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£733.84 Hot Product
A fully featured 10000:1 280 x 800 projector with very low running costs but a price that represents not very good value for money
10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 31dB Sep 2015
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NEC M363W Review

With excellent features and low running costs, we have ranked the NEC M363W number 383 across all projectors.
1 Year Old
£82 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 65?

It has received an industry award from Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this multimedia projector is slightly out of date, and newer data projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £82 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some great features:
Quite long service life of lamp
RoHS compliance
Has a built-in speaker
Supports full HD

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NEC M363W In-Depth Analysis


One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site concluded that this NEC multimedia projector was very good. This was from who gave it an "Hot Product".

NEC Has Very Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

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

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent features and is under 2 years old but at £733.84 it is more expensive than 51% of projectors.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the NEC M363W and the United Kingdom price of £733.84 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $949.00 (£1,235.22).

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 6,800h, with the shortest being 20h and the longest being 40,000h. The NEC M363W's service life of lamp of 5,500h is in the longest 22% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The NEC M363W is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC M363W has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The NEC M363W supports full HD, unlike 64% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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The NEC M363W is HD-Ready, unlike 79% of projectors which are not HD-Ready.

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Has a Carrying Case

The NEC M363W has a carrying case. 81% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The NEC M363W's noise level of only 31dB is quite quiet compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 24% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The NEC M363W has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than most multimedia projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

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

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Average Projector Brightness

The NEC M363W's projector brightness of 3,600 ANSI lumens is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 66% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Released Over a Year Ago

NEC released the M363W in September 2015.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The M363W is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on adequate energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the M363W is £82.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic m363w, nec 3d60003976, nec p230988p, nec 1024x768, nec npm363x, acer m363x, nec m363w, nec m363x


00000060003976, 00000060003980, 04053162982888, 05028695612006, 05028695612037, 05054629968239, 05054629988565

Cheaper to run by £6.41
Moderately quieter noise level
£2 More Expensive
25% brighter projector brightness
£151 More Expensive
£220 Cheaper
15% quieter noise level
8% cheaper to run
Smaller bulb power
£290 Cheaper
Cheaper to run by £1.51
29% smaller bulb power
£399 Cheaper
A bit quieter noise level
Shorter service life of lamp