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A highly recommended 4000:1 1024 x 768 data projector with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website
4000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 37dB Apr 2013
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NEC NP-P501X Review

With good reviews and mediocre features, we have scored the NEC NP-P501X as follows for Summary.
2 Reviews + 1 Award
Average Features
4 Years Old
£189 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 38?

It has good expert reviews and good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others. This projector has received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This NEC projector has running costs of £189 over 1 year, which puts it in the most expensive 10% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
The NP-P501X has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
Supports Wi-Fi
Does not support full HD
Quite loud noise level

NEC NP-P501X In-Depth Analysis


One Industry Award

This data projector received an "Editor's Choice" award from website PC Mag who thought that this projector was terrific.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Expert review site PC Mag scored this projector 80 out of 100.

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NEC Has Very Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

On average NEC projectors have very good ratings compared to other brands. 100% of those that bought a NEC projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other data projectors, the NP-P501X does not support full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The NEC NP-P501X supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 90% of projectors do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NP-P501X has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The noise levels of projectors range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The NP-P501X's noise level of 37dB is quite loud compared to most other data projectors. It is in the loudest 20% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the NP-P501X of 5,000 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 19% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The NEC NP-P501X has a 1024 x 768 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most data projectors. This projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Released Over Four Years Ago

NEC released the NP-P501X in April 2013.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The NP-P501X is in the most expensive 10% of all 1,763 projectors that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on fine usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the NP-P501X is £189.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers unknown asc1048838asx03, visipax prnpp501x, nec mss926880i01, unknown npp501x, visipax npp501x, nec 1024x768, visipax 12x7, nec npp501x
Barcodes 00012302574127, 00049341589324, 00132017770291, 00163121204846, 00172302797060, 00172304336298, 00779184227281, 00795697376964, 00799198482360, 00799908172628, 00804067181814, 00805736045451, 00809392588635, 00872182783091, 08057360454518
1h longer service life of lamp
20% quieter noise level
Two times dimmer projector brightness