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NEC NP-M322X
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NEC NP-M322X Projector

10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 38dB 3,200 ANSI Lumens Feb 2014
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Expert Reviews Are Average

Expert review website PC Mag scored this projector 70%.

Acceptable Noise Level

Three NEC NP-M322X reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. Pcmag.com gave the NEC NP-M322X a rating of 4 stars and said in their review of the NEC NP-M322X on PC Mag “It offers good brightness, sharp text, loud sound”.

Robust

Several customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was well made. Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag “The NEC Display Solutions NP-M322W ($799) is a solid data projector for classroom or business use”. Pcmag.com also mentioned “NEC's NP-M322W is a WXGA data projector that delivers solid brightness, sharp text, loud sound”. Pcmag.com also wrote “The NEC Display Solutions NP-M322X ($699) is a solid data projector, for classroom or business use, that provides sharp text, loud sound”.

Good Sound Quality

Three customers who purchased this projector considered that it had good sound quality.

NEC Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

NEC is one of the superior projector manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and NEC also has good reviews for its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Good Product Quality

One customer concluded that this projector was good quality. Pc Mag mentioned “Good data-image quality” and scored this projector 4 stars.

Supports Full HD

The NEC NP-M322X supports full HD, unlike most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the NP-M322X which do not support full HD.

Other projectors which support full HD currently available which you might also want to consider include the Epson 1975W[plb_3009713_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the NP-M322X, the NEC NP-M322X has a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to look at including the Epson PowerLite 1222[plb_2225031_price] which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The NP-M322X supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this data projector). In addition, this NEC projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) supported graphics resolutions is in fact the best supported resolution across all 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the NP-M322X.

The worst supported resolution across similar types of projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on projectors of this age and type.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

At 20 Watts, the NP-M322X has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the NP-M322X. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the NP-M322X the RMS rated powers range from 1W to 20W.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The NP-M322X has one of the bigger optical zooms (1.7 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age. 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the NP-M322X have optical zooms of between 1.1x and 2x.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

This projector has a maximum digital resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum digital resolution on multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the NP-M322X is 6,700h. At 8,000 hours, the NEC NP-M322X has a fairly long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the NP-M322X.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

At 282 Watts, the NP-M322X has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to the NP-M322X. The average bulb power of similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the NP-M322X is 240W, and the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W.

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7 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many data projectors of this type and age.

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Does Not Support 3D

The NP-M322X does not support 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago also do not support 3D.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support 3D which you might want to look at including the Optoma ML550[plb_1947306_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago, the NP-M322X does not support wi-Fi.

Alternative data projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the Benq W1500[plb_1561671_price], or the Epson PowerLite 1222[plb_2225031_price].

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the NP-M322X range from 500h to 30,000h. At only 3,500 hours, the NP-M322X has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the NP-M322X.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The NP-M322X has a fairly loud noise level (38 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age. Projectors that were released around the same time as the NP-M322X have noise levels of between 27dB and 49dB.

Alternative 38dB noise level projectors currently available which you might want to look at include the NP-M282[pl_2338575_price], or the M322X[pl_2268469_price] both from NEC which has better reviews.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The NEC NP-M322X is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity projector.

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Only One Audio (L,R) in

Most projectors of this age and type have between one and two audio (L,R) ins, including the NP-M322X which has one audio (L,R) in.

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3 Other reasons to consider the NEC NP-M322X

Average Running Costs

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the NP-M322X is £109, which is typical compared to the other 131 projectors of this type and age.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market for over three years.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the NP-M322X has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the NP-M322X.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the NEC M322X[plb_2268469_price], or the Epson PowerLite 580[plb_2175976_price].

If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Infocus IN136[plb_2636280_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens), or the Epson 1420Wi[plb_3059148_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC in (D-Sub)
Microphone in
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
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
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
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
31 July 2014

The NEC Display Solutions NP-M322X is an XGA data projector for classrooms or conference rooms. It provides sharp text, a good range of connection choices, and can project 3D content...

Sharp text
1.7X zoom
Good connection choices
Loud audio
Can project 3D content
Subpar video, with significant rainbow effect

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 24 June 2015 by DBP48

I was looking for a projector for our small church sanctuary and was recommended this machine. It has now been in use for 3 weeks and is amazing. The 3200 Lumens overrides the ambient light and... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £90.37
Electricity cost when on standby £17.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £108.06
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.54 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec npm322, nec npm322x, nec npm322xr
Barcodes 0000008.06E+11, 0008.05736E+11, 00746320074283, 00805736051827, 08057360518104, 08057360518272

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