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NEC NP-P401W Projector

4000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 36dB 4,000 ANSI Lumens Apr 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £177.87 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Good product quality
Supports Wi-Fi
PC Mag Editor's Choice

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Reviews

One Industry Award

This 4000:1 contrast ratio projector was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review websites PC Mag who said that this projector was brilliant.

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review website PC Mag scored this multimedia projector 80 out of 100. This means that experts are not that keen on this projector.

NEC Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

NEC is one of the superior multimedia projector manufacturers according to average expert and user review score data that we have collected for all data projectors. 100% of those that bought a NEC multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Good Product Quality

Two owners said in their reviews that this projector was good quality. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this projector on expert review site PC Mag “It delivers excellent data-image quality”. They also said “The NEC NP-P401W projector delivers a bright enough image for a mid- to large-size room, excellent data-image quality” in their review.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2013 when this projector was released.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC NP-P401W has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the L51W (£432.55), or the P501X (£1,223.37) both from NEC which and both of have better reviews.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The NP-P401W does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector also do not support full HD.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors with a full HD and we think the NEC P501X (£1,223.37) is also worth considering.

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Energy

Running Costs Are Very High

The NP-P401W is in the most expensive 14% of all 36 projectors that have been on the market for more than two years that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the NP-P401W is £178.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The NP-P401W supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to this multimedia projector do not support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of other projectors which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider including the NEC L51W (£432.55) which has better reviews.

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Has an Ethernet LAN

The NP-P401W has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this multimedia projector.

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Projector

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 4,000 ANSI lumens, the NEC NP-P401W has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector.

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The highest resolution of the NP-P401W is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

This multimedia projector's resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is in fact the best resolution amongst all projectors that are a comparable age to this projector.

The worst resolution across comparable types of multimedia projector is XGA (1024x768).

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Performance

Average Noise Level

The NEC NP-P401W has a relatively average noise level (36 decibels) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to this data projector.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might want to look at the P501X (£1,223.37) (30dB and higher rated), or the L51W (£432.55) (38dB and higher rated) both from NEC.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The NEC NP-P401W has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to this projector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The NP-P401W has a handheld remote control. Most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The NEC NP-P401W does not have a DVI port. Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a DVI port.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec 4000lumens
Barcodes 0008.05736E+11, 00172302797176, 00805736045468, 08057360454686

NEC NP-P401W Review Sources

To prepare this NEC NP-P401W review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 326,513 product attributes, 14,250 projector reviews and 2,764,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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NEC P501X

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