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NEC M303WS

NEC M303WS Projector

10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 27dB Sep 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
Thanks to the high quality short throw lens, the M353WS and M303WS can project large 80-inch images from a short range of 77 cm. The projector takes little space and is easy to set up. The latest... More
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14 Reasons For

Running Costs Are Very Low

The M303WS has an average running cost of only £70 over 1 year based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the cheapest to run projectors of a similar age and type.

NEC Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

NEC 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good reviews on average and across all data projectors NEC is one of the better rated manufacturers.

£67.40 Price Drop

In the last 40 days the M303WS has dropped in price by £67.40.

Supports 3D

The NEC M303WS supports 3D, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the M303WS do not support 3D.

It is worth also looking at alternative data projectors which also support 3D including the MW855UST[pl_3333837_price], or the MW853UST+[pl_2893619_price] both from Benq or the Panasonic PT-VX425N[plb_3430009_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC M303WS has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the M303WS.

There are a number of other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to look at including the CPAW2505[pl_3820160_price], or the CPX4041WN[pl_3393438_price] both from Hitachi which is cheaper; or the Epson PowerLite 955W[plb_2181186_price] which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the NEC M303WS is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than a year ago. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this data projector. This multimedia projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

This multimedia projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution across all similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the M303WS.

A 640 x 480 (VGA) supported graphics resolutions is the worst supported resolution amongst comparable types of multimedia projector.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

Across all the similar spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the M303WS the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 12W. When compared to other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the M303WS that we have assessed the RMS rated power of, the NEC M303WS's RMS rated power of 20 Watts is one of the highest.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The NEC M303WS is a two HDMI ports quantity data projector.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Across all the data projectors of this type and age the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 1,000h to 30,000h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 8,000 hours, the NEC M303WS has one of the longer service life of lamp (economic mode)s amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than a year is 1,500h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,100h. With a service life of lamp of 5,500 hours, the NEC M303WS has one of the longer service life of lamps amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This data projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Across all the projectors that were launched around the same time as the M303WS the noise levels range from 27dB to 47dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the NEC M303WS of only 27 decibels is one of the quietest amongst comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the M303WS.

If you are not worried about having a louder noise level then you might want to look at the NEC M323W[plb_3058192_price] (30dB and cheaper).

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Very Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the M303WS have noise level (economic mode)s of between 26dB and 43dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 29dB. With a noise level (economic mode) of only 27 decibels, the NEC M303WS has one of the quieter noise level (economic mode)s amongst projectors of this age.

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Quite Low Power Consumption (economy Mode)

When compared to other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the M303WS that we have assessed the power consumption (economy mode) of, the NEC M303WS's power consumption (economy mode) of only 179 Watts is one of the lowest. The average power consumption (economy mode) of projectors that were released one year ago is 250W.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The NEC M303WS does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the M303WS also do not support full HD.

It is worth considering other multimedia projectors which also support full HD including the NEC M323W[plb_3058192_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the M303WS, the NEC M303WS does not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering alternative projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Panasonic PT-VX425N[plb_3430009_price].

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the NEC M303WS has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age. 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than a year ago have projector brightnesss of between 600 ANSI lumens and 12,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,600 ANSI lumens.

We compared all the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq MH680[plb_1998672_price], and the Epson PowerLite 955W[plb_2181186_price] is also worth considering.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to look at the CPWX3541WN[pl_3869046_price] (3,700 ANSI lumens and cheaper), or the CPX4041WN[pl_3393438_price] (4,200 ANSI lumens and cheaper) both from Hitachi.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

With a bulb power of only 171 Watts, the NEC M303WS has a very small bulb power compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the M303WS. The smallest bulb power of projectors of a comparable type and age to the M303WS is 170W and the biggest is 420W.

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Very Dim Lamp Power (economic Mode)

The lamp power (economic mode)s of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than a year ago range from 120W to 280W. With a lamp power (economic mode) of only 135 Watts, the NEC M303WS has one of the dimmer lamp power (economic mode)s amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the NEC M303WS of only 1.2 times zoom factor is one of the smallest amongst projectors of a comparable type and age to the M303WS. The average digital zoom of comparable spec projectors that were released one year ago is 1.8x.

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2 Other reasons to consider the NEC M303WS

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when NEC released the M303WS.

WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focus
Fixed Focal Length
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
Video Processing
3D-Ready
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
Progressive Scan Output
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
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
HDMI Connector Type
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
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
LED Indicators
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Power Consumption (max)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £66.66
Electricity cost when on standby £2.36
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Electricity price £per kilowatt hour
Annual electricity price inflation %
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Water price £per litre
Annual water price inflation %
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Total running cost over 5 years £69.02
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the NEC M303WSuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.34T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.34 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers M303WS, nec m303, nec m303w, acer m303, acer m303w, nec m303ws, nec p230833, acer m303ws, nec p230833p
Barcodes 04058154059081, 05028695612075

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