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NEC P401W

£1,287.61
A 4 year old and expensive to run 4000:1 280 x 800 projector
4,000 WXGA (1280x800) No 36dB Jan 2014
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NEC P401 Review

With mediocre features and at over 3 years old, we have scored the NEC P401 as follows for Summary.
9
Poor
47
Average Features
39
3 Years Old
23
£138 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
36
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 36?

Sony multimedia 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 projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £138 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 14% of all 1,849 data projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a handheld remote control
Has a built-in speaker
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Does not support full HD

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NEC P401 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

NEC Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

NEC has very good average ratings across its entire multimedia projector range. 100% of those that bought a NEC multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old and at £1,287.61 it is more expensive than 70% of projectors.

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Features

Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The NEC P401 has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most multimedia projectors.

Across similar types of data projector the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the NEC P401 of 36dB is fairly average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the loudest 67% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the NEC P401 of 4,000 is relatively typical compared to most other data projectors. It is in the highest 32% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the NEC P401 of 3,300 ANSI lumens is relatively average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the brightest 55% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The NEC P401's service life of lamp of 4,000h is relatively typical compared to most other data projectors. It is in the longest 47% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC P401 has a built-in speaker. 75% of multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The NEC P401 has a handheld remote control, as do 79% of projectors.

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Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the NEC P401 of 240W is pretty typical compared to most other data projectors. It is in the biggest 54% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The NEC P401 is RoHS compliance, unlike 82% of multimedia projectors which are not RoHS compliance.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The NEC P401 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that 64% of multimedia projectors also do not support full HD.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector was released in January 2014.


Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

The P401 has an average running cost of £138 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 14% of all 1,849 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

brand p401wg, nec 1280x800, sony p401w, acer p401w, nec p401w

Barcodes:

00000060003693, 04053162606791, 05028695610217, 05053959394473, 05054484578291, 05054533578296, 05054629417324

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