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A good spec but 3 year old moderate noise level XGA projector, with average running costs
39dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 5000:1 No Sep 2014
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NEC NP-PA621X-13ZL Review

With very good features but at over 3 years old, we have scored the NEC NP-PA621X-13ZL as follows:
Good Features
3 Years Old
Running Costs
£84 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 67?

Epson 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 2018.
This projector has running costs of £84 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Brighter than average projector brightness
Has a built-in speaker
Multi-display support with picture by picture/picture out picture
High performance video processing/scaling creates life-like images
Integrated software applications such as displaynote(r), crestron roomview, AMX beacon and PJ link allow for complete interactivity and control
6200-lumen brightness enhances images for most applications
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Louder than average noise level

NEC NP-PA621X-13ZL In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

NEC Has Very Good Projector Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all NEC projectors and found that NEC had very good reviews compared to other brands. 100% of those that bought a NEC multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the NP-PA621X-13ZL will cost £84 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since September 2014.


Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The NP-PA621X-13ZL has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most multimedia projectors. The best resolution of all projectors is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the NP-PA621X-13ZL of 39dB is louder than 89% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The NP-PA621X-13ZL's contrast ratio (typical) of only 5,000 is lower than 66% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The NP-PA621X-13ZL's projector brightness of 6,200 ANSI lumens is brighter than 93% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC NP-PA621X-13ZL has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The NP-PA621X-13ZL's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is shorter than 79% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Projectors have service life of lamps of between 200h and 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The NP-PA621X-13ZL has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The NP-PA621X-13ZL's bulb power of 330W is bigger than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 14% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The bulb powers of projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Not Energy Star Certified

Like most other data projectors, the NEC NP-PA621X-13ZL is not Energy Star certified. 99% of multimedia projectors are not Energy Star certified.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The NP-PA621X-13ZL does not support full HD, although keep in mind that 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nec nppa621x13zl, nec wnp13zl


0008.05736E+11, 08057360540648

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