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Overall Score

NEC NP-PA521U

A 3 year old 5000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) data projector with average features but high running costs
5000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) No 39dB Sep 2014
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NEC NP-PA521U Review

Released 3 years ago and with mediocre features,
42
Average Features
51
2 Years Old
22
£196 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
36
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 36?

Sony projectors 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 multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £196 over 1 year, which puts it in the most expensive 9% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
Supports full HD
Very short service life of lamp
Only 1,080 video mode

NEC NP-PA521U In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

NEC Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Projectors built by NEC have very good ratings on average compared to other brands. 100% of those that bought a NEC data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC NP-PA521U has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Supports Full HD

The NP-PA521U supports full HD, unlike 64% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all projectors is 260W, with the smallest being 3.5W and the biggest being 4,200W. The NEC NP-PA521U's bulb power of 330W is in the biggest 16% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the NP-PA521U of only 3,000h is in the shortest 14% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The shortest service life of lamp of data projectors is 20h, the longest is 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all data projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the NEC NP-PA521U of 5,200 ANSI lumens is quite bright compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 15% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The NEC NP-PA521U has a WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. Across all projectors the worst resolution is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The noise level of the NEC NP-PA521U of 39dB is fairly loud compared to most other data projectors. It is in the loudest 13% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. The noise levels of projectors range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

NEC released the NP-PA521U in September 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The average 1 year running cost of the NP-PA521U is £196 based on alright energy prices, which is in the most expensive 9% of all 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers visipax prnppa521u, visipax nppa521u, generic nppa521u, generic pa521u, nec nppa521u
Barcodes 00000011542897, 0008.05736E+11, 00153165880687, 00614375668828, 00779184228479, 00805736051025, 08057360510252
Longer service life of lamp
4dB quieter noise level
2% bigger bulb power
21% higher running costs over five years
Cheaper to run by £86.11
A lot longer service life of lamp
5dB quieter noise level
Older by over one year
Brighter projector brightness
Bigger bulb power
£16.72 cheaper to run
Shorter service life of lamp
Cheaper to run by £48.65
5dB quieter noise level
14% bigger bulb power
Older by over one year

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