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NEC L51W

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NEC L51W

NEC L51W
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A very economical to run and cheap moderate noise level 280 x 800 resolution data projector, with exceptional expert reviews but only middle of the road features
38dB 1280 X 800 4000:1 Yes Jul 2012
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NEC L51W Review

With very low running costs and representing very good value for money, we have scored the NEC L51W as follows:
75
Reviews
1 Review
76
Value for Money
Very Good
58
Features
Average Features
22
Age
5 Years Old
92
Running Costs
£28 Over 5 Years
63
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 64?

It has terrific expert reviews with an average expert rating of 94%. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer 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 NEC projector has running costs of only £28 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 6% of all 1,849 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
The L51W has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Longer than average service life of lamp
Has a handheld remote control
Extremely compact and lightweight - due to innovative LED technology
Reduced to the max - minimalistic design with full connectivity and integrated power supply
Wide format - for extra space in presentations and video content in native aspect ratio - no quality loss due to format scaling
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Louder than average noise level

NEC L51W In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Excellent Expert Reviews

Expert review site pcformat.pl scored this multimedia projector 94%. This puts this NEC multimedia projector in the top 7% of all the data projectors when ranked by average expert review score.

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NEC Multimedia Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

NEC is one of the better rated projector manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners. 100% of those that bought a NEC projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very Low

The L51W is in the cheapest 6% of all 1,849 data projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the L51W will cost only £28 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This NEC data projector was released in July 2012.

Features

Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The NEC L51W has a maximum resolution of 280 x 800. That's 78% lower resolution than the most common resolution of 1280 x 800 (which is also found on this data projector) and is in fact the worst resolution amongst all data projectors.

The best resolution amongst comparable types of projector is 4096 x 2160.

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The quietest noise level of data projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the NEC L51W of 38dB is louder than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is louder than 83% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

Projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the NEC L51W of only 4,000 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 68% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

Data projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The NEC L51W's projector brightness of only 500 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 4% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The NEC L51W's service life of lamp of 20,000h is longer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is longer than 86% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The average service life of lamp of all data projectors is 6,800h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 40,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The NEC L51W has a handheld remote control, as do 79% of projectors.

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Supports 3D

The NEC L51W supports 3D, which is unusual. 59% of data projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC L51W has a built-in speaker. 76% of data projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Not Energy Star Certified

The NEC L51W is not Energy Star certified. 99% of projectors are also not Energy Star certified.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The NEC L51W is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of data projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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3D-Ready

The NEC L51W is 3D-ready, which is unusual. 85% of data projectors are not 3D-ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The NEC L51W does not support full HD. 64% of data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The NEC L51W supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 91% of multimedia projectors do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Carrying Case

The NEC L51W has a carrying case, unlike 81% of multimedia projectors which do not have a carrying case.

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HD-Ready

The NEC L51W is HD-Ready. 79% of data projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The NEC L51W has a card reader integrated, which is unusual. 95% of multimedia projectors do not have a card reader integrated.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

acer l51w, nec l51w

Barcodes:

00028695609808, 05028695609808, 05028695610088

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