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A 3 year old 10000:1 1024 x 768 multimedia projector with average features
10000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 38dB Feb 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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NEC NP-M402X Review

With mediocre features and at over 3 years old,
Average Features
3 Years Old
£126 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 35?

Sony data 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 data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £126 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:
Supports full HD
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Only 1,080 video mode
Quite loud noise level

NEC NP-M402X In-Depth Analysis


NEC Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

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


Supports Full HD

The NP-M402X supports full HD. Most of the other data projectors do not support full HD.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the NEC NP-M402X has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC NP-M402X has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The NP-M402X has a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of a 280 x 800 data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. In addition, this NEC data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). The worst resolution of all data projectors is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

Across all the data projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W. The NEC NP-M402X has one of the bigger bulb powers (335 Watts) amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The average noise level of data projectors is 34dB, and the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB. With a noise level of 38 decibels, the NP-M402X has one of the louder noise levels amongst data projectors of this age.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector was released in February 2014.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The average running cost of the NP-M402X is £126 over 1 year based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 1,758 data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers generic npm402x, nec npm402x
Barcodes 0008.05736E+11, 00319452902764, 00746320012933, 00805736051841, 08057360518418
40% longer service life of lamp
26% cheaper to run
1dB quieter noise level
Vastly dimmer projector brightness