[plb_1883129_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the PowerLite 98 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the PowerLite 98. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this projector. This data projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 1280 x 800, 1280 x 960, 1440 x 1050, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 1366 х 768 and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The worst resolution of all projectors of a similar spec and age to the PowerLite 98 is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The PowerLite 98 is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector. Most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the PowerLite 98 have between 1 and 11 VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The PowerLite 98 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity data projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite 98 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

Data projectors that were launched more than two years ago have RMS rated powers of between 1W and 30W. At 16 Watts, the PowerLite 98 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on data projectors of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Bright White Light Output

The average white light output of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerLite 98 is 1,400 ANSI lumens. At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the PowerLite 98 has a quite bright white light output compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite 98.

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Fairly Bright Colour Light Output

The PowerLite 98 has a quite bright colour light output (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the PowerLite 98. Across all the data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerLite 98 the colour light outputs range from 2.2 ANSI lumens to 8,100 ANSI lumens, and the average colour light output is 1,400 ANSI lumens.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The Epson PowerLite 98 does not support 3D, unlike most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the PowerLite 98 which support 3D.

We compared all the other projectors which also support 3D to this projector and we think the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], or the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub[plb_2301495_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Most multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago do not support full HD. The Epson PowerLite 98 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

Other data projectors which also support full HD that you might want to consider include the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], or the Panasonic PT-RZ470[plb_1844617_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The PowerLite 98 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other data projectors of this spec and age also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative multimedia projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Benq GP20[plb_2231335_price].

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Only XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the PowerLite 98 is XGA (1024x768). That's 62% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The worst resolution of all projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PowerLite 98 is SVGA (800x600) and the best is 1080p (1920x1080).

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The PowerLite 98 has one of the louder noise levels (37 decibels) amongst similar spec projectors of this age. The quietest noise level of multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerLite 98 is 20dB and the loudest is 47dB.

Multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth considering include the Benq GP20[plb_2231335_price] (36dB).

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Only One Number of Built-In Speakers

The PowerLite 98 is a one number of built-in speakers projector.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Epson PowerLite 98

Running Costs Are Average

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the PowerLite 98 is £116, which is typical compared to the other 118 multimedia projectors of this age and type.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market for over three years.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Epson PowerLite 98 has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth considering include the Viewsonic PJD5555[plb_2816556_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC in (D-Sub)
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control

1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(1)
13 August 2014

The Epson PowerLite 98 XGA 3LCD Projector delivers a bright image, excellent quality for data screens, watchable video, and a long lamp life...

PC Mag

Bright
Lightweight
Long lamp life
Excellent quality for data images
Watchable video
No 3D support
Loud fan

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £94.22
Electricity cost when on standby £21.38
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Total running cost over 5 years £115.60
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.57 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson h577, epson h577a, epson v11h687020, epson v11h577020
Barcodes 00010343910027, 00010343917927, 00012304682974, 00103439100270, 00617407446623, 00799198110096

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