Epson PowerLite W17
Epson PowerLite W17
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Epson PowerLite W17

A classic 10000:1 280 x 800 multimedia projector, but with inferior features
10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 37dB Sep 2013
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Epson PowerLite W17 Review

With excellent reviews but low running costs,
4 Reviews
Missing Some Features
3 Years Old
£113 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has superb user reviews but average expert reviews. 100% of buyers recommended this data projector to others. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This Epson projector has running costs of £113 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
Customers report it is easy to use.
The PowerLite W17 is missing some features:
Quite loud noise level
Does not support full HD
Quite small bulb power
Only 280 x 800 resolution

Epson PowerLite W17 Video Reviews

Epson PowerLite W17 In-Depth Analysis


Average Expert Reviews

Expert review site PC Mag scored this data projector 70 out of 100.

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Epson Multimedia Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

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

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Two people who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use.


Quite Loud Noise Level

The Epson PowerLite W17's noise level of 37dB is fairly loud compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 20% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the data projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other multimedia projectors, the PowerLite W17 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The Epson PowerLite W17's service life of lamp of 5,000h is in the longest 25% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. 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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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The PowerLite W17 is RoHS compliance. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The Epson PowerLite W17's bulb power of only 200W is quite small compared to most other projectors. It is in the smallest 20% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The Epson PowerLite W17 has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

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

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The PowerLite W17 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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The Epson PowerLite W17 is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 79% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Not Energy Star Certified

The PowerLite W17 is not Energy Star certified. 99% of projectors are also not Energy Star certified.

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Average Projector Brightness

The PowerLite W17's projector brightness of 2,800 ANSI lumens is fairly typical compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the brightest 26% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector was released in September 2013.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The average running cost of the PowerLite W17 is £113 over 1 year based on alright usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00010343910003, 00103439100034, 00611104743764
27% cheaper to run
A lot brighter projector brightness
16% quieter noise level
A little smaller bulb power