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NEC NP-P401W
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NEC NP-P401W Projector

PC Mag Editor's Choice
4000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 36dB 4,000 ANSI Lumens Apr 2013
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Give your presentations a boost in brightness with the NEC P401W, a widescreen entry level professional installation projector loaded with eco-friendly and advanced technologies. Ideal for... More
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7 Reasons For

Good Brand

Multimedia projectors built by NEC are some of the better multimedia projectors according to average reviews from users and experts.

Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years which do not support wi-Fi, the NP-P401W supports wi-Fi.

Alternative projectors which support wi-Fi currently available which you might also want to consider include the NEC L51W which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC NP-P401W has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the NP-P401W.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the NEC NP-P401W is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the NP-P401W. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this data projector. In addition, this multimedia projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

A 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) supported graphics resolutions is in fact the best supported resolution amongst all projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the NP-P401W.

Amongst comparable types of projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

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

This projector's resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is in fact the best resolution across all projectors of this type and age.

The worst resolution amongst similar types of projector is XGA (1024x768).

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the NP-P401W only have one HDMI ports quantity, however the NP-P401W has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Supports Four Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the NP-P401W is more than most projectors of a comparable type and age to it. This data projector supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by multimedia projectors of this type and age. The image formats supporteds "BMP", "GIF" and "PNG" are also supported by this multimedia projector.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other data projectors of this age and type, the NP-P401W does not support full HD.

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Does Not Support 3D

The NP-P401W does not support 3D. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type also do not support 3D.

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a 3D and we think the NEC L51W which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Running Costs Are Very High

The NP-P401W is one of the least economic to run data projectors of this spec and age that we have assessed for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the NP-P401W is £178.

Only AAC++ Audio Formats Supported

This multimedia projector audio formats supported, which is the most commonly found audio formats supported on similar spec multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

The NEC NP-P401W has one of the louder noise level (economic mode)s (30 decibels) amongst projectors of this age. The average noise level (economic mode) of 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the NP-P401W is 30dB, and the noise level (economic mode)s range from 28dB to 39dB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the NEC NP-P401W

Released Over Three Years Ago

This NEC projector was released over three years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 4,000 ANSI lumens, the NP-P401W has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the NP-P401W.

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Average Noise Level

The NP-P401W has a relatively standard noise level (36 decibels) compared to most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Progressive Scan Output
Serial Interface Type
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
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
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Document Formats Supported
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Built-In Touchpad

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Expert Reviews

(1)
28 April 2014

The NEC NP-P401W projector delivers a bright enough image for a mid- to large-size room, excellent data-image quality, and setup conveniences that include a 1.7x zoom lens...

PC Mag

Bright
Native WXGA resolution
1.7x zoom lens
Vertical lens shift
Excellent dataimage quality
No 3D capability

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £104.16
Electricity cost when on standby £73.71
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Total running cost over 5 years £177.87
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.88 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 23 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec 12x8, nec p401, 125558-22, nec p401w, nec npp401, nec npp401w, nec 4000lumens
Barcodes 0000008.06E+11, 0008.05736E+11, 00172302797176, 00805736045468, 08057360454686

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