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NEC P401W Projector

£1,287.61
4000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 36dB 3,300 ANSI Lumens Jan 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £161.52 Electricity cost over 5 years
NEC projectors have good reviews
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD
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Reviews

NEC Projectors Have Good Reviews

Projectors produced by NEC have an average rating of 83%, which is in the top 34% of all multimedia projector manufacturers that we have looked at. 100% of those that bought a NEC multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Price Has Gone Up by 0% (0%)

There was a cheaper price of £1,285.97 at Just Projectors 5 days ago.

Not Cheap

We think this NEC data projector looks expensive compared to other data projectors of a similar age and type. The cheapeast projector of a similar type and age that we found costs £336 and the most expensive costs £8,120.


Energy

OK Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the P401 is £162 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 36 data projectors of a comparable age and type.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was January 2014 when NEC released the P401.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC P401 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this data projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think a cheaper projector such as the Panasonic PT-VX500 (£1,060) or you might consider a higher scoring projector such as the NEC P501X (£1,223.37) are also worth considering.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The NEC P401 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this data projector also do not support full HD.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a full HD and we think the NEC P501X (£1,223.37) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Projector

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,300 ANSI lumens, the NEC P401 has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The highest resolution of the NEC P401 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common resolution.

A WXGA (1280x800) projector native resolution is in fact the best resolution across all projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector.

Across comparable types of projector the worst resolution is XGA (1024x768).

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 36 decibels, the NEC P401 has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago.

If you would consider a data projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Panasonic PT-VX500 (£1,060) (34dB and cheaper) or the NEC P501X (£1,223.37) (30dB and higher rated).

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The NEC P401 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to this projector.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The NEC P401 is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other projectors that have been around for a similar time to this projector.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The NEC P401 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age also have an Ethernet LAN.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The NEC P401 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The NEC P401 does not have a DVI port, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this data projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04053162606791, 05028695610217

NEC P401 Review Sources

To prepare this NEC P401 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 327,808 product attributes, 14,367 projector reviews and 3,039,000 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

Other Projectors to Consider

Panasonic PT-VX500

Panasonic
PT-VX500

£ 1,060.00
£228 Cheaper
84.88kHz higher maximum vertical synchronization
Two more audio in ports
Only one HDMI port
Hitachi CP-AW252

Hitachi
CP-AW252

£ 864.00
£424 Cheaper
One more audio in port
Three VGA (D-Sub) ports
Only one HDMI port
Panasonic PT-EX12KE

Panasonic
PT-EX12KE

£ 8,119.20
Brighter projector brightness
Bigger lamp power
One more VGA (D-Sub) port
£6,832 More Expensive
NEC P501X

NEC P501X vs NEC P401

£ 1,223.37
£64 Cheaper
1,700 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness
Quieter noise level
247.6W higher power consumption (PowerSave)
Hitachi CP-WX3030WN

Hitachi
CP-WX3030WN

£ 597.95
£690 Cheaper
Cheaper to run by £58.48
Lighter
One less HDMI port
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