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An enormous 3000:1 1024 x 768 projector with passable features
3000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 28dB Feb 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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NEC M361X Review

With low running costs but average features,
Average Features
3 Years Old
£69 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 44?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of only £69 over 1 year, which puts it in the cheapest 10% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
RoHS compliance
Has a built-in speaker
Does not support full HD
Only 1,080 video mode

NEC M361X In-Depth Analysis


Very Good Brand

NEC has very good average reviews across its entire projector range. 100% of those that bought a NEC projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Does Not Support Full HD

The NEC M361X does not support full HD. 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the NEC M361X of 3,600 ANSI lumens is relatively standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 68% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The NEC M361X has a 1024 x 768 projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. In addition, this NEC data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The NEC M361X is RoHS compliance. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC M361X has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of multimedia projectors.

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Has a Built-In Display

The NEC M361X has a built-in display. 96% of projectors do not have a built-in display.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of multimedia projectors range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the NEC M361X of only 28dB is in the quietest 7% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since February 2014.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very Low

The M361X has an average 1 year running cost of only £69 based on adequate energy prices, which makes it one of the cheapest to run projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec m361x
Barcodes 00000060003406, 05028695609846
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