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Overall Score

Epson PowerLite W12+

An economical to run 3000:1 280 x 800 projector with alright features
3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 37dB Sep 2012
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Epson PowerLite W12+ Review

With low running costs but mediocre features, we have scored the Epson PowerLite W12+ as follows for Summary.
41
Average Features
24
5 Years Old
72
£90 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
33
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 34?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £90 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:
HD-Ready
Has a carrying case
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Does not support full HD

Epson PowerLite W12+ Video Reviews


Epson PowerLite W12+ In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Epson Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Based on 1,088 expert and owner reviews (including 161 verified purchases), Epson has very good reviews for its data projectors. 97% of those that bought a Epson projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Average Noise Level

The PowerLite W12+'s noise level of 37dB is fairly average compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 73% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Epson PowerLite W12+ of 2,800 ANSI lumens is relatively average compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 27% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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HD-Ready

The PowerLite W12+ is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 79% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The PowerLite W12+ has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than most data projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

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

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Does Not Support Full HD

The PowerLite W12+ does not support full HD, although keep in mind that 64% of data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of projectors is 3.5W, the biggest is 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W. The bulb power of the PowerLite W12+ of only 200W is in the smallest 25% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Carrying Case

The PowerLite W12+ has a carrying case, unlike 81% of projectors which do not have a carrying case.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Epson PowerLite W12+ has a zoom capability, unlike 91% of data projectors which do not have a zoom capability.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Epson released the PowerLite W12+ in September 2012.


Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The PowerLite W12+ is typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on adequate energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the PowerLite W12+ is £90.

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14% bigger bulb power
2dB quieter noise level
1942% higher running costs over five years
Vastly brighter projector brightness
28% quieter noise level
Bigger bulb power
A lot shorter service life of lamp
2 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness
100W bigger bulb power
Significantly shorter service life of lamp
34% brighter projector brightness
7% bigger bulb power
2dB quieter noise level
34% shorter service life of lamp

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