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NEC NP-M271X 5 Star
An award winning 3000:1 1024 x 768 data projector with average features
3000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 33dB Nov 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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NEC NP-M271X Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features,
1 Review + 1 Award
Average Features
4 Years Old
£139 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 40?

It has exceptional expert reviews with an average expert rating of 100%. This projector has received an industry award from Sony data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However this NEC projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
The NP-M271X has running costs of £139 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,758 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a carrying case
1024 x 768 resolution
Quite dim projector brightness
Quite small bulb power

NEC NP-M271X In-Depth Analysis


One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site decided that this data projector was very good. This multimedia projector received a "5 Star" award from

Excellent Expert Reviews

This projector received a rating of 100 out of 100 from data projector expert review site Experts think this data projector is one of the very best data projectors.

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NEC Has Very Good Data Projector Reviews

Data projectors manufactured by NEC have very good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all multimedia projectors (not just data projectors) and found that NEC also has very good ratings across its entire range. 100% of those that bought a NEC multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Quite Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 2,700 ANSI lumens, the NP-M271X has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses amongst projectors of this age. The average projector brightness of projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the NP-M271X has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The highest resolution of the NP-M271X is 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of 280 x 800. This NEC data projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all data projectors the worst resolution is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Has a Carrying Case

The NP-M271X has a carrying case, as do most of the other data projectors.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

When compared to other data projectors that we have assessed, the NEC NP-M271X's bulb power of only 180 Watts is one of the smallest. Across all the data projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W.

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Supports Bluetooth

The NEC NP-M271X supports Bluetooth. Most of the other data projectors do not support Bluetooth.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This data projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The NEC NP-M271X does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC NP-M271X has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since November 2012.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the NP-M271X will cost £139 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,758 data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec npm271x
Barcodes 00086000217402, 00100177440309, 00115970735736, 00151903522745, 00163120856565, 00168141610639, 00805736041040, 08057360410408
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